Sep 18, 2023

Yep, Your Crew Needs These Epic Multi

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Are you ~the most~ ready for summer (and have ordered a million bathing suits from Amazon in preparation)? Thought so. Let's prepare for your hottest summer ever by getting...ginormous pool floats that'll fit everyone from your BFFs to your mom. Hell, even your ex! Trust me, you can worry about stocking up on new high-waist bikinis, pretty beach towels, and protective sunglasses only after you get your hands on one of these bad boys.

For starters, there's an enormous flamingo that can hold up to six peeps at once. Cool, right? (You already know the mega-popular-in-2019 unicorn float, so it's a great way to switch it up.) And for all my snack-lovers out there, I'm sure a jumbo pretzel that can seat your whole fam is enticing. But I really have my eye on the rainbow because, well, who amongst us *doesn't* need a giant floating rainbow at the ready??

Yes, some of these babies might be a smidge too large to toss into the average-sized pool. But if you're headed to the lake or beach house (be my friend?), make sure to bring 'em, along with your gorgeous carry-on luggage, of course. Though you could even blow it up and lounge in your backyard for the drama of it all, if you like.

Peep more multi-person pool floats below, send this to everyone you know, and get excited for summer!

Barbie called and asked if she could bring Kelly, Christie, and Skipper along because her Corvette doesn't have cupholders like this beauty does. And with everyone buzzing about all things Barbiecore, you'll be right on trend.

THE REVIEW: "I bought this after seeing a video of people taking one to the lake and it was so worth it. It's so cool, and huge, and fun, everyone at the river asked us where we got it. It really is gigantic, I knew it was going to be large but it was even bigger than I thought."

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Retro Pink Limo Island


For those dreaming of having their own private island, may I present to you a pool-friendly alternative? Sure, there are no palm trees, but there's plenty of room (fits up to six people!), multiple cup holders, and back rests for comfort. You'll def be the envy of everyone this summer!

THE REVIEW: "This float is huge and perfect for the family! We have two kids and we can all fit on this very comfortably. The cup holders are a very nice bonus. I also found that the material it is made of is very durable! I am glad I can happily and easily recommend this float! You will not be disappointed!"

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Inflatable Floating Island


On the hunt for a pool float that's juuuuust the right size for two? This multi-colored cutie is here to bust out at any pool party for you and your bestie. The built-in head rests are v comfy and the material feels thick yet buoyant. Best of both worlds, bb!

THE REVIEW: "These are perfect size and comfort! My husband and I are rather tall and we fit on these perfectly! They are made of thicker material and the seams look very well put together! They feel and look as if they will hold up for several years and they have a great look to them as well! The design is perfect to keep you cool in the water while still letting you be out in the sun at the same time! Very comfortable to lay on and beautiful to look at it!"

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Water Lounger with Headrest


Stay in the water all day with this shaded floatie that's also super easy to put together. It only seats two, but tbh, sometimes that's perfect for a lil' romantic floating sesh.

THE REVIEW: "So we don't use this for the pool. Only the beach as a shaded beach bed!!! The price was less than a canopy, and way more comfy than some beach chairs. Everyone asks us where we got this, and since its marketed towards pools and not beach a lot of people are missing out!!"

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Island Inflatable Lounge


Yes, hello, I would love this ridiculously OTT floating bar with built-in cooler and cup-holders. There's also an open floor so you can dip your toes or have a *flawless* exit strategy when you're done with your drink.

THE REVIEW: "Where to begin...we splashed, we chilled, we took a charcuterie board into the middle of Lake Anna...The lake front houses surrounding us were full of people who were straight jelly at the amount of laughs being had during our splash and chill and meat and cheese sesh. Haters will say it's fake. To those haters we will tell them you can splash but YOU CAN’T CHILL as our captain literally kicks them overboard."

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Splash 'N Chill Inflatable Relaxation Island


This supersized pizza float breaks off into eight individual pieces, so it's basically the original social-distancing hero/the best way to find a group member who's floated off. Because there's *always* someone who wanders away from the whole crew.

THE REVIEW: "Amazing I love it!!!! They make really good squad pictures 😂😂"

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Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice


This dome float is so party-ready, you can get a blow-up disco ball to hang from the top. You can also dip your feet in the water—or not—and find yourself some shade—or not. I mean. Say less.

THE REVIEW: "This is the most fun of the FUNBOYs. You can spin around and have your feet in the water while facing all your friends."

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Disco Dome


Turn yourself (and your crew) into Instagram goals with this larger-than-life flamingo. It comfortably sits two people and the material is thick and durable.

THE REVIEW: "It's a really good price for the value, no leaks or holes. Not to mention the design is absolutely adorable, it's exactly like the picture! Floats wells too, you can definitely tell it's high quality material."

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6 People Inflatable Flamingo Floating Island


Sharing this is SO much better than the (miserable) experience of sharing a real giant pretzel with your friends. Not to mention, the holes are perfectly sized for your backside to rest in the water as you float atop the pretzel part.

THE REVIEW: "We took this to Vegas and beat the crap out of it, seriously. It got SO much use, I'm surprised it lasted the whole trip. It got a tiny hole in it the last day (we were there 6 days) but we easily fit 3 people on it, and it was the funniest conversation piece!"

