Pool inflatables aren't just for staying afloat anymore. While they were initially designed to teach people to swim or perhaps save lives, the oversized, colorful, and fun-shaped pool floats of today have unequivocally become symbols of a summer well spent.
It's no secret that with each sunny season that passes, trendy inflatables grow stylistically stronger, brighter, and more amusing. First came the ubiquitous white swan (an oldie but goodie), but these days our Instagram feeds are sprinkled with even more over-the-top, but undeniably cute floaties, from pink convertibles to giant angel wings, and even a cloud boasting an actual rainbow overhead.
Whether you're headed to a lazy river this summer or jetting off to a private island, there's a brightly colored prop out there to fulfill all of your wildest Instagram dreams. From in-season fruits to your own private yacht, here are the best summer pool floats designed with one goal in mind: to be photographed. Because if you didn't Instagram it, did it even happen?
Why charter a yacht this season, when you could just set sail in this massive float with your entire crew? Funboy says this one seats six, but honestly, we think they're underselling it. The only tricky part will be finding a body of water big enough to accommodate this giant inflatable.
However, if chartering a yacht is, in fact, your biggest summer goal, this pool float (complete with a built-in cooler) is the way to go. You won't even need to drop an anchor to refill your glass of rosé.
Life's a beach, and this seashell float is proof. Work on your tan as you drift about in this giant, mermaid-worthy inflatable.
Transport yourself to a private island with this oversized monstera leaf inflatable. Break out your brightest bikini, lie back, and consider those Instagrams taken.
Get yourself a pool float that does all the talking for you. Printed with the words, "sun's out buns out," this inflatable has your Instagram caption written for you.
The avocado shortage is no match for this yummy pool float—the removable pit even doubles as a beach ball. Get ready to rock out with your guac out. Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.
Bust out your cheekiest bikini and get ready to use the most quintessential summer emoji of all: the peach.
Go ahead, eat your heart out—this glitter-filled pink inner tube is what Instagram-feed dreams are made of. Now all you need is the help of your best Instagram husband to snap away.
Assume the position and watch as the skies open up, and the pool-float gods shine their light upon your angelic Instagram shot. Lie down the center, arms up, knees crossed, and we guarantee this will be your most-liked post of the summer.
Beep, beep! Ride shotgun in the cutest pink convertible around—you can even bring a friend, as this pool float fits two adults comfortably. Now all that's left is to grab a drink and put it in cruise control.
Phone a friend, because this cell phone floatie is about to get you both all the likes on Instagram. If this isn't double-tap worthy, we don't know what is.
Curb your sweet tooth (without the calories) when you take a ride on this cotton candy-shaped pool float. And as if that wasn't enough to make you crave this cute inflatable, it's also covered in sugary sparkles that shimmer in the sun.
We can't think of a better way to chill out than with this giant Icee cup. Just be sure to stop and grab yourself a freezie to sip on before you pose for the 'Gram.
Treat yourself to a slice of pizza (without the greasy fingers). This pepperoni-covered inflatable is the topping on a summer day well spent.
We'll raise a glass to this wine bottle-shaped pool float. Now that you've got your rosé, get ready to float the day away.