INSIDE: Our tried-and-tested Vuly Trampoline Review – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Our Roam the Gnome Family Travel life is a split personality.
We’re either travelling, OR we’re complete homebodies, saving every cent for the next trip, never venturing far and making our own kind of FREE fun!
There’s no middle ground.
We’re lucky enough to live in a street FULL of BOYS, from 3 years to 15 years.
(There’s barely a girl in sight!)
- Soccer balls
- Pogo Sticks
Our house is filled with them.
But the MOST IMPORTANT piece of equipment in our back garden is the trampoline.
We can’t live without our VULY trampoline.
Want to find out more about the safest trampoline brand in Australia, including ALL the positives and negatives before you buy?
Read our VULY TRAMPOLINES review below for all the details.
Disclosure: This review Vuly trampoline article contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links, we may receive a small commission at NO extra cost to you. Vuly Trampolines Australia provided the trampoline for us to review however all opinions are our own honest sentiments. Trampoline play may have risks involved and ideas are shared for educational purposes only. The writer does not assume any responsibility and shall not be held liable for any complications. Play at your own risk.
- 1 VULY Trampoline Reviews Australia
- 2 VULY ULTRA Trampoline Review of Set Up
- 3 Easy VULY Trampoline Assembly
- 4 Tips for VULY Trampoline Installation
- 5 Pro’s of the VULY Trampoline Net
- 6 Benefits & Features of the VULY Ultra Trampoline
- 7 More benefits of a VULY trampoline
- 8 Ultra VULY 10ft Trampoline Features
- 9 VULY Trampoline Review Ultra
- 10 Best Trampoline Accessories Australia
- 11 MORE VULY Trampoline Models
- 12 VULY TRAMPOLINE COMPARISON – WHICH VULY TRAMPOLINE IS BEST?
- 13 No.1: VULY Ultra Vs Flare
- 14 No.2: Vuly Ultra vs Lift 2
- 15 No.3: VULY Thunder Trampoline Review
- 16 VULY vs Springfree trampoline
- 17 FAQ about VULY
- 18 BEST FUN THINGS TO DO ON A TRAMPOLINE!
- 19 No.1: Best Trampoline Games & Activities
- 20 No.2: 11 Best Tricks on a Trampoline VULY Ultra
- 21 No.3: Best Trampoline Workout
- 22 No.4: Best Trampoline Sleepover Ideas
- 23 MORE VULY PRODUCTS YOU CAN BUY
- 24 No.1: VULY Rover Wagon Cart
- 25 No.2: VULY Scout Wagon Cart.
- 26 No.3: VULY Playset Equipment
- 27 THE INSIDE SCOOP: VULY Australia
- 28 Verdict: VULY Trampoline Review Australia
- 29 Looking for MORE Trampoline Activities?
VULY Trampoline Reviews Australia
When we returned home after our trip to visit Santa (YES, the REAL Santa!) in Lapland the week before Christmas, the kids were gutted to see a big split in the trampoline mat.
YEARS of use by the crowd of kids from our street, plus constant direct exposure to the sun, had weakened the fibres and caused it to tear.
But even two weeks without a trampoline was TOO LONG in this house.
We had to remedy that loss quick smart.
Now, we have a VULY Ultra trampoline, thanks to VULY Australia, and we’re suitably impressed at the quality, style & features.
Are VULY trampolines any good?
Read our VULY trampoline review below to see why we think so!
There’s a reason we started our best Australian trampoline reviews with a VULY.
VULY ULTRA Trampoline Review of Set Up
Our new Vuly Ultra trampoline in medium size (3.2 metres or 10ft trampoline).
Is a medium VULY big enough?
In hindsight, no.
Not if your kids are over 10.
I’d honestly suggest you go bigger so it’s lasts the distance.
What size is a large VULY trampoline?
The Extra Large VULY trampoline is 14ft approximately.
If you live in a neighbourhood like ours, the EXTRA LARGE is the ultimate investment in keeping all the kids out from under your feet!)
Hot tip: If you are wondering what size Vuly trampoline should I get, or if are Vuly trampolines worth the money, read our guide to compare Vuly trampolines below.
