Rectangle & Square Trampoline Models: Best of 2017 Announced

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Rectangle and square trampolines offer a few perks over their round counterparts. First, they generally have more space to move around and jump (depending on their size). Second, they tend to be a lot more bouncy than oval and round models. For these reasons, they’re often the first choice for those practicing gymnastics or cheerleading moves.

Trampolines with a rectangle shape are often thought to be safer than others. This is because their springs operate independently so they don’t push the jumper in one direction or the other. Round models always tend to push the jumper toward the center of the mat. While this is frustrating if you’re in training and want to land in a specific spot, if you have small children, this might be a good thing.

If you’ve done some looking around and have decided a square or rectangle trampoline is the right investment for you vs a round model, then this list should be of help. Here we’ve compiled the absolute best values in rectangular and square trampolines available on the market today with an eye for performance, durability and price.

  • 5 stars
  • 11' x 11'
    Size
  • 220 LBS Weight Limit
  • Frame Height: 39"
  • No Springs
  • Color: Black
  • Mat Surface Area: 113SF
  • Includes:

    ✓Trampoline

    ✓Net Enclosure

    ✓Ladder

    ✓Basketball Hoop

  • 4.5 stars
  • 15' x 15'
    Size
  • 260 LBS Weight Limit
  • Frame Height: 39"
  • 96 - 7.64" Springs
  • Color: Blue
  • Mat Surface Area: 176.9SF
  • Includes:

    ✓Trampoline

    ✓Net Enclosure

    ✓Ladder

    ✓Spring Tool

  • 4.5 stars
  • 15' x 9'
    Size
  • 250 LBS Weight Limit
  • Frame Height: 39"
  • 76 - 7.64" Springs
  • Color: Blue
  • Mat Surface Area: 106SF
  • Accessories Included

    ✓Trampoline

    ✓Net Enclosure

    ✓Ladder

  • 4.5 stars
  • 14' x 10'
    Size
  • 220 LBS Weight Limit
  • Frame Height: 39"
  • 72 - 7.0" Springs
  • Color: Blue
  • Mat Surface Area: 120SF
  • Includes:

    ✓Trampoline

    ✓Net Enclosure

    ✓Ladder

    ✓Spring Tool

  • 4 stars
  • 14' x 8'
    Size
  • 200 LBS Weight Limit
  • Frame Height: 37"
  • 80 - 7" Spring, 4 - 5.5" Springs
  • Color: Green
  • Mat Surface Area: 106SF
  • Includes:

    ✓Trampoline

    ✓Net Enclosure

    ✓Ladder

    ✓Spring Tool

#1. Springfree 11 FT Square

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Quick Stats

  • Jumper Weight Limit: 220 pounds
  • Structural Load Capacity: 1100 pounds
  • Frame: Galvanized steel
  • Net & Mat: UV resistant
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Included

  • 11’ square trampoline
  • Basketball hoop
  • Ladder
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Pros

  • Sturdy and safe
  • Well-made safety net
  • Concealed springs
  • Built to last

Cons

Assembly is a bit of a chore and definitely requires two people (or more). The hardest part is attaching the mat to the flexible bars around the edge, as it requires some muscle.

How much space is needed?
When doing your planning about where to place your trampoline, it’s best to allow an overall space of about 20’x20’. This leaves plenty of room for spectators and those waiting to jump to gather round and watch the current jumper.
Can it stay outside?
This square model is very sturdy and durable, so you can certainly leave it outside all year round just like you would an outdoor ping pong table. If you live in an area with extremely inclement weather such as lots of snow, you may want to cover it up during the worst months.
Easy to assemble?
For a professional, it will take about two hours to assemble this trampoline. If you’ve never done it before and need to take time to read the instructions, find all the parts in the packaging, etc., it will likely take you longer. It’s also helpful to have at least a couple of people to pitch in with assembly.
Does the hoop hold up?
In user reviews from buyers who have young boys, they say the included basketball hoop is very durable. One woman says she has eleven and twelve year old kids who like to dunk, and it’s holding up just fine.
Is it big enough?
This really depends on how many people you want jumping on your trampoline at the same time. According to user reviews, 3 teenage boys fit just fine on this model and have room to jump. Add one more, and it might feel just a little bit crowded.
Can I use it in ground?
This is not recommended. The mat and net are attached to a metal frame that is designed for above-ground use.
What is the weight limit?
Springfree recommends no more than 220 pounds on the trampoline at one time.

Verdict

Overall in user review ratings, the Springfree 11 FT large square trampoline gets high marks. While it’s pricey, it also seems to be much sturdier than other models. In fact, one user says the other outdoor trampolines in her neighborhood blew away in a windstorm while her Springfree was left standing.

