3 Stars By LoriAnnR on 2016-05-06
Average comfort - I like the rolled headrest design better
This is a nice pool float but It's not the best that I've used. The headrest is too low and feels almost non-existent once you use it in the water. The headrest is hollow rather than being made with a thicker layer of foam therefore don't expect your head to stay elevated - you feel like you are completely flat on your back with this float. The most comfortable design I've used with this type of a pool float is where the head rest is rolled over, similar to the Texas Recreation Sunray Pool Float or the TRC Recreation Sunsation Pool Float. Noteworthy, however, is that both of these floats are less thick than this one.
Thicker is better when it comes to foam pool float durability so I like that this float is 2" thick but having said that, these floats NEVER last long. Even when we prohibit the kids from using them, we consider ourselves very lucky to get 2 full years out of a float before they start deteriorating. You will want to store this flat. It's tempting to keep the packaging and roll this up for storage but don't do this - you'll reduce the already short longevity of your float as it will crack even faster.
This float is also not truly rectangular as it has a curvy bend on both sides. I think this design is more for aesthetic appeal (our bodies are certainly not shaped like this). I prefer floats that are truly rectangular but this curvy appearance doesn't change the way the float works.
My biggest issue with this float however is that on the reverse side, this float had 16 imperfections that appeared to be burn marks (with cracked edges) or irregular puffy dimples on the reverse side. I think the burn marks are going to cause premature cracking but only time will validate this impression. I included a picture. Its really not that uncommon to have some imperfections on the bottom of foam pool floats however I typically don't see that many.
Overall, this is a nice float - it's priced similarly to other floats that I've looked at and is the typical size (75" x 29" x 2" - 250 lb weight capacity). Truthfully, it's very hard to find a reasonably priced pool float that is comfy and lasts (most are about $100 - it they are thicker than 2", the price generally is closer to $130-$150). When you find one you like - I suggest buying 2 as the designs for these products change every year and they often get thinner yet the price typically increases. The last great foam pool float I found was at Sam's Club several years ago and naturally I haven't found one that is equally as comfortable since (sigh.....it truly pays sometime to buy 2 when you find a great buy).
1 Stars By Nana on 2016-08-12
This one has been a disappointment. My husband's quote
We've owned several pool 'floats' by other manufacturers. This one has been a disappointment. My husband's quote, "piece of crap". Very soon after we began using it, the lounge developed 2 cracks on the bottom side, and 1 eventually went all the way through. While it was longer than most - which was our goal in purchasing this one, we will return to the shorter and more reliable floats (some on their 3rd swim season).
3 Stars By Life.is.Gr8 on 2016-12-11
This is perfect if you were the only one that floats in the pool. Combine dogs and kids and it lasted a week. It's slices easily
This is perfect if you were the only one that floats in the pool. Combine dogs and kids and it lasted a week. It's slices easily and it broke in half. If you're going to rough house it don't get it. if you just want to lounge and float it's perfect. For that I would've given it five stars
1 Stars By Teresa Eubanks on 2018-02-09
There is no neck support. When you are floating ...
There is no neck support. When you are floating and lay back your head just sinks into the head rest. It will not stay up as shown in photo. Very uncomfortable unless you have something to support your head. I had several people try it. I would return this product but I bought it and had a friend bring down to me in Mexico. So I have no way of returning it. Very unsatisfied
3 Stars By cmyblairs on 2018-05-15
Doesn't quite hold up someone over 200#. Half your ...
Doesn't quite hold up someone over 200#. Half your body is still submerged. While laying on your back, you have water covering your ears. If you want to float on your stomach, forget about it because you'll have water going up your nose.
3 Stars By J. Sneed on 2016-06-14
It's alright....not great!
Not sure it was worth the money. The float is fine and keeps me up as much as a blow up float would BUT the pillow on this raft is horrible. It is a raised hollow foam pillow and as soon as you put your head on it it sinks into the water. I've put 2 pool noodles underneath in the hollow area and it barely keeps my head above the water.
5 Stars By Mike on 2017-09-17
It's my 2nd year with these and love them, they hold up well
It's my 2nd year with these and love them, they hold up well, do not fall apart like other cheap ones.
4 Stars By Gayle MacDonald on 2017-07-27
Good but needs better pillow.
It's a very nice float, but saving the extra money by making the pillow hollow is a mistake. Had it been filled I would have purchased another.
4 Stars By AT on 2018-06-02
No worry about leaks, doesn't keep you above water
There were a few cuts in the mat when I got I it but didn't seem like enough to make a fuss over returning. Also the mat does not keep you above the water, you are partially submerged. What I do like about it is that I don't have to worry about the mat having an air leak.
2 Stars By Paul D Thompson on 2016-08-21
9-23-2016...This lounge held up well...no fading or cracking.
This product lasted one season, the float tore partially while I was sitting on it. Not worth the cost. Very disappointed. 7-2-2017.