Easy VULY Trampoline Assembly
First up, let’s talk about assembling a VULY trampoline, because – let’s face it – it’s unlikely you’ll have access to a VULY trampoline assembly service on Christmas Eve and you don’t want to run into VULY trampoline assembly problems.
You’ll be pleased to know that our VULY trampoline came complete with EVERYTHING we needed, including VULY trampoline assembly instructions, in the boxes.
We didn’t have to search the house for a random allen key from an old Ikea cupboard build, or a screwdriver, or a wrench.
THAT was marvellous and a big time saver.
The four boxes of parts for our Vuly trampoline were distinctly labelled, and the parts were stored in boxes with similar parts.
The W poles, T-joiners, springs and the spring tool in one box.
The curved poles and jump mat in another.
A very thoughtful consideration for the non-technical among us!
A HUGE plus was there were NO nuts or bolts, no tiny packets of miscellaneous screws, and no plastic pieces.
We recycled the lot.
The cardboard boxes the trampoline came in were used by Jack and his mates to build cubbies, until the rains came and made them all sloppy, then they were ditched into our green waste bin (sans plastic tape).
I dropped all the big plastic bags housing the jump mat, safety net, springs, and shade cover to our local Coles supermarket plastic recycling bin.
Installing the VULY trampoline at home was a waste free endeavour, which is a huge plus to us!
(This is the best trampoline Australia has for sustainability too!)
Tips for VULY Trampoline Installation
Read the ENTIRE installation guide FIRST!
I’ll say it again.
Read ALL the steps before you start putting it together.
It’s REALLY important to read the guide thoroughly, without the distraction of excited kids, so you don’t miss a step, or lay out the poles back to front.
Make sure the curved pole on the right of the T-joiner has the spring hole on the TOP of the pole.
This is important for step 5.
The batch tag you are looking for in step 6 is UNDERNEATH the mat. Look for the warning label on the top of the mat, and flip it up to find the batch tag. It’s hidden!
It is possible for one strong person to build it on their own, but it’s easier with two.
VULY Ultra Installation Video
Or, if you want to be really clever, watch the VULY trampoline instructions video before anything else.
VULY Trampoline Instructions Video
Hot tip: Find all the videos for how to assemble a Vuly trampoline models in Australia below.
- Vuly Flare instructions
- Vuly Lift 2 instructions
- Vuly Thunder Trampoline instructions
- Vuly Thunder Pro trampoline assembly
Pro’s of the VULY Trampoline Net
We love these details:
Getting in and out safely
The nets on the entranceway of the trampoline overlap, and snap shut, so once kids are inside, they can’t fall out, or off.
Plus, there’s no velcro, or zips that break!
Thank the heavens.
Keeping fingers safe
No-one is getting their fingers caught in the net because the trampoline net webbing is super tightly woven.
This is a huge plus, as our last net was broken by older kids jumping up to put their fingers in the holes of the net and pull it down as part of some random parkour trick.
Kids can’t do that to this one!
Working together, the net and shade cover are keeping out the mossies!
That’s a huge bonus in our garden after this big wet season of rain, and the only place the kids can go to escape them.
The dark, tight weave of the net also helps the kids to feel like the trampoline is a cubby with solid walls, while still being transparent enough for me to see-through from a distance.
The poles that hold up the net are curved outwards and are thickly padded (with water-resistant fabric) to minimise injury to bouncing kids
The net also attaches directly to the jump mat.
This means the net is less likely to rub against the poles, risking damage or tears to the net itself.
There’s also NO GAP between the mat and the net.
A huge bonus when you have small toddlers on it, so they don’t fall through.
Yes, a VULY trampoline is definitely more expensive than a Big W trampoline, an Aldi trampoline or a Kmart trampoline but it’s easy to see why.
Benefits & Features of the VULY Ultra Trampoline
Here’s just a few of the differences that make the monetary investment worthwhile:
Firstly, the warranty on trampolines VULY style.
When I read that there is a FIVE YEAR WARRANTY on the frame, the springs AND the jumping mat, I actually couldn’t believe that.
The longest lifespan of any of our last three trampolines was three years, before they hit the bin in pieces. (The spring padding and the net broke way before that.)
