Can we talk about summer for a second? It’s officially in the air, and we are *so* excited. Just imagining all of the fun times ahead like bachelorette weekends, backyard BBQs, pool parties, and birthdays — let’s just say we’re sliding into prime season for outdoor entertaining. And while everyone’s giving pool floaties love (us too), we’ve got a new obsession. Meet the The Minnidip, a kiddie pool for adults. Get ready to keep cool and up the style ante.
Self-funded solopreneur and founder Emily Vaca launched the Minnidip as the initial product of her Chicago-based design house LaVaca. She said it took a few years to get the details just right and to properly address the style gap in the market she saw. “I spent almost two years searching for the right manufacturer and designing everything from the pool patterns to packaging to photoshoots myself,” she says. “I couldn’t find anything in the market that I wanted seen in my own backyard.”
At 5.5 feet wide, the Minnidip is the perfect “patio size,” ideal for two to three adults. It’s made from premium non-toxic vinyl, and you can even use a hairdryer set to “cool” to inflate it. (So clutch.) It comes in three totally ‘gram-worthy patterns: the Just Add Water(melon), the Donut Forget Your Sunnies, and That’s Banana(leave)s.
Each retails for $70 from minnidip.com (and retailers nationwide like Von Maur, Aerie by American Eagle, and Dylan’s Candy Bar are signing up to carry it too). Here’s to a full season of pool-hopping.
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