Rectangle trampolines are gaining popularity in 2019 and through to 2020 more so than any other year that’s come before. Trampolines are a great way for your kids to have fun in the garden. It gets them out of the house and using a trampoline has proven to have many health benefits so we’ve seen them pop up in gardens all across the UK.
I was on the search recently for a new Rectangular trampoline but I didn’t want to spend a fortune. I thought that I probably wouldn’t find even a small rectangle trampoline for cheap but then I stumbled across the Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Rectangular Trampoline, available in 3 different sizes from a 10 ft by 7 ft Rectangle Trampoline to the medium-sized 12 ft by 8ft Rectangle Trampoline to finally the massively exciting 15 ft by 10ft Rectangle Trampoline.
Needless to say, the Zero Gravity Ultima 5 is of my best rectangular garden trampolines available to buy this year! And I’m going to tell you why.
Why The Zero Gravity Rectangular Barrel Trampoline?
New to 2019 the Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Rectangle Trampoline ticks a few boxes, here are the reasons why I decided that this rectangle trampoline was the right one for me. Firstly price, It’s probably the cheapest rectangle trampoline that you’re going to find online, with three different sizes available and with each size coming in at a very reasonable price point. For any other trampoline, you should expect to pay an extra £100 on the price of the Zero Gravity Ultima 5 prices.
The Design, I love the unique barrel design, called so after I presume the shape of the trampoline. It’s shaped like a barrel and looks like it will keep a centre line down the trampoline bounce mat which will stop children from bouncing too close to the edge of the trampoline where accidents can occur.
It will also provide stability and strength as curved trampolines are stronger than straight designs as they have that extra resistance.
A better bounce! while there are many more expensive rectangle trampolines, this trampoline while being affordable provides a much higher bounce than a standard round trampoline. Perfect for those wanting to upgrade from a small round trampoline to a larger rectangle trampoline.
Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Design
This Zero Gravity Trampoline features a blue and yellow colourful design that’s in line with the brand design. The same colour scheme can be seen on their round trampoline models such as the 8ft Zero Gravity Ultima 4.
Eye-catching and superbly designed the Zero Gravity Rectangle Trampoline has the safety-focused curved inner enclosure that keeps children’s fingers away from the springs when the trampoline is in use.
The trampoline enclosure secures to the trampoline mat and not the frame of the trampoline-like in traditional models. I always advise an inner enclosure when you are purchasing a new trampoline.
Zero Gravity has worked for 2 years on creating this unique barrel trampoline design that brings all the great features such as a better bounce and larger jump mat to an affordable price point with the Ultima 5 rectangular trampoline.
The blue safety padding that covers the trampoline springs and frame is made from PVC instead of PE. PVC does not fade or disintegrate when it’s sitting outside in the sun all day which can be seen on some other brand trampolines so you can be confident that the trampoline will stay as colourful and eye-catching for years to come.
Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Features Review
The Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Barrel Rectangle Trampoline features a unique barrel design that adds strength and stability to the trampoline, Inverted angled legs stop the trampoline from moving when in motion.
This is quite a common occurrence with rectangle trampolines and Zero Gravity have designed this trampoline to minimise this from occurring with the unique inverted legs. Movements of the trampoline when in use weaken the structure and the frame and can cause a trampoline to collapse.
Thick trampoline padding provides an extra safety reassurance when your children are using the trampoline and the inner curved enclosure is strong and kept in place by steel rods that hook to the top of the trampoline enclosure support poles.
The Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Trampoline, depending on which size you choose can support a max weight between 100 KG and 130 KG.
Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Build Guide
How long will this trampoline take to build? with most trampolines, I like to include a trampoline build guide for the particular model. I haven’t got round to writing the guide yet but build times are;
- 10 ft x 7 ft: 2 – 3 Hours
- 12 ft x 8 ft: 3 – 4 Hours
- 15ft x 10 ft: 3 – 5 Hours
Make sure you check the trampoline package for everything that’s needed to build the trampoline. Read the instructions carefully.
ProTip: To add the springs effortlessly put the mat and the springs on opposite each other, When you have 4 trampoline springs attached workaround clockwise to attach the other springs. I’ve heard some people had trouble getting the springs on.
