Vuly Flare vs Ultra: An In-Depth Comparison

The Vuly Flare and Vuly Ultra are two popular family trampolines that cater to different needs and budgets. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the features, performance, and safety of both models to help you decide which one is best for your family.

Whether you’re looking for affordability, safety, or premium features, we’ll explore what sets the Vuly Flare and Vuly Ultra apart and find the perfect trampoline for your home.

Before diving in, we recommend you read this guide on Vuly’s blog, which outlines the key differences between each model: 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 the Vuly Ultra and Flare. His work assembling, dismantling, and even helping with repairs, provides a unique insight into the various pros and cons of each model.

Vuly Ultra Assembly

Overview

Vuly Flare

The Vuly Flare trampoline is the most affordable option in Vuly’s range. It features a powerful spring system that provides excellent bounce and includes a safety net for added security. This trampoline is designed to offer a good balance between cost and performance, making it a popular choice for families on a budget.

Vuly Ultra

The Vuly Ultra is a slightly more expensive model, offering enhanced durability and a longer warranty period. It features thicker foam and PVC covering, a dual-layered spring system with smaller springs, and a higher weight capacity. The Ultra also comes in a wider range of sizes, catering to different space and user requirements.

Key Specifications Comparison

Size and Weight

FeatureVuly FlareVuly Ultra
SizeLL
Safety net height185 cm175 cm
Mat width323.2 cm323.5 cm
Frame width366.4 cm359 cm
Mat height87.1 cm91 cm
Trampoline height288.5 cm281 cm
Assembled weight68.6 kg90.9 kg
Weight capacity120 kg150 kg
Spring count7070
Spring length13.7 cm13.7 cm

Features

Both the Vuly Flare and Ultra share many of the same features:

FeatureVuly FlareVuly Ultra
SpringlessNoNo
Spring typeSpringsSprings
Curved safety net polesYesYes
External springsYesYes
Superfine meshYesYes
Self-closing entryYesYes
Full-length entryNoNo
Flippable paddingNoNo
No underside accessNoNo
Galvanised steel frameYesYes
Powder coated steelNoNo
Anchor kit includedNoNo

Detailed Comparison

Build Quality and Materials

Vuly Flare

  • Frame: Galvanised steel frame, though it lacks a powder-coated finish for extra durability.
  • Materials: The materials are not as durable as more premium models. The frame is somewhat flimsy, and the padding deteriorates quicker than on more expensive trampolines.
  • Weight Capacity: 120 kg, indicating it’s primarily designed for children.

Vuly Ultra

  • Frame: High-quality galvanised steel but lacks a powder-coated finish.
  • Materials: Thicker foam and PVC covering, with a dual-layered spring system.
  • Weight Capacity: 150 kg, suitable for both children and adults.

Performance and Bounce

Vuly Flare

  • Spring System: Single-layered spring system with 70 springs, each 13.7 cm long.
  • Bounce Quality: Provides a decent bounce, suitable for small children.
  • User Feedback: Generally satisfactory, though some users note durability issues.

Vuly Ultra

  • Spring System: Dual-layered spring system with 70 springs, each 13.7 cm long.
  • Bounce Quality: Offers a deeper, more satisfying bounce for all ages.
  • User Feedback: Praised for its fun factor and robust performance.

Safety Features

Vuly Flare

  • Safety Net: 185 cm high, with curved safety net poles.
  • Protection: Mat and safety netting lock together to protect users from springs.
  • Standards: Meets Australian Safety Standard AS 4989:2015.

Vuly Ultra

  • Safety Net: 175 cm high, also with curved safety net poles.
  • Protection: Mat threads through the base of the net, preventing fingers from accessing the springs.
  • Standards: Meets Australian Safety Standard AS 4989:2015, regarded as one of the safest trampolines.

Important

Neither the Ultra or Flare comes with an anchor kit. Because neither are particularly heavy trampolines, we highly recommend purchasing the Vuly Trampoline Anchor Kit, which will secure your trampoline to the ground in high winds.

Accessories

When it comes to accessories, both the Vuly Flare and Ultra can accommodate a basketball hoop, which adds a fun element for kids and adults alike. However, there are some differences regarding other accessories.

While both models used to offer a shade cover and a tent wall, these accessories have been discontinued for the Flare. This means that if you’re looking to add a shade cover or a tent wall to your trampoline, the Ultra is your only option.

Ease of Assembly

Vuly Flare

  • Assembly Process: Fairly straightforward, though some instructions may not be clear.
  • Expert Feedback: The frame doesn’t lock together well, so a second person may be needed during assembly.

Vuly Ultra

  • Assembly Process: Generally easy, but some parts can be tricky to fit together correctly.
  • Expert Feedback: Clearer instructions would be good and Vuly’s assembly videos are recommended for best results.

Value for Money

Vuly Flare

  • Price (at time of publish): $549 AUD (Large).
  • Summary: An affordable entry-level option, good for families unsure about long-term trampoline use.

Vuly Ultra

  • Price (at time of publish): $699 AUD (Large).
  • Summary: A higher initial investment but offers better durability, safety, and performance, making it a worthwhile choice for long-term use.

Warranty

FeatureVuly FlareVuly Ultra
Frame Warranty3 Years5 Years
Springs and Mat3 Years5 Years
Safety Net and Pads1 Year1 Year

Which Trampoline is Right for You?

The choice between the Vuly Flare and Vuly Ultra depends on your budget and needs:

  • Choose Vuly Flare if: You’re looking for an affordable, entry-level trampoline that provides decent performance and safety for young children.
  • Choose Vuly Ultra if: You want a more durable, higher-quality trampoline that offers better bounce and safety features, suitable for both children and adults, and you’re willing to invest more upfront. Also, if you would like a shade cover for your trampoline, the Ultra is the only model of these two with this option.

Both models are excellent choices within their respective price ranges, but the Vuly Ultra stands out for its enhanced features and longer lifespan, making it a better long-term investment for families seeking more robust and versatile outdoor fun.

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

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