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It’s time to switch gears and replace that black inner tube you’ve had since the ‘70s. Today’s floats are fun, fashionable and will entice the whole neighborhood to come and play. Actually, with the bright colors and ridiculous shapes, they may never want to leave.
Some are strictly for lounging, with contours specifically made to cradle your body and send you off on a floating nap. Others, like this unicorn, dragon and bull, are intended for riding, so you can really get the party started. And all are highly rated for comfort, durability and overall amazingness. There’s even a float for your pup!
This might just be the best float we’ve seen for ultimate laziness! It’s motorized, so you can use dual push-button controls (think old-school Atari) to glide around the pool (and move 360 degrees!) as you giggle watching friends and family “exert effort” to get from point A to point B. Uses 12 D-cell batteries (not included); 30-day warranty.
Getting onto and off of a float can be awkward. Thankfully reviewers say this one is super easy to navigate. And it’s multifunctional: You can sit on it, lay on it, flip over and take a nap on it AND use it as an exercise saddle if you’re so inclined. The mesh stays cool and the headrest and footrest easily deflate for travel.
For the Game of Thrones lover in your life: a massive golden dragon float with a recessed seat for comfort and two handles for stability.
Let your furry friend cool off and join the fun with this paw-shaped float designed especially for pets, with an extra top layer to resist paw punctures. Said a fan: “My 70-pound Labrador got on it. It held up great against her nails! I recommend it!”
“It’s as big as your living room,” said one reviewer of this insane six-person party boat. And it’s durable, too: “It held up to the abuse of an adult flopping around on it like a cross between a fish out of water and a sea lion.” Includes a cooler, six cup holders, a sun roof and a mesh bottom to keep you cool. Can we get an invite?
This is a great option if you want your body to stay out of the water. And it’s multifunctional—use it as a snow sled, as a beach bed or even as an air mattress for overnight adventures. Made of durable ripstop fabric, it’s lightweight—just two pounds—but can hold up to 440 pounds. Comes with a carry bag so you can tote it to a friend’s house.
Meet the #1 bestselling pool float on Amazon. It’s not hard to see why this baby’s a winner—it lets you bring your mythical fantasies to life and ride a unicorn into the sunset, with a friend! It looks incredible, is reasonable for such a big float and can be easily inflated with a hairdryer. See, dreams really do come true.
The contoured design and built-in cup holder will make it hard to ever leave the pool. Says one convert: “I usually get too cold when I'm laying on other floats because my body is submerged in the water, but this one keeps me out of the water so I can lay on it all day.”
Felicigeely Avocado Pool Float — ON SALE
Awesome sale alert: $21 off! With a removable pit that doubles as a pool ball, this extra-large float is deliciously fun (and healthy!). Just add tortilla chips.
Intex Inflat-A-Bull — ON SALE
No need to head to the dude ranch. This inflatable bull riding float will spark heated competitions to see who can stay on the longest. Giddy up!
Why should the pool party stop when the sun goes down? With this LED light-up swan, it won’t have to. With pulse, flash, and strobe light effects and a host of colors to choose from—white, red, green, yellow, fuchsia, light blue and dark blue—people will surely flock to it. And at a massive 75 inches, it’s big enough for two riders at once.
Got the need for speed? With a cooler in back, two cup holders and a tether to tie to a boat or dock, this floating sports car has all the ingredients for a party. Get in gear!
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