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Welcome to our big mini trampoline test 2023. Here we present all the mini trampolines that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.
We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best mini trampoline for you.
You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a mini trampoline.
- 1 Summary
- 2 The best Mini Trampoline: Our Picks
- 3 Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a mini trampoline
- 4 Decision: What types of mini trampolines are there and which one is right for you?
- 5 Buying criteria: You can compare and evaluate mini trampolines based on these factors
- Due to its small diameter and low jumping height, a mini trampoline is ideal for the children’s room or for training in the home.
- If you don’t have back pain or other orthopaedic problems, a mini trampoline with steel springs is an ideal piece of sports and leisure equipment.
- Inexpensive models are already available for less than 50 €. For better and usually somewhat more expensive equipment from brand manufacturers, you have to reckon with an amount between 50 and 100 €.
The best Mini Trampoline: Our Picks
Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a mini trampoline
Who is a mini trampoline suitable for?
However, as this small trampoline does not have a safety net, it is not recommended for use with very young children (under 6 years). For children under 6 years, we recommend buying a children’s trampoline that is specially designed to meet the needs of children.
A mini trampoline is a simple trampoline and is usually equipped with steel springs. The diameter of this trampoline is quite small with a maximum of 140 cm. For most people, a trampoline with steel springs is perfectly adequate in contrast to a fitness trampoline with a rubber rope suspension that is particularly easy on the joints.
Tip: If you suffer from back pain, joint pain, overweight or other orthopaedic problems, we recommend that you use a fitness trampoline. This is not only more stable than a normal mini trampoline, but also has a better suspension system (rubber cord suspension) and is easier on the joints.
Where should a small trampoline be set up?
However, some models can be used both indoors and outdoors in the garden. However, you should make sure that your trampoline is not continuously exposed to wind and weather, as it is not designed for this. We therefore recommend that you store the trampoline back in your flat or house after outdoor use to avoid weather-related damage.
However, mini trampolines are not suitable for artistic jumps. For that, we recommend an outdoor trampoline such as the garden trampoline or ground trampoline.
How much does a mini trampoline cost?
|Type of trampoline||price range|
|Suspension with steel springs||50 – 100 €|
|Suspension with rubber ropes||50 – 150 €|
Basically, a mini trampoline does not cost a lot of money. So you can usually expect to find a good model in a lower price range for a small trampoline.
You can find inexpensive models on the internet for less than €50. However, you should not expect absolutely high-quality materials in this price range. This ultimately affects the lifespan as well as the safety of your trampoline.
Better and usually somewhat more expensive equipment from brand manufacturers such as Hudora or FLEXI SPORTS can be found in a price range between 50 and 100 €. However, these are usually also made of high-quality materials and are available in different colours and sizes.
When buying, you should look for TÜV/GS certification. Also check whether a safety net, ladder and cover are available.
Decision: What types of mini trampolines are there and which one is right for you?
The mini trampoline for the home, also called a fitness trampoline or “rebounder”, from the English “to rebound”, is a versatile piece of training equipment. It is fun and adds variety to your daily fitness training. It is versatile and can be used for everything from fall prevention to rehabilitation.
Fitness trampolines are suitable for all ages. They are fun for children, an ideal training tool for middle-aged people and are also a suitable piece of equipment for older people to keep moving in their own homes.
When exercising with the rebounder, the playful swings release endorphins, so-called happiness hormones. For this reason, the trampoline can also be used for depression and stress relief.
Basically, one can distinguish between two types of mini trampolines
- Mini trampolines with steel springs
- Mini trampolines with rubber ropes
The various mini trampolines available on the market differ particularly in their suspension. The jumping mat is attached to the steel frame either with rubber ropes or springs. The type of suspension has quite a big impact on the jumping behaviour of a trampoline and should therefore be considered before buying.
Which type of equipment fits best is very individual and often a matter of taste. Therefore, a direct comparison and personal consultation with a specialist is recommended.
Depending on the material of the suspension, the fitness trampolines vary in price and robustness. In the following section, the differences between the individual trampolines are briefly explained so that you can decide for yourself which trampoline is the right one for you. It also describes the advantages and disadvantages of each type of mini trampoline.
How does a trampoline with steel springs work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
Steel springs provide a very strong and solid suspension for the polypropylene fabric. They are robust and can withstand long loads. A good fitness trampoline with steel spring suspension is a good piece of training equipment and usually requires little maintenance. Squeaking noises can occur with rather cheaper models.
Steel springs are not as gentle as rubber ones. They are less elastic, which is why they are not recommended for people with orthopaedic problems. For most people, however, a trampoline with steel springs is perfectly adequate.
How does a trampoline with rubber ropes work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
As already explained above, you swing much more gently on a trampoline with rubber ropes. The rubber ropes are enormously elastic and can therefore stretch to twice their normal length. For this very reason, rubber cord-suspended fitness trampolines have a number of advantages.
Joints, intervertebral discs and the cardiovascular system are less stressed. Trampolines promise less physical exertion and thus higher metabolic activity. Another advantage of fitness trampolines with rubber ropes is that the rubber ropes on many models can be adjusted to the body weight of the person jumping.
A major disadvantage is that rubber ropes are often not as resilient as steel springs and become porous over time. Another disadvantage with rope-sprung mini trampolines is that they cost more compared to spiral-sprung equipment.
Buying criteria: You can compare and evaluate mini trampolines based on these factors
You should definitely pay attention to which suspension your mini trampoline is equipped with. On the one hand, there are models with steel springs and on the other hand, there are devices with rubber cords. Fitness trampolines are usually equipped with a rubber cord suspension. Classic mini trampolines, on the other hand, have steel springs.
Steel springs are relatively hard in their suspension and for this reason are more suitable for trained people or for a workout in between. Rubber ropes, on the other hand, are very gentle on the joints and pleasant to work out on. These are particularly suitable for people who want to train their fitness and balance at home in a relaxed way.
However, you should bear in mind that only flat jumps are possible with a mini trampoline.
Number and height of legs
To ensure that your mini trampoline is stable, we recommend six standing legs as a minimum for a safe stand. You should also remember that fixed legs are safer than screw-on models. This is because the screws can loosen over time.
The height of the legs also plays a decisive role. They should be at least 20, preferably 30 or 40 centimetres high. This is necessary so that even heavy exercisers do not hit the ground when landing through the jumping net.
As with a fitness trampoline, there are no high jumps on a mini trampoline. For this reason, you don’t have to worry that the available room height will be insufficient when jumping in your home. Up to a body height of 200 cm, a normal ceiling height of 240 cm is completely sufficient for your training.
For longer use, look out for available spare parts for the mini trampoline.
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