The first thing you should consider while choosing a portable basketball hoop is the price. Go for one that you can afford but remember the higher price often means a higher quality product.
Consider the reasons you want to purchase the portable basketball hoop, too. Are you going to play with your small children or will you be playing a competitive game with your peers? If it’s the former case, go for one with a smaller base as they are likely to be less expensive. If it’s for competitive sport, a large base will suffice.
Also consider the type of backboard. For kids, a less expensive portable basketball hoop with a graphite or polyethylene backboard is enough. However, if you are buying it for grownups, go for one with a tempered glass backboard as it can better take the high impact.
Height adjustability is another important consideration. Again, depending on who will be using the hoops, you want to go for one that is appropriately adjustable. Keep in mind that there are 4 different types of height adjustability. Some have a telescopic pole, others will come with a crank handle. You will also find models with a broomstick, pneumatic or trigger handle.
If you ask us, the trigger handle is the better choice. It is simple to operate with a one-hand mechanism.