JumpFlex vs Vuly: Which to Choose?

When looking for a trampoline, families have a lot to consider. Durability, weight rating, size, safety features, accessories, and price can all influence your decision.

In this article, we’ll compare two popular trampoline models: the Vuly Ultra and the JumpFlex Flex, to help you make an informed choice.

Before diving in, we suggest taking our Trampoline Quiz. This guides you through the key decisions to make when choosing a trampoline and recommends the best options based on your answers.

We also recommend you check out this guide on Vuly’s blog, which outlines the key differences between their models: Choosing a Vuly Trampoline – Which Model Suits You?

Why Trust Us

In this comparison, we combine feedback from real customers with insights from our trampoline assembly expert. He’s assembled many thousands of trampolines all over Melbourne and has extensive experience working with a range of popular trampolines, including many Vuly and Jumpflex models. His work assembling, dismantling, and even helping with repairs, provides a unique insight into the various pros and cons of each model.

Assembling the Vuly Ultra
Assembling the JumpFlex Flex

Size and Weight

Understanding the size and weight of each trampoline is essential as it affects the space it will occupy in your backyard and how easy it is to move if necessary. The table below compares measurements between the Vuly Ultra (size Large) and JumpFlex Flex (12 Foot).

FeatureVuly UltraJumpFlex Flex
Safety net height175 cm180 cm
Mat width323.5 cm320 cm
Frame width359 cm370 cm
Mat height91 cm90 cm
Trampoline height281 cm270 cm
Assembled weight90.9 kg
Weight capacity150 kg150 kg
Spring count7072
Spring length13.7 cm12 cm

Notable Differences:

  • Safety Net Height: JumpFlex Flex has a slightly higher safety net, which could offer extra protection.
  • Frame Width: JumpFlex Flex is slightly wider, possibly requiring more backyard space. Unfortunately, this doesn’t translate into a larger jumping area.

Important

Neither of these models comes with an anchor kit. Because neither are particularly heavy trampolines, we highly recommend purchasing an anchor kit, which will secure your trampoline to the ground in high winds.

Features

Both trampolines come with a range of features designed to enhance safety and longevity.

FeatureVuly UltraJumpFlex Flex
SpringlessNoNo
Spring typeSpringsSprings
Curved safety net polesYesYes
External springsYesYes
Superfine meshYesYes
Self-closing entryYesNo (Zip)
Flippable paddingNoNo
No underside accessNoNo
Galvanised steel frameYesYes
Powder coated steelNoYes (Visible sections only)
Anchor kit includedNoNo

Notable Differences:

  • Self-closing Entry: Vuly Ultra has a self-closing entry, providing an added layer of safety as it automatically closes behind users. We also prefer this design as it means there are no zips to break.
  • Powder Coated Steel: The JumpFlex frame features powder-coated steel, offering extra protection against rust and corrosion, potentially increasing the trampoline’s lifespan, especially in harsh weather conditions.

Safety Standards

Safety StandardVuly UltraJumpFlex Flex
AS 4989:2015 (Australia)YesNo
EN71-1:2014 (Europe)NoNo
EN71-2:2011+A1 (Europe)NoNo
EN 71-14:2014 (Europe)NoNo
ASTM F381-16 and ASTM F2225-15(R2020)YesYes

Notable Differences:

  • Australian Safety Standards: Vuly Ultra meets the Australian safety standard AS 4989:2015. JumpFlex Flex meets international standards but has not been tested against the Australian standards.

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Warranty

ComponentVuly UltraJumpFlex Flex
Frame5 Years5 Years
Springs and mat5 Years1 Year
Safety net and pads1 Year1 Year

Notable Differences:

  • Springs and Mat Warranty: Vuly Ultra offers a 5-year warranty on springs and mat, whereas JumpFlex Flex provides only 1 year. This could be a significant consideration for those looking for longer-term durability and reliability.

Accessories

Accessories can add extra fun and functionality to your trampoline.

AccessoryVuly UltraJumpFlex Flex
Shade coverYesYes
Tent wallYesNo
Basketball hoopYesYes
WheelsNoNo
Anchor kitYesYes
SlideNoYes

Notable Differences:

  • Tent Wall: Available with Vuly Ultra but not with JumpFlex Flex, making Vuly Ultra a more versatile choice for those who want to use the trampoline as a play space or for backyard camping. On the other hand, only Jumpflex offers a slide accessory.

Price

Price*Vuly UltraJumpFlex Flex
RRP ($AUD)$699$749
Shipping CostVaries by locationFree

*Prices valid at time of publishing.

User Reviews

Vuly Ultra

The Vuly Ultra trampoline has received a range of reviews from users. Many appreciate its quality and find it a great investment for their kids, mentioning its sturdy build and safety features. Some users highlight the ease of setup, while others find the instructions somewhat unclear and suggest that assembling it can be a bit challenging.

There are reports of the trampoline being durable and withstanding various weather conditions, and the customer service from Vuly is often praised. However, a few users have had issues with certain parts like the springs and mat, and some expressed concerns about the trampoline’s stability in strong winds.

Overall, the Vuly Ultra seems to be well-regarded for its safety and fun factor, with some considerations for assembly and long-term durability.

JumpFlex Flex

The JumpFlex ‘Flex’ trampoline is highly praised for its durability, safety features, and value for money, with users expressing satisfaction over its long-lasting quality and the peace of mind provided by its safety aspects.

The main durability issue mentioned concerns the plastic steps on the ladder, which some find less durable, but this does not significantly impact the overall positive sentiment.

Our Ratings

CategoryVuly UltraJumpFlex Flex
Assembly/Disassembly and Transport (rating out of 10)88
Quality and Materials (rating out of 10)78
Design and Usability (rating out of 10)98
Safety Features (rating out of 10)88
Bounce Quality (rating out of 10)8
Overall score (rating out of 10)88

Pros and Cons

Vuly Ultra

Pros:

  • Sturdy build, safe design, easy setup for some, durable, withstands weather, good customer service.
  • Self-closing entry for added safety.
  • Strong sunshade design and overlapping door style.

Cons:

  • Challenging assembly for some, issues with springs and mat.
  • Instructions aren’t always straightforward.
  • Warning label states “THE NET SHOULD BE REPLACED EVERY 1 YEAR”.

JumpFlex Flex

Pros:

  • Durability and quality, safety features, and value for money.
  • Easy assembly with included tools, high net, and ladder included.
  • Powder-coated frame for extra durability.

Cons:

  • Plastic steps on the ladder are less durable.
  • Velcro holding the net to the top of the poles can deteriorate over time.

Conclusion

Key Considerations:

  • Warranty: Vuly Ultra offers a longer warranty on springs and the mat, which might be important for durability.
  • Accessories: Consider which accessories are important to you. Vuly Ultra offers a tent wall, while JumpFlex Flex offers a full-length entry.
  • Safety Standards: Vuly Ultra meets Australian safety standards, which might be essential for some buyers.
  • Price: Vuly Ultra is generally cheaper, but JumpFlex Flex offers free shipping.

Final Thoughts:

Both the Vuly Ultra and JumpFlex Flex are excellent choices, each with its own strengths. The Vuly Ultra stands out with its adherence to Australian safety standards and unique accessories like the tent wall.

The JumpFlex Flex, however, offers a more affordable option with a powder-coated frame for extra durability and additional features like a slide.

Still trying to decide on the right trampoline for your family? Take our Trampoline Quiz.

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