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Best 8 FT Trampolines for Small Place [Reviewed in 2022]

Wondering what to get your kids for Christmas? You want it to be special and memorable. I get that. It’s hard to get the “perfect gift” that’ll be both entertaining and healthy (you can always get them a smartphone, but that’d be unwise and unhealthy).

I was in the same dilemma a few years back. But as a kid who grew up with a trampoline, I knew what I had to do.

Why Are Trampolines So Expensive?
Why Are Trampolines So Expensive?

I decided to get my children an 8 feet trampoline. And while I was at it, I had to do a lot of homework to understand what works and what doesn’t. So, all my research led me to find the best 8 ft trampoline. However, no single trampoline can be the “best” – it’s all relative.

I did find some common qualities/features in all the 8 ft trampolines worth considering, though. That’s why I’m here to help you out. I thought I’d give a hand to dads like me who want what’s best for their kids but don’t have the time to do the legwork.

Anyways, if you want some personal recommendation from a guy who loves trampolines, jump right in.

Best 8 Ft Trampoline

After trying out a few 8 ft trampolines + doing some online detective work, I came to know a lot. So, I started picking the cream of the crop. I thought I’d keep it to 3 or 5 but decided to go with 7 because it gives people more options. All the 8 ft trampolines I’ve listed here have something unique to them – whether it’s the price point, material, safety pad, weight capacity, etc. So, feel free to check them out. And if you don’t have the time, you can always skim through and just read the “details” section.

1. SereneLife ASTM Approved Trampoline with Net Enclosure

Before I get into the details of this trampoline, I must say – when I started searching, SereneLife was not what I expected to end up with. It’s not a popular brand like Skywalker, ORCC, Zupapa, Upper Bounce, and Happy Trampoline. Still, it’s on a similar level when it comes to 8 feet trampolines.

The one factor that really stands out (which is the reason why I kept SereneLife on top of this list) is the price to weight capacity. Usually, 8 feet trampolines priced around $200-$250 don’t have a weight capacity beyond 175-250lbs.

And on that average price range, SereneLife can hold up to 264lbs without a hiccup. I know the AOTOB 8 FT trampoline has 400lbs, but the jumping pads and spring count are not good. Even Zupapa 8 FT has a 375lbs capacity, but it’s more expensive.

So, that’s why the SereneLife 8 FT trampoline takes the crown. And it’s not just the weight capacity. For instance, the AOTOB 8 FT has a 400lbs weight capacity – so why put it in position 3? Well, the AOTOB doesn’t have an elastic jumping pad, unlike the SereneLife. So, SereneLife naturally has a greater bounce.

Plus, the legs of this 8 ft trampoline are different in comparison. Most trampolines have a w-shaped leg, and there’s nothing wrong with it. But I think the L-shape gives it more stability. Even when my kids go crazy on the trampoline, it doesn’t budge.

Apart from that, all the other stuff is pretty standard. The trampoline’s got ASTM pass – so it’s safe. It has a sturdy PP jumping pad. With 48 springs and an elastic jumping pad, you can rest assured that the bounce is going to be badass. However, the Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk takes the cake here with its 56 springs.

The installation process is easy as well. But it’s not a one-person job. You need at least another pair of helping hands to get this trampoline ready and running. Also, the frame has a sturdy galvanized metal structure. You won’t have to worry about the frame getting ruined.

The only issue you may have with the SereneLife trampoline is packaging issues. The manufacturers can miss a part or two (sometimes). And on top of that – customer service isn’t something to write home about.

However, this 8 ft trampoline with a safety net is the perfect entertainment station for your kids if you get all the parts accordingly. Plus, it’s not going to poke a hole through your savings. And it will last for years to come. So, going through a couple of poor-customer-service hoops is a bargain I’d take because it’s one of the best 8 ft trampolines out there.

