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15 Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers Review

Make your pool experience more fun and enjoyable with the best pool floats and pool loungers. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing day in a pool on a hot summer day.  Pools, lakes and rivers are not only about swimming and playing in the water. Relax in style on a lounger or float around in the pool with a cool pool float.

15 Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers of 2017

 ProductWeight CapacityProduct Summary
Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable LoungeIntex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge, 71″ X 53250 lbs2 built-in cup holders
Very stable
18 gauge vinyl
Recliner Lounge
Kelsyus Floating LoungerKelsyus Floating Lounger250 lbsIntegrated backrest
Integrated ottoman
1 cup holder
Mesh seat
Clips on the side to allow tethering
Intex Sit N Float Inflatable LoungeIntex Sit N Float Inflatable Lounge176 lbsSupports up to 250 lbs
An arm chair sitting in water
2 grab handles for stability
2 cup holders
Kelsyus Floating Water HammockKelsyus Floating Water Hammock250 lbsHammock on water
Soft mesh bed
Inflatable pillow
Side clips for tethering to boat etc
Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge, 63 X 33.5Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge176 lbs12-gauge vinyl
Multi-colored i-beams
2 air chambers
Back rest and arm rest
One drink holder
Open foot rest
BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool FloatBigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float200 lbsBig bit out, pink icing and multi-colored sprinkles
4 feet in diameter
18″ hole in the middle
International Leisure Giant SwanInternational Leisure Giant Swan280 lbsCan hold 3 adults
12 gauge thick vinyl
Wings can be used as the hand rest
Tail can be used as head rest
SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XLSwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL300 lbsVery high weight capacity
Large headrest and wide seating area
Integrated ottoman
1 cup holder
Comfortable mesh seat
Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge ChairSwimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair200 lbsMade of super-strong nylon
1 cup holder
Head, arm, and foot rests
Can be used both on and off the pool
Fabric Covered U-Seat Inflatable Swimming Pool ChairSwimline Nylon Covered U-Seat200 lbsMade of super-strong nylon
2 cup holders
Supportive backrest,
U-seat to stay partially submerged
International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating LoungerInternational Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger200 lbsSuper-strong molded frame
Blow molded pontoon armrests, extra-thick headrest
No need to inflate or worry about leaks
1 cup holder
Giant Flamingo Inflatable Pool ToyGiant Flamingo Inflatable Pool Toy200 lbsDurable PVC
Huge pink flamingo
Swimline 90645 - 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza SliceSwimline 90645 – 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice6-foot by 5-foot pizza slice
Bungee connectors on both sides
8 pieces can be put together for a whole pizza - a floating island
Best Pool Floats and Pool LoungersAIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II170 lbsHeavy-gauge PVC covered by durable nylon
1 cup holder
1 zippered storage compartment
Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool ToyBalance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy140 lbsVibrant color wheel for kids
I-Beam construction for extra strength
Excellent toy for kids

Just kick back and enjoy your leisurely afternoon with a book and glass of ice tea on a cool pool float or a lounger. With some floats, you never touch the water so you could just lay back, have your beverage and enjoy the breeze or get a tan. Some loungers come with built-in cup holders for your favorite beverage, some come with head and arm rest.

Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers

Sit back on a recliner lounge or lie down on a floating water hammock, there are many style and models of pool floats and loungers to choose from. to  Make the most of every warm day with your friends and family with the pool float and loungers listed here.

To relax and lounge without getting wet, go ahead and buy the Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge, 71″ X 53 or the AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II. With most other floats you will be able to partially submerge your body in the water. If you are looking for pool loungers that are going to last you a very long time, get International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger or AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II. While the Kelsyus Floating Water HammockKelsyus Floating Lounger and SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL are very compact and portable when packed. They are also very strong and durable. They are some of the best pool floats for adults and kids of certain heights. There are some which are suitable for younger kids (kids don’t go to the pool to relax anyway!).

Some of the floats and loungers can also be used in the lakes and calm rivers. Please see our description for more details on individual floats.

Note: The floats and the loungers do not come with air pumps. Most of them are small enough to be blown up by a healthy person but a foot air pump like Intex Bellows Foot Pump is always helpful. Some have several chambers to be pumped separately.

Brief Review of Some of the Cool Pool Floats

Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge, 71″ X 53

Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge

Weight capacity: 250 lbs

Intex Floating Recliner Lounge is one of the most popular pool loungers in the market. The lounger comes with 2 built-in cup holders on the two armrests. Despite it’s looks, the recliner lounge is very stable. You can get in on it without tipping it over. It is designed like recliner lounge and what could be better than a recliner lounge on a pool for relaxing and getting tan.

The lounge is made of very durable 18 gauge vinyl. It’s light weight makes it very convenient to carry it along for your out door picnic. This can also be used as lake lounger and float.

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Kelsyus Floating Lounger

Kelsyus Floating Lounger

Weight capacity: 250 lbs

The ultimate for water lovers, the Kelsyus Floating Lounger features an integrated backrest, ottoman and cup holder. The integrated backrest allows you to lay back, relax and the extended integrated ottoman lets you stretch out and relax while you float. And the comfortable mesh seat allows your body to descend into the water, just enough to keep you cool.

There is a clips on the side of the float to allow tethering to boat or dock or other Kelsyus float. The float folds flat easily into a compact carry bag for easy portability. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.


Intex Sit N Float Inflatable Lounge

Intex Sit N Float Inflatable Lounge

Weight capacity: 176 lbs

INTEX Sit ‘n Float Inflatable Tube is able take more than the specified weight capacity. It have been proven to support more than 25o lbs. It is more an arm chair than a raft except for the fact that you will be mostly sitting in water. There are two grab handles for your stability in the water and two cup holders for your favorite beverage. Note: do not tether to a boat, this float is not designed to move fast in water.

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Kelsyus Floating Water Hammock

Kelsyus Floating Water Hammock

Weight capacity: 250 lbs

It’s a hammock on water – the water keeps you cool on one side while you sunbathe. The inflatable perimeter suspends you in water and the soft mesh bed to allows your body just below the water surface. The inflatable pillow supports your head so your head stays mostly dry while you drift in the pool, lake or river.  Side clips allow tethering to dock, boat, or other Kelsyus float products. Sturdy but light-weight, the float folds flat easily into a compact carry bag for easy portability and storage. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.

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Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge, 63″ X 33.5″

Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge

Weight Capacity: 176 lbs

The Intex King Kool™ Lounge is a classic pool lounge made from 12-gauge vinyl with transparent top panels, multi-colored i-beams and 2 air chambers. The lounge comes with comfortable back rest, arm rest and one drink holder so that you can enjoy a refreshing beverage in the water as you lounge. At 63″ long, will fit almost anyone. The foot rest will allow you to dip you foot in the water.

Don’t let the 2 loungers in the picture fool you, when you order one Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge you get only one. If you want the pair, you have to order specifically for the two.

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BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float

BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

It’s a gigantic floating donut that you sit on in a pool. The big bit out, pink icing and multi-colored sprinkles makes it look too good to resist. At 4 feet in diameter when inflated, is a fun toy for all ages. And the hole in the middle is 18″ in diameter. The BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float is made of extra-thick, durable vinyl. The gigantic donut is tremendous fun for your children and great attention grabber for the pool and beach parties! Make your summer a memorable with this large pastry.

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International Leisure Giant Swan

International Leisure Giant Swan

Weight Capacity: 280 lbs

The International Leisure Giant Swan is one of the most popular pool float in the market. It is a perfect addition to the pool, lake, or river.

Yes, the picture shows 3 adults on the float and the weight capacity is of two person. The picture is to show how huge and stable the swan is. The manufacturer’s weight capacity of the International Leisure Giant Swan is 280 pounds. The material is 12 gauge thick vinyl and very durable.

