Trampolines are a great way to exercise and have fun, for both kids and adults. Today we are examining the Ultega Trampoline Jumper—let’s see how it measures up.
This Ultega trampoline has a 10ft diameter (though larger options are available), full-surround safety net, and a UV-resistant mat. It rests securely on a base of galvanized steel tubing and has a weight capacity of 200lbs. The safety net is 5’9’’ inches high and the trampoline has 88 springs (which are encased in a protective covering).
Product Features and Benefits
Main features of the product include:
- Designed to prevent tipping.
- Constructed of galvanized steel.
- Features a padded mat covering.
- Padded poles.
The trampoline itself is designed to prevent tipping, and constructed of galvanized steel. Surrounding the jumping area, this trampoline features a padded mat covering the springs and padded poles that support a safety net to prevent jumpers from tumbling off the tramp or landing wrong on the exterior edge.
Price – On Amazon, the Ultega Trampoline Jumper is priced reasonably.
Warranty – The Ultega Trampoline Jumper comes with a two year warranty.
Assembly – Assembly is quite easy, though time-consuming. It is best to have another one or two people around to help out during the assembly process, because this trampoline is heavy. If you do decide to order this trampoline, make sure your delivery person drops it off as close as possible to the spot where you want it to be set up—the boxes are seriously heavy and you will not be able to move them without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.
Quality control – There seems to be some issues with the quality of this trampoline. While our experience was perfectly pleasant (though we found that we did not have as much bounce as some of the other products we have tested), not everyone has had our luck. There are numerous reports of people receiving the incorrect amount of boxes (it is supposed to come in three boxes), having boxes arrive destroyed and mangled with gaping holes out of which some of the pieces fell and were lost, nonresponsive customer service when these problems were reported to them, and, in some cases, a lifespan of only a few months.
Build quality – There is some question as to the quality of the building materials. Some of the problems reported by other users include the following: snapped legs soon after first use, incorrect craftsmanship that made the trampoline impossible to put together, and mats too stretched to be of any use after only a few weeks.
Important Factors to Consider When Buying a Trampoline
Before we review a great trampoline for all ages, let’s discuss some important factors to help you choose the best trampoline for your needs.
Every trampoline has a weight capacity to stick to, and you should research the specifications before making a purchase. Bear in mind how much you weigh and take into account if you wish to use your trampoline with numerous people. Some high-end trampolines are suitable for multiple people to use at the same time. However, if it’ll only be you on the trampoline at one time, reduce your budget and stick to the capacity you need.
If you plan on keeping your trampoline in the garden all year round, it’ll need to have a protective coating, so it doesn’t become worn in harsh weather or under direct sunlight.
For example, many high-quality trampolines offer UV resistance, so they don’t become dull when it’s sunny. Alternatively, if you plan on storing your trampoline indoors when it’s not in use, you won’t need to pay extra for these features.
Safety is the most important factor when using a trampoline. Fortunately, many trampolines offer a net closure to prevent any injuries and keep you feeling safe and secure. You can also purchase one with padding on the springs and a durable frame that is well-constructed and doesn’t feel too fragile when in use. If you plan on letting children on the trampoline, you can purchase one with a built-in handlebar for extra stability.
We recommend this trampoline, albeit somewhat hesitantly due to the mixed reviews and frequent reports of the same types of problems; the latter of which makes us think that company is taking no steps to deal with their internal issues, though that is simply our speculation.
It is important to note that this is a very popular trampoline, despite its flaws, and for us, it performed perfectly, which is why we are comfortable recommending it to our readers. In other words, if you are in the market for a budget-friendly trampoline, the Ultega Trampoline Jumper is definitely worth investigating.