Combined with the safety features and sturdy build also comes a basketball hoop for even more family fun. While it’s not the cheapest model available on the market today, it seems to be a very good value for either gymnastics practice or family recreation.

#2. Skywalker 15 FT Square

 

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Quick Stats

  • Jumper Weight Limit: 250 pounds
  • Frame: 16 gauge galvanized steel
  • Corner to Corner Frame Measurement: 21 feet
  • Size: 15’ Square
  • Jumping Surface Area: 175.9 square feet
  • Color: Blue
  • Springs: 96 Springs; each 7.64”
  • Frame Height: 39”
  • ASTM Approved
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Included

  • 15’ trampoline with mat
  • Net enclosure
  • Spring tool
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Pros

  • Large jumping surface
  • Sturdy, heavy and well-made
  • Great bounce

Cons

Like many larger trampolines, this one can be a bit of a challenge to put together. While it’s not difficult, the pieces are heavy and clunky, and it’s best to have two people working simultaneously. You can plan on it taking a few hours to put it together.

What is the model number?
This Skywalker trampoline goes by the model number SWTCS015.
Can the net be removed?
You certainly can operate it without the safety net, but of course it’s not recommended.
Can I put it in the ground?
You certainly can. In fact, one user in her review says they put theirs in the ground five years ago and it’s still working great for the family. She did have to replace the mat and springs because of wear and tear due to her two girls that practice competitive cheer on the trampoline.
How many people can fit?
While the weight limit is 250 pounds, users in reviews say 5 kids fit on it just fine with room to jump around.
Are these commercial grade?
We received one question asking if the Skywalker 15 foot square trampoline would be good to use in a trampoline park if a bunch of them were put together. It’s important to note that commercial trampolines are quite a bit different than those intended for home use (even other popular brands like JumpKing and Zupapa trampolines are still only meant for home use). While this one should hold up for a few jumpers over time, it’s not meant to withstand constant all day – everyday use.
Do I have to use the ladder?
Since the height of the frame on this model is 39.4”, it would be tough and possibly dangerous to try to get up on it without the use of the ladder.
Does it stand up to weather?
One user says they’ve never had damage when leaving this out through the winter through snow and heavy rain.

Verdict

If your kids need more room to jump than a traditional round trampoline offers, the Skywaker 15 ft square model might just be the ideal solution. It’s really heavy and sturdy and seems to last over time. Not only that, but it’s great for practicing gymnastics, cheer or other sports and has a lesser price tag than many competing models.

#3. Skywalker 15 FT Rectangular

 

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Quick Stats

  • Jumper Weight Limit: 250 pounds
  • Frame: 12 gauge galvanized steel
  • Pad: UV Protected with 1” thick foam
  • Net: UV Protected polyethylene
  • Size: 9’ x 15’
  • Jumping Surface Area: 106 square feet
  • Color: Blue
  • Springs: 76 springs; 7.64” each
  • Frame Height: 39”
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Included

  • 15’ Rectangular Trampoline
  • Net enclosure
  • Spring tool
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Pros

  • Great price for the size
  • Holds up in the elements
  • Very large and sturdy
  • Good-sized jumping surface

Cons

Like with the other trampolines on our list of the best rectangular and square trampolines, this one is also a bit tough to put together – meaning it just takes some time and a spare pair of hands is extremely helpful. If you order any of these (or any trampoline for that matter), it’s a good idea to put aside an afternoon to take your time and have a helper. Schedule a jumping party for the evening for motivation!

Can you do handsprings on it?
Most users say it has a good amount of space to do one handspring but not more than one at a time.
Do you need a tool for springs?
You do, but it is included in the package.
Is it bouncy?
Users in their reviews say the Skywalker rectangular 15 ft model is very bouncy. In fact, they say it’s much bouncier than its round counterparts.
Does it fold up?
No, this unit does not fold down for storage. If you need to store it for the winter or move it any distance, it might be easier to just take it apart.
Can it be used indoors?
You can certainly use it indoors if you have enough space and high enough ceilings. Remember there’s quite a bit of bounce, and you don’t want anyone knocking their head on the light fixture!
How long to set it up?
If you’ve never assembled a large trampoline before and you’re doing it alone, you can expect it to take 3-4 hours. With two people working at it, it shouldn’t take more than 3 hours. The best way to approach setup is to first take all the pieces out of the boxes and separate them. Then you don’t have to dig for the specific parts while going through the steps in the instructions.
Is it good for gymnasts?
This one is actually one of the best for gymnasts because of the size. It’s large enough for a seven year-old to do four round off tucks in a row without stopping. Most trampolines, especially round and oval ones, don’t have nearly the length to get any type of momentum going.
Are the legs adjustable?
No. No outdoor trampoline has adjustable legs for safety reasons. The manufacturers all prefer that you install the setup on level ground rather than changing the leg heights.

