Remember when log flumes were actually used for work? Me neither, and the Inflatable Backyard Log Flume does a great job of distancing the name even more from its work-related roots because this watery ride is all about having fun.
The inflatable structure, which pumps up in just two minutes, includes dual chutes that are constantly irrigated by two sprinklers that attach to a single garden hose. The logs in this scenario (your water-loving younglings) slide down while getting sprayed with glorious and cool H2O, and end up in a 1-foot-high pool, which provides just enough depth to insure complete saturation, but it’s still shallow enough for little non-swimmers to have fun, too.
The included air blower, which plugs into AC, keeps the flume inflated for optimal firmness and the design allows for two flumers (???) to tackle the watery ride at the same time, because nothing is worse than having to wait when fun times are right in front of you.
You can be assured that the flume will stay exactly where you put it, thanks to six stakes that anchor in place, along with four extra stakes that keep air hose and air blower secure.
Inflatable Backyard Log Flume
- Built from resilient 840- and 420-denier PVC-coated fabric
- Supports up to 200 lbs.
- Ages 5-12.
- Inflated: 21′ L x 5′ 8″ W x 9′ H.
- Deflated: 32 1/4″ L x 17″ W x 17″ H. (55 lbs.)
Even if you don’t know the sawmill history of the rugged log flume, you can have tons of fun with the Inflatable Backyard Log Flume for $599.95. It’s available only at Hammacher Schlemmer. If you’d prefer to have fun in the backyard without getting wet, the Inflatable Backyard Sports Arena might be more along the lines of what you’re looking for.