I love summer weather. There’s something magical about being in my car on a hot summer day with the windows rolled down, a fab beach tote in hand, and my playlist turned up. If I happen to be on my way to the beach or en route to our family’s camp for a weekend getaway, even better. In those moments I often feel that life doesn’t get any better, until now.

Insert pool floats. Not just any pool floats, insanely cool pool floats. Apparently, pool floats have come a long way since I was a kid. Back then you were happy with one of those $8 flimsy body floats from the local department store. You know the ones I’m talking about. All the kids had them. The only variety was found in the endless neon colors they were available in. Those days have passed.

If you're planning on lounging around in a pool or at a lake this summer, there's only one way to do it: on a giant, inflatable slice of pizza, on a 3-foot donut, or on a flaming orange pepper. I promise, I’m not kidding. Here are just a few of the pool floats on my summer wish list.

9 Insanely Cool Pool Floats

  1.  Big Mouth Chocolate Donut Float. Is there a better way to spend an afternoon than floating around in straight-up donut style? Is that even a legitimate question?! You can get this delectable float in strawberry, too, but the chocolate version is my personal fave.

  2. Hot Dog Joust Pool Game.  American Gladiator meets an all American food: the hot dog. The first person to knock their opponent off with an inflatable condiment wins. I can’t even tell you how giddy it made me to write that last sentence. Can you say spring break?

  3. Pretzel Float. Tasty, twisty fun for the whole family and it’s the only pretzel guaranteed to stay crisp and fresh, even in the pool. Just don’t douse it in mustard.

  4. Hamburger Pool Float. Layered with a patty, cheese, tomato, and lettuce between a sesame seed-topped bun, this fantastic pool float makes summer fun even more appetizing.

  5. Pizza Slice Pool Float. You may have worked your butt off to look good in that swimsuit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jump in the pool with a slice of pizza. It even has a built in beverage holder. Genius.

  6. Ice Cream Cone Float. Nothing says summer like ice cream and now you can enjoy your favorite flavor while staying afloat on a fabulous ice cream cone float. Mind blown.

  7. Pepper Pool Float. Sayonara boring noodle floats! Spice up your pool party with one of these fun pepper floats.

  8. Watermelon Slice Float. Serve up a slice of refreshment by showing up at the lake with this insanely cool watermelon float. It’s large enough for an adult and so comfy you’ll have a difficult time leaving the water.

  9. Pineapple Pool Float. Have you heard? Pineapples are the new black. Look fab and chic while working on your tan in this tropics inspired float. 

What’s your favorite float on this list? Do you have a pool float you love that we haven’t discovered yet? Talk to us in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out the complete collection of insanely cool pool floats!