Summer is the time to play with your friends in the backyard splashing and swimming in cool water. What can be better than sliding down a soft inflatable slide in the pool?  The water slides become very popular nowadays as they are fun and easy to set up and give your kids hours of playing outside in the summertime. Just to blow up water slide and it’s ready to be used. Depending on the size the inflatable water slides can be used by both children and adults. In this guide, we will review inflatable water slides and inflatable water parks. The main reasons why parents choose the slides are that they help get your kids outside, encourage to exercise, keep the kids cool in the summer, and its portability has many advantages. The inflatable slides for the pool are also cheaper than a standing structure.

Summer is the time to play with your friends in the backyard splashing and swimming in cool water. What can be better than sliding down a soft inflatable slide in the pool?  The water slides become very popular nowadays as they are fun and easy to set up and give your kids hours of playing outside in the summertime. Just to blow up water slide and it’s ready to be used. Depending on the size the inflatable water slides can be used by both children and adults. In this guide, we will review inflatable water slides and inflatable water parks. The main reasons why parents choose the slides are that they help get your kids outside, encourage to exercise, keep the kids cool in the summer, and its portability has many advantages. The inflatable slides for the pool are also cheaper than a standing structure.

We tried to make objective inflatable water slide review. As there are a big variety of inflatable slides on the market we tried to choose the best ones using such characteristics as safety standards, versatility in terms of activities kids can do and durability. We hope that after reading this guide you will find the right inflatable slide for you.

Best Inflatable Water Slides

Sidewinder Falls Inflatable Water Park by Banzai (from 5 years old)

It is a real giant water park from Banzai. You kids will be delighted with this outdoor water slide! It takes just a few minutes to assemble it as airflow blower is included in the kit. The water park consists of a climbing wall, curvy slide, and a tunnel to play in. Its height is nearly 8 feet so it can be used by both children and adults. Your children will spend a lot of fun hours playing with this outdoor water slide. Just imagine how perfect it is to slide down together with your kids in cool water. This backyard water slide is also perfect for the children’s party. It may be a little bit big for toddlers, but they can for sure master the climbing wall with adult supervision. The kit includes a storage bag, anchor stakes, an anchor bag, a motor and repair patches.

The main drawback is the price but it is made of high-quality materials. The customers also noted that it takes a lot of time to empty it and it tends to clog as there is only one drain for the pool area.

Pros:

  1. Water Park for the whole family.
  2. High-quality materials.
  3. Large slide.
  4. Multiple activities.
  5. Airflow blower included in the kit.

Cons:

  1. High price.
  2. Needs a lot of time to drain.

Hydro Blast Inflatable Play Water Park by Banzai  (from 5 to 15 years old)

It is a super-sized inflatable water park from Banzai. Your kids with their friends can play there for ours! This outdoor water slide is really great for children’s summer parties. There is enough space for 10-15 kids and they will spend hours playing there without a break. There are 3 slides (two fast ones and one slower one) and a fun climbing wall. The recommended age by the manufacturer for this pool is 5 to 15 years old. So this water slide will fit kids of different ages. You can also heat up the competition with a game of basketball and then cool off with the sprinklers and water cannons. This backyard waterslide is easy to set up as the blower motor is included that inflates the whole park within just 3 minutes. Everything you need is included in the kit: a storage bag, anchor stakes, an anchor bag, a blower motor, and repair patches.

This kids water slide is expensive and it is the main drawback. Some consumers complain that two slides that are positioned next to each other are almost vertical with no cushioning at the bottom so kids can get hurt.

Pros:

  1. Easy to inflate.
  2. Multiple activities.
  3. Super-sized inflatable water park.
  4. Kit includes a storage bag, anchor stakes, an anchor bag, a blower motor and repair patches.

Cons:

  1. High price.
  2. Has some safety issues as it has two almost vertical slides with no cushioning at the bottom so kids can get hurt.

Pirate Bay Inflatable Combo by Blast Zone (from 3 to 12 years old)

It is one of the most convenient and reliable backyard water slides on the market. It has really giant splash area that 4-5 kids can have plenty of room to play in it together all at once. This bright blue and orange kids water slide also offers a big soft slide, bounce, climbing wall, a crawl tunnel, and two water cannons. You children will be really delighted! It is easy to assemble. All you need is lay it out and inflate it using the blower that’s included. It takes no more than 2 minutes to blow up it. Made with commercial grade vinyl, all of the bounce and slide surfaces are built to last. Children can jump tumble and crawl to their heart’s delight without the possibility to get injuries. The kit includes blower motor, anchor stakes, carrying bag, manual and DVD-instructions.

