15 popular pool floats to buy before they sell out this summer
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Beach days, river floats, lake hangs, and afternoons spent by the pool have long been a summer staple. And, with all the water-centric fun, pool floats have grown in popularity over the years. In 2020, they became the be-all, end-all, with floats (and inflatable kiddie pools) selling out so fast that many folks had to simply dream of what it’d be like to float the summer away.
Given how fast the popular floats sold out last year, we decided to hop on things early. Ahead, discover 15 of the best pool floats for summer 2021—all of which are currently in stock. In other words, act quick!
1. This retro convertible float
Hoping to look like Barbie or perhaps a Pink Lady while floating on? This retro pink convertible float is for you. Shaped like a 1950s drop-top, this pastel pink float is long enough and wide enough for two adults or a few kids to comfortably relax on. What’s more, it features a handy cut-out that can be used to store bags or drinks, as well as two cup holders and four handles, should someone push you along and you need to hold on.
2. This T-rex float
For those who want something a bit more fierce, this T-Rex float has you covered. The giant float is designed to be ridden like a horse, so it has handles on both sides of the dino’s neck. The back is expansive enough that kids could sprawl out on it, or adults could lounge on it while using the neck as a backrest. Your options are pretty much endless with this fun T-rex float.
3. A very cheery rectangular pool float
Spritzers are one of the most popular beverages of summer, so it’s only fitting that this popular pool float is modeled after them. The rectangular float is just under 5 feet long and just over 3 feet wide. As such, this is one float that’s best for a single person to lay down on and float the day away. Don’t forget to take pics!
4. This delicious-looking pizza float
Few things in life are as satisfying as the perfect piece of pizza, and we believe that your water adventures deserve that level of deliciousness. Agree? Then you’ll be stoked to know that this pizza float is the perfect lounger, complete with two cup holders—one for water (because hydration is important) and one for the tasty summer beverage of your choice. While kids could easily share a slice, we love the idea of getting a slice for each member of the family so that you can float around as one giant pie.
5. This shaded lounger
Looking for the most luxe pool float on the planet? Say hello to this cabana-inspired number. The shaded lounger has enough room for two adults to fully sprawl out. It comes with a removable sunshade, so you can keep it covered or opt for direct sunlight, as well as cup holders for maximum relaxation (and hydration) while floating.
6. A woody boat float
If you can’t spend your summer out on a boat, you can at least spend it on this boat float. More than 8 feet long and designed to support up to 400 pounds, it’s the ultimate lounger for you and your pals. Since it comes with a built-in cooler, you can even use it to store your beverages out on the water.
7. This classic unicorn float
This unicorn float sold out quickly last year and we anticipate the same thing to happen in 2021. And hey, we get it. With handles on either side of the unicorn’s neck, it’s easy to ride. But, more than that, it’s undeniably picture-perfect, which is to say: Get ready to pose.
8. A pair of giant angel wings
You know those colorful wings wall murals that seem to be in every city around the world, just begging for tourists to snag a picture? Well, this float, which measures nearly 9 feet across, is that in your pool. No, really. It’s designed by the same artist behind the Global Angel Wings Project.
9. A retro leopard print float
Designed to look like a pool float from the ‘70s, this leopard print lounger is the perfect pick for anyone who feels like they were born in the wrong decade—or anyone who simply wants to float in undeniable style. Also, this float is made with a mix of cotton and PVC, so it’s soft to the touch, unlike most other pool floats. It’s just over 5 and a half feet long, so keep that in mind when ordering.
10. This motorized float for days when paddling doesn’t seem possible
Some pool days, all you want is to sit back, relax, and recover from the week (or night) before. This motorized pool float will save you from having to put any extra effort into moving around the pool. With just a push of a button, you’ll be able to steer yourself wherever you need to go.
11. A sure-to-sell-out golf cart float
Fore! How fun is this golf cart-inspired float? Surely, birdie-lovers everywhere will want to snag this expansive lounger. It has enough room for two adults or a few kids to enjoy at a time. Best of all, it’s shaded, so no sunburns will occur in this bad boy.
12. This truly iconic ICEE float
Is there anything more refreshing (or nostalgic) than an ICEE on a hot summer day? We think not. That’s why we adore this ICEE float. It’s 6 feet long and 3 feet wide, so there’s plenty of room for you and your pals (or kiddos) to lounge.
13. A fun jet ski float
We’re getting Baywatch vibes from this funky jet ski float. The pastel float is over 7 and a half feet long, so there will be plenty of room for photoshoots and lounging. While it won’t move like a real jet ski, it’s stable enough to hold two without tipping.
14. An avocado pool float
Pay homage to everyone’s favorite smashed toast with this fun avocado float. Just under 5 and a half feet long, this float features a removable pit that’s an added layer of fun since it can be used as a ball to toss around. With more than 4,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating on Amazon, you can take your love of avocados to a whole new level with this top-rated float.
15. This photogenic mermaid float
Mermaids are synonymous with summer, so if you’re looking to embrace that magical spirit, you’ll love this colorful float. It’s just under 7 feet long from tip to tail, so you can stretch out or sit comfortably through the innertube.
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