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6 Best Slip N’ Slides for Summer 2020

Are you interested in finding a slip and slide for your kids to use in the backyard? If so, you’ll want to check out our review to learn more about what the best options have to offer.

It can be tricky trying to pick a lawn water slide for your child as there are so many available that have various features. So we’ve laid out the main details, pros, cons, and age recommendation that some of the top sets have to offer.

By the end of our review, you’ll be left feeling more confident about which slip slides are best for your child and their friends to have enjoy for hours of outdoor fun.

Our List of the Top Slip and Slides for Kids & Adults

The section below includes reviews on the best options so that you can have a clearer picture when it comes to selecting the one that stands out to you as being the best. A buyers guide is also available at the end that provides you with more details that you may find useful.

1
WOW Sports 25 x 6 Foot Slide 

Summary

A zig zag pattern has been implemented with the sprinkler system that goes all the way down the slide. They’ve fitted pontoons on either side of the slide that prevents water from leaking out. We also liked how high grade PVC materials to construct this set. It’s super thick which makes it durable so that it can last you for longer.

Pros
  • Mega sleds for softer landings
  • Double action hand pump included      
Cons
  • Some of the tubes need to be reflated often    
What age is this recommended for?

5 years old and over

2
Super Slide 

Summary

Kids have been liking how they don’t need to use additional soap to make this slide more slippery. This is due to how it has been made with embossed PVC that’s slicker to slide across. Making it super easy to slip and slide with great speed!

You can easily connect a garden hose to this slide set to pump it with water that sprays out in a zig zag pattern. This provides the slide with plenty of water for kids to slide down smoothly.

Pros
  • Pontoons to keep water on the slide
  • Can be connected to other sets 
Cons
  • Can be difficult to put away     
What age is this recommended for?

12 years and over

3
WOW Sports Bowling Pins Set

Summary

6 bowling pins are included with this set that can be inflated and set up across the slide. We liked how they have a ballast system as it keeps them upright so that kids can slide down and bounce into them over and over again.

The water sprayers that have been fitted all across the slide have a zig zag system that’s great for keeping the entire slide slippery. Therefore, you won’t need any soap to start slipping n sliding down this one.

Pros
  • Durable PVC materials
  • Pontoon connection to attach to other sets
Cons
  • Some notice the pump isn’t included in the delivery    
What age is this recommended for?

6 years to 12 years old

4
Shark Themed Slide 

Summary

The shark theme used to design this set makes it super exciting for kids to play with and come up with pretend play scenarios. This is awesome for your little one’s creative thinking skills.

It also comes with two surf riders that can be inflated. Children can have a blast using the riders to slip down the slide and have fun outdoors for hours.

Pros
  • Climbing steps & handles for support
  • Padded landing mat 
  • Built in water sprayer     
Cons
  • Not as durable as some were hoping     
What age is this recommended for?

6 years and over

5
Inflatable Backyard Slide by TEAM MAGNUS

Summary

The high quality PVC materials used to construct this set is heavier and thick to ensure that it can last you for a while. In case of any punctures, they’ve included waterproof duct tape for quick repairs.

Kids have been loving the dual lane feature as it lets them race their friends. There’s a channel down the center that constantly sprays water to keep the surface slippery. A cushioned crash pad is available at the end to keep kids safe when landing.

Pros
  • Easy to roll up & put into storage 
  • Large design at 31 x 5 feet long
Cons
  • Some were hoping the set would be sturdier     
What age is this recommended for?

5 to 12 years old

6
Soarrucy Water Slip and Slide

Summary

This water slide is 15 feet long and has a zig-zag spray pattern sprinkler that runs the entire length of the slide (on one side). There is a bumper crash pad at the end of the slide. This water slide comes with a free wake board. It is sure to provide plenty of fun during the hot summer months.

Pros
  • This water slide is well constructed
  • Durable
Cons
  • Some users wish that the sprinkler ran water on both sides of the slide
What Age is this Recommended For?

3 Years Old with parental supervision

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Buyer Guides to Choosing the Best Slipe and Slide for Your Child

After reading through our review above, you’ll be left with a better idea surrounding what some of the top options have to offer. Therefore, you’ll be able to pick the one that you think your little ones could have the most fun with. On a side note, many of the options in our guide make for a great adult slipe n slide if you’re looking to have some fun and play along with your kids!

You may be interested to check out our buyers guide below to learn more about these sets so that you can feel more confident when it comes to making a final decision.

Where Can I Buy a Slip n’ Slide?

You can find some of the best slip slides on Amazon. Our review above included excellent options that Amazon has to offer that have been highly rated by customers.

You can also find them at your local toy store if you’re so inclined.

What Can You Put On a Slip and Slide to Make It More Slippery?

Many of the slipe and slides come with a sprinkler system that enables you to connect a garden hose to the slip and slide. The sprinklers then provide the slide with a constant stream of water to keep it slippery.

Having said that, some people squirt dish soap down the slide to make it even more slippery. It can be a fun way to achieve more speed if you’re finding that the slide isn’t slippery enough with just the water sprinklers.

You could also have a hose set up at the top of the slip to provide it with more water for added slipperiness if you feel like the sprinklers aren’t doing the trick.

Is A Slip N’ Slide Dangerous?

One of the biggest elements that goes into the decision making process for parents when choosing these sets is the safety aspect. As long as you follow the instructions and using the slip n slide as it’s intended to be used, they can be safe and fun for your children.

However, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on them while they’re playing as accidents can still happen during the slip phase of enjoying these.

How Do Slip and Slides Work?

Most of these can be connected to your regular hose in the backyard. The water from the hose goes through a tube inside the set and comes out in sprinklers. You’ll find that the sprinkler designs vary depending on the set that you’ve chosen.

Some have a zig zag design whereas others are straight. They’re designed to keep the surface slippery so that kid can slide down smoothly.

Final Thoughts

That concludes our review on what some of the top slip n slide options have to offer. Make sure to consider the main features, pros, cons, and age recommendations that each of the sets have to offer.

Your kids can have a lot of fun with a slip and slide in the backyard in groups with friends and family. We hope that the details found throughout our review have proven to be useful when it comes to picking the right set for your child.

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Wahii Outdoor Lawn Slide 

Summary

We were impressed with the scale of this as it measures in at 75 feet long and 12 feet wide. As a result, it can be a fantastic set for larger groups of kids to use outdoors for hours of fun.

Furthermore, high grade plastic materials have been used to construct this set. These plastic materials are also UV protected which is excellent for ensuring the slide can last for longer.

Pros
  • Smooth surface
  • Fasteners included      
Cons
  • Takes longer to set up than some were anticipating     
What age is this recommended for?

5 years and over

Sheryl Jackson & Jesse

Sheryl is a grandmother who has 3 adult children, many grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews. Over the decades Sheryl has purchased countless toys and gifts for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Sheryl has a degree in communcations and creative writing and has been writing about toys and gifts for many years. Sheryl is excited to be part of the Pigtail Pals content and editorial team!

Sheryl Jackson & Jesse

Jesse is a full-time content specialist with over a decade of experience reviewing products with an emphasis on toys and gifts for kids. Over his years of experience Jesse has developed an understanding of exactly what consumers want to see in a review in order to help make their buying decisions simpler. Sheryl and Jesse have worked relentlessly to craft the toy and gift guides here on Pigtail Pals!

In the past Jesse spent several years working as full-time personal care assistant working with Autistic adults including his older brother.

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