Best Portable Basketball Hoops for 2018 Reviewed

Choosing the best portable hoop for you or your kid doesn't have to be difficult. Just think about the desired age and price range and here you’ll find our most recommended models:

According to age:

Best basketball hoops for kids:

The top youth portable goals offer sturdy construction, durability, decent playing capabilities and affordable price. Here is our most recommended system:

Lifetime 1221

Lifetime 1221

 Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

 Customer rating: 2610 reviews

Price: $99.20    (or check on Amazon  .co.uk / .ca )

Quality and inexpensive portable basketball hoop – adjustable from 7.5 to 10 feet. Perfect for basketball learning or family play.

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Best portable hoops for adults (or for serious play):

On the other hand, a quality basketball goal that will be used by adults or for a serious play requires much better stability, sturdier components and top notch playing capabilities. Here are our picks – a Lifetime goal for a decent price and a more expensive professional hoop from Spalding:

Lifetime 1558

Lifetime 1558

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

 Customer rating: 413 reviews

Price: $297.19    (or check on Amazon  .co.uk / .ca )

High quality portable hoop for a fair price – with awesome height adjustment system and very realistic rim + backboard action.

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Spalding NBA “The Beast”

Spalding NBA “The Beast”

 Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

 Customer rating: 161 reviews

Price: $1,099.99    (or check on Amazon  .co.uk / .ca )

The ultimate portable basketball system – with its top quality glass backboard and rock solid base, you feel almost like shooting at a college gym hoop.

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Best portable hoops for teenagers:

Teenagers can definitely use one of the adult goals we mentioned before but if you’d like to save some money, take a look at this model as well:

Lifetime 51550

Lifetime 51550

 Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

 Customer rating: 353 reviews

Price: $259.54    (or check on Amazon  .co.uk / .ca )

Advanced hoop for a decent price – it’s sturdy, durable, offers a great height adjustment system and nice acrylic backboard.

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Comparison

Model Price UK CA Our rating   Height Backb. size Backboard material Base size Assembly Height adjustment system For
Step2 Shootin’ Hoops $50.99 .co.uk .ca 4.5 stars 4’/5’/6′ N/A N/A N/A quick and simple plastic tabs – easy but may break
Lifetime 90022 $79.99 .co.uk .ca 4.5 stars 5.5′-7.5′ 32" polyethylene 10-gallon 1 hour knob – easy
Lifetime 1221 $99.20 .co.uk .ca 4.5 stars 7.5′-10′ 44" polyethylene 27-gallon 1 hour knob – quite easy
Lifetime 90040 $114.99 .co.uk .ca 4 stars 7.5′-10′ 44" polyethylene 27-gallon 1 hour knob – quite easy
Lifetime 1269 $153.74 .co.uk .ca 4 stars 7.5′-10′ 44" acrylic 27-gallon 1-1.5 hour knob – okay
Lifetime 51550 $259.54 .co.uk .ca 4.5 stars 8′-10′ 48" acrylic 31-gallon 1.5-3 hour handle – very easy
Lifetime 1558 $297.19 .co.uk .ca 4.5 stars 7.5′-10′ 52" acrylic 35-gallon a few hours handle – very easy
Spalding NBA “The Beast” $1,099.99 .co.uk .ca 4.5 stars 7.5′-10′ 60" glass 50-gallon 2.5-4 hour crank – easy

 

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