Details:

  • Weight Capacity: 264lbs
  • Safety: Child-Safety Certified (ASTM Standard)
  • Packaging Box: 1
  • Springs: 48
  • Spring Material: Steel Coating
  • Enclosure: UV-treated Mesh
  • Jumping Mat: Elastic polypropylene jumping pad
  • Frame: Alloy Steel
  • Installation: 3-5 hours
  • Approximate Durability: 3+ years

Pros:

  • Greater weight capacity than most 8 ft trampolines
  • Competitive price point
  • Complies with all the safety standards
  • L-shaped legs give you better stability + easy installation

Cons:

  • Packaging issues
  • Customer service isn’t responsive

2. Skywalker Trampolines Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with Enclosure Net

Skywalker is a household name for homeowners who want a trampoline in their backyard for the kids but don’t want to chuck away obscene amounts of money in the process.

Don’t get me wrong, Skywalker trampolines are expensive too because quality doesn’t come without a cost, but the smaller models, like the Jump N’ Dunk 8ft, are priced reasonably for the performance that it offers.

When you are buying an 8 feet trampoline, I think it’s a safe bet that you are not buying it for an adult; kids will be the ones using it. And when you are buying it for kids, your priority is naturally towards their safety, right? Well, you’ll be happy to know that this trampoline is as safe as they come.

This trampoline features the brand’s patented no-gap enclosure system as its first line of defense. It basically eliminates the chance of getting pinched between the net and the springs. Speaking of the nets, I was also pretty happy with the safety enclosure that comes with the trampoline.

As for the springs, they are strong, and seeing how they are made from galvanized steel, it is not at all surprising. The springs should survive all weather conditions, and even if you keep your trampoline out in the rain all the time, it should be fine.

The frame is made of alloy steel and is supported by four steel legs. It is well-balanced and, with the soft and elastic jumping mat, feels sturdy enough to stay upright when one or two kids are jumping on it. Since the spring pad is vinyl coated, it is also quite resistant to UV rays and does not get too hot on a bright sunny morning.

And the biggest factor for me was – you can use this trampoline indoors. It doesn’t take up too much space. So, you can take it inside the house, given that you have the space.

However, as with most of their models, the weight capacity of this Skywalker 8 foot trampoline is not that high. It can support up to 175 pounds of body weight, which should be fine for one or two kids, but for adults, I would recommend going with a bit more capacity.

Still, if you are shopping solely for the kids, this should be an excellent investment. It is pretty easy to set up, and you also get a basketball hoop that you can set up over the safety net. This gives your kids something extra to do on the trampoline other than jumping around aimlessly, not that that’s not just as much fun.

The manufacturers provide three years of limited warranty on the trampoline and one year of limited warranty for the other accessories like the jumping mat or the safety net. But in my experience, it would be quite a while before you can start to see any wear and tear on this trampoline.

For the price of around 300 dollars, this is the best 8 Foot trampoline for kids, in my opinion. It ticks all the right boxes when it comes to safety, stability, and bounciness.

Details:

  • Weight Capacity: 175lbs
  • Safety: Child-Safety Certified (ASTM Standard)
  • Packaging Box: 1
  • Springs: 56
  • Spring Material: Galvanized Steel
  • Enclosure: UV-treated Mesh
  • Jumping Mat: Vinyl-coated, UV-resistant spring Pad
  • Frame: Alloy Steel
  • Installation: 3-5 hours
  • Approximate Durability: 3+ years

Pros:

  • Comes at a great price
  • Excellent safety features
  • Galvanized steel frame and springs
  • Can handle up to two kids

Cons:

  • Not suitable for adults
  • Not a big fan of the packaging

3. AOTOB 8FT Trampoline with Safety Enclosure Net

Whenever I am looking at a cheap trampoline, my spider sense starts tingling. And my mind drifts off to safety issues that might come up with the trampoline. Usually, I would suggest staying away from cheap trampolines, especially if you are buying one for your kids.

But after a lot of nagging from my friends to at least try it out, I caved and got myself the AOTOB 8Ft model. My thought was to try it out, return it, and get myself a replacement. However, once I tried it out, I decided to keep it for the kids as I found no reason to doubt its safety and quality.

Don’t get me wrong; there is a lot of room for improvement. And if it cost me 300 or 400 dollars, I would have changed it in an instant. But for a sub-200 dollars model, this trampoline is exceptionally well-made. Let me talk a bit about its features, and you’ll see what I mean.