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Giant Pretzel Inflatable Floating Seat


You and a pal can take your gorgeous, yummy selves and plant yourself on a gorgeous, yummy watermelon float to match. Bonus points when you match it to your bathing suit.

THE REVIEW: "This easily fits two people so you don't have to worry about a Titanic scenario of leaving Jack in the water. It also comes with a nice black rope that goes all the way around it so if you wanted to take this thing down a river and tie it to other people's floats you can easily do that!"

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Watermelon Inflatable Island


("I'm on a Boat" starts playing...) This is a way more cost-effective way to buy yourself a boat for the summer, and it seats two with a cooler for supplies. You can also get a two-pack, for a friend or three!

THE REVIEW: "I have numerous FUNBOY floats...They are built to last! Cool designs. Very functional as well as big. Love them!"

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Yacht Inflatable Pool Float


I mean, "dayclub" is literally in the name, so get ready to have the best time (there's storage for a cooler or waterproof speaker, obv). When it's hot, the shade will be exactly what you want.

THE REVIEW: "With the pump we also purchased from FUNBOY, we had it out of the box and in our pool in 20 minutes. The quality of the materials makes this inflatable look as though it should last for years."

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Giant Cabana Dayclub


This float-that-looks-like-a-lifeboat is resistant to UV rays, fading and staining. Plus, you could totally fill it up with water and turn it into an inflatable pool for your backyard.

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Round Lounger Pool Float


Ok, so, technically each float only fits a single lounger. But! If you buy one for each person, there are connectors so you can tie them together and float down the river/lake/pool like the sea goddesses you absolutely are.

THE REVIEW: "Amazing quality, great service, fast delivery, and what I fell in love with most was the floaty bags! Makes traveling with them so much easier. Thank you!!"

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Pink Seashell Float


Lay out under the sun on top of this fluffy cloud floatie complete with a rainbow? Don't mind if I do. Reviewers rave about the massive size (50 square feet!) and how quickly it inflates with an electric pump or hair dryer (using cold air only). You can usually have it all set up in under four mins!

THE REVIEW: "Floats in the water like a cloud in the sky. The rainbow is a nice touch, overall very Instagram-worthy."

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Giant Inflatable Rainbow Cloud Daybed Pool Float


Everyone is gonna be jealous beyond belief when you bring this to the pool party. This makeshift bar has a built-in canopy, a spot for ice, and several cup holders. Basically, you can set up shop and play bartender for your friends right from the refreshing comfort of the water. Genius!!

THE REVIEW: "This is super fun and it was a huge hit at our family 4th of July party! Cup holders, a place for ice, and the canopy for sun shade."

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Inflatable Floating Swim Up Tiki Bar


Take the float you loved as a kid and now upgrade it. This sunbathing beauty is perfect for sunbathing and is where you can spend an entire afternoon loungin'. And it's incredibly easy to transport—just roll it up and you're done.

THE REVIEW: "Perfect for us. You can use the pink side or flip it to blue. Great price and good quality. Definitely recommend."

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Floating Water Pad

So this just may be one of the most vibrantly colorful designs you'll see on a float ever (the kente design is just gorge). Beyond that, it comfortably fits three people and/or looks perfect in your yard while you're lounging, too—it doubles as an inflatable pool.

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Culture Addict Inflatable Pool


Calling all golf lovers! This one's for you. Pulling up to the party with this baby is definitely a boss move, especially since your bestie can ride shotgun. And did I mention, there's some fabulous FRINGE lining along the top for added shade?? I can't handle the cuteness. (But don't worry, the fringe is removable, if that's not your thing.)

THE REVIEW: "The durability on these is epic. I took it on a river float...I managed to keep this bad boy from popping and I was grinding on the bottom a lot...Great item for the lake or a LARGE pool."

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Giant Inflatable Luxury Golf Cart Pool Float


You can never, ever go wrong with a classic swan (to match your absolutely regal vibe, NBD). You and a friend will float three feet above the water, looking like royalty.

THE REVIEW: "I've been waiting for the white swan to restock for a year and finally got it! I already love it and I haven't used it yet."

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FUNBOY Inflatable Swan Pool Float


TBH, it really depends on what you wanna do. Are you hosting a float party, where people can select their own floating ride? Grab a bunch of smaller ones. Do you all just want to lounge and float down a river together? Get a heavy-duty, fits-everyone island. A couple things to keep in mind:

Like, don't buy something that seats four and expect all six of your pals to cram on. A lot of these floats are durable AF, but they're also just inflatable tubes—so you don't wanna wear them out and only be able to use them once.

It's a common enough occurrence—even if you're so careful with inflation, deflation, and storage—that these floats might get a little tear in them. Does the manufacturer give you a way to fix it (or a good return policy)? Otherwise you might be buying your own patch kit.

Knowing the product makeup will help you understand durability and texture—is it smooth? Pebbled? Slip-resistant? If you care about this, there are pool floats on this list that are free of phthalates or not made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Also, if the item description doesn't say, it's probably PVC, which is what a lot of floats are made of.

Heck yes you can. Some floats are specifically designed to be a pool-float hybrid—and some of the floats on this list, like the Alma Ocean inflatable pool, do both effortlessly. Also a couple of these floats will absolutely double as a pool to fill up in your yard. Do check the sturdiness, though, because some pools aren't designed to deal with waves and rocks like floats are.

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