Our Magic Circle trampoline review will cover both their octagon trampolines, and their round trampolines. Additionally they make a Magic Cage safety attachment which we review too.
Magic Circle Trampolines is a proudly American trampoline company. All their trampolines have a very distinctive coloring to them. Bright primary colored safety pads (red, yellow, blue, etc) surround the mat. They also have a generous 5 year warranty. The frame is warranted for 5 years, and 1+4 years for the springs and mat.
For starters you will find strict attention to detail and craftsman. Comparing these to discount models made in China, with a ripped mat and creaky springs is like comparing apples to oranges.
Magic Circle 12′ and 13.5′ Round Trampoline Review:
The most common Magic Circle trampolines are the 12 foot and 13.5 foot round ones. Both are basically the same – the only difference is the diameter, but this is important.
The 12 foot trampoline is a good children’s sized trampoline. Can adults use it? Certainly. But for serious adult use the 13.5 foot model is more appropriate. Plus more children can fit safely on the slightly larger mat. You might expierence some frame movement if an adult bounces heavily on the 12 foot model.
Common to all Magic Circle round trampolines are:
- .125″ galvanized steel springs
- UV resistant permatron mat
- 14 gauge American steel rails
Most other trampolines of this size use smaller springs and thinner railings. The stronger construction on these parts means the trampoline lasts longer, and is less likely to break. Is it safer? Definitely.
As for the bounce: these outperform cheaper and lower quality trampolines by miles. The springs are tighter, the mat is better. It’s just an all around better trampoline.
Magic Circle 16 Foot Octagon Trampoline Review:
The octagon size comes only in the 16 foot model. This is one of the largest trampolines you can buy, actually.
It’s billed as “the ultimate Magic Circle trampoline” and I agree. You could easily fit a family on here safely. It’s mat is rated for a whopping 450 pounds.
Like the round models it has very safe construction. In fact, it is even more sturdy. Their octagon model uses thicker steel than most other octagon trampolines.
Unlike other cheaper octagon trampolines, the Magic Circle 16′ octagon trampoline has a better controlled bounce. Serious trampoline athletes have said the bounce is less random and more directed. This means you get an easier, safer landing.
Magic Cage Review:
For children the real benefit is the Magic Cage system. This is Magic Circle’s safety cage that comes integrated into many of their trampolines.
This is an optional part on the trampolines but I do recommend it. Why? For one the 350 pound matting would prevent even an NFL linebacker from getting through.
The cage is also sewn into the mat so they move together. This makes it impossible for your child to get caught between the two. It also has foam padding to dampen someone hitting it.
Safety cages are proven to reduce traumatic accidents in children. And this is the one of the best safety cages in the industry.
You can get the Cage separately for the 16 foot and 13.5 foot models. It will cost you a little more to buy them separately though – plus the shipping costs will be doubled. If the safety cage is something you are interested in – which is smart – we recommend buying the combined unit. This way there is no risk of initial injury and you save money.
The Bottom Line:
Suppose you’re looking at spending $400 for an off brand trampoline. Is the extra $100-$200 you will spend on a Magic Circle trampoline worth it? Yes. Without a doubt. They make some of the most sturdy equipment available. It’s worth it for your children’s safety so they don’t go ripping through the mat or cage.
If this trampoline is for you, then you will understand it makes more sense to spend a little more upfront for something that will actually work and last for a long time.
Magic Circle trampolines can be hefty to move in the yard due to their rock-solid construction. If you are cramped for space, it is not going to be easy to move this to mow under.
And another weather related concern: if it is very windy, the Magic Cage needs to be sheltered. But this is common to any trampoline.