We liked the sturdiness of the product and the safety it provides. It would have been the perfect purchase if a ladder had been included in the package but, all in all, it's a great outdoor trampoline.
Among the best trampoline brands, Skywalker Trampolines stand out due to the high-quality products they have been offering to their clients. They specialize in a variety of models that can be used both indoors and outdoors and the Skywalker 15-Feet Round Jump N’ Dunk is one of their top products. It’s one of the expensive models but its reliability pays back for the investment. Once you see how well designed this item is, you will know why it’s among the best outdoor trampolines.
The durability and quality of a trampoline rely on the materials used to manufacture it and this one is made only with the most solid and durable ones. Starting with the frame that is made of galvanized steel resistant to rust, it’s visible that the product is meant to last for years to come. The construction innovation is in the reinforced T-brackets that guarantee stability and sturdiness.
The steel is strong enough to hold around 200 lbs, which is not as much as other models that can hold as much as the double of that weight. However, no damage or tears have been reported by customers who have installed this outdoor trampoline. The 15′ diameter provides a 143 sq. ft. jumping surface on the mat made of polypropylene that is UV resistant and non-slip. The frame sits 39” above the ground, supported by the 6 W-shape legs made of the same galvanized steel. The mat is sustained by a number of 96 6.5” thick springs that allow for elasticity and bounce. Although the springs are located outside the enclosure net, for when this is not on, you can rest assured that you won’t hit on the springs thanks to the safety pad. The blue polyethylene covers the steel springs so that you won’t hurt yourself in case you land on them.
As for the enclosure net, it’s made of a durable woven mesh with very tiny holes to prevent sticking your fingers through them. The net is an intra type, meaning it is positioned close to the center and not to the edge of the frame, to prevent accidents, as we mentioned earlier. The little ones will have a hard time opening it an getting out thanks to the dual zipper and latch clip closing system. Also, the no-gap enclosure that is attached to every spring minimizes the risk of children escaping through the gaps. To provide extra space between the net and the poles, there is foam padding on the poles to minimize the risk of hurts.
Having this item up is not very difficult, although it might require a solid adult for the job. The poles and legs easily come together without the need of additional tools and all the necessary ones are included in the package, even the springs tool that helps you attach the springs to the mat. Given the size of the trampoline, it will come in three boxes so you might need a hand carrying them. Also, once installed, it’s best to find a permanent place for it because it’s not the most comfortable item to disassemble and move around. The product comes with a detailed owner’s manual with installation instructions.
|Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Jump N’ Dunk Specs|
|Overall Dimensions (inch)||53.5 x 19.9 x 10|
|Gauge of Steel||16|
|Jumping Surface Area||141 sq. ft.|
|Springs||96 – 6.5”|
|Weight Capacity||200 lbs|
|Enclosure System||Gap Free|
Although the Skywalker weight limit is only 200 lbs, it is designed for adults and children alike. We are not sure how many people can jump on it at a time but as long as the capacity is not overly exceeded, we assume that two kids can use it simultaneously. Speaking of kids, you must know that the product is designed for the age 3 and above so it’s a very versatile and practical play equipment even for the very small ones. However, don’t leave them unattended and try to keep the enclosure net on at all times to prevent falling and accidents. Thanks to the tight closing system, the net will always protect you from injuries when jumping on the trampoline. It’s important to know that this item is certified by the American Society of Testing and Materials so you can be certain that it’s made using the best materials that ensure the highest level of safety.
The accessories increase the fun of jumping on a trampoline and also limit your further expenses as you won’t have to buy other gear. The Skywalker 15′ lacks a major asset, which is the ladder that would be helpful in getting on and off it. However, it comes with a basketball hoop and ball to make the time spent outdoors even more entertaining.
With something that you will be jumping and that will be kept outdoors, you need to rely on a very good warranty and unfortunately, this product doesn’t offer such a generous period of time. Compared to the Super Jumper Combo that boasts a 5-year warranty, the 1-year on the frame available for this item seems too small. However, note that the pad, the net and the jumping mat also enjoy a 90-day warranty which, again, is small compared to some models but enough compared to others. It has received great customer ratings so we dare to say that you won’t even need the warranty because this is not a problematic or low-quality trampoline.