The wings can be used as the hand rest and the tail as head rest – perfect for play and relaxation spot. The swan does not have a drink holder.

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SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL

SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

On a hot summer day the SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL is perfect for relaxing in the pool. A perfect pool float for a 300 pound person.

Very similar to Kelsyus Floating Lounger but slight larger and with a bit more weight capacity. The extra large design provides sufficient legroom, a large headrest, wide seating area and beefy inflation. The features are all the same – an integrated backrest, ottoman and a cup holder. The integrated backrest allows you to lay back, relax and the extended integrated ottoman lets you stretch out and relax while you float. And the comfortable mesh seat allows your body to descend into the water, just enough to keep you cool. The float folds easily in to compact size, making it convenient to store and transport. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.

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Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair

Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

Unlike most of the loungers here, the Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair is made of super-strong nylon not vinyl. A perfect blend of comfort and style, this over-sized  and comfortable inflatable lounge chair comes with a cup holder, head, arm, and foot rests. The lounge has no mesh or open bottom.  You can use this lounge in the pool as well as off the pool. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.

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Swimline Nylon Covered U-Seat

Fabric Covered U-Seat Inflatable Swimming Pool Chair

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

Another nylon covered pool lounger form Swimline, the Swimline Nylon Covered U-Seat is perfect for keeping your drink above the water and you partially submerged. Featuring vinyl dual cup holders and supportive backrest, the U-seat makes it easy for you to stay afloat and provides support beyond what you’re used to from your standard floating chair. The nylon covered fabric extends life and prevents standard wear and tear.

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International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger

International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

The International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger features super-strong molded frame and blow molded pontoon armrests provide rigid support and will last season after season. The luxurious floating lounger is fully padded with an extra-thick headrest for extra comfort. Molded in the armrest is a cup holder for you favorite drink.

You do not need to inflate this pool lounger: eliminating hassling pumps, leaky valves, or any potential puncture issues. The assembling of this lounger is easy and quick and the components are durable, UV and chemical resistant, and easy to keep clean.

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Giant Flamingo Inflatable Pool Toy

Giant Flamingo Inflatable Pool Toy

Weight Capacity:  lbs

It’s a pink Giant Flamingo Pool Float, and no pool party will be complete without one. This huge pink flamingo is made of durable PVC, strong enough to hold 2 persons although recommended for one person only.

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Swimline 90645 – 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice

Swimline 90645 - 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice

Weight Capacity:  lbs

It’s a 6-foot by 5-foot giant inflatable realistic pizza slice pool float that come with not just one but two drink holders.  The Swimline 90645 Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice is great for family fun. It comes with bungee connectors on both sides of the float. You can connect another pizza slice raft with it or you can connect 8 pizza slice rafts to make whole pizza making it a pool island floats and have a party.

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AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II

Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers

Weight Capacity: 170 lbs

Relax on the water in comfort with AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II. The heavy-gauge PVC bladder is covered by durable nylon making it very durable. There’s a cup holder and a zippered storage compartment for sun tan lotion and other necessities. Float with your legs dangling in the water, or stretch them out on the folding inflatable leg rest. It a perfect lounger for pools, lakes and rivers.

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Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy

Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy

Weight Capacity: 140 lbs

The vibrant colored Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy is the best gift you can give your kids this summer. The kids will love the hamster wheel like movement in this fun and unique inflatable pool toy. The Water Wheel is an ideal way to keep youngsters cool and comfortable on a hot summer day. The kids will relax in it, play, roll, race and jump through it. The I-Beam construction with rainbow colors strings makes it very sturdy.

And as always, kid should always be wearing a life jacket when in the pool and always under adult supervision.

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Floating Island Rafts

If you are looking for loungers for more than one person that take a look at our 10 Best Floating Island Rafts Review.

WOW World of Watersports

Floating Island Raft

 

Family Lounge Pool

If you are looking for family lounge pool read Intex Swim Center Family Lounge Review. As the name suggests, family lounge pool is fun for the whole family. There are comfortable inflatable seats for you to relax have some drinks and watch over your kids play in the middle.

Intex Swim Center Family Lounge Family

Intex Swim Center Family Lounge

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Best Towable Tubes and Boat Towables

Playing in the water is fun for people of all ages, from babies, teens, adults to grandmothers. Just passing your time leisurely on a floating island or pool float is fun for some. Others needs to add some thrill and speed to it for the fun factor.

Read our reviews on Pool Floats and Floating Island here.

Sure, water skiing gives you fun, thrill and the adrenaline rush. But not everybody is ready for it – you need some skill and strength to hold on to a rope on the back of a boat that might be going at 40 miles an hour.

For the rest of us who want the thrill, adrenaline rush and a lots of fun in the water, boat towables are the best bang for the buck. It gives you and your kids the thrill, fun and the speed. Best of all, it’s for everybody, young or old, overweight or underweight, weak or strong. There are many different models that suits the different needs – even for the timid ones who can sit between two adults.

5 Best Towable Tubes or Boat Towables of Year 2017

ProductCapacityProduct Features
SPORTSSTUFF 53-2223 Super Mable Towable
SPORTSSTUFF 53-2223 Super Mable Towable
Rider: 3 Persons
Capacity: 510 lbs (231 kg)
Comes with front and back tow points.
Very stable even at high speeds and tight turns.
It gives good back support with the backrest
Comfortable EVA Foam seating pads
Multiple Grab Handles with Knuckle Guards
Riding positions: Stand, sit, kneel, steer, lay, balance and freestyle
Cons
Passengers tend to bounce into one another hitting heads.
SPORTSSTUFF 53-1750 Poparazzi Towable
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Rider: 3 Persons
Capacity: 510 lbs (231 kg)
High Rise Tower on Rear Deck
Double Webbing Foam Handles with Knuckle Guards
3 EVA Foam Body Pads for maximum comfort
Wide wing span for tight turns
Very spacious
Riding positions: Stand, kneel, steer, lay and freestyle
Kneeling position for new riders
Standing up position for steering
Cons
Flips over relatively easily
AIRHEAD HD-3 Hot Dog Towable
AIRHEAD HD-3 Hot Dog Towable
Rider: 3 Persons
Capacity: 510 lbs (231 kg)
Designed for 1 to 3 riders
Three 30-gauge vinyl air chambers
The cover is a double stitched 840-denier nylon
3-air chambers
Neoprene knuckle guards, seat pads and deluxe nylon-wrapped handles
Heavy-duty Kwik-Connect
Neoprene seat pads for comfort
Heavy-Gauge PVC Bladder with RF welded seams
Cons
It flips over on tight turns
Difficult to get on from water
AIRHEAD AHSL-4W Slice 2 Person Towable Tube
Airhead AHBL-12 Blast 1-Rider Towable
Rider: 2 Persons
Capacity: 340 lbs (154 kg)
Lots of versatility
Amazing ride in the chop
The 30-gauge PVC bladder
The cover is a double-stitched nylon cover
Reinforced internal tow harness
4 nylon-wrapped handles and neoprene knuckle guard
Slice equipped with Kwik-connect
Cons
Tends to dive under the water at slow speeds
Airhead AHBL-12 Blast 1-Rider Towable
Airhead AHBL-12 Blast 1-Rider Towable
Rider: 1 Person
Capacity: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Fast and bumpy
Very durable
4 Deluxe Nylon-Wrapped Handles with Neoprene Knuckle Guards
Double Stitched Nylon Cover and Heavy-Duty Virgin PVC bladder
4 nylon-wrapped handles and neoprene knuckle guard
Self-draining floor vent
Speed Safety Valve - Boston Valve
Cons
Not very stable
Note: Playing around water is a risky affair; accident may happen at any instant. So, always wear life jacket when playing in water. For a list of best life jackets please visit here.

