Best Floating Tubes – (Updated 2020 Review)

When the temperatures start to climb, most of us will do anything to get cool. One of the most enjoyable things to do is take a dip in our favorite pool, lake, river, or ocean. Then we just want to relax. The 10 best floating tubes of 2020 allow you to do that, in a big way. We hope that within our list you find your next fun summer day accessory.

Intex Inflatable Water Float
Intex – One of The Best Floating Tubes – Image credit from Amazon

Our Top Choices for Floating Tubes


#1. Intex River Run I Sport Lounge, Inflatable Water Float

Intex River Run I Sport Lounge - Inflatable Water Float tubes

Intex is a name that most people believe means quality and summertime fun all rolled into one. With the River Run l Sport Lounge, things become even more fun. It does not matter whether you are floating in the lake, down the river, or kicked back in a swimming pool. There is a grab rope all the way around so that you can anchor to friends or hold onto it when you decide to go for a swim.

The great thing about this lounger is that it measures 53-inches around, giving you plenty of space to relax. It is made with 18-gauge PVC vinyl to give you durability no matter where your adventures take you. It has a mesh bottom so that you can stay cool while drifting along. There is even a backrest to increase your overall comfort. Beverages are also easy since there are two cup holders.

Conclusion: The Intex River Run floating tubes is designed for people 8-years and up. We think it is a great option for anyone who enjoys floating along a lazy river or lounging around on other bodies of water. We like that it is made with durable materials and can hold in upwards of 300-pounds. We hope that you feel it is worth checking out for yourself.

Pros
– Comfortable to Use
– Easy to Inflate
– Durable

Cons
– Can Bust with Rough Use


#2. Bestway CoolerZ Single Person Rapid Rider – Floating Tubes

Bestway CoolerZ Single Person Rapid Rider floating tubes

This 53-inch float by Bestway has a backrest, two cup holders, and two easy grip handles. Every part of it is designed for your comfort and its overall durability. There is also a mesh bottom for your rump to rest so that you can enjoy the cool water without feeling as though you may slip through the bottom.

This Rapid Rider floating tube is made with sturdy, pre-tested vinyl. It has an all the way around grab rope for easy tethering and more. There are also built-in grommets to hold the rope securely.

Conclusion: We have to admit, our most favorite part of this float is the extra wide backrest. It seems to make the float more comfortable, even if you are floating for hours down a lazy river. The fact that it has a mesh bottom in it, means it can be used by a broad age range. There is also an impressive weight limit maximum of approximately 300-pounds. In short, we cannot find any big issues with it and hope you like it as well.

Pros
– Easy Inflation
– Durability
– Comfortable

Cons
– Inflation Area on the Bottom


#3. Intex 58837EP River Run II Sport Lounge – Floating Tubes

Intex 58837EP River Run II Sport Lounge floating tubes

The Intex River Run II floating tubes is a raft that is built for two. The two floats are interconnected and built with a space that is designed for its 24-can cooler. There are five air chambers within the interior of the float. This is there for added safety and durability so that you can float without worry. For your comfort, there are backrests for each rider and a mesh bottom to keep you cool.

If you are riding with a larger group than two, there are easy to use connectors that will allow you to connect to other floats. On the float, there are two built in handles so that you can easily grab the float and carry it out of the water. It has a maximum weight limit of 440-pounds for two people.

Conclusion: We love that this float has two seats so that you can ride along with a partner. We think it is awesome that it has a cooler spot onboard so that you can relax and sip away at your favorite drinks while hanging out with friends. It promises to be very comfortable, easy to use, and durable enough for whatever adventures you want to take part in.

Pros
– Easy to Inflate
– Sturdy
– Comfortable

Cons
– Hard to Navigate


#4. Fluzzle Floating Tube 3.0 w/Mesh Bottom and Inflatable Backrest

Fluzzle Tube Mesh Bottom and Inflatable Backrest

The Fluzzle Floating Tube 3.0 floats are a lot of fun to use. They are brightly colored and connect easily to one another by interlocking, much the same as a puzzle goes together. Can you imagine connecting with your entire group using three-point clips?

These floaties have backrests on each float. They can be great for use on the lake, river, or pool. Each one is made with 6P-free environmentally safe 16-gauge vinyl. They also have quick release air valves to make it as easy to deflate as it is to inflate.

Conclusion: We really love the way these very unique floats connect to one another. They can also connect to a floating cooler so that everyone can have drinks as they want them. The main thing we like about them though is how stable they are when you link them together. It practically eliminates the chance of someone flipping. They are also good sized at 61-inches around. We think they are awesome floats to consider.

Pros
– Easy to Inflate
– Durable
– Lots of Fun

Cons
– Very Large Size


#5. Intex Inflatable Color Whirl Floating Tube

Intex Inflatable Color Whirl Floating Tube

This set of two Intex inflatable floating tubes are available in fun, colors that promise to make sure you are visible. Each raft has two separate air chambers that can provide stability for the rafts. They are also made with very durable 12-gauge vinyl. On the top, there are two heavy-duty handles to ensure that carrying it is a breeze.

Each raft is 48-inches around. They are designed for one rider on each one. This float is covered by a 30-day manufacturer warranty that will protect you against defects. It is important to note that the warranty does not cover tears, rips, or holes.