First off, this trampoline comes with a high-density mesh enclosure as its first line of defense against accidents. The design of the enclosure is nice, and it comes with large zippers to further enhance its safety. This meant I did not have to stay nearby if my kids were using the trampoline. I could just close up the zipper to prevent any accidents.

The springs are made of galvanized springs and come with a cover. While you won’t find the no-gap enclosure system in this trampoline, the distance between the spring cover and the pad is very minimal. So, the chance of getting your foot stuck between the springs is quite low.

It comes with 48 springs, and as a result, you get a decent bit of bounce when you use it. With its weight capacity of 400 pounds, up to three kids should be able to jump on it at the same time without any issues.

To provide an extra layer of safety, the enclosure poles come with foam sleeves. And honestly, I have lost track of the number of times I bumped into trampoline enclosure poles when I lost balance. With this feature, even if that happens, you don’t have to worry about any serious injuries.

The trampoline is supported by three solid, anti-rust steel legs, which are pretty stable and, combined with the alloy steel frame, should last you a decent while. On paper, it should be able to survive any weather conditions. But it would take a bit of a hit to its durability without any weather cover.

Now, if I was to talk about the things that I did not like, I would have to talk about the spring pad. Yes, it is decent for the price with its PP construction, but I would have preferred a more elastic pad. Still, when I think about the price, I can’t really complain much here.

Details:

  • Weight Capacity: 400lbs
  • Safety: Child-Safety Certified (ASTM F381& F2225 Standards)
  • Packaging Box: 1
  • Springs: 48
  • Spring Material: Galvanized Steel
  • Enclosure: High-density Mesh
  • Jumping Mat: Vinyl-coated, PP material
  • Frame: Alloy Steel
  • Installation: 3-4 hours
  • Approximate Durability: 2+ years

Pros:

  • Amazing value for the price
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Galvanized steel frame and springs
  • Can handle up to three kids

Cons:

  • Everything comes in one box
  • The quality of the spring pad is not that great

4. Zupapa No-Gap Design 8FT Trampoline for Kids with Safety Enclosure Net

When I moved to the suburbs for work, I did not have a big house. So I could not bring my 15 feet trampoline with me since I didn’t have anywhere to put it. That’s when I decided to get the Zupapa 8 feet trampoline with safety net that I could fit in my backyard without any issues.

And boy, oh boy, was I happy and blown away. I had always heard good things about the brand before but never tried it out myself. And when I finally did, I could understand what all the hype was about. Not only is it a great choice for the kids, but also for a single adult who has a small backyard.

Now, for me, safety is always the top priority with any trampoline. And this trampoline puts a lot of emphasis on that regard. You get a high-quality PE enclosure net that ensures you stay inside the trampoline at all times, even if you lose balance.

In addition, the safety pad and the jumping mat also show amazing quality. The safety pads are made with PE and PVC foam, while the jumping mat features a heavy-duty, UV-resistant PP construction. The material feels soft, has decent elasticity, and offers excellent bounce without compromising your safety.

I was also quite happy with how easily I could set it up. Sure, it took a while, around 3 to 5 hours, but the assembly guide was pretty clear, and as I followed along, everything came together nicely. The manufacturers also included two trampoline stakes to anchor it firmly to the ground.

The trampoline has a weight capacity of 375 pounds, which is not bad considering that it is mostly designed for kids. It can handle up to three kids jumping on its simultaneously. And to protect them against bumps, the enclosure poles come with foam padding.

It also comes with a non-slip ladder and a rain cover, which is a nice touch, seeing how you don’t have to buy them separately. Of course, the price of this trampoline is not low and can run you around 350 dollars. But all things considered, the performance and quality that you get with it more than make up for it.

The trampoline frame has a warranty period of 10 years, and this is a huge deal. If you maintain it well, it can last you even longer than that. The warranty period for the rest of the components is around two years which is also pretty decent.

