Intex Playhouse Jump-O-Lene Inflatable Bouncer Review

Editor rating

3.9/5 on October 11, 2017

User's rating

612 reviews

PROS

  • Affordable
  • Ships with a repair kit
  • Compact

CONS

  • Durability issues

VERDICT

The Intex Playhouse Jump-O-Lene is an appealing bouncer for indoor play. Unfortunately, the bouncer isn’t flawless, with durability being the biggest problem.

The Intex Playhouse Jump-O-Lene is a compact, affordable bouncer with some major flaws. Intex recommends this bouncer for children from 3 to 6 years. The declared maximum weight capacity is 120 pounds, but we suspect that this weight limit doesn’t take into account the extra stress placed on the inflatable floor by jumping up and down. Customers on Amazon and other online stores complain left and right about the bouncer’s durability, often stating that it had lasted only a few days before the floor ripped apart in the seams. A single child or a smaller baby is probably the most the bouncer can handle in the long run.

The Intex Playhouse Jump-O-Lene doesn’t have a roof, and the walls are relatively short, so it’s not as safe as many other bouncers. That said, you would be hard-pressed to find a tall bouncer with a roof for the price of the Intex Playhouse Jump-O-Lene.

The bouncer ships with a repair kit that allows you to mend small tears, but it doesn’t ship with a blower for inflating. Don’t even consider blowing up the bouncer with your mouth—you would only get dizzy and achieve absolutely nothing. A compressor is a better option, but then you need to carefully keep an eye on the bouncer’s pressure. The best option is a Intex’s battery-powered air pump, which costs less than $10.

Before You Purchase

Does the bouncer stay inflated?

Yes, the bouncer stays inflated, so you don’t need to keep an air pump up and running all the time to keep it inflated.

Can the bouncer be used outside?

Yes, it can be. Just keep in mind that it’s not the heaviest bouncer around, so a particularly strong wind might tip it over.

Can the bouncer be used as a ball pit?

Yes, the bouncer can definitely be used as a ball pit. You may want to cover the entrance door to keep the balls from falling out, though.

Is it safe to jump inside the bouncer?

Many customers have reported durability issues caused by regular bouncing. However, even if the floor ripped off after a jump, the distance to the ground is so small that it wouldn’t lead to an injury.

Does the bouncer ship with an air pump?

No, the bouncer doesn’t come with an air pump, and we highly recommend you get one.

Can a small child tip the bouncer over?

Yes, the bouncer is fairly light, and a small child could tip it over, especially from the outside.

Is it possible to anchor the bouncer to the ground?

No, there’s no way how to anchor the bouncer to the ground.

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