The Best Pool Floats For Both Kids and Adults
From unicorns to pizza slices and double-wide loungers, these are the floats to know.
It was a long, cruel winter, but now sunshine and summer are back in full swing. It’s time to invest in new swim gear, dust off the cooler, and take inventory of the inflatable pool toys. If your menagerie of pool floats for kids is looking thin, 2021 is the time to go big. And here’s some good news: From giant inflatable dragons and buckin’ bulls for the adults, to pirate ships and cartoon sharks for the kids, there’s never been more variety in such a niche area. There’s also never been as great an effect on a boring pool party as that of adding a giant inflatable unicorn or T-rex. If you’ve been on the fence, it’s time to hop that sucker, buy a couple of ridiculous pool floats, and start that Saturday-afternoon drift at the nearest pool or pond.
We’ve rounded up more than two-dozen spectacular inflatable toys for kids and adults. These all go big on imagination but are also well-engineered, durable, and easy to both inflate and deflate. When the kids tire of playing pool games, the whole family can set sail on a giant slice of cool watermelon.
Giant Pool Floats for Summer 2021
Yeehaw! Grab that proverbial bull by the horns with this insanely cool and coolly insane float. It includes its very own mini-bull drink-holder float, and can hold two adults, or a few kids (maximum weight is 500 pounds). It's made of premium UV treated vinyl.
A minimalist float that makes it easy to keep cool, even on hot summer days at the pool. Two inflatable pillows are connected by a stretch of comfortable mesh so you're truly floating on the water. Roomy for one but accommodates two, you can also re-finagle the water hammock into a lounge chair. Because it's mostly mesh, it's also easy to inflate and super portable. Weight capacity 250 pounds.
This 63-inch-long avocado float comes with a bonus beach ball in form of its removable pit. Ideally paired with a giant inflatable onion, lime, and tomato (for pool float guac), this avocado float is the perfect amount of silly. It's also nice and heavy-duty, with a weight capacity of 440 pounds and a quick-inflate valve to get you into the water faster.
Inflatable Pool Toys for Kids Summer 2021
Induct your littlest ones into the wonders of summertime pool time with this covered baby pool float. Recommended for babies 9 months and older, this baby pool float features a very sweet octopus that turns 360 degrees, as well as a squeaker, rattle, stacking rings, and soft touch star. It has dual air chambers and an inner spring for greater stability. There's also a retractable canopy with mesh sides that offers UPF 50+ protection.
For those times when relaxation gets boring, fire at will with these water gun-equipped floats with wings that make them stable floaters. These plane-shaped floats have a built-in water gun that draws water directly from the pool. If you don't buy at least two and have an aquatic dogfight then you're doing it wrong.
This pirate ship lets kids propel themselves forward with their legs, which remain in the water, while firing away at enemies with the built-in water gun. Kids remain in, instead of on top of the float, so it's a good option for more nervous swimmers.
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