Hot HJC Helmets to Keep You Cool

Things can feel a bit hot-headed when shopping for the motorcycle helmet to best suit your needs. It can be a complicated and intense affair sifting through your options, especially with so many awesome HJC helmets to choose from!

Here we aim to give you a better idea of what HJC helmet will be the best one for you — without trying on fifteen of them one after the other!

(And, bonus, we also ship free to the lower 48 states with any order over $89!)

Trying to determine why you need a helmet in the first place? Well, that’s, pretty easy: without a helmet, you might lose your head! While years of experience and understanding of the road can create a very skilled rider, it’s not always what we are doing out there that we have to worry about. While you are a confident, safe, and aware rider, it’s often the other people that you have to keep an eye on. And, of course, you also want to keep your passengers safe and comfortable, too.

HJC Helmet on a Female Passenger

Your helmet is your lifeline if you are ever involved in an accident or are knocked off your bike for any reason. We hope this doesn’t happen, but if something does, it’s crucial you have a helmet to protect that beautiful noggin of yours! So why not pick out one of the awesome HJC helmets that are on the market now?

At TMS Parts, we are dedicated to providing you both quality and safety driven equipment. All of our HJC helmets follow the required safety standards and systems.

These Smokin’ Hot HJC Helmets Will Keep You Cool

During the summer months, the weather can be brutal for you as a rider, and also for your passengers. It’s the time of year where all of the safety gear that one might use ( i.e., jackets and other layers of riding gear) can be extremely uncomfortable and possibly deter you from riding.

Helmets are no exception. But thankfully, they don’t have to be!

HJC helmets will keep you cool on a hot open road like this one in Moapa Valley

A ventilated helmet can help with that uncomfortable summer heat. There are a few different vents available in helmets, the most common being ventilation for the back and/or top of the head and/or chin (you have customizable options!).

Bear in mind that proper positioning of the helmet is also key to optimal ventilation; these vents will help provide airflow for a more comfortable (and cool) riding experience.

So we’ve shared the importance of starting your helmet search by choosing the safest, most ventilated options. Now here is a selection of HJC helmets that will be sure to keep you, and your passengers, cool throughout the dog days of summer.

4 HJC Helmets to Keep You Cool and Safe

HJC Helmets: RPHA 11 Pro Boba Fett 

HJC Helmets - Boba Fett Helmet

Who isn’t fascinated by what’s out in space, or the stories inspired by the vast unknown? Of those, one of the most popular, elaborate tales that has spanned generations is none other than Star Wars!

The battle between the Resistance and the Empire is a classic tale that keeps us heading to the movie theaters and buying merch to show our love for one side or the other. And now you can cruise up and down the streets with one of the super cool HJC helmets, your very own Boba Fett helmet.

The Boba Fett helmet is fine-tuned helmet with a streamlined design. It’s one of the HJC helmets that is guaranteed to not only keep you safe but also keep you cool. It has a shell design for great airflow ventilation and an ACS advanced channeling ventilation system to keep your head nice and cool when the heat is on.

Just like the bounty hunter, this helmet is ready for anything thrown its way. It is made with premium integrated matrix plus (a combination of carbon fiber, aramid, fiberglass, organic non-woven fabric) to protect your head from a potentially harmful fall off your ride, or from the blaster hiding around the corner waiting for you.

The Boba Fett HJC Helmet Features:

  • Aerodynamic shell structure for extreme performance at maximum speeds
  • Max Air-flow Top Vent – new rubber trim on each vent control gives a good feel for easy and precise adjustments
  • Brand new forehead vent – air intake at the forehead gives a cooling down for the entire head
  • RapidFire II Shield Replacement System – simple and secure shield ratchet system gives a quick and easy way for installing and replacement
  • Enlarged eye port gives a much bigger range of visuals for the rider
  • Automatic shield locking system with spring controlled lever
  • Optically-superior Anti-fog Lens prepared 2D Flat-Racing Shield
  • Eyewear friendly EPS shape with special channels built into the helmet interior
  • Multicool interior – advanced anti-bacterial fabric provides enhanced moisture wicking and quick drying function (fully removable and washable interior)
  • Emergency kit (cheek pads) has an easy removal feature as part of the helmet interior and reflective patches are attached near the rear for safety enhancement
  • Recessed area for speakers molded into the EPS to allow flexibility in speaker placement for a custom fit
  • DOT & ECE approved

