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Trampolines are a great form of exercise and entertainment for your kids.
However, if you don’t want your kids exposed to the sun for extended periods, then you’ll need to find a way to provide some shade.
In addition to protecting from sunburn, shade covers also protect kids from other harmful effects of extended sun exposure such as dehydration and heatstroke.
They also extend the life of your trampoline by protecting it from the elements.
In this article, we round up the top trampolines with shade covers on the market to provide you with a starting point in your search.
Our top pick: Vuly Ultra with Shade Cover
Vuly is well known as one of the most popular trampoline brands in Australia. The Ultra is their mid-range product and is our top pick for most families.
At the time of writing, the Ultra comes with Vuly’s Tent Bundle for free, which includes tent walls and a shade cover.
If this is not included at the time you purchase, you can easily add the shade cover as an accessory.
The reason this trampoline is so popular is that it delivers on all the features you should expect from a modern trampoline, but without the crazy price tag.
- Safety enclosure with curved poles and tight netting which means jumpers don’t make contact with the poles.
- Springs that are completely external to the trampoline enclosure.
- Strong frame made from sturdy and weather-resistant double galvanised steel that resists rust.
- Extra thick safety padding.
- Good, consistent bounce for a range of user weights.
- Passes Australian and USA safety standards.
Even if you don’t end up going with the Ultra, it’s worth checking out just to use as a base to compare against other models.
Springfree trampolines are also very popular and are a safe option for young children.
As with Vuly trampolines, you can purchase a sunshade as an optional accessory with your Springfree trampoline.
The rods in the frame are made of flexible composite fibreglass, so children won’t get injured or snagged on them.
The frame itself is sturdy, and the rods are located underneath the enclosure so jumping kids won’t come into contact with them.
The amount of bounce is good, although springless trampolines are generally considered to be less bouncy than traditional spring trampolines.
The Kahuna Trampoline is a more affordable option for families with young kids who want a trampoline that will provide protection from the sun.
In addition to the sun shade, it also comes with a basketball set and storage compartment, providing a place for your kids to put their shoes while they jump.
The trampoline itself is made from high-quality materials that are UV-stabilised to protect them from the elements. It has a heavy-duty black steel frame and reinforced padding to protect your children from falls.
As with most modern trampolines, the springs are located outside the safety net to reduce the chance of contact, and the poles curve away from the jumping area.
The only downside to this product is that the construction and materials may not be as high quality as more premium brands, and some users do report difficulties with assembly.
We like JumpFlex trampolines for their high-quality construction and range of safety features including curved safety net poles, external springs, and self-closing entry.
Also, the zinc galvanised frames are powder-coated, a feature you usually won’t find on trampolines in this price range.
However, what we like most about JumpFlex trampolines is their lifetime warranty on all models.
All JumpFlex trampolines can be purchased with their Smartshade accessory which will protect your kids from the sun’s harsh UV rays while they bounce.
The Smartshade is easy to install, features a drain hole so rain doesn’t pool, and comes with a 1 year warranty.
The Thunder Pro is Vuly’s premium springless trampoline. It features a durable rust-free frame, advanced safety features, and superior bounce.
At the time of writing, the Thunder Pro comes with a free shade cover. If this deal is not available at your time of purchase, you can purchase the shade cover separately.
The Thunder Pro is packed with industry-leading safety features. These include a curved hour-glass shape jumping area that means no contact with poles, no springs, and a tightly woven, soft, durable netting.
At 190cm, Vuly claims the Thunder Pro has the world’s tallest safety net.
The leaf springs on the Thunder pro stretch from the bouncing surface all the way to the ground, providing superior bounce.
This design also prevents access underneath the trampoline, reducing the risk of children crawling under while others are bouncing.
The downside? The Vuly Thunder trampolines are some of the most expensive on the market.
Oz Trampolines offers shade roofs as an optional accessory on most of their round and oval trampolines. These shade sails are adjustable in height and block 80% light and UV.
The Oz Trampolines brand is well-known for its sturdy and reliable products. The trampolines range in sizes from 6ft to 16ft and have a weight capacity of 200kg.
Oz Trampolines don’t have curved safety net poles or external springs for safety, but they do have a solid, durable frame that will last through years of use by your family.
The included anchor kit means you can safely secure it in place on your property.