Best Portable Basketball Hoop for Driveway By Cari | Published on November 19, 2021November 23, 2021 Choosing the best portable basketball hoop for driveway, garages, and more often seems intimidating. With so many options on the market, it’s tough to find the best option for your needs with the lowest price to match. First, it’s important to understand the specific features that ensure your goal lasts as long as possible and keeps that new look while remaining affordable. Already know what you’re looking for? Jump ahead to shop five of our favorite portable options. Backboard When it comes to getting the best game play, backboard size matters. The closer your backboard is to standard backboard sizing, the more authentic your shots and rebounds behave compared to professional court settings. Standard NBA and NCAA backboards are 6 feet (72″) wide by 3.5 feet (42″), which is often hard to find and carries a hefty price tag at standard retail stores. Instead, aim for at least 54″, however, a 60″ backboard is preferable to get the most out of your practice. Another important feature to look for is the material of the backboard. The cheapest option, polyethylene (plastic), is often found on retailer’s portable goals. Polyethylene boards wear down quickly, which causes the ball to stick instead of rebounding. Additionally, polyethylene yellows, clouds, and becomes brittle in the sun within 3-5 years. Instead, opt for one of the longer lasting options: Acrylic Acrylic, a clear, durable plastic material, remains clear and strong even when placed in a sunny driveway as it is unaffected by UV light. These backboards tend to last between 15-20 years and are a lightweight option for low effort portability. In turn, the weight makes for a lower price tag. Because these are unaffected by sunlight, the backboard remains strong enough for a direct hit. Tempered Glass Tempered glass is the heaviest backboard material so it does need the sturdiest base. The hardness provides longterm rebound for those layups and bank shots. Additionally, tempered glass is also unaffected by UV light and continues to look like new. AcrylicTempered GlassAcrylic Pros Clear Durable UV Resistant Longlasting Cons Less bounce than glass Tempered Glass Pros Great Rebound Clear Like-New Look Scratch Resistant Commonly Used (schools and professional courts) Cons Shatter on Impact of Hard Object (rock, baseball, BB gun) Support Pole Portable basketball goals are often made of two or three sections to allow easy adjustment. Unfortunately, the more sections there are, the less stable the support pole. Whereas we offer adjustable units made out of one piece to ensure the strongest goals for your home or recreational center. Base Of course it’s important to have a stable base so your goal stays upright and stationary during game play. However, the heavier the base, the more difficult portability becomes. We carry portable goals that allow up to 500 pounds of sand to keep the base sturdy and still portable. Next, check out our picks of some of the best portable basketball hoop for driveway, garages, and more. Our Favorite Portable Basketball Goals for Driveways OmniChamp The OmniChamp Portable Basketball Goal is an adjustable portable basketball goal for use indoors or outdoors. The large poly base is designed to hold up to 500 pounds of sand, making the unit extremely stable. The cam lever handle makes one person transport easy on any hard, smooth and level surface. To adjust to various rim heights, simply release the InstaJust bracket using a broom handle. The unit easily adjusts from 10′ down to 7′ in six inch increments. Features One piece Backboards available from 36″x48″ to 36″x60″ in acrylic or glass Optional bolt-on TuffGuard backboard padding available in several colors Insta-Just height adjustment Optional all-weather post padding Base to backboard extension distance is 14” with rim at 10’ All OmniChamp hoops come with a 4″ square post, Omni Base tank, Champ Arm System, and a limited lifetime warranty. RollaSport The RollaSport portable basketball goal is the clear choice in portable basketball hoops when frequent rim height adjustments are not necessary. The extension arm on the RollaSport portable basketball hoop is attached to the vertical post using two heavy duty U-bolts. Though the RollaSport is considered a “fixed-height” portable basketball backboard, the U-bolts can be loosened, allowing the arm to be re-attached at any given height along the post. To transport the RollaSport basketball equipment, simply