Factors to Consider When Buying Towable Tubes

Kids love getting flipped around in the lake on a tube. There are several points you should consider before buying the best boat towables:

  • Kids of different ages take the flipping and the speed differently.
  • Older and more adventurous kids will prefer towables that go airborne and will give them a wild ride – go for the one that’s light.
  • Other kids may not be willing to go on it alone – go for a multi-rider towable.
  • When choosing multi-rider towable, there is always the risk of banging into each other – some have dividers or some other mechanism.
  • If your kids are nervous, consider a towable where they can sit on their bums against a barrier instead of just lying down – consider the one with backrest.
  • Always us the right rope (tensile strength) for the number of riders on the tube– like the AIRHEAD AHTR-42 4 Rider Tube Rope.

Air Pump

When inflating the tubes make sure you inflate your tube to its maximum pressure. I recommend the AIRHEAD AHP-12H Hi Output Air Pump to inflate the towable.airhead-ahp-12h-hi-output-air-pump

If it is not inflated properly, it will sag in the water. Saggy inflatables create more drag which slows it down. Also keep in mind that, in summer, the air temperature is always higher than water temperature. If you inflate the tube on land and then float it on water, the air temperature inside it will drop and the air volume will also drop, shrinking it making it saggy. So, try to inflate the towables when in water. Another point to note: it is very difficult to get on a saggy inflatable.

Booster Ball

Use a SportsStuff 4K Booster Ball System to enhance the performance of one to four-person towables.  The ball system Booster Ballprovides a way to keep the rope out of water, absorbs shock and enhance the fuel economy of the boat. It also increase the durability of the toawable by absorbing the shock from bumping around in the water.

Here I list 5 most popular towables based on their features, number of riders and level of risk.

5 Best Boat Towables

SPORTSSTUFF 53-2223 Super Mable Towable

Number of Rider: 3 Persons

Weight Capacity: 510 lbs (231 kg)

Size: 79 in. x 78 in. (deflated) 75 in. x 73 in. (inflated)

Super Mable Towable is a party on a raft. A towable with different riding positions for up to 3 riders. Although suitable for a single rider, the towable may get airborne at high speed with a single rider. This towable gives you the best thrill, fun and safety which is the reason at the top of the list of the best towable tubes.

The towable has two tow points and many grab handles with knuckle guards. You can ride it with back rest or front riser. It has a cockpit style seating that makes it safer and easier for young kids who want to ride. The Air Cushioned side walls are designed to keep the riders on board, this also makes the riders to bump into each other.

Its cover is made of Heavy duty Full Nylon. The high winged shape allows you to glide across the surface of the water with minimal drag. This also makes the towable very stable at high speed and tight turns. Does not come with a rope so make sure you buy right type of rope that has tensile strength of 3,350 lbs. I recommend AIRHEAD AHTR-42 4 Rider Tube Rope which has a tensile strength of 4,150 lbs.

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SPORTSSTUFF 53-1750 Poparazzi Towable

Number of Rider: 3 Persons

Weight Capacity: 510 lbs (231 kg)

Size: 72 in. x 68 in. (deflated) 77 in. x 80 in. (inflated)

SPORTSSTUFF 53-1750 Poparazzi is a towable for the whole family. Once you ride this beast, you will not want to ride another – except, maybe, for the single rider towable. This will give you and you’re your family great fun season after season.

This is a 3 person towable. With this versatile towable, you have multiple different riding options of either 2 persons standing up plus 1 laying down or 1 person standing up plus 2 laying down. You can ride standing up, laying down or kneeling down. There are many padded grab handles in different place of the towable to hold onto for the different positions.

The cool arch over the top is in a perfect height for new rides to kneel down. But for experienced riders, standing on the towable gives you lots of control. You can lean and your weight will steer the tube in different directions.

The towable is very spacious. Even with 3 riders at high speed bumpy ride, you are less likely to bump into each other.

Please note that, 2 persons standing up will make the towable top heavy, which may cause the it to tilt on its side and eventually to roll and may throw the rider in the water.

Want a Bigger Towable

SPORTSSTUFF 53-1620 Bandwagon 2+2 Towable

If you are looking for a towable with 4 person capacity, then go for the SPORTSSTUFF 53-1620 Bandwagon that comes with 60ft tow rope. The rope has a tensile strength of 4,100 lb (1,864 kg.), more than enough to pull the towable with 4 adults. Designed for effortless towing, multiple sitting arrangements: sit face to face, backwards, kneeling or lying down. It comes with all features of the model mentioned above plus the additional rider capacity.

This would be my second choice among the list best boat towables, had it not been for the price. But the capacity and the design makes up for the it. It has all the features of the best towables and you will look great riding it. Its a party magnet!

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AIRHEAD HD-3 Hot Dog Towable

Number of Rider: 3 Persons

Weight Capacity: 510 lbs (231 kg)

Size: 103″ long x 44″ wide (deflated)

AIRHEAD HD-3 Hot Dog is a 1-3 rider towable. It’s very safe for kids and adults alike – especially suitable for people who do not want to ride a tube by themselves. They can sit safely in the middle of the tub and still enjoy the ride. This does not mean that it cannot handle heavy waves and wakes, it can. You can even use it in the ocean.

The hot dog flips over on tight turns if the body weight of the riders is not shifted according to the turns. Once you fall off it in the water, it is difficult to get on. The ride is fun, exciting and bouncy but the hot dog won’t go flying.

The tube has three 30-guage vinyl air chambers which are encapsulated inside 840-denier nylon cover. This means that the cove is resistant to abrasion and tearing and is made for water only. Some user may think of using it on snow being towed behind a snowmobile. Although you may use it on soft snow, it is not advisable: you might shorten its life.

The hot dog flips over on tight turns if the body weight of the riders is not shifted according to the turns. Once you fall off the towable in the water, it is difficult to get on. The ride is fun, exciting and bouncy but the hot dog won’t go flying.

Want a Bigger Hot Dog Towable

AIRHEAD HD-5 Jumbo Dog Towable

If you want to have fun with more riders on a tube at one then go for the 5 person capacity AIRHEAD HD-5 Jumbo Dog Towable. It is designed and made exactly as above, except it is linger – 150″ long x 44″ wide (deflated). Also since the tube has a higher capacity, cover is made of stronger double stitched 1,680-denier nylon cover. Use the AIRHEAD AHTR-6000 Super Strength 6 Rider Tube Tow Rope with this tube.

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AIRHEAD AHSL-4W Slice 2 Person Towable Tube

Number of Rider: 2 Persons

Weight Capacity: 340 lbs (154 kg)

Size: 58-Inch diameter, (Deflated)

You will really slice up the water with this 58-Inch diameter low profile towable. This AIRHEAD AHSL-4W Slice Towable Tube carries a maximum of 2 riders. This is a tube for fast riders. The 58 inches in diameter tube is good enough for many people, if you don’t mind your legs hanging out in the water.  This can be additional fun for many. If you don’t want your legs to touch the water, you may try riding the tube lying close to the padded grab handles. But don’t go too forward as it will sink the tube.

It is light and fast. It will ride over the waves quite nicely. It will last you many seasons

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Airhead AHBL-12 Blast 1-Rider Towable

Number of Rider: 1 Person

Weight Capacity: 170 lbs  (77 kg)

Size: 54 in Diameter, (Deflated)

The Airhead AHBL-12 Blast is a single rider towable. It’s the best boat towable in it price range. It is fast, bumpy, thrilling and gets air borne; you will definitely have a blast riding it. You ride this sitting down or laying down, but is more stable when you are sitting. At only 54 inches in diameter, not a very comfortable ride lying down for people of average height or above. But it’s good enough for anybody below 170 lbs. sitting down.

