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Watermat - fun lake toy!

Updated on April 17, 2013

The ultimate lake toy!

Thinking of buying a WaterMat? The WaterMat is a cool lake toy for families and groups. There's a commercial version too. Just unroll the floating mat and you can run, jump, slide, or just lie back and relax.

Great for lake vacations and boat owners. The WaterMat is easy to set up and pack away. It comes in four different sizes and buoyancies: Junior, Standard, Plus and Shark.

New for 2013: WaterBright Mat Lights

WaterMat Lake Toy

Relax or get active

The Watermat Lake Toy is a great idea for families and groups who like to spend time on the water. It's great for relaxing on to read a book or enjoy the scenery. And it's great for active play for kids and adults alike.

Basically, the WaterMat is a big floating mat that you unroll onto the water. It floats and is buoyant enough to keep kids and adults afloat while they play. It comes in different sizes and buoyancies to suit your size (and shape!) of party.

It's a fun water toy that is really easy to set up - you just unroll it. And it just rolls up for easy storage and transportation.

WaterMat Video - The water mat in action!

It's a Large Water Float Mat

2011 WaterMat Plus

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The WaterMat Plus is slightly longer than the standard one - it's 20 feet long. It's main additional feature is 50% extra buoyancy. Great if you have a crowd of people to keep afloat (up to 1800lbs total). The Plus is a great choice for big meet-ups at the lake.

Keep in mind that the WaterMat plus weights 47 lbs so you'll need some strong helpers to move it.

* 6 feet by 20 feet when unrolled for use

* 2" thick with 3 ply construction.

* Capacity up to 1800lbs total

WaterMat in More Sizes


This is the smallest WaterMat, but at 10 feet long and 6 feet wide it's plenty big enough for little kids.

Recommended for kids under 70 lbs.

WaterMat 6 ft by 18 ft by 1.25 inch thick
WaterMat 6 ft by 18 ft by 1.25 inch thick

This is the standard size WaterMat. Like the Junior, it's 6 feet wide, but this one is 18 feet long! Lots of room for the whole family on this WaterMat.

Total capacity 1200lbs.


It's a Roll Up Lake Mat

WaterBright Mat Light Accessory - New for 2013

Many groups like to carry on using their watermat into the evening. For 2013 there's a new WaterBright mat light accessory that's actually designed to work with the Watermat (and you can use it separately too.)

The WaterBright kit attaches to a Watermat and shines down the length of the mat to illuminate the area where people sit and play.

The lights are waterproof (obviously!) and run on batteries. LED lamps are used for low power consumption and they don't need replacing.

WaterBright Mat Light Accessory (Single Kit)
WaterBright Mat Light Accessory (Single Kit)

A single kit includes two LED light units and the attachment and tethering accessories.

WaterBright Mat Light Accessory (Two Kits)
WaterBright Mat Light Accessory (Two Kits)

You can buy a two pack of WaterBright lights to cover a larger area.


It's a Big Long Floating Mat

2011 WaterMat Shark

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The WaterMat Shark is designed for commercial use. It's tougher than the WaterMat Plus and have a bigger area to play on and can take users up to 2,300 lbs total weight.

If you're going to be using the WaterMat in a commercial setting or for heavy leisure use then consider the Shark version.

Note that this mat weighs a hefty 81lbs so consider how you'll move it around (you can usually leave it in place and tethered for the season.)

Note that this mat is gray rather than the usual blue.

More WaterMat Designs

WaterMat WM-PRO WaterMat Professional
WaterMat WM-PRO WaterMat Professional

The WaterMat professional is not for fun, it's a practical floating mat that serves as a work platform for water sports schools and life guards.


WaterMat Tips

You'll need two people to roll up a WaterMat so don't leave Dad to do it on his own!

You can leave your WaterMat outside overnight, but do attach a high-visibility buoy.

The mats have a bungee cord for tethering so they don't float away.

The WaterMat is a great boating accessory - loads more space to spread out into when you stop to play.

Comments - Did you like the WaterMats?

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      Looks like fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fantastic toy, the watermat looks cool and full of fun to enjoy water.

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      MindPowerProofs1 5 years ago

      It seems like fun. I should have one for my family this summer. Thanks for sharing

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      MindPowerProofs1 5 years ago

      It seems like fun. I should have one for my family this summer. Thanks for sharing