HJC Helmets: IS-17 Deadpool 

HJC Helmets - Deadpool Helmet

Unfortunately, we don’t have the healing powers of Deadpool. We can’t grow back that huge chunk taken out of the side of our head if we didn’t have a helmet on. We can, though, embrace the wild, free, and slightly insane attitude and spirit that is the Marvel anti-hero Deadpool with one of these awesome HJC helmets.

This crazy character is all about comfort, and daredevil antics, and that is exactly what this helmet is all about. It has an advanced polycarbonate composite shell for added protection and a lightweight feel that won’t leave you with a super hot, sweaty head. It also boasts a streamlined design that lets you push on that need for speed when you’re reeving that engine on your bike.

The Deadpool HJC Helmet Features:

    • Optically-superior Pinlock 100% Max Vision-prepared Face Shield – 3D design provides 95% UV protection, anti-scratch coating, and is prepared for the ultimate anti-fog system
    • One-Touch Integrated SunShield – 3-stage adjustable, smoke-tinted, and anti-scratch SunShield deploys quickly and easily
    • RapidFire II shield replacement system – simple and secure shield ratchet system provides quick, tool-free removal and installation
    • SuperCool Interior – moisture-wicking and antibacterial fabric (crown and cheek pads are fully removable and washable)
  • Glasses groove can accommodate riders who wear glasses
  • DOT approved

HJC Helmets: CL-Max 2 Friction 

HJC Helmets - Max Friction 

Now, this is definitely one of the slick and easy to handle HJC helmets; so much so that all of your straps and snaps lock with the capability of just one hand. Like the other HJC helmets we offer, this one is designed with ACS ventilation to keep you cool even during the hottest and most humid days of summer. The Max Friction keeps the heat and humidity out and lets in the breeze.

And just like our other high-quality helmets, this one is coated with an advanced polycarbonate shell to give you that extra protection without the added insulation. It comes with all of the bells and whistles of our higher-priced products, but it won’t break the bank. If you’re looking for an understated, sleek design that comes in a variety of style options, this is just what you are looking for.

The CL-Max 2 Friction HJC Helmet Features:

    • Ready for Bluetooth communication
    • Adjustable Polycarbonate Chinbar – lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • Single-button Chinbar/Face Shield Release
    • Optically Superior Face Shield 95% UV protection.
    • QuickSlide Shield Replacement System (HJ-17 Shield)
    • Bioceramic Nylex Moisture-wicking Interior – anti-bacterial, removable, and washable.
  • Standard Certification: DOT approved

HJC Helmets: IS-17 Ironman 

HJC Hemlets - IS-17 Ironman

Not all of us can be genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropists, but wearing this helmet might help you indulge your inner child and become Ironman. Like the armor of Tony Stark, this helmet is guaranteed to keep you safe and protected, which the HJC brand promises.

You don’t have to fear your face shield losing visibility; it’s anti-scratch, anti-fog, and offers 95% UV protection. In the Marvel Universe, Stark Industry is known for providing top of the line and state of the art technology. You have that same guarantee with this HJC helmet with its advanced CAD technology. It provides you with the ultimate comfort and fit. Put on the suit! Or at least put on the helmet, and let’s hit the road! 

The IS-17 Ironman HJC Helmet Features:

    • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell – advanced CAD technology
    • One-Touch Integrated SunShield – 3-stage adjustable, smoke-tinted and anti-scratch SunShield
    • RapidFire II shield replacement system provides ultra-quick, tool-less removal and installation
    • SuperCool Interior – moisture-wicking and antibacterial fabric (crown and cheek pads are fully removable and washable)
  • Glasses groove can accommodate riders who wear glasses
  • Standard Certification: DOT approved

Before We Wrapup These Sweet HJC Helmets, Let’s Talk Helmet Safety

Understanding Helmet Safety Systems

Helmet safety follows one of three different safety standard systems. Those safety standard systems are DOT, SNELL, and ECE.