It’s not a very stable tube, it gets air borne easily. But this is part of the fun of riding a tube.

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10 Best Floating Island Rafts Review

In summer everybody heads for the cool water to relax and clear their heads and forget about their troubles. The floating island rafts are designed for  partying in the cool water of lakes, river and the ocean.

Floating island rafts are primarily designed for comfort and relaxation, especially during hot summer days on a calm lake, river or the sea. These inflatable rafts can accommodate up to 12 people, which makes a must have for lake or river parties.

Summary of the 10 Best Floating Island Rafts

 NameCapacityProduct Summary
Intex River Run II Sport LoungeIntex River Run II Sport Lounge2 PersonsBuilt-in cooler
2 cup holders
High backrests
strong mesh bottom
Bestway X3 3-Person Inflatable Floating IslandBestway X3 3-Person Inflatable Floating Island Seat3 Persons3 backrests
Open bottom without nets
AhhQua BarAhhQua Bar4 PersonsSeats can float separately
Central float acts like a bar
12 drink holders
A cooler
Body mostly submerged
Bestway Rapid Rider X4 InflatableBestway Rapid Rider X4
Inflatable Floating Island Seat
4 Persons4 backrests
An open bottom
4 cup holders
2 water tight coolers
Best Floating Island RaftsBody Glove Paradise 6 Inflatable Aqua Lounge6 PersonsTwo Waterproof Speaker System
Waterproof MP3 Player
6drink holders
2 built in drink coolers
Bestway CoolerZ Tropical BreezeBestway CoolerZ Tropical
Breeze II Floating Island Seat
6 PersonsRemovable sun shade
Cooler bag
Swim-up platform with heavy-duty handles
Mesh center bottom
Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze IIBestway CoolerZ Tropical
Breeze 6-Person Floating Island
6 PersonsRemovable sun shade
Mesh bottom
6 cup holders
A cooler bag
Extra wide pillow backrests
Tropical Tahiti Floating IslandTropical Tahiti Floating Island8 PersonsWeight capacity of 1,700 pounds
Wading pool
Contoured lounges, built-in boarding platform, 4 coolers and 8 cup holders.
SPORTSSTUFF 54-2010 Fiesta IslandSPORTSSTUFF 54-2010 Fiesta Island8 PersonsMiddle mesh bottom
Detachable floating inflatable cooler
8 cup holders
Countered back and arms rest
Fit for shallow rivers
WOW World of WatersportsWOW World of Watersports, Tube A Rama10 Persons8 seats, 4 with mesh and 4 without
Central mesh deck
2 large built-in coolers
8 cup holders

Factors should be considered before buying the Best Floating Island Rafts

Depending on the size, design and model the floating island can accommodate many adults and children. Some are just for relaxation in the hot sun and some encourage active play. A high quality floating island will bring life to your river, lake or pool party.

There are a huge variety of floating island rafts to choose from. Understanding the basic features of the floating islands will help you buy the one which is right for you.

Floating Island Need Type (Size and Capacity)

Floating islands come in various shapes and sizes, from one person capacity to up to 12 person capacity. However, most are made for 3 to 8 persons. At the same time you should look out for the weight capacity. Different manufacturer’s weight varies from 175-200 pounds per person. Here are some data for your reference:

CapacityWeight Limit
3 person525 Pounds
4 person700 Pounds
6 person1,050 Pounds
8 person1,400 Pounds

Floating Island Construct

Most floating islands are made from vinyl PVC. The higher the gauge or the thickness of PVC the better – the more resistant to punctures. Usually pool floats are made of 11 gauge PVC and most floating island rafts are made of 17 gauge or higher. River rafts should be 25 gauge or higher. PVC is not affected by salt water, but if you plan to go float on sea use a 30 gauge floating island.

Floating Island Special Features

Special features add fun to your floating and relaxation. Many floating islands features luxuries such as cup holders – pay attention to the depth of the cup holders. Good designs are deep enough so the drinks don’t spill.  Some include coolers to keep your drinks cool.

Many floating islands have wading pool in the center to cool off. Some also have mesh wading pool for extra safety, especially if you have kids with you. Of-course all child should wear life jacket at all times when playing in water.

Some floating islands are designed to be towed. Unless they are designed specifically for that, they should never be towed.

If you are looking for boat towables please read our Best Boat Towables Review.

Some floats include headrest, backrest and canopy for extra comfort.

  • Beverage Holders
  • Coolers
  • Wading Pool
  • Towability
  • Backrest and Headrest
  • Canopy

Ease of Use

Floating islands are easy to carry when deflated and packed properly. Most floats are quite big when inflated and takes 2 persons to carry it. You will need an electric pump to inflate the float, so make sure an electric outlet is available where you are going to inflate the float.

Cost

Floating island rafts are more expensive than pool float but are much more fun and has more features and usability. They are well worth their price.

Floating island rafts are not designed to be dragged behind speed boats they are meant for leisure activities. If you love spending time with your friends and family, relax and have cold drinks than there is no better place than doing it on a floating island raft by lake or river.

Note: Never over inflate the rafts, the heat of the sun will make the air inside to expand and the raft may rupture.

10 Best Floating Island Rafts

Listed here below are the top 10 Best Floating Island Rafts, arrange by capacity from 2 person to 10 person capacity and selected based on their features and quality. And there is one float for kids only.

Intex River Run II Sport Lounge, Inflatable Water Float

Intex River Run II Sport Lounge

Capacity: 2 Persons

While most island rafts are too large for swimming pools, the Intex River Run II are perfect size for pools, lakes and rivers. The raft comes with large built-in cooler with lid. The cooler is conveniently located right in the middle between the backrests. There are 2 cup holders one on each end for your favorite beverage. The high backrests allows you to lounge back and enjoy the float. The Intex River Run II has a strong mesh bottom which allows to keep your feet cold while still on the raft. It acts as a safety net for kids so they don’t fall through the tube. There is a storage box in between the seats for your mp3 player or anything that you want to keep handy. The PVC vinyl is 18 gauge making it strong enough even for a snow tube.

All-around grab rope can be used to tie, 5 or 10 or even more, river rafts together for a party on the lake or the river and as many coolers for every 2 persons, so more drinks to last you a long time on water.

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Bestway X3 3-Person Inflatable Floating Island Seat

Bestway X3 3-Person Inflatable Floating Island

Capacity: 3 Persons

Another floating island small enough for your swimming. The float has 3 backrest and an open bottom without nets to dip feet into water. The float does not come with any cup holder or a cooler. You will need float cooler like Intex Mega Chill II Float Cooler if you do not want to get out of the pool for a nice refreshing beverage.

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AhhQua Bar

AhhQua Bar

 Capacity: 4 Persons

AhhQua Bar floating island has four seats that can float separately. The central float, which act like a bar, has 12 drink holders and a cooler to hold your favorite beverage. This is the only float here, where your body will be mostly submerged in water.

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Bestway Rapid Rider X4 Inflatable Floating Island Seat

Bestway Rapid Rider X4 Inflatable

 Capacity: 4 Persons

Bestway Rapid Rider has sitting capacity of 4 with backrest and an open bottom to dip feet into water. There are 4 cup holders and 2 coolers with lids to keep your drinks cold. The cooling compartments are water tight in case you want to store things that you don’t want to get wet.  It is a smooth ride when there are 4 people sitting down, any less will make the craft uneven.

