Although Skybound trampolines are extremely popular, we have not found any good and thorough reviews of this brand…. so we decided to create one ourselves 🙂
After a many hours of research and getting testimonials and reviews from owners, we have created this guide explaining the features of each model and answering the most popular questions.
If you already know you want a Skybound trampoline then:
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Skybound offers high-quality trampolines considered to be incredibly sturdy and bouncy. Previously, the company had two models: a 7′ hexagonal children’s trampoline, and three round trampoline in various sizes.
Since then, they’ve upgraded: There are now oval trampolines, three different types of round trampolines, an octagonal trampoline, and the hexagonal children’s trampoline.
Let’s take a look at the various models:
Skybound’s Stratos trampoline comes in three sizes – 12 feet, 14 feet, and 15 feet. This trampoline features easy set-up, poles that curve out, rust-resistant gold (instead of steel) springs, and it even comes with a shoe bag.
Like its predecessor, this trampoline is made to stand out in the sun. Unlike its predecessor, the enclosure net is attached to the jumping mat, so limbs (and bodies) can’t escape accidentally. Also unlike its predecessor, this trampoline has “push-pin” sockets on the legs, allowing enclosure poles to feed directly into the support, for a stronger fit.
Skybound’s oval trampoline is set to come out “this summer.”When it does, it will have two sizes: a 10 feet by 14 feet oval, and an eleven feet by 16 feet oval.
Skybound describes the Orion as its “flagship trampoline,” with a new enclosure system which curves outwards and does not require nuts, bolts, or washers to set up. And though Skybound’s trampolines are considered to have great bounce, the Orion’s bounce is supposed to be incredible.
Unlike Skybound’s other trampolines, the Orion’s safety mat will have a longer “skirt” to fully cover its springs. However, this trampoline has its net outside the springs, not inside, so if the safety skirt comes up, the springs are right there, exposed.
Also, since the safety net is not sewn into the mat, it could technically ride up and allow jumpers to slide out.
Skybound’s Cirrus trampoline comes in one size only – 14 feet. This trampoline has the enclosure net sewn into the jumping mat, with the springs outside the net. Like the Stratos, the Cirrus has a shoe bag and rust-resistant gold springs, and its poles curve out.
One of the major differences between the Stratos and the Cirrus is that the Stratos stands on six legs, while the Cirrus only has five (the Orion has four). The other two differences between the Stratos and the Cirrus seem to be price and weight limit.
Skybound describes its Atmos trampolines as beingdesigned for younger children and able to fit in small spaces.True to its description, the Atmos trampoline is an 8-foot-wide octagon, and has a weight limit to match its size – just 175 lbs.
Despite its small size, this trampoline may be Skybound’s best yet – its enclosure net is double-layered and sewn into the jumping mat for safety.
One major difference between the Atmos and Skybound’s other big trampolines:The Atmos has curved single legs capped with rubber feet offering slightly more stability and a lot more traction on uneven surfaces.
Skybound’s Super 7ft Kids trampoline is a 7-foot hexagon with padded *everything* – poles, base, and legs. Obviously meant for the littlest jumpers, this trampoline can be used safely both indoors and outdoors.
Meant for children as young as three (but not older than 10) the Super 7ft Kids has a low weight limit of 105 lbs, and the padding is molded plastic tubing.
Despite all the padding, the Super 7ft Kids’ safety net is on the wrong side of the springs. That said, thereis a lot of padding above the springs, which are completely covered by the trampoline’s fabric. And unlike with other trampolines, the Super 7ft Kids enclosure sits on top of (instead of beside) the (super -thick) safety pad, ensuring it can’t slide off.
Skybound’s Mini 4 Children trampoline is a compact, 3-foot trampoline which allows for calm jumping and exercise. Technically, it’s a rebounder trampoline, but it’s meant for children aged 3-6 years, and it has a weight limit of 100 lbs – not very helpful for an adult who wants to burn calories.
The Mini 4 Children comes with a handlebar to aid balance, as well as five straight, rubber-capped legs. Unlike Skybound’s other trampolines, this one comes in two colors – white polka dots on a red background, or white clouds on a bright blue sky.
The Mini 4 Children trampoline does not have a net at all, but it’s also not intended for high jumping. Like Skybound’s Super 7ft Kids trampoline, the Mini 4 Children can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Skybound and Skywalker trampolines seem to be pretty similar, but Skywalker offers more shapes and colors, while Skybound offers higher weight limits. With Skywalker, all trampolines with a safety net have the net sewn to the jumping mat (Skybound offers this on some models, but not others).
When it comes to the companies’ kids’ trampolines, Skybound offers more padding, and Skywalker has the net sewn into the mat.
Both companies offer a push-button feature for installation of the enclosure, as well as some degree of UV-resistance.
The best thing about Propel is their accessories – and Skybound doesn’t have any fun accessories, really.And while Propel offers a proper rebounder, Skybound’s rebounder is intended for children ages 3-6 only.
That said, there have been serious complaints about Propel trampolines’ safety standards.
When it comes to the kiddie trampolines,the companies are roughly comparable. The two main differences are that Propel’s kids’ trampoline uses bungees instead of springs (bungees are safer), and Skybound’s trampoline is much more padded.
Like Skywalker and Springfree, Vuly offers some fun accessories, which Skybound doesn’t have. That said, Vuly only offers round trampolines, and they don’t seem to have a preschool trampoline.
Vuly has a few different types of trampolines, with its Vuly Thunder trampolines being more expensive than Skybound’s – but also springless, better quality, and safer.
