Ok, so we know – summer is upon us and most of us are not looking (or even thinking about) anything remotely related to winter or snow.
However, there are some individuals out there who are looking towards to the wintery months that are coming down the line, and of course, with winter months come winter activities, snow inner-tubing included!
So with that being said, let me help out the planners in the world and present some of the top-rated durable adult snow tubes of 2020.
On a plus side, with it being spring/summer, some of these tubes can be incredibly discounted, let’s take a look:
- 1 Top Rated Snow Tubes Reviewed 2020
- 2 Fat Tire Snow Tube – Blue
- 3 Bradley Heavy Duty Colossal Snow Sled Tubes w/ 57″ Red Cover
- 4 Slippery Racer Grande XL Commercial Inflatable Snow Tube Sled
- 5 Mad River Rocket – Killer B Sled
- 6 GoFloats Winter Snow Tube – The Ultimate Sled & Toboggan
Top Rated Snow Tubes Reviewed 2020
The features of the Fat Tire Snow Tube (costing you $100.00 on Amazon, even though it is possible that you can find some for cheaper) include a snow tube, made from quality material that is 39 inches in diameter and can hold up to 180 pounds on the exciting ride down on that hill.
If you want to know more about the durability of the material that this particular tube is made from, be assured that the product uses an ultra-strong environmental protection PVC material, with a world-class seams technique, smooth weld, comfortable for riders and also includes a patch kit for any of those incidents that may come up.
The Bradley heavy-duty snow tube is only $100.00 and can come in a variety of festive colors; additional features include a thick high-quality inner tube with cover (all Bradley covers made in the USA).
They measure approximately 57″ diameter (deflated) and 50″ across when inflated; the Bradley heavy-duty tube cover is made up of 600D polyester canvas top, is mildew resistant, and has a durable, slick industrial vinyl bottom, with high performance in temperatures as low as -40 F, not to mention 425Lbs tensile strength.
There is also patent pending sewn in tow loop, with additional straps to secure the tube and cover.
The Slippery Racer XL Snow Tube will run you a little over $100.00 on Amazon; it comes in a variety of colors and is considered to be an incredibly heavy-duty commercial-grade, inflatable snow tube.
The durable, slick-coated hard shell polyethylene base absorbs impact impressively well and provides an ultra-smooth sliding surface.
The Slippery Racer has double reinforced nylon webbed grip handles with an additional double reinforced pulley tow rope that has over 4300 lbs. of tensile strength, not to mention that is coated with exclusive ice vex cold-resistant treatment and can accommodate adults and kids (ages 4 and up).
Ok I know, I know- this isn’t a snow tube per se, but it is definitely an item that should be on the review list. The Mad River Rocket is an award-winning sled that has been ranked as one of the top 5 snow sleds by the Wall Street Journal and has also been featured in The New York Times, ABC News, Fox, Ski Magazine, Popular Science, Yankee Magazine, and others!
The Mad Rocket has a unique patented design that allows for full control and maneuverability and free-sledding tricks.
The deep channels and grooves on the base of the sled maintain superior handling on snow; these particular inter-tube sleds are incredibly steerable and are perfect for family fun, cruising through the woods, exploring the back-country, and snow tubes for sledding in the deep snow!
The material that the sled is made from is very resilient and made in the USA from automotive-grade plastic and recycled materials for enhanced durability, making it also the perfect accessory for winter fun!
The GoFloats Unicorn snow tube is the perfect choice for the little ones out there and is perfect for sledding down those snowy hills in style!
The material is 100% thicker than the competition to make for awesome designs that are both fun and functional, while also being reasonably priced (only costing $30.00 on Amazon).
There is also a rapid-inflate valve that comes with this tube, inflating it within a matter of seconds so you are ready to enjoy that winter fun in no time.
Can you fill the tubes up with an electronic air machine?
Yes, you can, it just may be difficult to get it past the ¾ full mark (it may not get 100% full).
What is the best method to fill the tube?
It depends on your preference but an electronic air machine will work and some even use a hairdryer
Can it double as a river floating tube?
Certainly, but I would not recommend using it on rapids or any kind of rough water
All in all, even though it’s not an actual tube, the Mad River Rocket is what appealed the most to me, especially because you won’t have to worry about dealing with an air pump or compressor.
If you do want to go for a snow tube, I definitely recommend the GoFloats for the kids in your life and the Fat Tire tube for the adults. Just be mindful of what it will take to inflate the tube so you can make sure that you have everything you need.