Big Joe as a company is proud of the fact that they enjoy lounging. It is what made them, them. What started with bean bags that promised ultimate comfort has now become pool floats, outdoor furniture, and more. The company began producing pool floats in 2014. One of their top-selling pool accessories is the water pad. It is massive in size, but not so big that you will have a hard time using it wherever your adventures take you. The question is, will this be one of the best floating water mats for your summer fun?
Features of the Big Joe Water Pad
The Big Joe water pad has a lot of features that promise to make it fun and easy to use. It also has a price tag that for many will make it worth considering.
This mat is designed with pool parties in mind. It measures 15’x6’x1.2”. This makes it large enough for up to five to seven adults or roughly 1,500 pounds. One thing to keep in mind is that you should try to keep weight evenly distributed across the mat’s surface.
There are grommets at each corner so that you can tie it off safely to a dock, a boat, the side of your pool, or even other mats if you need more space. If you do not need to tie it off, the grommets also work as cup holders. This mat is usable in all water types, even saltwater. If you aren’t playing in the water, you can still find a use for it. This mat can be laid out on the ground as a space for a gymnast to work out or for you to enjoy yoga without worry about damaging the mat.
At the end of the day, when your adventures are done, you can roll up the mat. It does not require air to inflate it, so you simply roll it up. It is quick-drying, which is also nice since you do not have to spend a lot of time maintaining it. Just roll it, then use Velcro straps. They are designed to make it easy to carry and store. Considering it weighs only 20.5 pounds so that it is easily manageable by most people.
The mat is made with EVA Foam in a Zero Landfill Certified Facility. It is a single-layer mat, so you do not have to worry about any separation between layers. In general, it is extremely durable so that you can play without worry. However, it is recommended that you store it out of the direct sun and in a dry area if you will leave it stored for an extended time.
Many products are covered by a warranty from Big Joe that covers manufacturing defects. These mats can also be included under some circumstances. However, the warranty will not cover damages caused by spills, stains, misuse, or abuse. It will also not cover any damages that may come from having your pet use it.
- Made in the USA
- Earth Friendly Manufacturing Process
- EVA Foam Durability
- Useful for A Variety of Adventures
- Large Size
- Easy to Use and Maintain
- Feels Like a Pool Noodle
- Unimpressive Warranty Coverage
- GIANT FLOATING WATERPAD: This Waterpad measures 15' x 6' x 1.2' and weighs 20.5 lb.
- DURABLE: This Waterpad can hold up to 1,500 lb of evenly distributed weight, as many as 5 adults.
Final Thoughts on the Big Joe Watermat
If you want an affordable way to spice up your summer adventures, this is a reasonably good mat to consider. However, it may not be perfect for everyone and every situation. If you have pets, it may not be a perfect mat since their claws can cause damage.
We like that it is durable enough to be used in all water types and that it can also be used for other purposes including use as an exercise mat on dry land. It is easy to roll up and store, lightweight enough to make it portable, and from a company that has been making floats for several years. In short, they know what it takes to make a quality product.
At The TECH Kit, we see so many awesome products that it is hard to narrow our favorites down to one. However, we do feel that for most people, and most uses, this is a great option. We like that we can get together as a group and tie our mats together with the four grommets. This is unlike all other mats that we have seen.