Comparing the bounce… Vuly or Springfree?

Comparing the bounce... Vuly or Springfree

Last weekend we pulled down the old trampoline. Purchased as a long ago Christmas present, it came into our lives pre-diagnosis and has seen Poss bounce her way through many an anxious moment over the years.

Rusted, with a broken net, mat and spring cover, it was time for it to go. But now the question is… what to replace it with?

I asked my lovely followers on Facebook and Instagram, and it seemed to be split between the Springfree and the Vuly Thunder. We’d heard of the Springfree before, but I’d never heard of the Vuly… but then again, it’s been a few years.

Both seemed about the same price point, and after some googling, we decided we needed Poss to bounce on them to make the decision. So that’s what we did. And here’s what we found out…

The same:

  • The mid-size trampolines are about the same price.
  • They both claim to be easy to put together, with lots of video support as well as a phone service. If that’s too much you can pay someone to do it for you.
  • Both are designed with no springs, but they are different in the way they are put together.
  • They both have soft edges, which helps prevent injury.
  • You can add basketball hoops on both, if you’re so inclined.
  • Their nets are stretchy and attached from the outside.

The Vuly:

  • Seems to have higher bounce than the Springfree, for the same effort. If that makes sense.
  • The net is tighter around the frame, which for Poss meant she was able to do handstands while leaning on it. This really isn’t a big deal though – both are super safe.
  • It comes with a cover/tent thing. I’m not sure how practical this would be while she was actually bouncing, but to have a closed in space… well, that’s a plus for a kid like her.
  • It seems to be quite a solid unit. Which might be bad when we have to drag it around to mow the lawn, but I like that the ladder is built in, and there aren’t many things that can break.
  • The warranty on the frame is 10 years, the net and mat only 1 year.
  • They only come in round shapes.
  • Will hold up to 150kg in bouncing weight, but will hold much more for static weight.

The Springfree:

  • The Springfree comes in a few different shapes; a square, round, as well as an oval shape. This is good for non-standard size back yards.
  • There is an 8 year warranty on the frame, and two years on the net and mat.
  • Optimum bouncing weight is 100kg, however it will hold much more.
  • Nothing comes with it. You need to add even the step – which is an additional cost of $99.
  • It’s won multiple awards, including a Choice one for safety.

We still don’t know which way we’re going to go. I think it will come down to the size factor for us and what we can actually fit in the yard.

But I think it’s safe to say, which ever way we end up, these are both pretty good trampolines and you’ll just need to see which one works best for your family and the space you’ve got to put it in.

Let me know… which trampoline do you have? Would you recommend it?


This is NOT a sponsored post. We were just keen to check them out and I figured others might be interested too. 

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  1. Great post! We went with the Vuly last year. our key considerations being price (when we looked, the Vuly was cheaper but I think it was on sale) and quality – it needed to be able to handle our Meterorite, which ruled out the cheaper ones at the major stores.
    The Vuly trampoline is in great condition 11 months later. The tent cover tore in March and once that starts tearing it’s a delicate flower.

  2. We have a vuly. Have had it for a few years now and it’s been awesome. Even coped with four drunk adults bouncing on it at once. x
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  3. We had a little 7ft Vuly when we lived in the city and we loved it – the kids used it daily. Just last Christmas we traded up to a 16ft Vuly because the kids are now a lot bigger, and we have a lot more space here! Sold our old one second hand on ebay and got a good price. Have to say we have never used the tent thing on either one. They are solid, but I can move the big one by myself if we need to move it for mowing etc.
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    • Oh the eBay angle is a good one – I initially tried to buy a pre loved one on eBay, but the resale was so high I gave up and just bought a new one.

  4. We have the spring free with the basketball hop. It’s about 4 years old now and recently the basket ball netting fell apart. My 10 yr old ASD child wants the tent thing. However getting a tarp and getting the kids to turn it into a cubby house. Is a fun and cheaper option. We have found that the bounce is firmer than our old tramp. Howver, it’s stops the whiplash you can get from double bouncing on a soft mat.

  5. We’ve had a Springfree for about 6 years and it looks as good as new – they’re an investment, but worthwhile.

    I said it was the same price as 10 trips to a psychiatrists… and much more useful.
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