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Body Glove Paradise 6 Inflatable Aqua Lounge

Best Floating Island Rafts

Capacity: 6 Persons

The floating island comes with two Waterproof Speaker System and a waterproof MP3 Player that runs on 8 x 1.5 Volt AA batteries (batteries no included!). The sound system will not blow you off – is just loud enough for your small party of 6. The raft has six drink holders and two built in drink coolers to keep your party beverage cool.

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Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze II Floating Island Seat

Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze

 Capacity: 6 Persons

The floating island comes with with a removable sun shade, cooler bag and a swim-up platform with heavy-duty handles. The float has mesh center bottom to keep your foot wet and cold while sitting on it. The swim-up platform helps you climb on the raft easily.

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Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze 6-Person Floating Island

Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze II

Capacity: 6 Persons

Spend some quality time with then on the lake river or the beach on this 6 person capacity floating island. Lounge in style with your friends and family. The float is quite spacious for a 6 person capacity – the raft features a removable sun shade and a mesh bottom to keep everyone cool. There are six cup holders, a cooler bag, extra wide pillow backrests for your utmost comfort.

If you feel a little bit adventurous, you may want to buy Intex French Oars with the raft. The sun shade work like a sail in the wind and your raft will sail to places you did not want to go. Bring some rope too.

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Tropical Tahiti Floating Island

Tropical Tahiti Floating Island

Capacity: 8 Persons

This is where the party starts – this is huge.  With a weight capacity of 1,700 pounds, this party raft can carry more than 8 persons. The raft includes wading pool, contoured lounges, built-in boarding platform, 4 coolers and 8 cup holders. All this raft needs more is a water proof sound systems.

Due to it’s size, you will need some space to store it while inflated or alternatively, leave it by the water securely fastened if that’s convenient. You may need to buy a heavy duty air pump like AIRHEAD AHP-120HP Hi Pressure Air Pump with this raft.

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Tropical Tahiti Floating Island 6 personIf this island is too big for you, Tropical Tahiti Floating Island has a smaller floating island. The Tropical Tahiti Floating Island (6 Person) is a 6 person capacity with 2 contoured sofas which seats 4 persons, 2 loungers on the sun tanning deck. It also comes with a boarding platform, 6 cup holders and 2 built-in coolers. Check for price here.

Tropical Tahiti Floating Island 10 person

On the other hand you can go with the much bigger 10 person capacity Tropical Tahiti Floating Island. Its dimension is 208”x169”x30”. At more than 17 feet by 14 feet (244 square feet), this is truly an island that floats; a private island. The island comes with 4 contoured loungers, 6 seats with backrests, 10 cup holders, 2 built-in coolers and a boarding platform with plenty more room to move around. The main problem with this monster maybe, what to do with it when not being used. You will have to tie it up really carefully so that it does not get blown away. Check for price here.


SPORTSSTUFF 54-2010 Fiesta Island

SPORTSSTUFF 54-2010 Fiesta Island

Capacity: 8 Persons

An eight person lounger, the SPORTSSTUFF 54-2010 Fiesta Island is truly an island for group of 8 and you can fit few more kids who can play around in the middle mesh bottom. The mesh bottom also helps you keep cool. It comes with a detachable floating inflatable cooler so your favorite beverage is always nearby. The float also come with cup holders, countered back and arms rest for every body.

You may want to buy Intex French Oars to move around with the raft. Do not take it on choppy water or where there are rock. This Fiesta Island is sturdy but is not a river raft – you still can take it to shallow rivers. One small point to be noted, at  inflated dimension of 11.5ft x 11.5ft the float has only one anchor on one side. This makes the raft to sway. You can use a second sand bag anchor on the opposite side to counter that.

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WOW World of Watersports, Tube A Rama

WOW World of Watersports

Capacity: 10 Persons

At 12 feet in diameter, this floating island is huge. It has a 10 person capacity with 8 seats, 4 with mesh and 4 without. The large central mesh deck can be used for additional seating for more friends or kids. The central mesh bottom also helps you keep cool. The raft comes with  2 large built-in coolers so your favorite beverage is always nearby.

Take it for a river run or just float in the sea or host a bachelor’s party!

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Kid’s Floating Island Raft

Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy

Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center

Capacity: 1 (Baby)

This is a pool float for a baby – the baby should always be under adult supervision and the baby should wear a life-vest at all time when in water. And the float is for swimming pools only. Having said that, water is fun for everybody even more fun for the kids. The raft has adjustable, removable canopy that protects your baby from the sun. To add to the fun you can buy Interactive play station with activities for every developmental stage and many small toys like Squeaker, rattle, stacking rings, teether and soft touch star.

Ages: 9-24 months

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Swimline Labyrinth Island Inflatable Pool Toy

Swimline Labyrinth Island Inflatable Pool Toy

Capacity: 8 Kids + 1 adult

It is a water toy more than it is a pool raft. With a weight capacity of 650 pounds 9 kids or 8 kids and an adult can have fun on it. Your kids, your friend’s kids and your neighbor’s kids will have a blast. Made of durable heavy gauge PVC, it can withstand a lots of pounding. A great floating island for your kid’s birthday party by the pool. The children will enjoy it so much that they will create new games with it. It’s worth the money in terms of enjoyment.

At 92 x 92 inches and 8 inches high, the pool has to be a large one. You can even take it on a lake.

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Pool Floats  Pool Loungers

Single occupancy floating rafts are not floating island rafts. If you are looking for rafts or pool loungers for single occupancy choose from our 15 Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers. You can always tie many rafts or loungers to make an island. Like in the picture below, 8 Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice floating rafts are tied together to make a floating island rafts.

Swimline 90645 - 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice

Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice floating rafts

 

Family Lounge Pool

If you are looking for family lounge pool read Intex Swim Center Family Lounge Review. The family lounge pool is fun for the whole family. Just sit down waist deep in water, have some drink, relax and watch over your kids play in the middle.

Intex Swim Center Family Lounge Family

Intex Swim Center Family Lounge

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Best Life Jacket

Life jacket or life vest (also known as Personal Floating Device – PDF) is a lifesaving equipment that helps the wearer to keep afloat in water regardless of him/her being conscious or unconscious. Always equip yourself and everybody around you with the best life jacket. It is an essential piece of equipment for any water related activities like. Kids and babies should never go in the water without a life jacket.

Although the terms Personal Floating Device (PDF) and life jackets are used interchangeably, they are not the same. There is a significant difference between the two. One major difference is life jackets have the ability to keep the head of the wearer above water even if he or she is unconscious. On the other hand, personal floating device just keeps a person afloat and does not straighten automatically.

It doesn’t matter if you are racing, paddling, waterskiing, cruising, angling or hunting on or near water, life jacket is a must for everybody.

Why you Need Life Jacket

Life jackets are designed to prevent unintentional drowning and everybody should wear one when in water regardless of the activity or age. You should wear one even if you are a very good swimmers – you never know when you might get knocked unconscious.

Some facts of Unintentional Drowning

  • An estimated 372,000 drowning related deaths per year occur worldwide, which is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional deaths.
  • Annually there are approximately 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings in the US – about 10 deaths per day.
  • According to CDC, in the US, one in every 5 deaths related to drowning are children 14 and younger. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children of this age group.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death of adolescents between the ages of 15-24.
  • Men are twice more likely to drown than women for very obvious reasons – they do more water related activities than women and also maybe women are more careful than men.
  • Drownings of children of the age 1 and 4 years occur in residential swimming pools. (source: https://www.infantswim.com/assets/docs/NationalDrowningStatistics2011.pdf )

The Economics of Drowning

According to Frontier Economics, global cost of drowning is at about $146bn each year. Although low income countries have a disproportionately high cost of drowning, high income country like the US also has to pay very high price:

In the US, 45% of drowning deaths are among the most economically active segment of the population. Coastal drowning in the United States alone accounts for US$ 273 million each year in direct and indirect costs.

Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs347/en/

But on an individual scale, nobody wants to lose a loved one just because you ignored to buy a life jacket. The most important reasons you will need life jacket:

  1. Life jacket saves lives under all circumstances
  2. Even if you are an expert swimmer, you may be knocked unconscious and the life jacket will automatically turn you right side up.
  3. Life jacket will keep you warm.
  4. If you are on a boat, fishing and drinking at the same time, it is easy to lose control and fall overboard. Life jacket will save lives.
  5. Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime.

Which is the Best Life Jacket?

US Coast Guard requires different types of life jackets for different circumstances. There are 5 classifications of life jacket types or Personal Floating Device also known as life vest.

Types of Life Jacket

TypeImageMin. buoyancyDescription
Type IType I life jacket22 lbsOff-shore life jacket
• Provides highest buoyancy.
• Designed for extended survival in rough open water.
• Best for off-shore and remote location
• Turns unconscious wearer right side up
• It floats the best
• For commercial vessels, not recreational vessels
• Mostly brightly colored with reflective strips
• Bulky and Uncomfortable
Type IIType II life jacket15.5 lbsNear-shore buoyancy vest
• Less buoyant than Type I
• For use in calm water close to shore
• Suitable for boating, sailing and fishing
• Turns unconscious wearer right side up for children – may not do the same for adults of certain weight
• Comfortable to wear and less bulky than Type I
• Usually inexpensive
• Not suitable for rough waters
Type IIIType III life jacket15.5lbsFloating aid
• Same buoyancy as the Type II
• For use in calm water with rescue very close by
• It will not turn unconscious wearer face up
• The most popular type of floating device due to the number of styles available
• Best suitable for wakeboarders, kayakers, canoeing, boating and most watersports
• Very comfortable to wear
• Not suitable for rough waters
Type IVType IV life jacket16.5lbs
18lbs
Throwable device: Ring Buoy, Boat Cushion
• Not really lifejacket – these are designed to be thrown overboard
• Mostly ring buoy, seat cushion or horseshoe shaped buoy
• Designed for people in trouble but able to grab on to the device
• For boats 16 feet and longer
• Not suitable for unconscious people and non-swimmers
• Not suitable for rough waters
• Not Designed to be worn – a backup device to be supplemented by wearable jacket
Type VType V life jacket15.5 - 22lbsSpecialty use device
• Intended for specific activities
• Each are designed for different purpose
• Have to check the label for the limits of the device
• Usage include windsurfing, deck suit, paddling vest, float coat, water skiing, commercial white water vest, kayaking etc.
Inflatable life jacketType V life jacket7.5lbs -22lbsInflatable life jacket or inflatable live vest or USCG Type V PDF
• Is a Type V life jacket
• Intended for specific activities
• Usually can be used only once
• Automatic inflation or hybrid inflation (automatic and manual)

As you see there are a few different life jacket types, categorized based on their location of usage and the targeted user.

Most people need some 7-11 pounds of additional buoyancy to keep their head above water. But if you are not a swimmer or for rough sea, go with a life jacket with buoyancy equal or higher than 22lbs. Above all,  get a  coast guard approved life jacket and wear it all the time when on or near water on any water related activities.

Snorkeling Vests

snorkelingSnorkeling is a fun and rewarding activities with it’s own sets of dangers and drowning is one. Even strong swimmers get tired or get cramps after swimming for a long time with all the scuba or snorkeling gears. Although not meant to be used as life jackets or vests, the snorkeling vest can save life. For more please read more on the 4 best snorkeling vest here.

Life Jackets for Hunting

Hunting life jacketLife jackets for hunting are a bit different for the ones  mentioned here. Almost  all the life jackets are brightly colored, not the life vest for hunting. They have to blend in with the environment you are hunting in. It has to be camouflaged – you don’t want your game spot you. Also, the jacket has to be comfortable enough to be worn for a long, has to be warm and water proof.

The ONYX Flotation Jacket is one such jacket. It is a USCG approved Type III life jacket. It’s like a regular everyday jacket with the safety of a life jacket. It provides better hypothermia protection than most other life jackets, perfect for early and late season boating, fishing and sailing.

If hunting is your passion and you are looking for a rangefinder then checkout the best rangefinder review.

Choosing the Right Life Jacket

Materials

The most commonly used materials used to make life jackets are Nylon and Neoprene for the outer shell with buoyant materials sewn inside. Nylon is relatively cheap and lighter, whereas Neoprene although slightly more expensive has more buoyancy, comfortable and offers warmth in water. Neoprene life vests are by far the most comfortable vests in my opinion. They are very soft and form fitting.

There are 3 types of buoyant materials used inside life jackets: inherently buoyant, inflatable and hybrid. Inherently or naturally buoyant materials such as cork and balsa wood were used for the inside of the inherently buoyant life jackets. But nowadays plastic foams are used.

Life Jacket – One Size Does Not Fit All

Life jackets are not “one size fits all”. Type I through Type V defines only the minimum requirement and usage by USCG. Life vest size is a different matter and extremely important. If the size is too small it will not fit and will restrict movement. If it is too big, the life vest will not stay in place and may come off; the wearer will have to work hard just to keep it on. Proper fit will allow free movement. There are life jackets for infants, toddlers, children, adults and dogs. Amount of buoyancy required for one person to stay afloat is different from another.

One life jacket does not fit all situation. There are jackets that are suitable for certain situations like life jacket for sailing, fishing, kayaking, sailing etc. Let’s get a bit into   the different categories of life jackets.

Infants, toddlers, children and youth life jacket sizes are based on their weight and are one size fits all for that particular weight range.

  • Infant and toddlers – 8 to 30 lbs.
  • Children – 30 to 50 lbs.
  • Youth – 50 to 90 lbs.

For adult men and women the size of the vest is measured by chest sizes. It’s not similar to the t-shirt sizes. Simply measure your chest size and pick the life jacket which fits that particular size.

Note: One note of caution when you buy a life jacket, not all the life jackets of the same model are of the same Type. A different colored life jacket of a particular model may be of different Type.

Best Life Jackets

Most of the life vests used for our racing, paddling, waterskiing, cruising, angling etc fall into 3 main Types; the Type I, Type Type III and Type V. But these types are divided into several categories based on their user, size and use. For instance life jacket for infants and toddlers are different from youths. Kids wear a different type of jacket when they learn to swim. There a jackets for different water sports and activities for adults. Listed below are some of the categories of life vest. Please click on each category to read a full description and review of the best life jackets in respective category.

  • 5 Best Infant Life Jacket & Best Life Jacket for Toddler
  • Learn to Swim with the Best Toddler Swim Vest
  • 4 Best Life Jacket for Kids and Youths
  • 6 Best Dog Life Jacket
  • 3 Best Women’s Life Jacket
  • 6 Best Inflatable Life Vest or USCG Type V PDF
  • 4 Best Life Jacket for Kayaking
  • 3 Best Life Jacket for Sailing
  • 3 Best Fishing Life Jacket
  • 4 Best Snorkeling Vest

Best Dog Life Jacket

Many people love their dogs and take them with them everywhere.  If you are one of these people and take your dog to the beach or out boating have you considered buying him or her the best dog life jacket? If you are like me your dogs are just as important to you as your children. If you would never consider allowing your child near deep water without a life jacket, then it stands to reason that your dog should be wearing a dog life jacket too. Here are some of the best life jackets for dogs:

 

Dog life jackets look just like a waterproof dog coat, and allow your dog all of the freedom of movement that a regular dog coat would allow them so they can still swim, or ride your jet ski with you or partake in whatever water activity or sport you both enjoy. Dog life jackets also have a handle built in on the dogs back so that you can grab hold of it and pull your dog out of the water in an emergency.

