{FAMILY} Trampoline Testers: One Year Later

It’s been exactly one year since my family was gifted a Springfree Trampoline in exchange for my honest review, so I thought it would be a good time to update you all on how it’s been going for our family.

Over the past year, our trampoline has been draped in over 2 feet of wet, heavy snow. It’s been through week-long bouts of torrential downpours (because: Vancouver), and it’s seen scorching hot summer days. Our trampoline has tempted tiny toddlers, and it’s been put to the test by full-sized moms and dads. My trampoline has spent over 365 days with my 3 bouncing not-so-little-anymore babies, and it has likely seen a few wild animals too.

We’ve truly put our trampoline to the test, and after one full year, I wanted to share some of my trampoline takeaways with you, in case you’re in the same mindset as I was when I was so hesitant to give trampolines a try.

When it comes to trampolines, safety should supersede spend.

Trampolines are expensive. It’s not like we’re dropping $10 on a trendy toy for our tots (*cough* fidget spinners *cough*) – trampolines can run anywhere from $350 to $3,500+ depending on the size, features, and brand you’re buying. It’s a lofty investment, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly, because unlike those trendy toys, it’s not so easy to toss a trampoline if you’ve decided it’s not a fit for your family.

Before you buy the cheapest trampoline you can find on Craigslist, consider the safety features and do your research. There can be many risks associated with stingy setups and copycat models. Make sure your pick is going to keep your kids safe, and remain sturdy for years to come. Talk to friends who own trampolines, and most importantly, test them out yourself!

Springfree trampolines are on the higher end when it comes to price point, but they’re also the safest trampolines on the market – designed by an engineer dad whose wife wouldn’t let him buy a trampoline for his kids, so he built a safer one himself.

A little bit of sun = a whole lotta fun! #jump

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Springfree trampolines can weather the storm.

Not only did my trampoline survive four full-on seasons, but after a full year of full-on wear and tear, my Springfree trampoline still looks brand new. We haven’t cleaned it, moved it, or repaired it – not even once – and it still looks as new as the day it was first installed.

Our trampoline was also used all year round. My kids jumped on it in their snow boots and snowsuits during the cold winter weather, put on their rain gear and jumped during the never-ending spring showers, and of course hopped away bundled up for fall, or nearly nude during the hot summer months.

Sun's out, Beans out! ☀️ #PBAmbassador

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Trampolines aren’t just made for jumping!

My kids have found creative ways to enjoy their trampoline – far beyond the humdrum hopping up and down. They put the sprinkler underneath and add soap to create a makeshift slip n’ slide, they decorate the surface with colourful sidewalk chalk, and they make blanket forts in their shared space. During the snowy winter months, my kids build tiny snowmen on the trampoline, make snow angels and have snowball fights within the trampoline’s walls. It’s been the one “toy” that my kids can enjoy together, and I’m so happy they still love it after a full year.

We’ve had no injuries, no damage done (despite my toddler’s biggest efforts to tear the netting), and no regrets. My kids love their trampoline as much as they did on the day it arrived, and I’m happy with my decision to add a trampoline to our family.

Do you have a trampoline? I’d love to hear your thoughts too!

Disclaimer: I was compensated for sharing my thoughts on our Springfree trampoline, however the thoughts and opinions shared are completely my own.

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