Kanga Trampoline Review
Here, in this article, I’ll be referring to the following Kanga trampolines:
Kanga Trampoline 6ft
Kanga Trampoline 8ft
Kanga Trampoline 10ft
Kanga Trampoline 12ft
Why do that?
Why review multiple trampolines in the same article? Am I very lazy or something?
Essentially it’s because they are all the same. Not the same size, obviously. And they do not hold the same weight either. I’ve pointed out these differences within the following text.
But otherwise, they, the different sized Kanga trampolines, are all constructed the same way (hence the assembly instructions I’ve provided here are for a one-size-fits-all situation).
Incidentally, if your questions are not addressed within the main Kanga Trampoline review text (just below), by all means, check through the Kanga Trampoline FAQs which are just below the main review text.
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The Kanga Trampoline is the No. 1 best seller in the U.K. right now. And for good reason too. It’s an excellent piece of kit for the kids (and for the adults as well, truth be told).
It does have some competition, perhaps specifically from the Zero Gravity Ultima 5.
Here’s my Zero Gravity Ultima 5 Trampoline review.
Also Kanga has competition in the form of a further excellent outdoor trampoline – the Ultrasport: Ultrasport Outdoor UniJump Trampoline review.
(Note: The Kanga Trampoline is available again. Click the link above to view on Amazon.co.uk)
The Kanga Trampoline comes with a safety net enclosure, a ladder, and an anchor kit to ensure that the trampoline does not come loose during play.
The trampoline is made from a bunch of quality materials and it meets a variety of E.U. safety regulations inclusive of TUV, GS, CE, and the all-important EN71.
The Kanga Premium Trampoline is available in a range of different diameters: 6ft (1.83 metres); Kanga 8ft Premium Trampoline (2.44 metres); Kanga 10ft Premium Trampoline (3.05 metres); 12ft (3.66 metres).
All Kanga Trampoline sizes are ideal for the medium to larger-sized garden and can be used by adults as well – yes, the trampoline is plenty strong enough for that purpose (besides the smallest, 6ft trampoline that can only safely handle a weight of up to 7.87 stones).
Here are the maximum user weights for the Kanga Premium Trampoline in accordance with size:
- Kanga 6ft Premium Trampoline: Max user weight is 50kg (7.87 stone).
- Kanga 8ft Premium Trampoline: Max user weight 100kg (15.75 stone).
- Kanga 10ft Premium Trampoline: Max user weight 150kg (23.6 stone).
- Kanga 12ft Premium Trampoline: Max user weight 150kg (23.6 stone).
How about age group in accordance with trampoline size? Here are the stats:
- The 6-foot Kanga Trampoline is suitable for kids aged 4-10 years.
- 8-foot Kanga Trampoline – kids aged 4-12 years.
- 10-foot Kanga Trampoline – ages of 6 years and up (adults included).
- 12-foot Kanga Trampoline – ages of 6 years and up (adults included).
Kanga Trampoline frame heights above ground level:
- 6-foot Kanga Trampoline frame height 51 cm above ground level.
- 8-foot Kanga Trampoline: frame height 60 cm above ground level.
- 10-foot Kanga Trampoline: frame height 65 cm above ground level.
- 12-foot Kanga Trampoline: frame height 80 cm above ground level.
The mat – the part that you jump on – for all Kanga Trampolines is 14mm (0.55 inch) thick. The padding is made from UV-resistant polyethylene materials with EPE foam to the interior.
What is EPE foam? It’s a new type of foam material that caters to strong cushioning and it has shock-proofing capabilities.
Kanga Trampolines are easy and relatively quick to assemble. As a first-time trampoline assembler, you can probably get one of these up and running in terms of assembling from scratch within two-to-three hours.
For best results, as they say, two or more people should be involved in the assembly process.
Kanga customer support is available Mondays through Fridays if you have any questions about the trampoline. You can reach them on (01206) 855170.
Kanga Customer Support: (01206) 855170 (Monday through Friday, 9 am until 5 pm)
How to Assemble a Kanga Premium Trampoline
Here’s a useful instruction video about how to assemble the Kanga trampoline…
Kanga Trampoline assembly instructions | Kanga Trampline video
And here are my own assembly instructions in written format:
By all means bookmark this page so that you can return to it if need be.
It may be easier to watch the video while reading through the Kanga assembly instructions given below. Or, you may only need to watch the video and you can discard the written instructions.
Step #1. Ensure you have all the required parts.
There’s a parts list that you’ll receive with the trampoline. Check that off piece by piece then you’ll know for sure you’ve got all that you should have.
If something is missing then get in touch with Kanga customer support by calling (01206) 855170 (Monday through Friday, 9 am until 5 pm).
Step #2. The frame and the T-sections. Lay those out on the area you wish to assemble the trampoline.
