Rectangular and oval trampolines offer something a little bit different to rounds. They have a more expressive bounce which allows the user to jump higher and cover more of the mat than a round. This owing to the fact that the springs point in different directions and this doesn't carry the momentum in into the centre as with rounds. The springs stretch to a different extent depending on where they are on the mat and the frames are thicker to compensate for this.
Within the world of oval/rectangular trampolines there are multiple sizes which will fit a variety of different sizes of gardens. It is important that you measure the space you have available in your garden and allow for about a foot to a foot and a half clearance from the edge of the trampoline.
The size of a rectangular trampoline refers to the size of the frame and not the bounce mat. For example a 10ft x 14ft Rectangular Trampoline would have a short side of the frame which is 10ft and a long side with is 14ft. You can learn more about measuring a trampoline in our guide.
There are comparatively fewer different rectangular trampolines available than ovals. This is more coincidental than by design. Ovals and rectangles have a similar bounce so feel free to consider them as part of the same shape when shopping around. We will be comparing some oval and rectangular trampolines of the same size to make it easier for you to choose a trampoline based on the size.
7ft x 10ft Rectangular Trampolines
If you find that you want all the performance features of a rectangular trampoline but you don't quite have the space for a larger trampoline a 7ft x 10ft is a great option. Particularly also for younger children even though they are safely kept on the trampoline by the safety enclosure you will be able to keep a closer eye on them.
There are lots of different brands and models to choose at this size and the table below compares some of the key specifications that affect performance.
The number and length of springs controls the quality of the bounce, frame tube thickness and weight limit gives you an idea of how sturdy the build is and the thickness of the pads lets you know the level of protection available from coming into contact with the springs or frame. We also have listed the manufacturer's warranty to give you an idea of the confidence companys place in the longeivity in each of the trampolines.
|Number of Springs||68 Springs||54 Springs||54 Springs||58 Springs||56 Springs||??? (Not Listed)|
|Spring Length||180mm||180mm||127mm||140mm||180mm||??? (Not Listed)|
|Frame Tube||42mm||??? (Not Listed)||38mm||45mm||38mm||??? (Not Listed)|
|Surround Pads||20mm thick (PVC)||20mm thick (PVC)||20mm thick (PVC)||25mm thick (PVC)||20mm thick (PVC)||??? (Not Listed)|
|Warranty||10 years on frame, 1 year on other parts||5 years on frame||10 years on frame, 1 year on other parts||10 years on frame, 1 year on other parts||1 year on all parts||1 year on all parts|
Skyhigh 7ft x 10ft Rectangular Trampoline
A longstanding manufacturer of rectangular trampolines Skyhigh this 7ft x 10ft offers a great balance between performance, safety and longevity. The green PVC on the pads, and enclosure pole covers will blend into your garden beautifully too.
Jumpking 7ft x 10ft Oval Trampoline
An American brand originally made in Texas, Jumpking have a reputation for making great trampolines and have since introduced their designs to the United Kingdom where they are well respected.
Telstar 7ft x 10ft Oval Telstar Vortex (Black Edtion)
Beginning in 2007 Telstar have produced round, rectangular and oval trampolines. The Vortex black edition is a popular model of their oval trampoline range.
7ft x 10ft Telstar Oval Jump Capsule MK3
Telstar also offer the oval jump capsule in the same size as the Vortex. It offers a different look with the enclosure and the poles insert into the pads.
7ft x 10ft Rebo Base Jump Rectangular Trampoline
Rebo produce oval and rectangle trampolines under the "Base Jump" model of their range and have been trading in the UK since 2004.
Sportspower 8ft x 10ft Rectangular Trampoline
Also producing a variety of other play equipment Sportspower rose to prominence by stocking their trampolines in Argos. They have recently ventured into making rectangular trampolines.