Calling It Now: These Pool Floats Are Going to Be the "It" Item of the Summer

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For the past five years, the Venice Beach, California-based company FUNBOY has been the leader in inflatable fun. Not only are the giant, blow-up swans and cloud-like, floating cabanas designed for social media, but they're also produced as safely, durably, and sustainably as possible. This season's release continues the brand's reputation for photogenic, high-quality floats while focusing on what we need most right now.

"Throughout the seemingly endless lockdowns, we creatively started to explore what re-emergence would look and, most importantly, feel like," explains co-founder and creative director Celeste Barrett. "Our family founding team envisioned that perfect summer day — being back with friends and family, laughing, hugging, and relaxing. FUNBOY's 2021 collection is the culmination of that vision."

From large, crown-shaped islands to oversized angel wings, the floats are meant to help you exhale and reconnect. It's no wonder they're so in-demand — so you better snag one before it's too late!

1. Royal Crown Island Float, $199

With five pointy backrests and four cupholders, you can float with friends on this massive metallic crown that measures nine feet across.

2. Angel Wings Pool Float, $99

Take a heavenly float through the sparkling water with this set of inflatable angel wings.

3. Bali Cabana Lounger, $199

If you're a shade seeker, this floating cabana is a dream. Its curved form offers ergonomic neck and back support, while the awning shields you from the sun.

4. Retro Pink Convertible Pool Float, $119

Modeled after vintage cars, this adorable float features a roomy cooler section to fill with ice and drinks so you can stay refreshed in the pool.

5. White Swan Pool Float, $79

The elegant swan float is a modern classic and this huge, two-person version delivers on bird-themed entertainment.

6. Clear Rainbow Chaise Lounger, $79

Keep it simple with this rainbow chaise lounger, which is super comfortable on both land and water.


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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