A life jacket for your dog could well save his or her life, and I would recommend that all dogs wear one when at the beach, lake or near deep water. Many dogs become distracted easily and this can create problems if they are on a boat or even a wharf, pier or jetty. It is very easy for a dog to be distracted by a bird or a bright object like a windsurfer and fall off your boat or the wharf. If he or she is wearing a life jacket you will have the peace of knowing that he will be able to remain afloat until you can rescue him or he can swim back to the boat or shore.

Dog’s also have a tendency to get excited and overdo it when they are playing in the water. Many dogs have drowned when playing in the water with a ball etc. they are preoccupied with the game and playing with you, and wind up getting into trouble because they get too tired. A tired dog can very easily fall victim to a strong current or a rip tide.

Wearing a dog life jacket will give you the time you may need to rescue your dog from a current or rip tide, or allow him to remain afloat and ride the tide back to the river bank. There are many sites on the internet from which you can purchase a dog life jacket, or your pet shop should also be able to order one in for you. Dog life jackets are available in sizes to fit all dogs.

Insteps Safari Double Swivel Jogging Stroller

Strollers are one of the things that parents provide their babies. I can say that I am more than lucky to find that there’s one stroller out there that can meet all of my needs as well as of my baby’s. And that’s the InStep Safari Swivel Best Double Stroller. I can definitely say that it’s the most perfect option for every active parent. The special thing about it is that the swiveling front wheel of this product will allow you to maneuver in any tight corners or even go through the crowds. With this product review, you can learn the great things that this product can offer you.

Strollers are one of the things that parents provide their babies. I can say that I am more than lucky to find that there’s one stroller out there that can meet all of my needs as well as of my baby’s. And that’s the InStep Safari Swivel Best Double Stroller. I can definitely say that it’s the most perfect option for every active parent. The special thing about it is that the swiveling front wheel of this product will allow you to maneuver in any tight corners or even go through the crowds. With this product review, you can learn the great things that this product can offer you.

Wheel Mechanism

How easy it is to Move Around The wheeling system of this product is one of the best things that the customers love about it. You can set the stroller’s front wheel either fixed or swivel with just one quick flip of the switch manually like no other. It also has a 12” front and 16” high quality rear pneumatic air tires, and mind you, the molded rims surely provide high performance. With these features, you can maneuver the stroller in tight corners or even through the crowd, especially if you will go to the mall and have some bonding time with your family out there.

The options to lock the wheel will also allow you to enjoy going out and run 5k as fast as you can with your little buddies. I have experienced that firsthand and I must say that I really had a great time of fun.

Folding

The folding mechanism of this product also makes it to the top of the list. Just like me, you would want the bets for your baby, and one of our major concerns in buying a product is the safety of our babies, right? With this product, you can give out a sigh of relief because it has a dual trigger folding mechanism will surely give you 100% peace of mind because it offers security and world class safety.  Maybe, this is the perfect option for you who prefers to keep an active lifestyle, especially if you really love to stay physically healthy and consistent in having a morning jog while taking your baby along with you. For more information about Best lightweight stroller

Safety Mechanism

Could it Protect Your Little Ones? The safety mechanism of this product will leave you in awe. No matter how much good or how high-quality the product is, your baby’s safety is always an issue here. This double swivel stroller can successfully give you all of that because it has an effective harness for your baby. It also come with a tether strap that you can absolutely put around your wrist to be 100% sure and secured that the stroller will never go out of your control even if you are in the middle of the crowd or running fast downhill. The stroller weighs 30 lbs. And you can hold it while standing on your bathroom scale or lift it into the back of your minivan without having any trouble.

Materials for Seat and Padding

The materials used for the seat and padding are all high quality that can surely give your child with comfort and ease, especially those with a very sensitive skin. It is made of a very smooth and nice fabric and all the materials used in the padding are durable and are all tried and tested. Your baby can rest while you are on the go with the very comfortable padding that they will surely love because it can make them feel like they are just resting in your warm embrace. The product’s 180-degree swiveling canopy is also very awesome that you can adjust with just one hand while you are jogging just to shade your baby’s eyes.

Handle Bar

Will It Exhaust You in the Long Run? Having a stroller must not only give comfort to your baby but to you as well. This double swivel stroller has a rubberized grip which, I assure, can offer you with great comfort while using the product. It is very slip resistant, so you will never have a hard time thinking that you might lose your control in your baby’s stroller while you are running downhill or the like. The handle bar of this stroller is very soft. That’s why you will never find it hard to push or pull your baby’s stroller. Aside from that, the stroller itself moves smoothly and you can easily push or steer it whenever you want to.

Customer Reviews

From Parents Who bought it Before You Many customers, including me, can proudly prove that this product is the best with our positive feedback about this product. Most of us love the comfort that this product offers us like enjoying our jogging exercises or going out in the mall. Aside from that, we are also happy that this product can accommodate large children as well as more than one child, which is very easy for me to control and is really very durable.

Conclusion + Special Deal

Are you a very busy mom? Or you want to be consistent to do jogging every single morning but you are worrying on how to take your child with you without compromising his safety? The InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller can definitely be the solution for that matter. It can meet all your needs and expectations as well as your baby’s comfort.

Comfortable Hiking Shoes Guides

Let’s face it, it’s hard to lose weight. It’s especially hard to lose weight when you love to eat. I was doing okay when I simply had to maintain my weight. However, after two pregnancies, I found myself with a good 20 pounds to lose. I was frustrated, because I still wanted to be able to eat the foods I loved. However, doing so meant that my weight was staying the same instead of going down. My solution was to start walking more.

Comfortable Hiking Shoes

Walking is a great exercise for me for several reasons. For one, I’m just not a runner. I don’t enjoy it. Walking enables me to get fresh air and exercise in a way that I am comfortable with. Also, I can take my children with me when I go walking. It’s actually a fun family activity; my son and I play “I Spy” and other games together. My baby just loves being outside. I like that I can get myself the exercise that I need while still being a good mother at the same time.

My goal is to walk three times a day, for 20 minutes at a time. In general, I walk about 14,000 steps by following this pattern. However, lately my feet have begun to hurt. I realized the other day that I need a good pair of comfortable walking shoes. Honestly, I’m not sure what to get. My wife has researched running shoes, but finding comfortable walking shoes is a whole new ball game. I’ve decided that I am going to take my time, so that I can be sure to get a pair that provides me with the proper support.

To date, I’ve lost about five pounds with my new walking regimen. I intend to keep going and I am excited to see what the future has in store.

When it comes to hiking shoes for women, every woman should own at least one pair, even if she is a diva who never hikes. Hiking shoes will help to provide plenty of support to her feet in an array of activities. Here are some things to look for in a good hiking shoe.

Support

A good hiking shoe, unlike high heels, will support her foot without pinching the toes, heel or sides of her foot. Depending upon her arches she can add an insole in the shoe as well to offer up more support if needed.

Cushion

Hiking shoes offer up some cushioning support as well. This helps to prevent that feeling that you’ve been walking on concrete all day long. Cushions can be added to the heel area, the toe area or even the arches. Cushions come in a wide array of styles and types including air cushions as well as water type cushions.

Ease Of Putting Them On

Let’s face it, many women only want a shoe that is easy to put on their foot. They want to avoid having to bend over and tie their shoes or having to cinch the shoe up around their ankles. However, this action actually offers more support than a slip on shoe. Look for shoes that lace up part way and then change to loops or hooks to make lacing the remainder of the hiking shoe easier. This can help in the ease of putting the shoe on.