- Cheap Rectangle Trampoline (Unusal!)
- Available in 3 different sizes
- Bright design with blue and yellow colours
- Inner Curved Enclosure
- Max User Weight of between 100 KG and 130 KG
- Thick 20 mm Spring Cover Padding
- 5 Steel dual Legs to redistribute weight
- Ladder Included
- Build Guide included in package
- Not recommended for under 6 Year Olds
- No Trampoline Cover Available Yet
Why Is The Zero Gravity Ultima 5 My Best Rectangle Trampoline Buy?
It’s not often I come across a rectangle trampoline that has many of the features of trampolines twice or even thrice the price of the Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Barrel Trampoline. With 3 different sizes available suitable for small, medium and large gardens, the ZG Ultima 5 trampoline just ticks all the right boxes.
It has a great design, colourful and featuring an inner enclosure that’s curved to protect children from harm it really has the safety aspect well thought out and you can tell what the 2 years of development have gone into.
Easier to fit into a garden than the standard round trampoline I’ve got a feeling that this trampoline design will be a best seller going into the summer and 2020.
Zero Gravity 10 ft x 7 ft Rectangle Trampoline
The smallest rectangular trampoline from the Zero Gravity Ultima 5 range is the 10ft by 7ft (305 cm by 214 cm | 3.05 m by 2.14m) size. Perfect for small to medium gardens this size of the Zero Gravity Ultima 5 is recommended for ages 6+. Featuring the same unique barrel design as the other sized Zero gravity rectangle trampolines.
The 10ft by 7ft Zero Gravity trampoline has a weight capacity limit of 100 KG (15 stone & 7 lbs) and the jumping mat dimensions are 263 cm by 172 cm ( 2.63 m by 1.72 m). The height of the trampoline is between 9 ft and 10ft so expect it to be between 275 cm and 305 cm tall.
With the legs attached the trampoline sits with an 80 cm (0.8 m) off the ground clearance – included in the total height calculation.
Zero Gravity 12 ft x 8 ft Rectangle Trampoline
The 12 ft x 8ft Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Rectangle Trampoline has 5 double support legs and is 366 cm (3.66 m) by 243 cm (2.43 m) in diameter. It is between 275 cm (2.75 m) and 305 cm (3.05 m) tall.
The jumping mat diameter of the 12ft by 8ft Zero Gravity Barrel rectangular Trampoline is 324 cm (3.24 m) by 201 cm (2.01 m) with a frame height of 90 cm (0.90 m) giving it a 90 cm clearance from the ground.
This sized trampoline has a max weight capacity of 100 KG (15 stone 7 lbs). The trampoline would be great for a medium or large sized garden, recommended for ages 6+ as long as the weight capacity is not exceeded.
Zero Gravity 15 ft x 10 ft Rectangle Trampoline
The 15 ft x 10ft Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Rectangle Trampoline has 5 double support legs and is 457 cm (4.57 m) by 305 cm (3.05 m) in diameter. It is between 275 cm (2.75 m) and 305 cm (3.05 m) tall.
The jumping mat diameter of the 15ft by 10ft Zero Gravity Barrel rectangular Trampoline is 415 cm (4.15 m) by 263 cm (2.63 m) with a frame height of 100 cm (1.00 m) giving it a 100 cm clearance from the ground.
This sized trampoline has a max weight capacity of 130 KG (20 stone 4 lbs). The trampoline would be great for a medium or large-sized garden, recommended for ages 6+ as long as the weight capacity is not exceeded.
Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Review & Score
Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Review
Review Final thoughts
The Zero Gravity Ultima 5 trampoline comes in 3 different sizes so you can find a size of trampoline that’s perfect for your garden. Featuring a unique barrel design and bright design the Ultima 5 will appeal to all ages. The Zero Gravity Ultima 5 comes with an inner safety enclosure and thick padding so the safety appeal is definitely present with this trampoline. If you’re looking for a cheap rectangular trampoline then my best choice is the Zero Gravity Ultima 5. It has all the features you need, with a ladder provided and a high weight capacity.