Your new favorite way to float in the water!
âThere are many, many different ways to float, and for a long time, our favorite method for floating totally in the water was the upside-down-life-jacket-like-a-diaper-method (our favorite way to float on top of the water is this). This method was ok, but just not quite King of the Lake worthy. Life Jackets arenât made to be worn like diapers, and there were certain ergonomic problem with this method, plus it looked really stupid. Sometimes we employed the standard Noodle-between-the-legs method. Simple, yet not quite buoyant enough, necessitating multiple noodles, which was less comfortable, and the standard Noodle gets worn and scratchy, and just arenât very durable. When we discovered Floaty Pants, all our worries went away immediately! Without a doubt, these are the most comfortable, most buoyant, and yes, they do look ridiculous, but in a hilarious way that we love!
âWhen I came across this item, I bought two immediately. The upside-down-life jacket was adequate, but it wasnât perfect. I also didnât like having to stuff four Noodles under my butt, or back of my knees, or around my waist and under my arms just to barely float, because then I have to manage the Noodles, and my hands are not free to hold my beer, or beers, or take selfies. PROBLEMS SOLVED! One float in the Floaty Pants was all I needed to instantly know that I had made a great purchase, and the return on investment was already achieved. Each one comes with two life-jacket style clips on each side, so you just pull them on, fasten the buckles, and jump in the lake! The secret with these is to just lean back a little, and the large rear pad will ease you into a perfect floating positionâ¦seen here. I've found that keeping the straps a little loose and using the slight back lean keeps your "boys" more comfortable too. My wife prefers the lean back method as well.
Let me talk about the buoyancy of Floaty Pantsâit is the best. I laid back over the weekend with an 85-lb dog on my chest, no problem. I went hands free with several small children laying on top of me, no problem. I never even had to put my beer down. I should also mention that I am not a small man, no problem (they come in two sizes!).
I had the opportunity to let about a dozen people try these over the last few weeks, and everyone said the same thing: âThese things are great!â Plus, the ridiculously awesome graphics on each one are great conversation starters and make for some great photos. They have less ridiculous colors and styles too, but live a little! The laughs you'll have and the friends you'll make while wearing these is easily worth $40!
Affordable, comfortable, super-buoyant, funny, great for photos, a variety of colors and designs, and available on Amazon Prime. If youâre going to Rule The Lake, youâre going to have to get some Floaty Pants. Get yours in two days right here with Amazon Prime:
I first bought one of these Intex River Run Tubes for the express purpose of tubing down the Maury River in Lexington, VA, home of my Alma Mater, Washington and Lee University. If you do river tubing, all of this applies too. Now that I've moved from the river to the lake, I have found that this tube is THE BEST tube for all of your lake floating activities. These tubes can take a beating without breaking, ensuring that you will definitely get your money's worth. Now I've floated in quite a few tubes in my life, but these will be the last tubes I ever buy for my leisure activities! Perhaps the best thing about the Intex River Runs is their semi-rigid mesh liner. All 220lbs of me has stood straight up on the mesh without any compromise to the integrity of the mesh or tube, and this has several benefits. First, you can sit in it without having to be in either the overly-extended laying flat with nowhere to put your head lower-back straining position, OR the butt-in-the-water deep "V" position where your knees are up against your chest position. Both are really annoying and not prime for maximum relaxation. With the built in back rest and firm mesh set-up, there is pretty much no way to be uncomfortable in one of these tubes. You will be comfortable at all times. Hot? Slide more into the mesh to cool off! Cold? Lean back just a bit more. Reading? No problem. Kicking your feet up on the cooler? Nailed it! Sit-up cross legged? Yup!
I have battle tested these tubes on Rivers, in Lakes, and even gone snow tubing with them, and I can't state it enough...they are amazing. I'm not typically easy on my toys, and these have withstood a lot of abuse. Each tube also comes with a patch kit that works fine, but again, at the price, you aren't breaking the bank to replace them. If you're looking for a tube to float on, this is the one for you, plain and simple. Of course you may not always be in the mood for a tube float, and I've got some great other floating toys and methods that I'll be bringing you over the summer! For now, rest assured and rest easy without breaking your budget on an Intex River Run tube. In fact, get more than one and rule the lake! Click any of the links to get them today, or head over to the Store for some other great float options.