There’s a one-year warranty on the VULY safety net, net poles and safety pads. But you can replace the safety padding, safety net and accessories, and net poles for half price at any time.
In fact, if anything on the tramp needs replacing during it’s natural lifetime, you only pay half price.
That’s incredible service.
Secondly, if you buy direct, there’s often FREE SHIPPING, or other bonus accessories included!
More benefits of a VULY trampoline
All the springs are on the outside of the mat and net.
The super dooper thick padding (another win) that goes over the springs on the outside of the net is actually attached TO the springs, so it stays in place too.
That means no more accidental spring injuries, or nips to toes.
There’s two layers of springs that alternate in positioning.
The first attaches to the top of the curved pole, and the second attaches on the underside of the curved pole. The springs are wider than the ones on our old tramps too.
These simple advances in trampoline technology help with bounce!
Tallest Nets on the Market
VULY trampolines have the tallest net on the market, a bonus safety addition.
VULY Trampoline nets have been subject to relentless UV testing, over and over again, proof they are made to withstand the harsh Australian climate and unrelenting sun.
Meeting Australian Safety Standards
The VULY Ultra trampoline has a 150kg weight limit, and has the rating to prove it, unlike cheaper brands.
It’s comforting as a parent to know that the Vuly trampoline weight limit is true and correct, and it won’t break with a few kids on it.
Every VULY trampoline meets Australian Safety Standards, and also the safety standards set by the USA and Europe.
Hot tip: Do put on the supplied pair of gloves before you start handling the t-joiners, w-poles and curved poles or you’ll end up with sticky silver paint stuff all over your hands and clothes, like I did.
VULY Spare Parts
Did you know this piece of important info?
Once you register your VULY trampoline with VULY, you can buy spare parts for half price, for the life of the trampoline!
This is why the initial investment is worth it.
They want your trampoline to last as long as possible, and help you with their customer service to keep it so.
Ultra VULY 10ft Trampoline Features
The three small downsides
One: Sadly, there’s no portable ladder included in the price.
It’s an extra.
Luckily we kept the old rusty set of stairs from the old tramp, and it fits.
Two: Spring tool is prone to breakages
The supplied spring tool busted before half of the springs were attached, with the metal hook splitting the plastic handle grip so it was not repairable.
We found a kitchen tool that made do to finish the job.
Three: Made in China, not Australia
Although Vuly trampolines are designed and developed in Australia, the components are made in China and shipped to Australia to be tested and packaged.
Unfortunately, VULY is not yet able to sustain the manufacturing side of the business without more industry and Government support.
One hour trampoline assembly?
There’s one other important thing.
The how-to booklet says that the VULY trampoline assembly time is “approximately ONE HOUR with two people”.
Seriously, how hard is it to put a trampoline together?
Well, if you are as awkward as I am when it comes to construction, be prepared for it to take quite a bit longer than that!
Or do as I did, and ask for help!
VULY Trampoline Review Ultra
VULY Ultra sizes
There are four VULY ultra trampoline sizes:
- extra large
NB: The VULY medium trampoline is the 10ft trampoline.
Best Trampoline Accessories Australia
Our VULY trampoline deal came with a bonus shade cover to keep the kids out of the dazzling Australian sun!
But there’s lots of VULY trampoline accessories you can buy to step things up a level for the kids, including:
- a VULY basketball hoop, and
- a VULY trampoline tent that transforms the trampoline itself into an overnight camping zone.
Cool fun for kids!
Take a look at the whole list of fun VULY accessories for trampoline play and our Vuly Trampoline tent review here.
MORE VULY Trampoline Models
Vuly is one of Australia’s best selling trampoline manufacturers, with the best trampolines in Australia, and in fact some of the best trampolines on the market.
Their catchphrase is that they are Australia’s safest trampoline too, which is why they are the best make of trampoline for kids under 12 especially.
The other VULY trampoline models other than the VULY Ultra range are:
VULY TRAMPOLINE COMPARISON – WHICH VULY TRAMPOLINE IS BEST?
Wondering which Vuly trampoline to get?
VULY Flare, VULY Ultra and VULY Lift 2 trampolines both have the traditional coil springs, much loved by kids for their bounciness.
VULY Thunder trampolines are the VULY spring free trampolines.