Details:

  • Weight Capacity: 375lbs
  • Safety: Safety Certified (ASTM & TUV Standards)
  • Packaging Box: 3
  • Springs: 48
  • Spring Material: Galvanized anti-rust Steel
  • Enclosure: PE enclosure net
  • Jumping Mat: Heavy-duty, UV-resistant polypropylene
  • Frame: Alloy Steel
  • Installation: 3-4 hours
  • Approximate Durability: 5+ years

Pros:

  • Excellent weight capacity
  • Comes with a complete set of accessories
  • Durable galvanized steel frame and springs
  • No-gap enclosure design

Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • Takes a while to set up

5. ORCC New Upgrade 8ft Trampoline

ORCC is another brand that often goes head to head with Zupapa. And if you loved the Zupapa 8ft trampoline for a small yard, then maybe the ORCC will also be to your liking. This was one of the first trampolines that I owned, and naturally, I have a soft spot for this one.

But just because I used it doesn’t mean that I am biased. There are just so many good things about the trampoline worth talking about. And as for its downside, if you are okay with its price, there isn’t anything else you won’t love about this trampoline.

This is one of the few 8 foot trampoline suitable for adults, thanks to its superior weight capacity and spring strength. It can handle up to 425 pounds of body weight. So, if you feel like jumping in with your kids, you should be fine in terms of weight capacity.

And the safety design of the trampoline is also top-notch, giving you a durable, high-density PE Mesh Netting, along with a PP jumping mat. The spring pads feature PE and PVC foam and are about 20 mm thick. So, you won’t get your feet stuck in the springs by accident.

There are a total of 48 springs in this trampoline, and each of them is made of galvanized springs. But the real improvement here is that the manufacturers opted to go with 7-inch springs, which results in better bounce without compromising the safety of the trampoline.

Assembling the trampoline also didn’t take much time when I had a friend helping me out. But ORCC trampolines are notorious when it comes to setup. Without help, it would take a lot longer to assemble.

As for its price, it is around 50 to 80 dollars cheaper than Zupapa, which is not bad considering it offers you a better weight capacity. So if you are on the market for a kids 8ft trampoline but don’t want to spend too much on it, this one can be a solid pickup.

Details:

  • Weight Capacity: 425lbs
  • Safety: Safety Certified (ASTM & TUV Standards)
  • Packaging Box: 2
  • Springs: 48
  • Spring Material: Galvanized anti-rust Steel
  • Enclosure: High-density PE Mesh net
  • Jumping Mat: Heavy-duty, UV-resistant polypropylene
  • Frame: Alloy Steel
  • Installation: 3-5 hours
  • Approximate Durability: 5+ years

Pros:

  • Excellent weight capacity
  • Includes wind stakes and ladder
  • Durable build quality
  • Offers a superior bounce

Cons:

  • Assembly can take a while without help
  • Reports of poor quality control

6. HYPATA Trampoline 8FT Jump Recreational Trampolines with Enclosure Net

HYPATA is a brand that specializes in fitness equipment, and while their best seller is a treadmill, their 8ft trampoline with safety net is a close second. I’ll be honest, I don’t put much stake in these brands usually, but after trying it out for myself, I realized what a gem I was missing.

This is the cheapest trampoline on this list, but just because it is priced low doesn’t mean it lags behind when it comes to performance and quality. In fact, if you are on a tight budget and this is your first trampoline, you would be pretty surprised by the level of entertainment that it brings to your backyard.

It has an impressive weight capacity of 300 pounds. Yes, it is not the best out there, but for kids, it should be fine. But if you are buying it for adults, you might be better off looking elsewhere.

The included enclosure net in the trampoline is pretty well-made, featuring a tightly woven mesh PE construction. As for the jumping mat, it is made using polypropylene, the same material you would find in more expensive models.

In addition, the metal components such as the frames and the springs all feature galvanized steel. This means the trampoline will survive any weather condition, and if you keep it outside all the time, it should be fine.

The spring cover does its job and prevents accidental pinching, and the enclosure net poles are all covered with PVC foam for an extra layer of safety. For the price, the level of safety that it offers is pretty decent.