The price is high but it competes with other huge outdoor water slides. It is good value for the money. From the feedbacks, it takes a lot of time to dry out, clean and put the water park away. Also, some customers noted that slide made of inferior materials. As a whole, we think that it can be one of the best waterslides for the backyard.

Pros:

  1. High-quality materials.
  2. Easy assemble.
  3. Blower included.
  4. Multiple activities.
  5. Large splash area.

Cons:

  1. High price.
  2. Slide is made of inferior materials.
  3. Needs time to dry out, clean and put away.

Slam ‘n Curve Slide by Little Tikes (from 5 to 10 years old)

It is a bright multicolor water park for kids from 5 to 10 years old that is made of high-quality materials. The will have a lot of fun on a climbing wall, a curved slide and a large wading pool area. There is also a fun basketball hoop in the splash pool area. This backyard water slide has a weight maximum of just 250 pounds and the suggested capacity of up to three children (each under 100 pounds). It is smaller than the previous water parks from our list but still large enough for multiple children to use at once. It is easy to assemble and a heavy-duty blower provides continuous airflow. Your kids will love this outdoor water slide and will spend a lot of fun hours there. What can be better than sliding down a soft water slide and landing into the cool water of the splash pool in hot summer days!

Pros:

  1. High-quality materials.
  2. Easy to blow up.
  3. Multiple activities.
  4. Designed so parents can see all the action!
  5. Blower included.

Cons:

  1. For small kids only.
  2. Low weight limits.

Slide ‘N Soak Splash Park by Banzai (from 7 years old)

It is one more multicolor water park from Banzai in our review. It takes only a couple minutes to inflate this water slide for older kids. When fully inflated, it forms a lagoon shape of 8- inches that can stand a maximum user weight of 120lbs. This backyard water slide has a splash pool with the bottom that ensures a soft landing from the water slide. Kids will love sliding down the inflatable slide while the water spring on them! The sprayer at the top of the slide ensures a smooth ride and the additional shower sprinkler adds tons of refreshing fun.

One of the drawbacks than was mentioned in feedbacks is that it is quite hard to take it down and dry. The customers complain that the material easy gets holes in the bottom.

Pros:

  1. Easy to blow up.
  2. Blower motor included.
  3. Multiple activities.
  4. Has a splash pool of the bottom.

Cons:

  1. Quite hard to take down and dry.
  2. Material easy gets holes in the bottom.

Rocky Mountain River Race by Little Tikes (from 5 to 10 years old)

It is a bright multicolor backyard water slide from Little Tikes.  It is easy to assemble as a blower motor is included in the kit. In the set, you can also find a repair kit and a storage bag. Outdoor water slide includes a climbing wall, two slides with spray hoods, and a splash pool to ensure that your kids and their friends have a blast in hot summer days. It is excellent for kid’s summer parties. Everyone will be delighted with it! You should remember that it has a limitation of a number of kids and weigh. The maximum number of kids is 4 and the maximum combined weight limit is 350 lbs. What is more important you can easily move it around the yard if you need. This inflatable water slide will be an awesome summer toy for the kids to have fun, get their energy out and use over and over.

The main drawback is a high price. Also, some consumers complain that the manufacturer’s warranty is useless. The manufacturer wouldn’t replace this water slide if it came damaged (with holes) or material ripped during the warranty term.

Pros:

  1. Easy to blow up.
  2. Blower motor included.
  3. Multiple activities.

Cons:

  1. High price.
  2. A lot of feedbacks that the manufacturer doesn’t replace this water slide during the warranty term.

Surf ’N Slide Inflatable Play Center by Intex (from 6 years old)

Your children will love this fun shark design! This small water slide for a backyard is perfect for hot summer days. It’s worth mentioning that this slide needs to be used on a flat surface. This kids water slide is for outside use only. All you need to do is to attach a garden hose for sprayers to wet the slide surface. The kit includes two surf riders with heavy duty handles.  Sliding down the inflatable slide on the surf riders really puts a smile on children’s face.