When it comes to the best hiking shoes for women, you will find many great options out there. From ankle high to calf high boots you’ll find an array of styles and materials to fit any of your specific needs. You’ll appreciate having a great pair of hiking shoes. Visit For more information about hiking shoes for men

Choosing Your Best Above Ground Pool

Most of the buyers have a preconceived idea of what they want to buy, even to the specific brand and model. User reviews, editor’s review or any other white paper only helps the buyer affirm their idea of what they want to buy.

Choose a Product by Looking at its Worst and Best Quality

Look for highest rated product but read the lowest rated review first. When I don’t have any idea about the specific item that I want to buy, I look for the product with highest average rating – no brainer there! Then, I look at the lowest rated reviews on the item and go with who has got the least amount of low rated reviews and why the customer rated it like that.

Thought process multipleCompare the reviews

Even the perfect product will have a bad review. There will always be some customers who will have bad experience with a product and that does not make it bad. Maybe it’s not what that customer expected, or maybe it is genuinely its flaw. But now, after reading the bad reviews, you will be aware of it and you will be on the lookout for it in other reviews and find out if it happened to only one, two or more customers. Then of course you will go through the good reviews to know what’s good about the product. You may also find out that the flaw is not such a big deal for you. Nonetheless, reading though the reviews will help you decide which product to buy – which is the best above ground pool that meets your requirements and budget.


Choose the best above ground pool that suits your need

light-bulbChoosing the right pool for you can be an overwhelming task. We have researched and compiled a list of some of the best rated above ground pool and their reviews to help you decide which suits your needs.

Budget, size and shapes

Budget, size and shapes are some of the major factors to consider when buying a pool. We can not help you with the budget, but can help you decide which pools best suits your needs. Are you going to go with the round pool or the oval pool, maybe the rectangular pool fits your yard.

Read more about it here Round Pool vs Oval Pool.

Pools for first time owner

The above ground pools can be your first pool to get the sense of the usability and the usage of the pool. You will also come to realize what it takes to maintain the pool.

Maintenance

Just because you have money and space doesn’t mean you should go and the biggest and the best above ground pool in the market. Maintenance another factor you should consider before buying a above ground pool.

Installation Time

It’s your partner’s birthday or maybe your child’s birthday and you want to give a surprise pool party. May be you just realized the summer is very close or almost over and you have not been to a pool yet. You want the pool set up day after tomorrow. Choose and get the best above ground pool within a day or two (larger pools may take longer to deliver) and set it up in matters of minutes or hours.

 

Garden Tool Organizer – Rubbermaid Tool Tower

Are you tired of looking for your gardening tools in a pile of other tools? Your pile of gardening tools taking up more space in your garage. They are  falling on your head or your shiny new car.

Rubbermaid Garden Tool Organizer Feature Summary

  • Ideal for long-handled garden tools
  • Stores up to 40 tools
  • Casters for easy mobility
  • Front clips and new curved tubing 
  • Easy to assemble

If you like keeping your gardening tools organized, the Rubbermaid Tool Tower is your solution.

Save Space with Rubbermaid 5E28 Deluxe Tool Tower Rack

Ideal for organizing the long handled tools like shovel, rake, cultivator, snow shovel, sidewalk scraper etc. The tool organizer can store short handled tools as well. Specifically, the Rubbermaid 5E28 Deluxe Tool Tower Rack can store up to 40 tools. This is not to say that this model will hold 40 long handled tools. It will have to be a mix match of short and long handled gardening tools. It only takes (37″x18″) about 5 square feet of space.

Front Clips for Easy Storage

Rubbermaid 5E28 Deluxe Tool Tower Rack with Casters The Rubbermaid Tool Tower comes with front clips that allow easy slide-in storage from side. The front clips simplify access and storing of the long handled tools like shovels and brooms and allow head-down storage, making the tower rack bottom heavy which makes it more stable. The front clips are also useful if you do not have enough head room and if the tools are wide on both ends. The base of the tower has a grid pattern to keeps the tools in place, so they do not slide into other tools or slide off.

If you have too many long handled tools, you may need enough clearance above the rack in order to slide the tool handle through the holes in the rack from the above. There are several sized holes for different types of tools.

Due to the varying sizes of the holes, not all tools will fit in every hole and all the tools will not go through the holes either. Keep in mind that certain tools will go in certain way and there may be some tools that will not fit in a hole. For those items you may need different type of storage option.

Installations

The Rubbermaid Tool Tower takes only about 5-10 minutes to assemble. You do not need any tools to assemble it. All the parts snap into place for easy assembly.

Moving Around

The tool tower comes with 4 casters for easy mobility. It’s easy and convenient to transport 40 tools from one place to another on this garden tool rack rather than having to move them individually. And when you have chosen your right spot for the garden tool storage rack, locking 2 of casters will keep the unit in place. It is not advised to move around the rack full of tools too much.

Final Opinion

The Rubbermaid 5E28 Deluxe Tool Tower Rack will help you to organize your garden tools; you never have to look through a pile of tools. This rack is the best storage rack for your long handled garden tools.

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Alternative Product

Rubbemaid 30-Tool Corner Tool Rack

Rubbemaid 30-Tool Corner Tool Rack

If you are looking to save more space and have fewer tools to store, you might want to choose the Rubbemaid 30-Tool Corner Tool Rack. The corner tool rack  is designed to be placed in the corner – saves you more space. This rack stores about 30 tools and does not come with casters for mobility. But with the triangular base it will not be stable to move around anyway.

Wall Control 30-WGL-200GVB Galvanized Steel Pegboard Tool Organizer

Wall Control 30-WGL-200GVB Galvanized Steel Pegboard Tool Organizer

If you are looking for pegboard tool organizer for your garage, go for the Wall Control 30-WGL-200GVB Galvanized Steel Pegboard Tool Organizer. Engineered to last a life time, this pegboard tool organizer is a must have if you have lots of Garage Tools lying around.

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Round Pool vs Oval Pool

Round Pool vs Oval Pool  – which one is better?

Round pool vs oval poolWhile choosing an above ground pool generally the first consideration is of course the budget. Then comes the size and height of the pool. Depending on the shape, size and the material of the pool the prices vary widely. Considering you have enough budget and land area for your pool, which one is better: the round pool or the oval pools?

Structural Integrity – Round Pool vs Oval Pool

frame supportAs for the structural strength is concerned round pools are at an advantage here. Round pools are designed to handle pressure more efficiently than the oval pools. They have higher structural integrity.

Round pools are designed to distribute water pressure equally on all the walls and poles of the pool. But for an oval pool, the pressure on the long-straight sides is greater than that of the semi circular sides on the two ends. Underground straps, stabilizer plate, bracing and hold down plates are used to hold the walls of the oval pools.

 This does not mean that the oval pools are structurally weak. They are made equal in strength using the additional materials.

Cost of – Round Pool vs Oval Pool 

The size of the pool is proportionate to the price – no rocket science there.  For a round pool and an oval pool that hold the exact same amount of water and same amount of swimming area, the price of the an oval shaped pool will be more – about 1.3 times that of the round pool.

Oval pool will require more steel and more parts. More parts means more complications and more time in installation. All of these will result in more cost for the oval pool.

Maintenance

Round pools have naturally better water circulation. The water flow is smooth and even.  There are less dead spots for the algae to grow. And because of the shape skimmers catch more debris.

Water volume Comparison

Below are comparison tables of water capacity for oval and round pools. The values in the table are approximate. The volume of water and swimmers capacity varies from pool to pool and manufacturer to manufacturer.

Table Round pool
Table oval pool

 

Conclusion

At the end of the day the it’s not a fight between Round Pool vs Oval Pool. It’s more of a personal preference and your yard shape that dictates the shape of the pool you would buy.

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