However, Vuly’s less expensive trampolines – the Vuly2, Vuly Lite, and Vuly Lift – all have their enclosures sewn into the jumping mat. Overall, the companies present similar safety standards.
Other than the Thunder, Vuly’s trampolines seem to be comparable to Skybound in both price and quality.
Skybound vs Springfree
Both Skybound and Springfree offer an 8-foot trampoline, but Springfree doesn’t have a preschool version.However, Springfree does offer trampoline covers, a sunshade, a basketball and hoop, and their electronic game “tgoma” – none of which Skybound sells (at least not yet).
However, there’s a big price difference – Springfree trampolines run four digits, comparable only to Skybound’s oval Orion (which is bigger than Springfree’s largest oval trampoline, and also less expensive). And their 8-foot trampolines are a whopping $950 dollars difference.
Is it worth the money to buy a Springfree? Yes. Springfree is king of the castle when it comes to safety. But if you can’t afford the expense – go for a Skybound.
Skybound’s trampolines are considered to be relatively safe. First of all, many of them have an enclosure net sewn into the jumping mat – a sure sign the manufacturer thought about escaping children, limbs, and digits.
Second, except for the Super 7ft Kids trampoline (and possibly the Orion – it doesn’t say), all of Skybound’s trampolines use rust-resistant materials. Plus, the trampolines meant to be outside are made with UV-resistant materials, to avoid the fabric weakening in the sun.
Skybound does not currently sell a basketball hoop. However, Jump Slammer’s hoop is compatible with Skybound’s Stratos trampolines – as long as you’re willing to cut out a piece of the protective padding.
Though users did not explicitly say the hoop was compatible with Skybound’s other trampolines, Jump Slammer claims their basketball hoop is universal.
Skybound’s Stratos trampoline has a weight limit of 330 lbs, and the Cirrus has a weight limit of 220 lbs. The Atmos, built smaller, but still a large trampoline, has a weight limit of 175 lbs. The smaller children’s trampolines have similar weight limits: The Mini 4 Children has a weight limit of 100 lbs, and the Super 7ft Kids trampoline’s weight limit is 105 lbs.
The Orion’s weight limit is not yet available.
Unfortunately, Skybound’s trampolines do not have a cover. When asked, company representatives added the word “yet,” so keep your eyes peeled for a trampoline cover in the future.
Can it be left outside in winter?
Skybound’s larger trampolines – the Cirrus, Stratos, Atmos, and Orion – are meant to be left outside. Is it good for the fabric? That depends on where you live. All of these trampolines use UV- and rust-resistant materials, but whether you should leave your trampoline in for the winter probably depends on how much snow you expect to have.
However, Skybound’s new trampoline – the Orion – uses special all-weather technology for its poles’ padding, allowing the trampoline to endure winter snows and rains, as well as summer sun.
Skybound’s larger trampolines – the same ones which can be left outside – can all be anchored to the ground. Though this step is more necessary if you live in a windy area, it’s probably safer to anchor the trampoline no matter what.
A lot of people seem to be asking this question, and a peek on Amazon reveals a variety of answers. The truth is, though, there should never be more than one person jumping on *any* trampoline at a time.
And it doesn’t matter which company you buy – it’s just not a good idea.
The reason? Jumpers can bang into each other, fall on each other, or toss each other towards the enclosure poles. It’s rare, that’s true – but when you’re jumping at that speed, even a slight mistake can cause serious harm.
Also, the more people jump, the lower the trampoline’s mat will reach. Trampoline mats – again, on any trampoline – can technically bump the floor. Ouch.
Skybound offers a 10-year warranty on the Orion’s frame, but mentions that the other components may have less of a warranty. For its Stratos, Cirrus, Atmos, Mini 4 Children, and Super 7ft Kids models, Skybound does not name a specific warranty for the product.
However, a quick search on their site revealed that they *do* have a clear warranty policy – as long as you know which parts your trampoline has.
While the warranty policy doesn’t mention the frame, it does mention two types each of springs, enclosure nets, safety pads, and jumping mats.
The standard jumping mat has a 2-year warranty on the stitching and a 3-year warranty on the mat itself. Meanwhile, its premium version has a 3-year warranty on the stitching and 5 years on the mat itself. Skybound’s basic safety pad has a 90-day warranty, while the standard version’s warranty is double (6 months), and the premium version offers a full year.
For their standard safety net and galvanized steel springs, Skybound offers a six-month warranty. However, for their premium net and zinc-coated springs, the warranty jumps to a full year.
It’s important to note that these warranties only cover manufacturer defects.
Also, it’s not clear which parts each trampoline contains.
Skybound’s outdoor trampolines all have an easy-assembly system for their enclosure. In addition, the Stratos, Cirrus, and Orion trampolines have “push-pin” technology which allows for easy setup andbreak down – without any screws, brackets, braces, pole caps, nuts, bolts, or washers.
Average assembly for Skybound trampolines is approximately two hours, for two people working. That may sound a bit steep – but trust me, it pretty much hits the market average on the nose.
Each of Skybound’s trampolines is slightly different – Stratos has a higher weight limit, Orion is oval, Cirrus is large yet more affordable, and Atmos is octagonal and good for small spaces. The company’s two children’s trampolines are also unique – one is padded, for ages 3-10; the other is a rebounder for ages 3-6.
Skybound offers heavy-duty quality trampolines, comparable in safety standards to most of the market.
If you’re looking for a sturdy, rust-resistant trampoline for your home or backyard, Skybound will almost certainly have a trampoline to fit your needs and budget.
Do you own a Skybound trampoline? Have a question I missed? Let us know in the comments.