Staying on a floating island or towable tubes, floating tubes, inflatable pool toys or inflatable floating picnic tables or swimming and frolicking in the water are surely fun, but imagine how much better it would be if you could bounce on water too! That is exactly the purpose of water trampolines. You read that right. What you used to see only in your backyard growing up can now be enjoyed in the water too.
We reviewed the 8 best water trampolines to buy in 2018 below to guide you in ordering the right trampoline. Have fun in the water!
List of 8 Best Water Trampolines to Buy in 2018
#1. Rave Sports Splash Zone Plus
This water trampoline from Rave Sports comes complete with a balancing log and a slide. The water bouncer itself measures 12 feet in diameter. The slide is 6 feet long, and the balancing log measures 10 feet in length. The material used for the trampoline is reinforced and of commercial grade.
The manufacturer recommends use in up to 8 feet water depth. This is designed especially as a starter trampoline for kids, and there are no springs, which improves safety.
Conclusion: Overall, we think the Splash Zone Plus is a good entry-level water trampoline for your child and their playmates. The material and the overall build are strong and safe enough for them to have fun while you get some peace of mind.
#2. Island Hopper Giant Jump Water Trampoline
This water trampoline from Island Hopper is made of 1000-denier PVC, which is of high grade and treated for UV resistance. It measures 25 feet in diameter and 42 inches in height. The jump surface, meanwhile, measures 17.5 feet. There are multiple air chambers, thereby enhancing trampoline strength, stability, and safety.
Conclusion: Aside from the lack of a slide, no major issue is found in this inflatable trampoline from Island Hopper. We think the quality and the strength of the material and the overall structure are adequate, so you should be able to have fun with this all summer long.
#3. Rave O-Zone Plus Water Bouncer
This water bouncer is good for kids, considering the weight capacity of 240 pounds and the bounce platform size of 5 feet. Safety features include grab lines around the perimeter and soft vinyl handles on the slide, the bouncer, and the platform.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a nice water bouncer for a small pool or for a small group of kids, this product from Rave seems to be a good candidate. It is small, easy to put up, and has complete safety features to keep the young ones safe.
#4. Island Hopper Bounce N Splash Padded Water Bouncer
This water bouncer from Island Hopper boasts a spring-free design, interlaced nylon webbing mat, and reinforced 1000-denier PVC. There is also foam padding around the perimeter for protection. Together, these features make the water bouncer sufficiently safe. There is also a five-year limited “no blow-out” warranty for the seams.
Conclusion: In general, we like Island Hopper’s water bouncer because of its safety features and evidently strong and sturdy construction. We think this is definitely worth the price and will be a good accessory for your pool. There are few complaints about set up, but they appear isolated and always ultimately depends also on the ability of the owner, so we hesitate about taking it against the manufacturer.
#5. Aquaglide Platinum SuperTramp Water Trampoline
This water trampoline is noticeably expensive, and we believe that it is due to the premium-grade materials used. It is made of reinforced Duratex and boasts HA Weld seams, which increase strength and durability and helps prevent air leakage. The trampoline measures 14 x 14 feet and has a depth of 36 inches, whereas the jump surface measures 10 feet. It also comes with an access platform and lifetime warranty for factory defects.
Conclusion: If you are willing to splurge to have a durable and reliable water trampoline, feel free to invest in this product from Aquaglide. The premium cost is definitely worth the upgrade in terms of material strength and safety. The reinforced Duratex material and the seams contribute a lot to the integrity of the product, which should give you peace of mind.
#6. Rave Sports Bongo Water Bouncer
The Bongo water bouncer utilizes UV-treated 1000-denier polyester and has heat-welded seams, which greatly enhance the reliability, longevity, and strength of the product. For better safety, the boarding ladder is fitted with assist handles. In addition, this water bouncer is easy and quick to set up, which is always a plus for us.
Conclusion: All in all, Rave Sports’ Bongo water bouncer seems to be an ideal option for practical consumers. It is durable, secure, and can be inflated quickly (although this depends on the kind of pump you are using). It is not the fanciest water bouncer available, but it does cover all the basics wonderfully.
#7. Island Hopper Turtle Hop Water Bouncer
We love the cute look of the Turtle Hop water bouncer (from Island Hopper). It should not fail to grab the attention while keeping the kids safe, entertained, and busy. This water bouncer is made from 30-gauge PVC and has welded seams, which make the Turtle Hop a lot more durable and strong. Finally, it also comes complete with its own repair kit, a hand pump, and a carry or storage bag.
Conclusion: One of the things we love about this water bouncer is its design, which is fun and quirky. It does not look like the common water bouncer. We also like its high-grade material with welded seams and full kit of essentials. For us, these make the Turtle Hop a reliable inflatable to bring during trips and simple family bonding sessions by the pool.
#8. Rave Sports Rave Bongo
This is made of commercial-grade material and measures 180 inches in diameter, 36 inches in height, and 97 pounds in weight (all inflated). The bounce surface covers an area of 81 square feet, and it comes with a ladder with 5 steps, a balancing log, and a slide. There are no springs, and the bouncer can be used for water depths up to 8 feet.
Conclusion: In summary, we believe that the Rave Bongo is a suitable water toy for kids and adults and is truly worth the money. Just check with the seller whether a launcher is also included.