You should have one T-section piece for every individual part of the frame. Then push the T-sections onto each frame section. Once all joined up you’ll have a circular shape.
Step #3. Join the trampoline legs to the circular frame.
Be sure when you’re doing this that everything is connected up properly.
Step #4. Attach the T-sections to the legs of the trampoline.
The holes should line up so you can screw each T-section in.
Step #5. Lay the springs and mat out.
For this step you’ll need the springs, the mat, and the spring tool that comes with the trampoline.
Step #6. Attach four trampoline springs to the frame and jumping mat.
Keep the mat nice and tight as you attach the first four springs to the frame and the mat. After this step, the trampoline mat should look like a square rather than a circular mat. So, essentially, you attach each corner of the square. Make sense?
Step #7. Add more springs opposite to one another on each side of the trampoline.
Add more springs in alternate fashion – do one side then the opposite side so the trampoline mat remains pulled taught. Once a few more springs are added on either side, you can work around the mat adding the springs in a clockwise direction (or anti-clockwise if you have the desire) until all the springs are attached.
Step #8. Secure the support poles for the enclosure.
The enclosure’s support poles go to the exterior of each downward leg section. The enclosure poles will fit inside the top of each support pole.
Step #9. Add the trampoline padding.
Add the padding around the circumference of the trampoline atop the springs. Then secure with the ties provided. Once completed no springs should be visible.
Step #10. Build the enclosure.
Lay all the trampoline enclosure parts out and make sure you have them all by checking against the list of pieces included.
Step #11. Attach the curved enclosure poles (in two parts) to the support poles already added.
Step #12. Add the top part of each curved enclosure pole and attach.
Attach the top section of each enclosure pole. As mentioned, these poles each come in two parts.
Step #13. Add the pole covers to each trampoline pole.
Step # 14. Join each hoop part together.
This should make a total of three lengthy metal hoops. These parts join to make the piece that sits at the top of the netting enclosure.
Step #15. Thread the metal hoops through the netting.
Each end of the metal hoops will screw inside the opposite end of the hoop.
Step #16. Use the supplied tool to screw in and tighten each meal hoop.
Step #17. Attach the netting to the enclosure poles.
Attach the top of the enclosure netting to the curved trampoline enclosure poles.
Step #18. Thread the supplied rope through the base of the trampoline’s enclosure netting.
Once threaded, attach the rope to the edge of the trampoline.
Step #19. Secure the rope by tying it to the trampoline’s structure.
Tie the rope so it’s secure. This will mean the base of the net – the bottom if you prefer – will be securely fastened to the trampoline structure.
And that’s a fine job done! Time to congratulate yourself, I’d say!
Now onto the more technical trampoline detail…
Frame Support – galvanised steel tube
The Kanga Trampoline – that’s all of them – comes with a galvanised steel frame – galvanised on the inside and galvanised on the outside. The frame has passed EN-71 requirements which makes it legally saleable in the U.K.
Basically, what this means is that it’s been rigorously tested – independently tested – to ensure that for each individual trampolinist it can easily handle the recommended weights.
What’s more, because the frame is made from galvanised steel inside and out the structure is protected from rusting and corroding – on the inside and the outside. So, in essence, the frame at least will last for many years.
Kanga Trampoline Accessories
All Kanga Premium Trampolines come with the following accessories.
Ladder – The ladder caters to easy access and easy exit and helps to reduce any potential for injury.
Inner Enclosure – The inner net enclosure provides extra protection because it ensures that children (and adults – more so after having a beer or two) don’t fall through the exterior springs Or indeed, it ensures that children (and adults) do not fall off the trampoline.
The inner enclosure is curved in shape and that helps to create a nice strong barrier.
Anchor Kit – No worries about the Kanga Trampoline becoming uprooted by excitable kids or in high winds. That’s because these trampolines come with a simple-to-install anchor kit to keep things nicely rooted down and in place.
Safety and Assembly Manual – Detailed safety and assembly manual is included.
Kanga Trampoline Technical Detail at a Glance
- Available sizes: 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 12ft.
- Accessories: Inner net enclosure; ladder; anchor kit; safety and assembly manual.
- Framework: Galvanised steel.
- Padding: 14mm thick; made from UV-resistant polyethylene materials with EPE foam.
- E.U. Safety Regulations: TUV, GS, CE, and EN71.
Kanga Premium Trampoline Pros and Cons
- Very competitive price tag.
- Various sizes available: 6ft diameter, 8ft diameter, 10ft diameter, 12ft diameter.
- Galvanised steel frame.
- Step-by-step installation instructions are easy to follow.
- Ladder included.
- Only one single colour available. Black mat and it has a yellow strip around the circumference of the mat at the base of the safety netting.
Kanga Premium Trampoline FAQs
Question: Does the Kanga come with a padding cover for the Kanga Trampoline springs?