I also loved the balance of the trampoline, and while it comes with only three legs, I found no issues with stability. Once I placed it in my yard, it stayed firmly planted even when my kids were using it.

And as for assembly, it only took two hours, but I had help. But even if you are putting it together on your own, it should not take you more than three hours. As a budget trampoline for kids, this is a great choice.

Details:

  • Weight Capacity: 300lbs
  • Safety: Safety Certified (ASTM F381-16 Standards)
  • Packaging Box: 2
  • Springs: 42
  • Spring Material: Galvanized Steel
  • Enclosure: PE Mesh net
  • Jumping Mat: Polypropylene
  • Frame: Alloy Steel
  • Installation: Less than 3 hours
  • Approximate Durability: 1+ year

Pros:

  • Amazing value for the price
  • Perfect for a small backyard
  • Made using durable materials
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Low weight capacity
  • Comes with less springs than normal which results in slightly less bounce

7. Doufit Upgraded 8FT Trampolines with Enclosure Net and Ladder

The good thing about 8 ft trampolines is that they are pretty affordable, even if you are going with top brands like Zupapa or Skywalker. But first-timers are sometimes hesitant about spending 200+ dollars on something that they might not even use that often.

Well, if that sounds familiar, then let me give you a good option that comes under that 200-dollar price tag and offers you a decent jumping experience. And if you love this one, then, later on, you can consider moving up and getting yourself a more expensive trampoline.

Let me make one thing clear, though; I would not recommend the Doufit trampoline if you have a higher budget. I don’t hate it, but I just think there are better models out there if you are willing to expand your budget a bit more.

The trampoline comes with a basic mesh safety net that offers a decent layer of protection. In addition, the polypropylene jumping mat feels good and elastic and offers you a good level of bounce, thanks to the galvanized steel springs.

Since the spring stays outside the enclosure, there is zero risk of getting your limbs stuck there. The thing I love most about the trampoline, though, is its weight capacity. Since it can handle up to 375 pounds, you should be safe if you decide to get a couple of jumps in along with your kids.

Even when I am shopping for affordable trampolines, I never overlook the build quality. For me, it takes priority over all else, including the bounciness. And frankly, the build quality of this trampoline is what sold me on it in the first place. 

This trampoline boasts a strong galvanized steel frame, supported by three sturdy steel legs. The steel comes with a zinc coating to give it an extra layer of safety against corrosion and rust.

Assembling it is also pretty straightforward. You get an instruction manual with your package and as long as you follow it to the tee, you should be done with the setup within 3 to 5 hours on your own. And if you have a helping hand, things can go even faster.

For the price, you really cannot go wrong with the level of performance that this trampoline offers. Is it the best option out there? Definitely not. But at this price range, you will have a hard time finding anything that beats this one in terms of quality and safety. 

Details:

  • Weight Capacity: 375lbs
  • Safety: Safety Certified (Exceeds ASTM Standards)
  • Packaging Box: 2
  • Springs: 48
  • Spring Material: Galvanized Steel
  • Enclosure: Mesh net
  • Jumping Mat: UV-resistant Polypropylene
  • Frame: Zinc-coated Alloy Steel
  • Installation: 3 to 4 hours
  • Approximate Durability: 1+ year

Pros:

  • The price is extremely reasonable
  • Excellent weight capacity
  • Amazing build quality
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • The safety net is pretty basic
  • Nothing too exceptional about it – just a simple and straightforward trampoline

Tips to Identify the Best 8 ft Trampoline

If you’ve read through the reviews, you’re likely to find a pattern there. You’ll see that I focus on certain features more than others. So, there’s always a pattern emerging. The point is – all the great 8 feet trampolines have a handful of common underlying qualities. Once you can figure that out, you don’t have to rely on any recommendations. You can get the best 8 ft trampoline all by yourself. Let me tell you what common features you should be on your radar.

Safety Comes First

I know it looks like a cliché – but it’s extremely important. The significance of safety is further magnified with an 8 ft trampoline because your kids will be using it most of the time. If it was adults, safety could’ve been a secondary concern (although it’ll still be crucial).