The DOT (Department of Transportation) standards are the American federally mandated standard requirements. Your state’s DOT set the minimum public standard criteria of riding motorcycles on public streets.

The SNELL (Snell Memorial Foundation) is an American non-profit organization that focuses on both helmet and head-related safety gear for motorcycles, bicycle racing helmets, auto racing helmets and more. As a private voluntary standard guide, it allegedly has higher standards than the DOT.

The ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) is a European set of standards created in the late 50s via an agreement with the United Nations. These sets of rules are accepted in 47 countries and are quite similar to the DOT standards.

These three systems of standards assist in determining helmet safety and are vital towards making the right decision for quality riding gear. They are determined because of their impact capabilities. All of the HJC helmets here fall under one, or more, helmet safety certifications.

Toss Your HJC Helmet on and Hit the Road

The open road is calling out for you to jump on that beast and go! You don’t want to be spending your time trying to look for the right helmet for you, helmet after helmet, and fit after fit.

Where is that guarantee for something reliable, tough, stylish, and that will keep your head safe, comfortable, and cool?

Why not embrace the kid that got into a bit of trouble or mischief, and be that Superhero for a moment. Become that bounty hunter or the man that breaks the fourth wall all the time.

Become Ironman with the HJC helmet

And while you’re out on the open road, there’s that guarantee that you will be safe and protected. Oh, and you will keep nice and cool thanks to the ACS ventilation on your HJC helmet. Lose the heat and hit the gas!

Other pieces of armor or tech needed before you adventure off?

TMS Parts has all the gear and accessories you’ll need!

Top 5 Best Lakes for Jet Skiing in the US

best lakes for jet skiing

5 Best Lakes for Jet Skiing in the United States

Summertime is the season for beating the heat, and what’s the best way to do that? Endless amounts of watersport activities and especially lots of jet skiing! And, of course, you want to make sure you’re hitting the best lakes for jet skiing if you’re road tripping across the United States. 

Jet skiing can be the ultimate adrenaline rush. This is one watersport that whips the hair back from your face as you rip across the water’s surface. There is nothing better than jumping on one of those beasts and going for a ride. But where are you going to go? What lakes can offer the optimal joy ride? Are you hitting the best lakes for jet skiing? 

Don’t worry. TMS parts has got you back and we love to share summer fun tips with our readers. Here are our top 5 lakes for jet skiing in the U.S. and they are sure to get your motor running!

Best Lakes for Jet Skiing Adventures

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the best lakes for jet skiing and sunbathing

Lake Tahoe is the largest lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and definitely one of the best lakes for jet skiing in the US.

Bordering on California and Nevada, it is one of the biggest and most famous lakes in all of the United States, and it is known for providing some of the most breathtaking views. Lake Tahoe is also connected to Nevada State Park, so when you’re not jetskiing on one of the best lakes out there, you can hit some trails and explore what the park has to offer. 

And the best part? No matter where you are on this magnificent lake there is always an adventure awaiting you. It was built to keep you and yours always on the next exciting thing. Lake Tahoe is known for its visitors and has resorts, campsites, hiking trails, and quaint towns to discover.

With plenty of places to rent jet skis, if you don’t have your own, Lake Tahoe has you covered.  Don’t forget your awesome watersports gear, though, and especially your life vest.  

Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland is one of the best lakes for jet skiing in the USA

A large reservoir in Kentucky and a booming tourism industry you are guaranteed to have fun this summer on Lake Cumberland. And if you only tow our your jet ski, know that there are plenty of places to rent additional watersport equipment and rides. All along the miles of shoreline, there are plenty of camping grounds so you can stay right on the water, soaking in the gorgeous views.

Lake Cumberland will definitely make you want to ensure your vacation stay lasts for days (or even a couple weeks), but for those local to the area (or road tripping through it) you should absolutely spend at least one full day exploring. This is one of the best lakes for jet skiing, and it is also a lake that will keep you entertained and excited when you decide to park your watercraft for the night. 

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the best lakes for jet skiing and watersports

It’s one of the five of the Great Lakes in North America and the only one completely in the United States. This lake is truly amazing, and definitely one of the best lakes for jet skiing in the northern part of the country.

