Top 5 Best Rectangular Trampolines | 2017 Reviews
“I really need to start getting some exercise.”
Nearly everyone who’s ever had that thought (and who hasn’t?) has visualized themselves running, jogging or biking (or working out on a treadmill or stationary bike) – and then gone right back to whatever else it was they were doing. All of those activities are great exercise and have many devotees, of course. But let’s face it, most people don’t consider them “fun.”
If you’ve been one of the many who have tried – or just thought about – some form of exercise to lose weight or tone your body, you probably never gave a thought to trampolines. You should, though, because they’re not just for kids; they provide one of the best forms of low-impact cardiovascular exercise you can get.
NASA research has shown that “rebounding” (jumping on a trampoline) is 68% more effective than jogging, while supporting the metabolism and preventing the type of impact injuries you’re likely to suffer from the repetitive pounding that knees, ankles and hips routinely absorb while running. Trampolining also boosts circulation and helps improve bone density and strengthens ligaments, tendons and joints. In fact, the space agency now has its astronauts do trampoline exercises after space walks for all of those reasons.
Of course, kids love trampolines too – and they’re a great way to get young ones off their tablets or video game systems for fun sessions that they don’t realize are also exercise. That’s one reason why the most common types of trampolines sold today are small, round ones perfect for children, although larger round models can also bear an adult’s weight. But the traditional rectangular trampoline that you may have encountered in school or at camp is still very much with us, and is an outstanding backyard option for family rebounding exercise and fun.
High-quality rectangular trampolines are more expensive than round models, and they don’t come cheap; as you’ll soon see, our top-rated model will cost you more than $2500. However, there are many more-affordable, well-built and safe choices on the market which will give you plenty of room for multiple jumpers or for doing those cool tricks you see on TV or YouTube. They’ll even let you exercise without getting bored.
Before going through our list, you may want to check out first our Best Rectangular Trampoline Buying Guide here.
Here’s our list of the top 5 best rectangular trampolines. We’ll start with that high-priced luxury model, and then move on to the ones that fit more easily into a normal budget.
Quick Comparison Table
AlleyOOP 10’x17’ PowerBounce Trampoline
ACON Air 16 Sport Trampoline
Skywalker Rectangle Trampoline
Upper Bounce Rectangular Trampoline
Summit 14’ Rectangle Trampoline
10’ x 17’
9’ x 16’
9’ x 15’
9’ x 15’
8’ x 14’