The last thing you want when at the lake or summer retreat is hassle (you already get your share of that at work, right?!). That's why our mantra of "safe, no-hassle, family fun on the water" offers every WaterMat owner so much value.
Elegantly simple by design, both the WaterMat EX and the 50% thicker EX-Plus roll out in seconds. With nothing to inflate, owners can enjoy their weekend rather than patching or refilling the inflatables. You can leave it in the water for a full season of fun! You can walk on water, run, jump, slip and slide on a WaterMat. You can create your own wild WaterMat games or just hang out leisurely in the sun.
Just got this and have only used one time but so for it has been a good purchase. Seems to be well made and sturdy but will see how a season of use goes. The only knock I have is that on some of the videos I watched on this it shows adults sitting and walking on it without it sinking down, but when I sit on it it sinks down about a foot in the water. Dean Fischer on Jun 13th 2017
not used yet. frank on May 16th 2017
Great product for both kids and adults to chill and play on the water. Comes with a Velcro strap for easily roll up. We roll it up and strap it to the back of our boat so it doesn't take up space inside the boat. Tons of fun and not to many of these in NJ getting lots of inquires. Can beat the price, and beats blowing up "islands" and risking them catch a hole. T on Aug 28th 2016
I heard about this product from a friend, who had used one at a small inland lake in mid July. She talked about how much fun the children and adults had playing on it. I'm always looking for something to do on the big lake, and we don't own a boat or have the ability to put a pier in where we are (water's very open, with large waves at times). We were lucky enough to have spectacular weather for the entire week we were at the house, and the water temp was warm enough to lure us back time and again to the fun of this toy! My two five-year old and younger three year old grandchildren played along with their parents, Aunts & Uncles for hours on end. My son made an anchor for it from a five gallon pail and some cement (totally needed the anchor for where we are!) and while it's pricey, it's also not going to develop a leak and die a slow miserable death over the next few years. It's made for rough and tumble running / somersaults and jumping off of. We LOVED it! And I know we'll play with it often when we play in the lake! Linda N. on Aug 24th 2016
The product just arrived and we have not yet unpackaged or used it. I think the real test should be a request like this a year from now when the durability and eas of use can be assessed Unknown on Aug 1st 2016
Purchased the deluxe 5 x 22 mat and used it for the first time this week with all our grandkids at the lake. It was used extensively and was the "hit" of the week. The ability for younger ones to climb on/ jump off without adult assistance made for a great week for kids and adults alike. The thicker mat is a real challenge for one person to roll up (will definitely be a 2 person job from now on!) but I feel the additional capacity and hopefully the better durability will more than make up for the challenge of rolling for storage. Once rolled, I have a hand truck that makes getting the mat up to the house a breeze.
Overall very pleased. Unknown on Jul 31st 2016
The kids had a blast on it...It is very cumbersome to take in and out of the lake. I wish there were straps or a easier way to carry the thing Zach & Josh on Jul 27th 2016
Shipping was really fast. Customer service was really nice. The ex plus mat is really large. Yes I realized the dimensions when I purchased but I am talking about the size for transport and storage - rolled up. I thought I was being wise getting the thicker mat- it would be more durable. I am sure that is true. However due to the thickness it is not very flexible so it is very difficult to maneuver to roll up for storage and even then the diameter of the coiled /rolled mat for storage is very large. When I was trying to roll it back up (with assistance) I felt like I was in a wrestling match! Fortunately I have double doors on my storage shed. Due to the size of it (rolled up) it is also quite unwieldy and awkward to carry it. I would return it but with the shipping and restocking cost they charge and the difficulty of re-boxing and transporting it for return, the cost and hassle just probably isn't worth it. I think next time I am just going to leave it in the water for the rest of the season and just risk theft. Tracy on Jul 25th 2016
we LOVE our WaterMat!! Hands down, it's been the best investment we've made yet at the lake. Every age loves it. We've had babies all the way up to 80 years old on it! Great for just sitting on and relaxing, taking a nap.. or playing king of the mat. We tie it between the two docks on our beach and also take it on the pontoon to the middle of the lake! We have even loaded it with a few people and taken oars from the paddle boards and paddled all over our bay with it!! so much fun!!! Such high quality. We have been on several of our friends watermats and they have been the imitation off brand ones,....Can't even come close to comparing!!! I'm SOOOOO glad we got the real thing!!! We've had it 3 years now and it's hardly showing wear AT ALL.... LOVE IT!!! Unknown on Jul 22nd 2016
Got it today and immediately took it to the lake, the kids had a blast, it was perfect, we could even park the jet ski on it and not tie it to the boat. J. H. on Jul 20th 2016
The Water Mat is a huge hit with my adult kids and grandkids (ages 3, 6, 6, 9, 13 and 16.) Even I found it easy to get on. Hours of fun for our whole family! We got the 2" mat and are glad that we did. Kay Babcock on Jul 19th 2016
The WaterMat EX was exactly what I was looking for to have the entire family to be able to use it, at the same time. The 4 layer construction is awesome and appears to be more sturdy than other watermats, out on the market.