Answer: Yes. All Kanga Trampolines are inclusive of the padding cover for the springs.
Question: Can the safety net be tied to the exterior of the springs rather than inside the springs?
Answer: No. That would not be safe. The springs should be to the exterior of the safety net.
Question: The given diameter sizes for the Kanga Trampolines: are those the bounce mat sizes of the complete diameter including the springs?
Answer: The diameter sizes given are the complete diameter inclusive of the springs. So, what that means is the diameter sizes are not only the size of the jumping mat. It’s the jumping mat inclusive of the exterior springs.
Question: How many children can play on the Kanga at the same time?
Answer: The maximum weight limits are given in the review above. For the largest Kanga Trampoline – the 12-foot diameter, as well as the 10-foot diameter, the weight limits are 120kg (almost 19 stone).
The weight guides should never be exceeded. If there is more than one child on the trampoline at any given time, each should have plenty of space to move around safely. Younger aged children ought to be supervised at all times during play.
Kanga, the manufacturer, advises that only a single child utilise the trampoline at any given time. Needless to say, this advice is regularly ignored.
Question: What is the manufacturer’s recommended minimum age for the Kanga Trampoline?
Answer: The manufacturer does not, in fact, specify a minimum age. Children as young as 4 years can use the trampoline. Though the minimum age for trampoline use according to RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) is 6 years and above.
Question: Can the Kanga Trampoline be disassembled to relocate it? We are moving home.
Answer: Yes, no problem. If need be, utilise the assembly guide to re-assemble.
Question: Can the Kanga be located on a sloping area?
Answer: Not suitable for a sloping area. The trampoline should be situated on a flat surface to ensure safety.
Question: Is there a cover from Kanga for the Kanga Trampoline? Is there a Kanga Trampoline tent?
Answer: Yes. A winter Kanga Trampoline cover comes with the trampoline. To use it you need to disassemble the safety netting. Pretty easy to do that. Then just lay the cover over the top and attach it accordingly so it doesn’t blow off in the wind.
Question: How much space should be available around the circumference of the trampoline?
Answer: It’s good policy to leave around 1 metre of space (3 feet) around the circumference if possible. If your space is a bit tight, that’s fine too. The outside space is more for safety and for convenience.
In terms of safety, if there are any hard obstacles nearby such as a fence or a garden shed, you certainly don’t want to position your trampoline in close quarters because that could be a hazard.
Question: Is it easy to take the Kanga Trampoline net off? Can I do it alone or does it require two people?
Answer: It’s easy enough, though best done with two people. Just thread the netting upwards over the galvanised poles. Obviously, you’ll require a ladder.
Question: In high winds is it necessary to disassemble anything to stop it from being damaged or blowing away?
Answer: Not unless there’s a hurricane. Otherwise, the Kanga Trampoline is heavy and it will (likely) not blow away. Plus, there is an anchor set that comes with the trampoline.
I’ve had mine for some time and my garden is exposed to wind. Never had a problem. And I haven’t used the anchor set. All the same, if your garden is exposed to high winds, it’s safer to utilise the anchor set.
Question: Can the technical details be confirmed for the 10- foot Kanga Trampoline?
Size: 10 foot (3.05m) diameter.
Frame Height (from ground level): 60 cm.
Frame Diameter: 10 foot (3.05m)
Number of Legs: 3.
Number of Poles: 6.
Safety Net: Yes.
Product Total Weight: 46Kg.
Max User Weight 150kg (23.62 stone).
Question: Can you get replacement springs for the Kanga Premium Trampoline? Can you get Kanga Trampoline spares – Kanga Trampoline replacement parts?
Answer: The best way to get replacement springs is to get in touch with the manufacturer by calling the helpline on (01206) 855170. Available Monday through Friday, 9 am through 5 pm.
Question: How much space do the springs (the blue-coloured padding area) take up on the Kanga?
Answer: Just under one foot wide right the way around the circumference.
Question: What are the enclosure heights for all available Kanga Trampoline sizes?
Answer: Kanga Premium Trampoline enclosure heights:
6ft trampoline: 201 cm high.
8ft trampoline: 225 cm high.
10ft trampoline: 245 cm high.
12ft trampoline: 260 cm high.
Question: What colour is the Kanga Trampoline?
Answer: Black to the inside – the jumping mat is all black. With a yellow strip to the exterior.
Question: How many springs do the 10ft and the 12ft Kanga Trampolines have?
Answer: The 10ft Kanga has 60 springs and the 12ft Kanga has 72 springs.
Question: Kanga Trampoline replacement net. Is there a replacement net available for the trampoline?
Answer: Yes. Get in touch with customer service by calling (01206) 855170. Customer service is available Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Question: Are Kanga Trampolines good?
Answer: Easy answer: Yes, among the very best that the UK has to offer.
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