(Check out our VULY Thunder Review below.)
No.1: VULY Ultra Vs Flare
Here’s a quick Vuly Flare Review vs our Vuly ultra review.
The VULY Flare trampoline is the budget option in the VULY range.
They have many of the same features as the Ultra including:
- the same curved poles that create a non-contact zone to keep the kids away from the poles
- 100 kg weight rating
- extra tough net to last in the strong Australian sun
- safety padding that connects to the springs to keep kids toes and fingers away from harm
- both have the self closing entry door where you climb in between the two layers of overlapping netting
- both have four U shaped legs on the frame
The VULY Flare safety pads are bright orange!
Vuly Flare trampoline review
The biggest difference is that there’s only 3 years warranty on the frame tubes, poles, springs and jump mat compared to five years on the Ultra.
But you can buy an extended warranty to combat that.
It also comes with a shade cover, instead of a complete trampoline tent cover, so that might be something to consider if the kids are outdoors in the midday sun.
No.2: Vuly Ultra vs Lift 2
Here’s our Vuly Lift 2 review.
The biggest difference between the Ultra and the Lift 2 is the look.
The Ultra we have has a more traditional trampoline design and colour, with four U shaped legs as the frame to hold it up.
VULY Lift 2 trampoline
The VULY Lift 2 is super funky, with black powder-coated frame with a dual ring base.
That’s two rings of steel holding the six legs in place.
It’s a very different look to both the Ultra and the Flare.
This can be covered with a net too, to stop kids from climbing under while people are jumping.
They also have a wider door opening than the Ultra or the Flare, but it’s zipless like the others.
Plus, there’s double sided safety padding on the Lift 2.
Vuly lift trampolines have bright yellow padding over the golden-coloured springs.
(You can flip this padding and make it blue too)
There are two layers of springs, like the Ultra, for extra bounce too.
You can buy a Vuly trampoline shade cover that covers the entire trampoline for this one too. (The same as the Ultra and Thunder and Thunder pro versions)
The Lift 2 VULY trampoline comes in three sizes:
- large and
- extra large sizes only
No.3: VULY Thunder Trampoline Review
Wondering whether to buy a Vuly Ultra or Thunder?
Or a Vuly Lift 2 or Thunder?
Or go top of the range and can’t decide between a Vuly Thunder or Thunder Pro trampoline?
This info should help.
VULY Thunder Trampoline VS VULY Thunder Pro Trampoline
The Thunder by Vuly and Thunder Pro by Vuly are both springless trampolines, better for older kids who love to practice gymnastics, parkour-style flips, and precision moves.
A VULY springfree trampoline is good for mums and dads who like a bit of trampoline exercise, as their bounce is less taxing on knees and joints.
The Thunder is arguably one of the cheapest springfree trampolines on the market.
Vuly Thunder Pro review – Biggest differences between VULY Thunder vs Thunder Pro
The differences between the Thunder and Thunder pro are listed below:
- The VULY Thunder trampoline is grey galvanised steel, while the VULY Thunder Pro trampoline is black.
- Both VULY Springfree trampolines have leaf springs but of different sizes.
- The Thunder Pro springs are full length, making for a bigger, better bounce
- Kids can bounce from edge to edge on a VULY Thunder Pro and a Vuly Thunder mat without need for any safety padding or mat
- The VULY Thunder Pro safety mesh skirt covers the entire underbase of the trampoline, all the way to the ground
- The VULY Thunder has the same wider entry door as the Lift 2. The VULY Thunder Pro has a full length door that snaps back into place. There are no zippers on either trampoline. (yay!)
- Both Thunder trampolines have a printed game mat, with instructions on how to play. (That’s the only one of its’ kind in the world)
- The VULY thunder enclosures are 40cm taller than any other brand of the same size
If you want the best springfree trampoline from this Australian trampoline company, The VULY Thunder Pro IS the top of their range.
Both VULY Thunder trampolines come in these sizes:
- medium 10ft
- large 12ft
- extra large 14ft
What’s not so good about a VULY Thunder Springfree trampoline?
There’s a small chance a young child could catch their fingers in the gap between the mat and the net cover.
But the springless design means it’s less likely to hurt them seriously, compared to traditional coil springs.