The only issue we have had is when we roll the watermat up; it is very difficult for 2 people to handle & roll up. this is my reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 stars. Tamara on Jul 16th 2016
For big kids, little kids and adults - this is fun and so much easier than an inflatable! Unknown on Jul 13th 2016
After lots of research and reading reviews, emailing with questions, we decided to purchase the WaterMat Ex. We were so pleasantly surprised by the quality of this mat!! This is a great product and we love the 22' length and the 5' width making it easier in and out of the pickup and much easier to handle getting rolled back up from the water and into the boat! The first time out we had 5 adults and our 1 1/2 year-old granddaughter on it. There was so much room and they had a blast on and off, in and out of the water! What a great addition to our boating fun!! Kudos to everyone for making a great mat! Terri on Jul 11th 2016
We received our Watermat EX Plus much quicker than expected which was an added bonus. We've had it a week and it has already had lots of use from many teenagers... and some adults too. We love it & are very happy with our purchase. Seems like it will be very durable. Susan Denbow on Jul 6th 2016
The minute we unwound the mat our grandkids jumped on and didn't get off till dark. This is our second watermat -our first is about 6 x 12 - so now thee is room for both adults and kids to lounge (adults) and play (kids) They are great! Unknown on Jun 24th 2016
I researched several different products and always found myself leaning towards purchasing the Water Mat. After calling a Water Mat service representative to ask some questions about durability and warranty I decided to go with the Water Mat.
My grandchildren love it! They spend hours of safe play on and around the Mat. We tether it to our dock and the kids take over from there. If their mom would let them they'd "move" onto their water wonderland and show up at the cabin for food and then head back to the mat.
Unknown on Jun 10th 2016
We owned the original watermat and purchased it 5 years ago. We used it every weekend of the summer. It was amazing and when It finally wore out, we were told the EX Plus was the closest thing now available to what we originally had. Comparing the EX Plus to the original may not be fair because the original was built so incredibly well. The bottom of the new EX Plus looks more fragile and not as durable as the original. The new EX Plus is also 1ft narrower and 2ft longer. We looked at other watermats but we had such a great experience with this company and their original product that we didn't hesitate to come back and buy again. The new watermat is priced lower then the original and shipping was extremely fast and free. Michael Evans on Jun 6th 2016
Put the WaterMat Ex-Plus in the water over the Memorial Day weekend and my grandkids LOVED it. They played for hours on it and didn't care that the water was cold. I'm glad I got the 2" thick one as it is very bouncy. I'm planning on buying some anchors, so it can be left in the water. It's bulky to roll up - easiest if there is 3 adults.
Think it would be best to roll it in the water - then carry it out. We dragged ours out - then rolled and that put some scratches on the back side. I highly recommend the Shark WaterMat Ex-Plus.
Claudia on Jun 3rd 2016
Our kids loved it right out of the box. Our neighbors on the lake sent their kids over to play on it too. Six 11 year olds played on it for hours and didn't run out of fun. They said it was their favorite thing about the weekend at the lake. I want to also comment on customer service. Our watermat came damaged. It wasn't evident until it was completely unrolled. We left a message over Memorial Day weekend on their customer service line and received a personal email the same day from Craig Maxey, their customer service person. He let us know they would stand behind their product and make sure we were happy. They have completely taken care of us! Thank you, Craig. Kim on Jun 3rd 2016
|WaterMat EX Dimensions:||5 Feet Wide X 18 Feet Long X 1.25 Inches Thick|
|EX Load Weight Rating:||1200 Pounds|
|Tethering Grommets:||The EX has one grommet|
|EX Product Weight:||41 pounds|