I had owned this pool float last year (bought a few for surprise gifts as well) and brought it with me on my trip to Florida with the family. This float is very comfortable, cute, and definitely a huge hit at the beach for not only those who came with me but for those at the beach who saw the float as well! With most pool floats, they tend to run on the smaller side which can be an issue for adults wanting to use them. In fact, it's hard to find "ring floats" that would work well with my dad being able to use them and he usually can only use the rectangle ones. With this float, it is quite large which helps in allowing all sizes to be able to use it with enough, comfortable space. I even had my dad try getting in it (for a photo op moment of course) and he was able to comfortably squeeze in without any issues. I did not have any issues with inflation and loved how brightly colored it was in the florida sunshine. After using it in Florida, I left it as a gift for the next people in line at the condo we stayed in and was sent a postcard in the mail from the next family in line thanking me for leaving it there as their kids (and adults) loved being able to bring it with them on the beach & in the pool. Overall, I'd say it's definitely worth the money! In fact, I went back to purchase another one of these after leaving Florida so that I could have one for our pool at home!