Exploring the options
When looking at the differences between the super popular Ozone and Bongo water bouncers, first consider the material they contain. Water Bongos are made using reinforced material (PVC coating over 1000 Denier polyester fabric). Total weight is 22 oz. per square yard (not to be confused with gauge thickness). Because it has material on the inside, it's well-protected from punctures.The O Zone water trampoline, on the other hand, is NOT reinforced material. It is made from 28 gauage plain vinyl (PVC) but does not have fabric reinforcement inside. It is much like a towable bladder in that it will continue to expand when inflated and will never get hard or firm since there is no fabric to prevent it from stretching. It also will puncture quite easily compared to a water Bongo product that has the fabric to help prevent punctures. Although the water Bongo and Ozone water trampoline materials are very near the same thickness, the water Bongo is much tougher due to the fabric reinforcement within the PVC.
The Ozone water trampoline does include an anchor bag since it is truly meant for "day use" anchoring, not permanent. Most people purchase their water Bongo for use over the entire summer and leave it anchored in place the whole time. Therefore, an anchor bag isn't included in the water Bongo product since it would be ineffective for seasonal anchoring situations. Here are a few more points to consider:
For the best in water-bouncing fun, look no further than Rave water trampolines and Sportsstuff for premium water bouncers. Rave Sports's Bongo 10 Bounce Platform is a safe, durable inflatable and is designed for both land and water use. The Bongo 10 comes with a handy carrying handle, a three-step aluminum ladder, a quick-inflation valve, an inflation adapter, and a repair kit.
The Rave Sports's Bongo 13 Bounce Platform, and Northwoods Bongo 15 Bounce Platform can all be used on both water and land. As safe and durable as the Bongo 10, these water bouncers provide perfect places for bouncing or lounging. Because they contain no springs, they each provide more of a "bounce" than a "jump," and like the Bongo 10, they each come with a three-step aluminum ladder, a quick-inflation valve, an inflation adapter, and a repair kit.
The Rave O-Zone Water Trampoline is large enough that two children can bounce on it at the same time. This water bouncer is for the water only and is a climbing platform, allowing children to climb back onto it after jumping into the water. The O-Zone comes with four carrying handles, and several optional accessories, such as a slide and a carrying bag, are available.
Made of a heavy-gauge PVCSportsstuff's 10-foot Playstation Bounce Platform is truly a station for play. This easy-to-board platform comes with a sea-anchor system, molded handles, a single-chamber inflation valve, and a 90-day limited warranty.
Sportsstuff's 12-foot Playstation Bounce Platform is also made of heavy-gauge PVC and has no metal frame or springs, making the platform both safe and lightweight. Like its 10-foot counterpart, this water bouncer comes with molded handles and a 90-day limited warranty.