VULY vs Springfree trampoline
In our opinion, we’d put our money for the best quality trampolines Australia style on a Vuly because we know and trust the brand, and now, two plus years on, we can SEE the quality build and how long it’s lasting for ourselves.
FAQ about VULY
Q1: Do VULY trampolines rust?
Despite being double galvanised, you may still see some rust but we are two years in, and live with a few hundred metres of the ocean, and there’s none on ours yet.
Q2: How much weight can a VULY trampoline take?
VULY trampoline weight limits are as follows:
- 8ft Vuly trampoline – 110 kgs or 243 pounds
- 10ft Vuly trampoline – 150kg or 330 pounds
- 12ft Vuly trampoline – 150kg or 330 pounds
- 14ft Vuly trampoline – 150kg or 330 pounds
BEST FUN THINGS TO DO ON A TRAMPOLINE!
We can’t write a best trampoline reviews Australia style, without giving you a big list of all the best things to do on a trampoline.
Our backyard is the meeting point for after-school rendezvous in our neighbourhood. Kids come from all around the local streets to hang out with the gang.
Boys of all ages join in to make box forts, play in the cubby, kick a ball, dig in the sandpit, play chase, climb the trees, or suit up for scooter races and bike riding championships in the cul-de-sac.
It’s a bona-fide circus of activity.
But the trampoline is the one place they ALL gravitate to.
Age or size is not barrier, although I do have to limit the numbers of kids on there at one time.
If they are all fighting over it, I’m forced to make them take turns.
First, Ned and his big kid mates, followed by Jack and his crowd of younger friends.
Or vice versa.
We set a timer on the phone, or we send the younger kids across the road to the neighbours trampoline.
No.1: Best Trampoline Games & Activities
Our trampoline has been, and continues to be used for:
- bouncing and exercise
- practicing their parkour flips and turns
- playing ball games
- a cubby frame
- a picnic rug
- a place to chill and chat with mates while enjoying ice-blocks or watermelon chunks
- as a stepping stone platform in a game of ‘the floor is lava’ challenge where you can’t touch the ground
- marble rolling games
- cloud watching
- moon gazing
- listening to their favourite tunes
The trampoline plays a role in our family dynamics, helping the boys to negotiate their sibling rivalry, and burn off their extra energy when things get a bit heated or argumentative.
The final thing the boys do after dinner every day, before their bath, is to have a last minute jump together.
It’s one of the only times in the day when it’s just the two of them, with no friends around, and miracles of miracles, they play harmoniously and have a laugh together.
This trampoline is a miracle worker.
No.2: 11 Best Tricks on a Trampoline VULY Ultra
These are the best tricks to do on a trampoline for beginners and intermediate jumpers.
Ned has mastered them all!
They make great trampoline exercises for kids too.
Best Trampoline Tricks for kids!
- Tuck jumps, knees up as you jump
- Pike jumps, with both legs coming forward
- Straddle jumps, legs out wide, like you are doing the splits
- Knee drops, as the name suggests
- Seat drops onto your bottom
- Half full twist, spinning 180 degrees
- Full twist, spinning 360 degrees
- Back drops, dropping flat onto your back
- Front drops, same as above, but onto your front side
- Doggy drops, down on all four hands and knees
- Handstands, a la Ned!
- Backflips and front flips – for the experienced trampoline jumper
No.3: Best Trampoline Workout
But don’t let the kids have all the fun!
You can use a trampoline for trampoline cardio exercise and to get into the best shape of your life.
This 30 minute youtube trampoline workout is challenging but fun!
Improve your trampoline fitness in no time, and beat the kids at their own tricks!
No.4: Best Trampoline Sleepover Ideas
Yes, you can also SLEEP OUT on the trampoline!
Surprisingly, it’s quite comfortable to sleep out on the trampoline, as long as you take LOTS of pillows, blankets, and duvets or doonas.
Be sure to pick a cloudless, warm night, with no chance of rain!
Here’s some cute ideas for making trampoline sleepovers even more fun!