Anyways, you don’t want your kids to get hurt on the trampoline. So, make sure the trampoline has some sort of form of safety certification. The most standard safety certification – and you’ll find it in a lot of trampolines – is ASTM. Other safety certifications include but are not limited to – GS/TUV/EN71/CE.

Apart from safety stamps, check the quality of the enclosure net. If it’s UV-resistant mesh, you’re good to go. All the good 8 ft trampolines have galvanized steel frames – and you should get one with steel frames as well.

Safety is a major concern when you know your kids will be using the trampoline. So, always be one step ahead and try to tick all the boxes regarding safety.

Weight Capacity is Important

A ton of people sleep on this feature. They think weight capacity is not worth the headache. But trust me – it is. If the weight capacity is too low, your children will outgrow the trampoline sooner than you think. Keep that in mind.

Plus, more weight capacity means more people can get up on a trampoline. That’s what kids want. And even you can sneak in a jump or two with your kid if the trampoline has greater weight capacity.

What I’m trying to say is – don’t ignore weight capacity. Greater weight capacity means – A) your children won’t outgrow the trampoline, B) their friends can come in and have fun together & C) you can tag along with your kids once in a while.

Price Justification

Understanding the price range of all the best 8 foot trampolines is crucial if you want to save some moolah. Most of these small trampolines reside in the $200-$500 range. While the off-brand trampolines come at $200-$250, the popular ones will cost you around $400-$500.

Now, the expenses can go either up or down depending on what features you get. For instance, if there’s a basketball hoop, the price will likely go up. Besides, the spring count, weight capacity, jumping pad quality, and frame construction – all have a role to play.

Related Questions

People come to me with a lot of different questions regarding 8 ft trampolines. That’s why I thought it’d be best if I simply discuss the burning questions here. If you still need more, my blog is rich with resources about trampolines. For now, let’s have a look here.

What Age Is An 8ft Trampoline For?

Whatever the size, shape, or height of the trampoline may be, you should not let any children under the age of 6 get up on it (mayo clinic). If you think that 8 ft trampolines are small and your kids will be safe, please stop right there. Just wait for a few years. The trampoline is not going anywhere.

How much weight can an 8ft trampoline take?

The weight capacity of an 8 ft trampoline depends on its make and model. Still, there’s a general number. A standard 8 foot trampoline can take around 175-400 lbs.

Is 8ft Trampoline Big Enough For 2 Or More People?

The number of people that can get up on a trampoline depends on its weight capacity. So, let’s say – a trampoline can carry 300lbs. So, 12-year-old kids with an average weight of 90-100lbs can get up on the trampoline without any problem.

However, 8 ft trampolines are only marginally larger than 6 ft trampolines. So, even if the weight capacity is really high, you can’t let too many people get up on it because of the size. If you want to have more than three kids up on a single trampoline, look for a 12 ft trampoline.

Can You Keep An 8 Ft Trampoline Indoors?

Yes, you can if you have the space. A lot of people – including me – have kept an 8 ft trampoline inside their house. So, you can definitely keep it inside. However, make sure you have enough space to place the trampoline without restricting movement.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Every parent wants to see their child grow up happy and healthy. Now, you can make your kid happy by putting them in front of a screen (e.g., TV, cellphone, laptop). Or you can find a healthier alternative by having them jump on a trampoline regularly.

Any trampoline – regardless of the size and shape – is a big investment. You don’t want to lose it in a few months or even a year. That’s why it’s important you figure out what sort of features the best 8 ft trampoline has to save yourself some green.

If your budget is around $200-$250, I’d recommend the SereneLife 8 FT Trampoline. It has excellent weight capacity compared to the price. Plus, it will serve you for years due to its solid structure + great jumping pad.

But some people might want to spice it up a little. With the SereneLife, you can only jump and do some tricks. However, if you want to add more entertainment into the mix, grab the Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk. It has a basketball hoop. Period. But the weight capacity is low – keep that in mind.

Apart from that, you already know everything there is to know about 8 ft trampolines. So, you can do some digging yourself and see what catches your eye. Cheers!

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