Vuly Ultra Review

Considering a new trampoline for your family’s outdoor fun can be both exciting and overwhelming. With numerous options available, finding the perfect balance between safety, durability, and enjoyment is essential. 

If you’re eyeing the Vuly Ultra trampoline, you’re likely looking to understand build quality, safety standards, performance, and overall value. This review aims to do just that, leveraging our experience in trampoline assembly alongside real customer reviews to provide you with a clear picture of what the Vuly Ultra offers.

Many potential buyers, like yourself, are concerned about the long-term durability of their investment, the safety features that protect their loved ones, and, of course, the fun factor that keeps everyone jumping for joy. The Vuly Ultra promises a blend of all these aspects, but does it deliver?

Before diving in, we recommend you check out 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 review, 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. His work assembling, dismantling, and even helping with repairs, provides a unique insight into the various pros and cons of each model.

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Build Quality & Materials

Our Score: 7/10

The Vuly Ultra looks and feels like a sturdy and premium trampoline. Its durable frame, combined with 70 springs at 13.7cm in length, promises robust performance. Our expert says “this is Vuly’s best design and is great for everyday use.”

It’s constructed with high-quality galvanised steel, however, it does lack the powder coating found on more premium models like those from Springfree as well as the Vuly Thunder Pro and Lift 2.

While user feedback occasionally points to issues with the springs and mat, the general sentiment is that this model features a sturdy build, safe design, and stands up to the elements. 

This is echoed by our expert who states “the frame, springs, mat, and padding are sufficiently strong and long lasting” and assigns a 7 out of 10 rating for quality and materials. He says “the Ultra holds up well in all kind of weather but weighing it down with sandbags would help with the wind.” (Instead of sandbags, we recommend you use Vuly’s trampoline anchors).

The main gripe our expert has with the Ultra is that the warning label on the net states that it should be replaced every year, something that he claims is never mentioned to customers during the purchase process.

Important

The Ultra doesn’t come with an anchor kit. We highly recommend also purchasing the Vuly Trampoline Anchor Kit, which will secure your trampoline to the ground.

Safety Features & Standards

Our Score: 9/10

The Ultra meets the Australian safety standard AS 4989:2015, ensuring a high level of safety. With a safety net height of 175cm and curved safety net poles, the design minimises risk and protects users effectively. 

“This is a very safe trampoline,” our expert notes, highlighting the tall net and robust mat. In fact, he thinks “the Ultra is probably the safest of all of the other similar model spring trampolines.”

He appreciates that the design means small hands cannot contact the springs from inside the trampoline. When assembled correctly the mat threads through the base of the net ensuring fingers can’t access the springs.

This is in contrast, for example, to the Oz Trampolines Summit model, where the safety net is located on the outer side of the springs.

Bounce and Performance

Our Score: 8/10

With a weight capacity of 150kg and 70 springs, the Ultra provides a satisfying bounce for all ages. It employs Vuly’s “Advanced rebound system” which uses two layers of springs to boost momentum based on the bouncer’s weight.

“This trampoline is great for the smallest kids to the biggest parent and has bounce for everyone,” according to our expert, who gives the bounce quality an 8 out of 10 rating. User reviews echo this sentiment, praising the trampoline’s fun factor and bounce.

Ease of Assembly

Our Score: 8/10

While some users find the setup straightforward, others report challenges with unclear instructions. Our expert considers the Ultra to be “very easy to assemble, but you do need to know a couple of tricks to get the metal parts to fit together correctly”. He suggests following Vuly’s assembly videos.

One issue he regularly sees on already assembled models is the side poles holding up the net not locked down correctly, which could impact structural integrity and safety. He’s also noted that the markers on the mat to help start installation can sometimes be sewn in the wrong place which can confuse people assembling it themselves.

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Value for Money

Our Score: 7/10

Priced at over $1,000 (RRP), the Vuly Ultra trampoline is a significant investment. Considering its durable build, extensive safety features, and positive user feedback on weather resistance, we think it offers good value for many families. The comprehensive warranty (discussed below), adds to its appeal.

Additional Features & Accessories

Our Score: 8/10

Our expert praises the new design of the optional shade cover on the Vuly Ultra, which is strong and sturdy and does a great job of protecting kids from the sun (and also keeping the leaves out!). He also likes that the door is an overlapping style which works well and means there is no zip to brake.

The Ultra supports a range of optional accessories, including a shade cover, tent wall, and basketball hoop, allowing for customisation. Unfortunately, neither the ladder nor anchor kit is included in the basic package so must be purchased separately.

Customer Service

Our Score: 6/10

Our expert says that some customers say the customer service is good and others say it couldn’t be much worse. Regarding delivery, he notes that he’s seen several families miss out on Christmas presents because the trampoline didn’t arrive on time as promised.

Warranty

Our Score: 8/10

The provided warranties are competitive with 5 years offered on the frame, springs, and mat, and 1 year on the safety net and pads.

Conclusion

Our Overall Score: 7.6/10

The Vuly Ultra trampoline stands out as a solid choice for families seeking a balance of safety, durability, and fun in their backyard adventures. With its robust build quality, adherence to Australian safety standards, and impressive bounce, it meets the expectations of most users.

Our Overall Score8
Build Quality & Materials8
Safety Features & Standards9
Bounce and Performance8
Ease of Assembly8
Value for Money7
Additional Features & Accessories8
Customer Service6
Warranty8

Despite some confusion with assembly instructions and the advice for annual net replacement, we think the Ultra’s overall performance and safety features make it a worthy investment. We consider the Ultra’s price point to be justified by its durability and its comprehensive warranty coverage, and that it’s a great option for most families.

However, potential buyers should consider the additional cost of essential accessories, such as the anchor kit or shade cover, for complete enjoyment and safety. Overall, the Vuly Ultra is a reliable and enjoyable addition to any family’s outdoor space, promising countless hours of joyful jumping.

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