There is no air pump is the kit and that is the main drawback of the majority of Intex water parks or slides. Thus you definitely need some type of electric pump to blow this up, unless you have superhero lungs and a lot of free time to spend breathing into it. It takes really a lot of time to inflate this water slide. Also, some customers noted that there are complicated and misleading instructions in the set.

This is a small water slide (compared to other slides in our top), but at the same time very high quality and comfortable. The materials from which it is made, can withstand high loads, are not toxic and, in case of damage, are easily glued with patches that are included. You will not regret buying this water slide!

Pros:

  1. High-quality materials.
  2. Two surf riders included in the kit.
  3. Repair patched included.
  4. Excellent toy for summertime.

Cons:

  1. No air pump in the kit.
  2. Need time to blow it up.
  3. Complicated instructions.

Inflatable Play Center by Intex (from 6 years old)

It is a huge inflatable water slide for the pool.  This slide made of 20 gauge durable vinyl construction. It’s very roomy and measures 135(L) X 81(W) X 50(H) inches to accommodate a weight of up to 176 pounds. The water slide for older kids will excellently complete grownup pools. Your kids will be happy sliding down the inflatable soft slide and splash in cool water. Moreover, Inflatable Water Slide includes 6 heavy duty handles for easy carrying, 5 air chambers for the best buoyancy, and fun wave graphics. We should also mention that it is a water slide for older kids.

There is no pump in the kit. It takes a lot of time to blow up the water slide.  In the feedbacks, some customers mentioned that the material gets holes pretty easily.

Pros:

  1. Good design and size.
  2. Repair patched included.
  3. Has heavy duty handles.

Cons:

  1. No pump in the kit.
  2. Takes a lot of time to inflate it.
  3. According to some feedbacks, the material is not durable.

Inflatable Castle by Costzon (from 36 months to 8 years)

It is a bright colorful backyard water slide from Costzon. It is made by extraordinarily heavy-duty puncture proof 420D Oxford materials, while the bouncing area is made of exclusive 840D Oxford to strengthen its ultimate durability. Kids will play there for hours as this water park has a climbing wall, curved slide, and a large wading pool area. It is large enough for multiple children to use at once. Moreover, we want to focus your attention on the jumping area. Tall mesh walls surround the jumping area which will keep your kids safe while jumping and allow for maximum ventilation. Through the mesh netting, you can keep an eye on all the action. So you can let your kids jump freely! One more advantage of this outdoor playhouse is the price. From our point of view, you purchase inexpensive high-quality inflatable waterslide.

The main drawback of this set is the absence of blower because you really need it to blow up the water slide. The customers also complain that the hose connection is not great as half the water sprays from the connection site and not onto the slide. But still, this is good value for the money.

Pros:

  1. High-quality materials.
  2. Tall mesh walls enclose the entire jumping area, ensuring kid’s safety.
  3. Multiple activities.
  4. Good price.

Cons:

  1. No blower in the kit.
  2. Problems with hose connection.

Dinosaur Play Center (57444EP) by Intex

This is dinosaurs-themed small water slide from Intex. Toddlers will love to slide down the inflatable volcano slide and feed the hungry dinosaur with colorful balls (6 balls are included). This inflatable water slide also has built-in palm tree sprayer and waterfall that attaches to a garden hose and has a little valve that lets you control the intensity of the water flow. There is enough space for no more than two toddlers.

It takes about 30-50 minutes to set up the pool as there are about 7-8 plow up parts. Many customers complain that the material rips easily. There is also no pump in the kit.

Pros:

  1. Water spray and a waterfall with a control valve.
  2. Landing mat for extra padding.
  3. Comes with repair patch.

Cons:

  1. No pump in the kit.
  2. Many customers complain that the material rips easily.
  3. Takes time to inflate and deflate.
  4. High price.

Conclusion

As we mentioned at the beginning, the outdoor inflatable slides have become very popular nowadays. What can be better than sliding down the soft slide and splashing in cool water in hot summer days? That is why there is a big variety of kids water slides on the market and you need to take into account a lot of characteristics. We hope that we offered an objective review of inflatable water slides and you can choose that is the right for you.

You should remember that LEAVING YOUR CHILDREN UNATTENDED in a home water slides while filling the pool and while the kids are in the water is dangerous.

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