Best inflatable pool floats for adults
History records a thousand status-marking symbols. The eagle, the lion, the orb and sceptre, the sports car, a cellar full of Château Lafite Rothschild… The lineup continues for eons.
Fast forward to 2018 and to the latest trappings of It Girls and influencers everywhere: the new-gen lilo.
It started three years ago when a certain pop-princess and her then-boyfriend catapulted the inflatable swan into the Insta-stratosphere, driving a huge spike in sales.
Since then, the pool toy has multiplied and diversified to become a hundred different members of the animal kingdom, be parodied by leading artists, and even collaborated on by a major fashion house.
We've tracked the most covetable pool floats below:
The story goes that Funboy contacted Angela Missoni on Instagram two years ago asking to collaborate. This is the result two years later – a $148 butterfly shaped float in in Missoni's signature multi-hued patterning.
Who's it for? The most ambitious of influencers, the type who probably own a drone and will recreate various adaptions of the above photograph.