Trampoline Replacement Mat Reviews

Trampoline Replacement Mat Reviews

Trampoline mats are one of the most important parts of a trampoline. A good trampoline mat will provide hours of safe fun and exercise. A bad mat provides low bounce, frequent tears, and is unable to survive for very long, leading to the need for constant replacements and repairs.

Luckily we’ve put together a list of the best trampoline mats. Whether you’re looking for the perfect trampoline mat replacement, or a mat for a brand new trampoline, we’ve got you covered!

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Top Rated Trampoline Mats: Top Picks

 

SkyBound Premium Trampoline Replacement Mats With Sunguard

Skybound is one of our favorite brands and have always stood by their quality products. They are at the top of the list for replacement trampoline mats and offer many sizes and features. SkyBound’s sunguard material ensures that your trampoline mat is protected from the sun and other elements giving the material a long-lasting life.

These mats are constructed using the highest quality materials with attention to detail. They use thick steel v-rings and multiple layers of stitching to prevent tears and improve bounce.

We have heard customers report that these SkyBound replacements mats end up lasting well over the 5 year warranty, and offer a better bounce and feel than their original mats ever did.

I’m sure you know that dreaded feeling when you see the area between the springs and the mat start to tear. The design of this mat has solved this issue, and SkyBounds 5 year warranty seems to back that up.

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Other Great Features:

  • Heavy Duty Permatron Construction
  • 8 Layer Reinforced Stitching
  • Included Spring Tool
  • 3 year V-ring Warranty
  • 5 Year Surface Warranty

Trampoline Pro Replacement Mats

Trampoline pro is another great choice for mats. We’ve used this brand a few times and have noted great construction quality and price range. From what we’ve seen, these mats are just slightly inferior to SkyBound, but are still a great alternative and have lasted for 5+ years so far.

The only real con is that Trampoline Pro doesn’t include the same 3/5 year warranty that SkyBound does. Regardless, these mats have held up well and are definitely still a great choice.

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Other Great Features:

  • Heavy Duty Permatron Construction
  • Weather Resistant
  • Warp Resistant
  • Quality Manufacturing

Trampoline Depot Premium Mat Replacements

This is another excellent option. These mats are fairly new to the market, but have shown to be very high quality from what we’ve seen. Trampoline Depot mainly stocks mats for 14 and 15 foot frames, but does carry other sizes as well.

They have a great reputation for fitting most popular brands such as JumpSport, Regal, Hedstrom, Wal-Mart, NBF, Sam’s Club, Sports Chalet, SuperTramp, Sundance, Costco, AirMaster, Leisure Kingdom, Sky Bouncer, JumpKing, Bazoongi, Sports Authority and more.

These mats are also made from permatron and have a similar advanced stitching design that SkyBounce uses, so they are definitely very high quality.

There are a couple of minor cons we have found, one being that this company is pretty new and we have not had their mat for long enough to accurately test the life-span, and some users also report a black coating rubbing off on their feet the first few days they use the trampoline mat. Besides those two minor issues this brand is a great choice!

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Other Great Features:

  • Heavy Duty Construction Using Permatron
  • Weather Resistant including UV
  • 8 Layers of Thick Stitching
  • Extremely High Tensile Strength
  • Mildew Resistant

Now that we’ve covered our top recommended brands, it’s time to talk about measuring and replacing your mat.

 

What To Look For When Buying a Trampoline Mat

With so many different sizes, brands, and choices, it can get confusing trying to find the right trampoline mat. In addition to our recommendations above, we’re here to give you more information about what to look for in the ideal replacement.

Material

There are many different materials used, and each manufacturer has their own blend. We recommend looking for tensile polypropylene, polypropylene mixes, or permatron for your replacement. These materials have shown to hold up well under stress, and most of the materials are able to be coated with anti-weather infusions.

 

In addition, these materials are very resilient to tears and rips, and give a good amount of stretch and spring. They also hold up under load very well and have a long lasting life. The only downside to some of these materials is that they can leave a black residue on your feet for the first few days when you start jumping on it. A good way to prevent this is to hose your mat off and wipe it with a cloth before jumping.

