Ironkids Swing Set Reviews – 100, 250 & 300 Compared

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Many thanks for stopping by and welcome to this Ironkids Swing Set Review which will cover and compare 3 different models under this range so at least you have more than 1 option when it comes to making a final decision.

We will outline all the main pros and cons that we have come across that you need to be aware of plus of the main features that they have to offer. There will also be a comparison table outlined below to add further clarity along with some frequently asked questions that will be of interest to you.

Please be aware also that guide prices can only be shown at the time of this swing set review as prices can change from month to month depending on local promotional activities so please make sure to view the price checkers provided below to ensure you have the most up to date accurate price information. In addition, we have also outlined additional price comparison options at the end of this page also that are worth checking out if you wish to explore prices elsewhere.

Swing Set Review Overview:

Brand:IronKids
Models:3 different models – 100, 250, 300
Orders online:Yes, orders accepted online with home delivery
Warranty:Frame is Lifetime and components is 6 months
Price Range:$150 up to $370 (at the time of this review)
Cheap Place to Buy: Walmart – View current stock availability here
Support:Ironkids Paradigm Health and Wellness toll free at 1-866-924-1688 7 days a week 8am - 5pm PST or e-mail service@paradigmhw.com

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is the height of the monkey trapeze bar on the Ironkids inspiration 100?
A. The height of the Ironkids Inspiration 100 monkey bar is 58 inches
Q. What is the height of the swing seat from the ground?
A. The height of the swing seat from the ground is 16 inches (24 inches for the glider)
Q. Where are these Swing sets actually made?
A. These swing sets are made in China
Q. What is the weight capacity of the swing seat and the glider?
A. The maximum weight allowance capacity for each seat is 80 Ibs for both the swing and each seat on the glider (frame is 320 Ibs weight capacity)
Q. Can Toddler swings be used or added in?
A. Yes, you can replace for example the monkey bars with a toddler swing seat but you need to ensure you have the hardware to suspend it.
Q. Do they include ground anchors?
A. They include ground corkscrew stakes which will need to be secured solid to the ground ideally in cement to avoid rocking with high swinging.
Q. Is the swing set treated?
A. Yes, it is UV-treated with added antifreeze protection for the worst type of weather conditions
Q. What is the weight capacity of the trampoline for the 250 Inspiration model?
A. The weight capacity for the mini trampoline is 80 Ibs
Q. What are the safety zone dimensions for the 250 Inspiration?
A. The safety zone dimensions are 18'6"L by 16'3"W by 14'H for the 250 Inspiration (or a 6 feet of clearance on all sides)
Q. What safety standards are in place?
A. They are tested up to the standards of the CPSC as well as certified up to ASTM F2276 standards
Q. Will the canopy hold in high winds?
A. No, you should remove the canopy during stormy or windy weather and place in a safe place

Tools that tend to be needed for the Assembly process (not included)

Allen Wrench
Hammer
Tape measure
Phillips screwdriver

Ironkids Swing Set Review Compilation:

Ironkids Inspiration Fitness Children 100 Metal Swing Set

Main Pros Outlined:

One of the lowest prices under this range – usually $150 to $200
Sometimes the price can be lower than $150
Includes the UV Protective Sunshade for protection
Provides outdoor healthy physical activity
Includes the monkey bar and air glider
Monkey bar is great for building upper strength
Foot rests and tube handles are provided on the air glider
Swing chains are covered with thick plastic to protect little hands
Thorough instruction manual is included which is easy to follow
Allows a weight capacity of 80 Ibs for each seat
Provides a total weight capacity of 400 Ibs
Can entertain 4 kids at the same time
Includes comfortable contoured plastic seats
The UV Protective Sunshade provides shade as they play
Climber helps to build strength and develop balance
Great lifetime warranty on the frame (components =6 months)
Assembly time is quite short and will take 1 to 2 hours only
Great for small yards and good value overall for the price you have to pay

Main Cons Outlined:

Small frame overall and is smaller than it looks
Limited to 80Ibs max per child
You need to have an Allen wrench on hand for assembly
Only 1 swing seat available
Some minor cases of small parts missing like screws
Swings can be a little too closer together for comfort
Ground stakes ideally need to be cemented in
No trampoline or slide available
Metal will deteriorate in time if not maintained and treated
Quite small for many 8 year old children
Canopy will struggle with strong winds and can be flimsy

IronKids Inspiration 250 Fitness Metal Swing Set

Main Pros Outlined:

