The 9 Best Trampoline Anchors
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2020. Trampolines are a great way to add some fun to a yard, but they can also become giant sails on occasion. The best way to keep yours from flying away during a gust is to tie it down with some stakes or attach a set of weighted bags, depending on the severity of the wind you're dealing with. Whether you're contending with a light breeze or a heavy storm, we've got great options for you. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 09, 2021:
We scrapped one of two Eurmax weight bags because of poor availability and also because weight bags are among the least reliable ways to keep a trampoline in one place. The Cajun Tie Downs Trampoline Anchor is still the best balance of high performance and a moderate price. If you're willing to spend a little more, the Liberty Outdoor 10-Inch Anchor is about as sturdy as anything you'll find but is pretty costly and doesn't come with straps. On the other hand, the GardenNature Wind Stakes 6 Pack is about as simple as they get and is better for hard or clay soil than most corkscrew-style options.
March 20, 2020:
Anchors are a prudent buy for any trampoline owner, even if they don't expect to deal with high winds any time soon. Not only is this fun lawn toy surprisingly responsive to moderate or even light winds, but anchors can also help you keep your unit in one place while it's being used for raucous jumping.
Those who are just looking to add some weights as an extra precaution will be interested in affordable choices that are still reasonably effective, such as the Skywalker Trampolines Wind Stake or the Eurmax Canopy Weight, the latter of which falls into the category of weight-based anchoring systems. Options of this kind, such as the Eurmax Weight Bag and Mastercanopy Water Bag, offer particular benefits to those who find themselves frequently assembling and disassembling their trampolines, or simply want to do as little damage as possible to their lawns.
Buying sand and filling bags can present its own difficulties though, so people seeking a simple, straightforward way to deal with moderate winds will appreciate time-honored designs like the Gardennature Wind Stakes 6 Pack or the AAGUT Galvanized Rebar Stake. As long as one has a hammer, these options offer a relatively easy install and a decent amount of pull-resistance.
If you're dealing with any sort of powerful wind, however, there's pretty much no question that corkscrew-style stakes like the Cajun Tie Downs Ground Stake, Liberty Outdoor 10-Inch Anchor, and N1fit Trampoline Stake are going to be your best bet. Their spiral design offers a greatly increased surface area compared to straight-legged stakes, and it's no question as to which kind is better at staying in the dirt. Those who require an even more substantial anchor will want to look at the Gray Bunny Earth Auger. Its setup is a bit laborious and basically can't be done with hands alone, but once installed it rewards its owner with an extremely steadfast hold in the earth.