Construction

When looking at construction of the product, the first thing we recommend you do is look for how many layers of stitching are around the V-Rings or metal buckles. If this stitching isn’t strong enough, it can rip very quickly and cause major damage to the springs and material. We recommend choosing a product that has at least 7 layers of stitching to ensure a long lifespan.

Longevity

Another important factor is the longevity of the product. It’s important to select a mat that is guaranteed to be weather-proof and long lasting. If there is no weather-proofing UV rays from the sun, excessive rain, ice, snow, hail, and insects can all damage your trampoline mat. Another thing to look for is a warranty, most companies will only offer long warranties if they know that their product is made to last.

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Price Range

While prices can definitely vary it’s very important not to pick the absolute cheapest product if you want your purchase to last. Most of the cheaper ones you see will only last for a few months at a time, and don’t give very much bounce. The higher-end mats are generally only $50 cheaper and can last for more than 5 years and provide a much greater bounce, so it’s a good idea to pick a good product the first time around and save yourself a headache down the road.

 

How Long Do Parts Normally Last?

Trampolines are developed with a long lifespan in mind that should last for several years. Their outer frames are constructed from sturdy, high quality steel. Their mats are constructed from fibers that can hold up against the climate outside, all year long. However, there might come a time during the life of your trampoline that it may need some repairs. In some cases, it might need brand new springs, legs, and even a new mat.

Some of the best parts can actually be purchased as after-market parts. Vendors like SkyBounce have a very high reputation for exceeding the original manufacturers specifications and can provide even more bounce and durability than the original parts that you were using before.

Below are a few things you could should take into consideration when buying a substitute mat. Follow these tips and you will ensure plenty of fun for years to come.

Why Is Jumping On a Damaged Mat Unsafe?

There’s nothing worse than jumping up high in the air, only to fall straight through the mesh and onto the ground. It’s important not to jump on a trampoline with a damaged surface. Rips and holes can spread quickly and make jumping unsafe, especially for children.  Some people think that once their mat rips they need to purchase an entirely new trampoline, but this could not be further from the truth. Since replacement mats are so cheap and durable, it’s always a bargain to just remove the old one and replace it with a high quality new one. It’s very important to be sure you select the correct product, and this can become quite confusing sometimes.

Why Would a Trampoline Mat Need To Be Replaced?

With time, and also with lots of weight and people jumping, it’s safe to say that bounciness can be lost. The springs can rust and lose their pull, and the material which makes up the mat can become damaged by UV rays, weather, and animals.

Sometimes they get so damaged that rips, tears, or holes start to appear in the material. There are some professionals who can repair these holes, but that can get quite costly and winds up being even more of a hassle. Trampoline mats are not that expensive, so it’s often a good idea to just opt for a replacement and not go through the hassle of repairs.

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How to Change The Mat

The first step is always to figure out the specific dimensions. There are different methods for both a rectangular and round frames.

For a round trampoline, you will need to measure the frame size first. You can do this by standing on one side, and then measuring directly across to the opposite side. Sometimes the frame will warp, especially on older trampolines, so it’s normal for the measurement to be off by a couple of inches, but anything more than this will require you to re-measure and double check the sizing.

For rectangular trampolines, you will need to measure the frame size first as well. You can do this by measuring the total distance between the short side, and then measuring the total distance between the long side, and recording those two measurements.

To measure your spring size you will need to remove one of the springs, and measure it(un-stretched) from one side of the hook to the other side of the hook, and include the hooks in your measurement.

To measure the number of rings you have you will need to either count the number of rings you have on your mat, or count the number of total springs you have.

This video below gives a good demonstration:

 

How to Remove a Trampoline Mat

If you haven’t already, you will need to remove your old mat. It’s always easier to remove and install with two people rather than one, but it definitely can be done by yourself. The first step is to get a hold of a spring tool, this will make the job much easier, but it’s possible to do it without one. Use the spring tool in a clockwise motion, move around and go going spring by spring until all the tension is gone and you can easily remove the mat. Once two sides of springs are removed, it will be very easy to remove the rest as there will be no tension anymore.