As the temperatures climb, we’re all too ready to welcome a season full of endless doses of Vitamin D and sea. After all, you know what they say: summertime and the living is easy. Or at least that’s the energy we’re manifesting for summer 2021. The easiest way to channel that vibe is with a lazy Saturday…and one of these giant pool floats. They’re big enough that you and your (vaccinated) partners in crime can sprawl out comfortably—without worrying about flipping off the side.
The 15 Coolest Giant Pool Floats to Drift into Summer 2021
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1. Funboy Golf Cart Pool Float
As if a two-person golf cart pool float isn’t cool enough, the roof is—wait for it—convertible. That’s right: The fancy fringe sunshade is removable, so depending on your mood, the weather and/or the UV index, you can decide whether to take it off. Plus, this FUNBOY vinyl PVC water “vehicle” will keep at least two drinks safe in their respective cupholders.
2. Swimline Curly Serpent Float
Sorry, pool noodles—your reign in the pool is over. The giant Swimline Curly Serpent Float is the sort of inflatable water toy that can entertain kids and adults for hours. The double-headed, 96-inch serpent is ideal for riding, climbing and floating on your stomach.
3. Poolelite Bedrock Canopy Float
Flintstones fans, this Bedrock Canopy pool float is “a real head-turner,” reviewers share. Aside from its adorable appearance, this float’s detachable sunshade, comfy backrest and attached mini cooler will have everyone onboard saying, “yabba dabba doo!”
4. Intex Mega Flamingo Float
5. Intex Mega Duck Float
Like with the flamingo, you really can’t go wrong with the Mega Yellow Duck Float. Picture this: a giant rubber vinyl ducky to bless your swimming pool. The 7-foot yellow duck is just as fun at the beach, too, so it’s just begging to go on that summer family vacation.
6. Swimline Giant Inflatable Led Swan
Not interested in just any other water fowl? Perhaps one that lights up might do it for you. This Swimline Giant Inflatable LED Swan does just that, so your evening swims just got a lot more fun. What’s more? It doesn’t just light up, it changes colors by flashing green, red and purple. Now, let the pool remain open after dusk.
7. Jasonwell Giant Inflatable Unicorn Pool Float (and Rainbow Cloud Cooler Float)
Oh, you thought the world was over unicorns? Think again, especially when it’s a Giant Unicorn Pool Float with a Rainbow Cloud Cooler Float. For under $50 you’ll get a 9.5-foot unicorn float and a matching cooler that can float alongside you, holding your drinks and keeping everything cool. If you prefer to buy the unicorn separately, though (are you sure?), you can do that too for $3.
8. Funboy Rainbow Cloud Daybed Pool Raft & Float
Now that you’ve officially fallen in love with the Jasonwell Inflatable Rainbow Cloud Drink Holder, we present you…FUNBOY’s Rainbow Cloud Daybed, AKA the human-size version of said cooler. While this adorable multi-person float won’t keep your drinks cold like the other, it offers 50 square feet of lounge space, which is actually the largest piece in the brand’s collection.
9. Funboy Retro Pink Convertible Pool Float
This FUNBOY Retro Pink Convertible Pool Float is arguably the cutest queen-sized daybed you’ll ever find. You read that right: queen sized! Big enough for two people, as well as miscellaneous drinks or speakers in the “hood” of the car. And if that weren’t enough, there’s a Malibu Barbie-version, too.
10. Turnmeon Giant Dinosaur Inflatable Pool Float
A 10-foot Dinosaur Inflatable Pool Float is something you probably never knew you needed…until now. Large enough for two, its tail is angled perfectly for lounging and reviewers add that it’s even easy to inflate.
11. Funboy Palm Bali Cabana Pool Float
With every pool float comes, of course, the hazard of potentially falling asleep in the sun and well… getting burnt. If this sounds like you, the FUNBOY Cabana Pool Floats are perfect for providing that extra protection thanks to its (removable) sunshade so you can truly float your worries away. Oh, and don’t forget your beverage! As any cabana does, this floating version has cupholders.
12. Swimline Floating Air Mattress
This Swimline Floating Air Mattress is giving us serious Parent Trap flashbacks in the best way. Because drifting atop the water on an air mattress (knowingly, please, not dragged out while you’re sleeping like Meredith Blake) honestly sounds like a dream for summer 2021. Plus, it includes convenient face-to-face style headrests, so you can comfortably chat and tan at once. A pool float luxury!
13. Swimline Solstice Aquasofa Float Raft
Stress-free relaxation is the name of the game for summer 2021, and if you’re someone who’s ever been tempted to drag your pillows out on your pool float with you, you need to check out the Swimline Solstice AquaSofa. As the name suggests, it’s a waterproof couch with pillows perfect for kicking back with a book or even taking a nap. Caution: You may never want to get out of the pool, so be sure to keep the sunscreen with you so you can easily reapply (you’re welcome).
14. Swimline Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float
Sure, the Swimline Giant Pizza Pool Float is undoubtedly the most expensive pizza you’ve ever considered buying, but you’re getting one large pie. More specifically, eight individual inflatables worth of floating pizza. That’s right, this pizza float is made perfectly with eight individual slices so you and seven friends can kick back together or cut away to ride solo. If you are typically looking for a large number of floats for guests, this cheesy number is it.
15. Aqua Beach Wave Floating Party Mat
Admittedly, the Aqua Beach Wave Floating Party Mat may not be the most affordable pool float out there, but when you break down what it offers and how long it’ll last, it’s worth the plunge. It’s ideal for taking to the lake, the sea or even a large swimming pool, and reviewers can’t stop raving about it. “It has replaced all the other water lounging product I have bought,” one wrote, while another shares, “It was as fun as a water park.” This durable floating mat is perfect for lounging (yes, there are four cup holders) or playing (thanks to the mooring lines for floating in place), and it’s an investment that’ll last for years to come.
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