Includes the awesome 42 inch trampoline on the side
Fair price level which tends to be less than $250 and in some cases less than $200
4 different activities to choose
Includes the corkscrew-shaped ground stakes
Includes the UV Protective Sunshade for protection
Provides outdoor healthy physical activity
Swing chains are covered with thick plastic to protect hands
Can entertain 6 kids at once
Great lifetime warranty on the frame (components = 6 months)
The mini Jumper trampoline is a big attraction and burns calories
Has the 2 inch powder-coated tubular steel frame
Attractive and bright colored sunshade protection
The monkey bar builds arm and upper body strength
Toddler swing seats can be added if needed (replace)
Perfect for small type yards
The U-shaped support posts in an Arch shape for sturdiness
Fitness slide is included
Includes the contoured plastic seats and thick plastic-covered swing chains to protect hands
Assembly can take <2 hours
Tends to be one of the most popular models under the brand and again gives great fun for the kids – especially the trampoline

Main Cons Outlined:

Doesn’t include the air glider or the ladder
Stakes need to be cemented in to prevent rocking / movements
Assembly of the trampoline net requires additional power and strength and is hard to complete
Overall assembly is longer due to additional play stations
Slide could be longer as too short for 8 year olds
Some minor reports of parts not lining up correctly which is annoying
Canopy is a bit flimsy - will deteriorate overtime & you need to be careful with winds

Ironkids Challenge 300 Refreshing Mist Swing Set

Main Pros Outlined:

Includes an awesome net climber
Also has the UV-shielding sunshade for protection
Awesome cooling mist sprayer included with four brass nozzles
The mist volume has adjustable control levels & a shut-off valve
A unique heavy-duty rope climb feature on the side
Has the 2 inch powder-coated tubular steel frame
Attractive and bright colored sunshade protection
Thorough instruction manual is included which is easy to follow
Allows a weight capacity of 80 Ibs for each seat
2 contoured plastic swings seats
Covered chains to protect little hands with thick plastic
A fun 6 foot wave slide
Easier at staying hydrated with the cooling mist on hot days
Monkey bar is great for building upper strength
Toddler swing seats can be added if needed
Swing chains are covered with thick plastic to protect hands
Can entertain 6 kids at once
Great lifetime warranty on the frame (components = 6 months)
Includes the rope wall soft deck platform which is 3’ft high
It has the ¾” thick heavy duty weather resistant ropes for longevity

Main Cons Outlined:

No trampoline is included which the 250 model does
No air glider included either which the 100 model does
Tends to be priced over $300 which is a bit expensive for what you get
Canopy is susceptible to high winds & will deteriorate overtime
Ground stakes are a bit flimsy and need to be cemented solid
Assembly of the Rope ladder net is difficult and should be a lot easier
Some cases of small parts missing but generally good all the same

Further images below:

A summary table outlining of the main features is compared below:

Feature:Ironkids Inspiration 100IronKids Inspiration 250Ironkids Challenge 300
Age Suitability:3 to 8 years3 to 8 years3 to 8 years
Ladder Climber:Yes (metal)NoYes (rope)
UV Sunshade:Yes Yes Yes
Swing Seats:122
Trapeze Bar:YesYesYes
Air Glider:YesNoNo
Mini Trampoline:NoYes – 42 inchesNo
Mini Slide:NoYesYes
Safety meshYesYesYes
Cooling Mist:NoNoYes (4 nozzles)
Dimensions:118 by 111 by 93 inches13'6"L by 6'6"W (10'3" with slide) by 6'5"H97L by 154W by 75H Inches
Swing Seat Height:16 inches16 inches16 inches
Monkey Bar Height:58 Inches58 Inches58 Inches
Glider Seat Height:24 inchesN/AN/A
Anchors:Yes – Corkscrew stakesYes – Corkscrew stakesYes – Corkscrew stakes
Number of Children:5 maximum6 maximum5 maximum
Seat weight Capacity:80 Ibs80 Ibs80 Ibs
Total weight Capacity:400 Ibs (main frame is 320 Ibs)480 Ibs (main frame is 320 Ibs)400 Ibs (main frame is 320 Ibs)
Assembly Time:1 to 3 hours – 2 people2 to 4 hours – 2 people2 to 4 hours – 2 people

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Have you or your kids any personal experience with Ironkids Metal Swing Sets in the past? If so, then please share your thoughts and feedback with the wider community by leaving a comment in the comment section below – So that they can learn also!!!

Finally, many thanks for taking the time to read our review and best of luck to you and your children with your final decision

Regards

Ryan

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2 Comments

  1. Ahh  I like these Ironkids swings for my children – I started with the smaller ones but now looking to get the larger ones now with the sprinklers, the kids will love that,. Thank God my children are going to enjoy this and THANKS SO MUCH for highlighting the cons associated with them as I have certainly learnt a lot from that part of your review

    • Yes, pay particular attention to the points raised throughout especially the cons highlighted above which also need to be considered before you buy. Thanks also to you for taking the time to stop by and for leaving your comment feedback. Regards, Ryan

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