retract the vertical post. As the post pitches back, the RollaSport lowers onto the transport wheel. Return the post to its vertical position for play. The goal rolls easily into any garage or through any set of double doors. Also, a high quality post pad covers the front of the unit. Features: Selection of various clear acrylic backboards ranging from 36” x 48” to 36” x 60” Optional bolt-on TuffGuard backboard padding All First Team goals are direct mounted to eliminate backboard breakage when players hang on the rim Fixed height extension arm secures to post using u-bolts Powder coat finish protects against the elements Safety padding covers front of base unit Post actuator retracts vertical post for rolling and storage Compact and easy to roll All OmniSlam hoops come with a RollAbout Portable Base Unit, RollAbout Base Padding, Sport Arm System, and a limited lifetime warranty. OmniJam The OmniJam portable basketball goal brings gymnasium quality style and performance to any home court, primary school or recreation facility. The OmniJam outperforms portable in its price category because of the high durability, stability, and performance built into the design. Moreover, the crank handle easily adjusts rim height between 10′ and 7′ with an easy-to-read height regulator. Additionally, transport is simple. The large cam lever handle design makes moving the unit over any hard, smooth surface a breeze. Pull handle forward to roll, lift handle for play. Features: Backboards available in acrylic or glass Optional bolt-on TuffGuard backboard padding available in several colors Simple hand crank adjustment easily adjusts rim height from 10’ to 7’ Optional all-weather post padding for added safety Base to backboard extension distance is 19” with rim at 10’ All OmniSlam hoops come with a 4″ square post, Omni Base tank, Jam Arm System, and a limited lifetime warranty. OmniSlam The OmniSlam Portable Basketball Goal is a premium quality basketball hoop for indoors or out. Unlike sectional posts, OmniSlam’s rugged, one-piece post will not wobble or separate. The cam lever handle on the front makes one person transport simple over any hard, smooth surface. In addition, the OmniSlam is adjustable from 10′ down to 7′ in six inch increments. Adjustments are quick and easy by removing the slide pin on the back of the post. Features: Backboards available in acrylic or glass Optional bolt-on TuffGuard backboard padding available in several colors Springs located in the extension assembly counter balance the weight of the backboard and rim for effortless adjustment Quik-Pin height adjustment design makes adjusting the OmniSlam effortless and safe from 10’ to 7’ in 6” increments Base to backboard extension distance is 19” with rim at 10’ All OmniSlam hoops come with a 4″ square post, Omni Base tank, Slam Arm System, and a limited lifetime warranty. RollaJam The RollaJam Portable Basketball Goal’s unique design is crank adjustable from regulation height of 10′ down to 7′. The crank handle is spring-aided to make adjustments easy for all ages. The rim height indicator accurately shows rim location. To transport RollaJam portable basketball hoops, simply retract the vertical post, using the post actuator located on the base unit. As the post pitches back, the unit lowers onto the transport wheel. Return the post to its vertical position and the portable basketball backboard is ready for play. The goal rolls easily into any garage, or through any set of double doors. A high quality post pad covers the front of the unit. Customize the RollaJam by selecting the backboard and rim combo that fits your game. Features: Selection of various acrylic and tempered glass backboards in sizes ranging from 36” x 48” to 36” x 60” All First Team goals are direct mounted to eliminate backboard breakage when players hang on the rim Optional bolt-on TuffGuard backboard padding Spring aided crank design makes adjustment effortless Rim height indicator shows height of rim Simple hand crank adjustment easily adjusts rim height from 10’ to 7′ Safety padding covers front of base unit Powder coat finish protects against the elements Post actuator retracts vertical post for rolling and storage Compact and easy to roll All OmniSlam hoops come with a RollAbout Portable Base Unit, RollAbout Base Padding, Jam Arm System, and a limited lifetime warranty. Still have questions? We’re here to help. Contact us to find the best portable basketball hoop for driveway or anywhere. We’ll provide answers, price quotes, or anything else you need.