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Indoor vs. Outdoor Trampolines: Pros and Cons

Posted on
Jan 16, 2024
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Nothing invites the whole family to jump into a fun little adventure quite like a trampoline does. 

Moreover being an enjoyable pastime, a trampoline session is a great way to sneak some exercise into your lifestyle. Trampolines are popular among both outdoorsy and indoorsy individuals, but which one are you?

Seeing that you've landed on this page, we have a strong feeling that you are on the verge of purchasing one—and yet aren't quite sure whether an indoor trampoline or outdoor trampoline would be the right pick.

Before you add anything to your cart, read tthis guide that compares indoor trampolines vs. outdoor trampolines.


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Indoor Trampolines 

If you're into fun exercise routines, indoor trampolines will be your go-to workout tool for yourself and your high-energy kids. 


Pros of Indoor Trampolines 

  • Jump All Year Round 

One of the biggest benefits of an indoor trampoline is that you don't have to wait for spring or summer to get free passage to bounce for hours on end. Even the coldest weather conditions can't stand in the way of a perfect trampoline day. 

Thanks to this evident benefit, adults can immerse themselves in their workout routines without interruptions, and kids can play to their heart's desire. 

Come rain, shine, or snow, you can use an indoor trampoline all year round. 


  • Portability 

No matter the size of your home, you probably don't want a trampoline taking up too much space. Luckily, indoor trampolines are traditionally small or medium-sized, giving you the opportunity to seamlessly move it from your living room to the kids' bedroom as needed. 


  • Easy Assembly  

A lightweight indoor trampoline is usually much easier to assemble versus a heavier outdoor one. On average, it'll take you approximately 20 minutes to one hour to build an indoor trampoline. Less time spent on constructing means more time invested in trampolining. 


Cons of Indoor Trampolines 


  • Solo Jumps Only 

Indoor trampolines are great due to their compact structures and portability, but that also means that they usually can't accommodate more than one person at a time. 


  • Low Vertical Clearance 

When kids (and even adults) shift into trampoline-mode, we want to jump high. However, jumping for the sky isn't exactly a possibility when you're indoors. 


  • Less Sturdy Material 

You already know how fantastic indoor trampolines are, but one demerit that they usually carry is that they aren't built for extreme wear and tear. With less sturdy material holding it together, there is a risk of the trampoline tipping over due to more impactful jumps. To boot, indoor trampolines are commonly smaller in size, so they're perfect for the little ones but not so much for the backflip-loving adult

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Outdoor Trampolines 

Kicking it up a notch, an outdoor trampoline offers a world of possibilities with minimal downsides. 


Pros of Outdoor Trampolines 

  • Durability  

An outdoor trampoline—especially when it's been built by trusted brands, like Vuly—is made for heavy-duty usage. Made to suit al fresco conditions, you'll find that most outdoor trampolines are engineered from sturdier material and are attuned to a heftier weight capacity. 


  • Catch a Cloud 

Thanks to their robust design and the lack of vertical constraints, you'll be able to jump as high as possible. You might even catch a cloud while you're up there! 


  • Maximized Jump Area 

Outdoor trampolines come in large sizes that offer more jump space, as opposed to their indoor counterparts. Increased spaciousness promotes more movement and opens the doors for more jump styles. 


  • An Outdoorsy Backdrop 

A workout session on a trampoline is great for your health, but taking it outside is a true breath of fresh air.

Bouncing on your outdoor trampoline while the wind gently blows the scent of a freshly-mowed lawn into your face is the ultimate backyard summer experience. 

Cons of Outdoor Trampolines 

  • Exposure to the Elements 

Similar to indoor trampolines, outdoor trampolines aren't free of a few cons here and there. That being said, it's worth mentioning that the main nemesis of an outdoor trampoline is the weather. 

From rain and shine to fall foliage and bird feathers, your outdoor trampoline may catch a lot of what nature has to offer. This calls for frequent maintenance to keep your trampoline clean, clear, and in tip-top shape for your next jump sesh. 

On the bright side, it's a small price to pay to maintain your outdoor trampoline that offers you and your loved ones endless opportunities to perfect your somersaults.


  • Maximum Space Consumption 

If you opt for a large outdoor trampoline, you can expect it to consume a significant portion of your yard. Given that they are quite heavy, it isn't easy to move them around either.  


  • More Challenging Assembly 

You haven't met the limits of your patience until you have attempted to assemble a traditional outdoor trampoline. From bolts and nuts to miles of Velcro, it may take you 4 to 5 hours before play time can commence. 

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Benefits of Trampoline Use


  • Cardiovascular fitness 
  • Motor skill development 
  • Lymphatic drainage 
  • Low-impact strengthening workout 
  • Stress relief 
  • Improves posture
  • Enhances agility and coordination 



Vuly Trampolines: All Ups, No Downs 

When comparing indoor trampolines vs. outdoor trampolines, keep in mind that the best one for you is the one that can easily be integrated into your lifestyle. 

If you happen to be leaning towards outdoor trampolines but are inching away due to the daunting downsides that they come with, you'll be jumping for joy when you find out that Vuly specializes in revolutionary trampolines that change the name of the game. 

Vuly trampolines are specially crafted to thrive in outdoor settings. Made with superior structural durability in mind, these state-of-the-art trampolines feature patented technology that encompass exceptional safety and durability features. Tried-and-tested in even the harshest weather conditions and available in multiple sizes, these sophisticated trampolines have it all. The only things they don't have are bolts, nuts, or Velcro. This way, you can enjoy assembly for earlier play time. All the cons mentioned above in terms of outdoor trampolines are things you don’t have to deal with when you opt for Vuly products. 

When it comes to trampoline fun characterized by unparalleled quality and safety for the whole family, you can put your trust in the iconic play equipment of Vuly. 

You came to play, and so did Vuly. Browse our catalog of family-friendly trampolines today! 

Victor Volynski
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Victor Volynski
Content marketer with expertise in innovative play equipment, Vic is always following the latest trends and developments in this area and trying to find the best options for maximum fun! Vic is also an ex-gymnast with 20 years of experience and holds a science degree, making him an authority on trampolines, monkey bars, and swing sets.
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