Assembly was more difficult than expected. The filling is shredded foam and filling that really needs to be broken up a bit, as it is very "solid" even after letting it "breathe" as directed. Orienting it into the colored bag is awkward, and we got it wrong the first time. Also tough to know how much air to inflate. Part of this is inflated, and part is just the foam, and it poofs around your head if there is too much air in it. Your whole body is pretty much out of the water on this, as shown in the pictures. All said, my daughter loved it, and there is room and float-ability for an adult and a child together.
As other have said, it is a good sturdy float and lives up to most of the qualities it advertises. The only problem is it really does not hold up a normal size person from being at least, a bit in the water. I would say, if you don't mind being in 1 inch or more, it is great. If not, just buy the cheap inflatable ones that you get each year for $$ and that way you stay out of the water. I bought 2 of these quality ones and need to stack them to stay out of the water on cool water days.
This is the second pair we bought. The first pair lasted 3 years, which included being left outside all winter. Obviously they would have lasted longer had I taken better care of them. I am 6 feet tall and over 250 pounds, these fi me fine and I float very well in them. In fact only blow up the inflatable pieces till they just barely hold their shape, this will allow you to sit a bit lower in the water. Fully inflated I am almost completely out of the water.
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