Verdict

Overall, the Skywalker 15 FT rectangular trampoline is a good value, especially if you need the longer length for movement. It works well for those practicing gymnastics as well as those looking for another great type of exercise or just a lot of family fun.

It has a reasonable weight limit and seems to be very durable. While it may be a bit noisier than a springless model, it also doesn’t have the high price tag. Overall, it’s a very good value for adults and kids alike.

#4. JumpKing 10 X 14 FT Rectangular

 

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Quick Stats

  • Jumper Weight Limit: 220 pounds
  • Frame: Galvanized steel
  • Pad: 25mm thick foam
  • Size: 10’ x 14’
  • Jumping Surface Area: 8’3” x 12’
  • Color: Blue
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Included

  • 10’ x 14’ rectangular trampoline
  • Net enclosure
  • Spring tool
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Pros

  • Solid construction
  • Nice size
  • Good bounce

Cons

While this unit seems easier to put together than other models on our list, the instructions could be clearer. If you don’t read them carefully, they can be a bit confusing but overall if you have common sense, it’s pretty easy to figure it out.

Good for gymnastics?
While not the largest rectangular trampoline, this one still works well for gymnastics practice. There’s enough room to use it for back handsprings and tucks but probably not tumbling passes.
How hard is assembly?
According to user reviews, it’s not that tough but the instructions are not the best. In review after review, it’s said if you have some mechanical sense you should be able to figure it out without a problem. You should expect that with two people it should take less than two hours for assembly. The main reason two people are needed is that the corners need to be tapped in, and it’s best to have an extra set of hands for this task.

Verdict

While it’s a bit smaller than the 15’ version, this JumpKing 10’ x 14’ is a good alternative if you’re more limited on space. It still has a good bounce and works well for athletic practice, gymnastics routines or just plain old family fun. It gets high ratings in user reviews, and they’re well deserved. With heavy duty construction, high quality materials and good safety ratings, the investment is worth the time and money.

#5. Skywalker 8 x 14 FT

 

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Quick Stats

  • Jumper Weight Limit: 200 pounds
  • Frame: 12 gauge galvanized steel
  • Size: 8’ x 14’
  • Jumping Surface Area: 81.3 square feet (6.5’ x 12.5’)
  • Springs: 80 – 7” springs; 4 – 5.5” springs
  • Frame height: 37
  • Color: Green
  • ASTM Approved
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Included

  • 8’ x 14’ rectangle trampoline
  • Safety net enclosure
  • Spring tool
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Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Good safety standards
  • Heavy duty and durable

Cons

The only bad thing we could find that users are saying about this particular trampoline is that a few people who ordered it has the boxes damaged in transit. It seems that perhaps the shipping boxes aren’t as sturdy as they could be given the rough handling of some carriers. That said, if you do have this experience and any parts end up missing as a result, the manufacturer is quick to replace them if you give them a call.

How tall is it?
From the bottom to the top, the assembled height of the entire unit is 109.8” or 9.15’.
Where is the enclosure opening?
The entrance in the netting enclosure is meant to go on the long side of the unit. When assembling it, the opening should be at the center of either long side.
Bars wrapped in foam?
The bars that go up the sides of the net are wrapped in foam for safety.
Is there a lock on the net?
The net enclosure does not come with a lock on it. However, there is a sizable hole in the zipper tab where you can insert a padlock and use a cable to attach it around the frame. This can help prevent unauthorized users from entering or small children from playing without supervision.
Can it go in the ground?
In theory you can install the Skywalker in the ground. However, the manufacturer doesn’t recommend it because then it’s much harder to inspect the unit for damage to its parts.
Can I flip on it?
This one does have great bounce, so it’s easy to do flips on it.
How much space?
Really, the more space you can have around the trampoline itself the better. That said, some users in their reviews say they only have two feet around each side of the unit, and it works just fine. At the very least, you want an unobstructed area around it where you can walk around to make sure all the parts are intact and check for any wear.
Does it fold or collapse?
No, it does not. However, it’s not that difficult to disassemble and put back together if you need to move it or store it for the winter.

Verdict

While it’s the least expensive model on our list, this Skywalker is still a good rectangular trampoline. The only concern for serious users may be the smaller size. However, if the gymnast in your house is just getting started, she or he should still have plenty of space to practice. The best thing about this model is that it’s easier to put together than more expensive trampolines.

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