Conclusion: This Intex float is one to consider. However, it is best for people that are 12 and up. We like that you get two in a set. Our one issue with it is the warranty coverage that doesn’t cover some issues. However, we do not feel that most people will ever have any issues unless you or your children are exceptionally rough on floats.

Pros
– Nice Size
– Sturdy
– Easy to Inflate

Cons
– May Wear with Ropes


#6. Trans American Swim and Snow Adventure Tube

Trans American Swim and Snow Adventure Tube

Both on the water and in the snow, this Adventure Tube is a great option. It is made with 100% commercial grade rubber that is latex free. As a bonus, these tubes are UV protected and tear resistant. This means that they will not pop as quickly as some other vinyl floats.

These tubes have a safety valve stem, which means you won’t be poked by the valve stem or cap. Can you imagine no more bruises? For best results, it should be inflated to an outside diameter of 32”. It is recommended that you use the start/stop airflow method to prevent bulging.

Conclusion: Chances are good, you remember well the old innertubes that you played with as a kid. At one time, we would make swings out of them. Little did we know that you can still purchase them and now they make awesome floats for lakes and rivers. We really like that there is a cap over the metal valve stems to keep you safe while you play and relax.

Pros
– Durable
– Good for Kids and Adults
– Easy to Tether

Cons
– Small Size


#7. Float Naked – Pool Floating Tubes with Fun Prints

Float Naked - Pool Tubes with Fun Prints

These interesting floats promise to be celebrity-approved and good for all ages, though they are best suited for adults. They don’t lose air the way that other tubes may. The seams and the vents are sealed so that even overnight, they won’t lose air.

They promise to be made of a higher-quality fabric. They will not puncture just cause you are using them. As proof, they are covered by a 100% non-deflate guarantee. If they fail you, you can request a refund or a free replacement. You get to decide. It is a guarantee that extends beyond Amazon’s normal return window.

Conclusion: This bold, red and white striped float promises to be a great option for most people. There are other color options available. It can hold up to 300-pounds and measures in at over 4-feet wide! We like that the company, Float Naked, stands behind their creation. We like that they are a luxury pool float that everyone can, and should, love. We definitely think it is a great one to check out.

Pros
– Sturdy
– Durable
– Comfortable

Cons
– Hard to Maneuver


#8. Intex Recreation 48″ Color Whirl Floating Tube

Intex Recreation 48 Color Whirl Tube

The 48-inch color whirl tube has two air chambers to ensure that it holds air properly. They are wrapped in very durable 12-gauge vinyl. In the event of issues, there is a repair patch included to protect you and your investment.

Along with the two chambers, each float has two heavy-duty grab handles which can be used to hold onto or to tie onto if you need to tether several rafts together. They have a minimum age of 9-years.

Conclusion: We really like two aspects of this float. One, it is made by Intex, which means that it should be something you can depend on to last you. The second thing we like is the very bold, beautiful colors of it. Beyond that, we just feel it is an option worth considering that should work well for most summer activities.

Pros
– 30 Day Warranty
– Easy to Inflate
– Durable

Cons
– Color Fades/Rubs Off


#9. Bestway Hydro-Force Rugged Rider

Bestway Hydro-Force Rugged Rider

When you want to kick back and relax on the river, lake, or pool, this is a great option with its cushioned backrest and mesh bottom. You can chill in every way, both by staying cool and just forgetting the world around yourself. It is made of Fortech material, which is a mix of mesh and PVC. It is lightweight and very able to resist punctures, even with rough play.

On the Hydro-Force, you will find a cup holder to keep your favorite beverages within easy reach. There is also a wrap around grab rope and grommets so you can anchor off to others. Airing it up is also easy with quick release valves.

Conclusion: Although not as flashy as some, this 53-inch float is still a force to be reckoned with. We love its large size and its ability to hold even taller adults. It promises to be easy to use and comfortable. It can be used by a variety of people within all age ranges, though it is mostly recommended for 14+. Overall, we like it. Our hope is you do as well.

Pros
– Good for Tall People
– Easy to Inflate
– Durable

Cons
– Best for Older Kids


#10. Flexible Flyer Inflatable Snow Tube

Flexible Flyer Inflatable Snow Tube

Although it is a “snow tube” it can still be quite enjoyable on the water as well. It can hold one or two people at a time. There are four handles for you to hold onto. It is made with extremely durable 18-gauge PVC and has welded double seams.

Because it is for snow sledding, it is protected from bumps and has a slick bottom that will glide easily. It is usable by kids ages 5+ and measures 56-inches in diameter, making it great for adults as well. You can inflate it by using its stem valve.

Conclusion: Overall, we think this promises to be a fun option for most people. We like that it isn’t a standard tube and that it does have more durability than most. Whether on the water or on the snow, we hope that you like the idea as much as we do.

Pros
– Easy to Inflate
– Good for Water or Snow

Cons
– Lacks Durability


Final Thoughts

As summer comes our way, we begin to look for ways to have a blast on the water. We have enjoyed looking at all the new floats so that we could talk about the 10 best floating tubes of 2020. They all promise to be great fun for the right person. Hopefully, you feel that at least one of them will make your summer fun even more fun!


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