Why Buy This Product?
The Original Aqua Lily Pad lets you create your own floating buoy that can hold up to 1,400 lbs of weight. The 18″ x 6″ diameter can hold up to seven people. The thin layered pads are easy to set up on the water and pack it up when you are ready to leave.
The Aqua Lily Pad is all about making the most out of your water activities with their Lily Pads. Unlike boats, anyone can easily get on the pad from the water and hang out before going back to the water. Apart from just chilling on the pad, you can also use it for other kinds of water activities such as floating tennis.
Each pad is incredibly large enough to allow around more than seven adults to stand on the pad. Despite how big the pads are, they are incredibly light and are easy to set up when you hit the water.
Can the Aqua Lily Pad make your trip to the beach or lake more fun than before? Is the material sturdy enough to withstand the elements and heavy objects? We will answer this question with our review for the Aqua Lily Pad.
The first aspect of the Aqua Lily Pad to look into is the material of the two-layer form. The pad uses the company’s own FlexCore Technology, which consists of a thin layer of white strings that connects the foam and decrease the chances of tearing. This tech reinforces the foam to make it resistance against puncture and tear damages. In addition, the foam is UV treated to withstand continuous exposure to the sun.
Why would you want the pad to be tear resistant? It is so you can bring in other kinds of the object on top of the pad. The most common of which are lounge chairs or any kind of chair. It should also be tough enough to handle your surfboards or water ski if you are using the pad as your launch point.
While the Original Aqua Lily Pad can handle reasonably weighted objects like lounge chairs on top of it, it is not resistant against incredibly heavy objects. We found out the hard way when we tried to bring in a cooler half full of drinks. The cooler is able to float on the pad, but we noticed some tearing on the bottom of the object.
What makes the FlexCore Technology interesting is how it can make the foam stronger without making it heavier like other reinforced materials. It also allows the foam to be easy to roll. Other similar pads attempt to use strengthened foam to make them durable. However, they are heavy and too stiff to roll. Some even retain their rolled up shape when you try to unpack them on the water The Aqua Lily Pad beats another personal floating platform with its strong foam. Each pad will easily roll out into a flat floating pad on the water, or so they claim.
Unfortunately, our test on the Original Aqua Lily Pad did show a retained rolled in shape when we unpacked it on the water. This only occurred to around 10 percent of the other end of the pad that rolled back to the top. We fixed the problem by taking the pad back to dry land and step on the pad until it is flat.
This pad measures at 6″ x 18″ wide. It can also keep up to 1,300 lbs of load floating on the water. This makes it possible for families or group to stand on the pad to play around or simply chill out while in the middle of the water. While the pad is incredibly wide and has a good max weight capacity, the pad only weight around 25 lbs. only.
While the weight of the Aqua Lily Pad is light, the actual size of it can be overwhelming. Rolling up the pad and allowing it to stand up straight will seem like the height of an average person. Simply put, you will need plenty of space in your car or vehicle when bringing the Aqua Lily Pad with you.
The pad comes with a tether system, which is a six-foot line that you can attach to any solid objects. The tether is important to keep your Aqua Lily Pad from floating out to open waters. You also get two Velcro straps that secured you’re rolled up pad when you need to put it away.
It is important to note that the Original Aqua Lily Pad is versatile enough to be usable on land. The pad provides a large cushioned floor for family or group picnics. If you roll up ¼ of its length, you get a queen size-sleeping mat that you can use on camping trips. You can also check out our list of the best floating water mats.
The Aqua Lily Pad adds another layer of water activity for families or group trips. It is like taking a large boat out to the water that is easy to pack and is light enough for one person to carry. Everyone can freely float on the pad and play around it. The dual-foam layer stitched with white strings is durable enough to withstand the usual wearing without making it tough for you to fold it.
However, the FlexCore Technology foam has its limit as to physical damages it can withstand. Heavy objects might create a tear if you drop it on the surface of the pad. In addition, the Aqua Lily Pad retains its rolled up state unless you flatten it down first. Despite these two flaws, the Aqua Lily Pad does the job of giving you a large floating platform on a body of water where you can play or relax.