No.1: Decorate your trampoline and play games
- Hang fairy lights around the perimeter for a magical fairy like setting (click here for more VSCO trampoline sleepover decorating tips)
- Use white or coloured chalk to write one another messages
- Create a movie theatre on the trampoline by hanging velvet curtains around the perimeter, and bunching them up with a tie on both sides of the entrance, like you see on grand old cinema screens. BYO popcorn, choc tops, and jaffas!
- Play Disney Family Feud on the trampoline
- Add tonnes of those plastic balls and make your own DIY ball pit!
- Play ‘popcorn’. One person sits in the middle of the trampoline with knees tucked up, and arms wrapped around their knees, while everyone around them bounces, trying to get them to “pop” like a kernel in a saucepan!
- Make a Pizza party, and take homemade pizza and garlic bread to your trampoline dining table!
No.2: Host a simple but delicious “Chocolate Fondue Party”.
Chocolate is a much loved treat in this household, and hosting a chocolate fondue party on the trampoline was a winner of an idea!
If you want to do this too, check out our guide on what to dip in a chocolate fondue.
The how-to guide includes:
- a BIG LIST of sweet and savory dippers for a chocolate fondue
- a chocolate fondue recipe for a chocolate fountain
- microwave chocolate fondue recipe
- a dairy free chocolate fondue recipe, and a
- KETO chocolate fondue recipe.
No.3: Have a Trampoline Birthday Party
We camped overnight on the trampoline for Jack’s 7th birthday.
He spent all afternoon making a DIY trampoline tent with sheets, then brought out ALL the household comforters, blankets and pillows, taking great pride in setting up a cosy space for the three of us.
We grabbed the laptop, and set up Netflix to watch our favourite family film “Paddington” and opened up a packet of Jack’s fave Australian lollies, Minties to snack on.
(We love Paddington, and on our last trip to London, visited both the Paddington Bear shop in Paddington station and saw the Paddington statue that resides at the spot where they filmed the ‘Paddington meets the Brown family for the first time’)
Plus, as it was Easter time, we made delicious cookie dough ice cream milkshakes, served inside a chocolate Easter bunny, sipped with straws!
MORE VULY PRODUCTS YOU CAN BUY
No.1: VULY Rover Wagon Cart
I can’t review the VULY ultra trampoline without mentioning that VULY also stocks a fabulous 5-star rated rover wagon cart with sun protective shade cover and heavy duty wheels that all travelling families will covet!
Take it to the beach, or a Byron Bay music festival, or to your next family gathering at the park.
Fill it with all your favourite healthy picnic food, balls, beach gear, towels, or whatever you lug along.
You can even pop a small child inside for a ride!
No.2: VULY Scout Wagon Cart.
The Vuly Scout Wagon cart is a metal tray on giant go-anywhere wheels that can fit two kids you can pull along on your walking adventures, or be used to transport all your gear from one place to another.
It’s less cumbersome than the wagon cart, and more versatile for short day trips.
No.3: VULY Playset Equipment
Hot tip: Did you know that VULY also sell a range of play equipment for kids and families including a portable sandpit box (perfect for rental properties or small backyards with toddlers), swing sets, and cubbies with the most modern design and fabulous swing set accessories I’ve ever seen?
Different VULY playset combinations include:
- yoga swings
- spin swings
- seat swings
- hanging cubby swings
- bounce swings
- nest swings
- pull up bars monkey swings
- soccer ball practice
- seesaw swings
It’s like having your own VULY home gym in your garden.
But there’s more. Find your perfect combo with these accessories:
- cargo net attachments
- gym ropes
- ninja grips
- flying fox
- basketball hoop
- climbing ladder
- punching ball
- roman rings
- boxing bags, and
- jungle rope.
My boys have put this on their play equipment wish list now!
THE INSIDE SCOOP: VULY Australia
Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in AUD dollars, unless otherwise stated.
VULY PLAY Australia is based on the Gold Coast of Australia.
That’s why we’ve included them in out Best Trampolines Australia reviews about which VULY trampoline to buy.
Verdict: VULY Trampoline Review Australia
When I asked the boys for their thoughts to add to this VULY trampoline review, Ned said jumping on a VULY trampoline is better than travelling!
Jack’s VULY trampoline review is that he LOVES the shade cover, because he’s never had one before.
And the light, and the sticker!
(There’s a cool VULY car sticker in the box.)
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