This body of water is unique compared to the other lakes in the US because it has access to both wide open fresh water and the ocean (no, really it does, through the St. Lawrence Seaway). This gives you the best of both water worlds if you’re up for the adventure.

Take your jet ski and sneak off to one of the islands scattered around its boundaries like Beaver Island; filled with its own festivals, events, and hiking trails that will keep the fun going when you’re out of the water. 

With plenty of places to rent personal watercraft and equipment, don’t worry if you are the only one with the jet ski. They have your buddies covered. Just make sure your friends have the gear they need to make their rides safe and fun. We have watersports gear for men, women, and kids, too! 

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee is one of the best lakes for jet skiing and swimming
Lake Winnipesaukee© photograph by Owen Jones

Located in New Hampshire, Lake Winnipesaukee is the third largest lake in New England and one of the best lakes for jet skiing in the Northeast part of the US. The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is where New England adventures happen, and you can’t forget that Laconia Motorcycle Week happens here every year. It’s one of the summertime bike rallies that you cannot miss, and the countdown is already on for 2019! 

Around the lake are plenty of beaches ranging from small and quiet all the way up to loud and filled with fun beach festivities! Head off to places like Weirs Beach where the smell of pizza and fried dough fills the air, and the sounds of the arcade games add their own soundtrack. When you’re ready to make your way back to land after enjoying one of the best lakes for jet skiing, hit up Ellacoya State Park. There you can book a campsite (we recommend in advance during peak season) to keep the fun times rollin’. 

Lake Travis

Lake Travis is one of the best lakes for jet skiing
Sunset on Lake Travis© photograph by Trey Perry

Last, but certainly not least on our list of the best lakes for jet skiing, is the “Crown Jewel of Texas” aka Lake Travis! Because of how large this reservoir is, it’s truly a great place for all types of water sports like boating, scuba diving, and, of course, jet skiing.  This makes it a popular destination for watersport fans, especially those who want to hit up the best lakes for jet skiing in the US!

Lake Travis is also a hub for events and activities in the area. Check out the On the Water Lakeside Pub Crawl! Many restaurants and pubs have placed themselves right alongside the water’s edge, and it’s easy to park your jet ski dockside. Grab a cold beer, a bite, and strike up a conversation. 

Time to Make Plans to Visit the Best Lakes for Jet Skiing in the US

Take a ride on the best lakes for jet skiing

Each lake here has its own unique adventures. They’re just waiting for you!

Hop on your jet ski, get that adrenaline pumping, and head out to explore. What have you got to lose besides feeling the sun on your shoulders and the water on your legs? Take some time off and leave your responsibilities behind you as fast as your jet ski can take you.

Just don’t forget to wear that life vest! And for any of your other H20 water needs, like gear and accessories, TMS parts has you covered. Happy riding!

Sunglasses: Throwin’ Shade, but the Good Kind

You just want to go. You’ve got things to do, priorities that need to be taken care. You can’t be slowed down. We get it, you’ve got plans happening outside. You’ve got that lawn that needs mowing, and next week you’re getting together with friends by the lake for beers and grilling.

None of these plans include squinting your way through the day because of the high sun or fidgeting with your sunglasses that will not stay put when the Jetski is cruising.

sunglasses on a man cruising on a Jetski

You need sunglasses that are not just going to stay on your face, but that are also going to keep the sun’s harmful rays away from your eyes.  

At TMS Parts we have the shades you need so you aren’t peeking through your eyes, but actually enjoying the outdoors in comfort in style. Today we’ve got 5 awesome pairs of sunglasses that we want to share with you.

What Sunglasses Should You Choose?

Bobster Charger Sunglasses

Sunglasses - Bobster Charger

Now, these are a pair of shades that you let you work hard and play hard. These have both their lenses and frames tested out and are  Ansi Z87 (American National standards institute) certified; they have passed all tests for strength and durability. They are safety rated eyewear.

The frames wrap around your face for great coverage, so giving a side eye at someone won’t leave you blind. On the off chance that these specs slip through your fingers, they have a strong, nylon frame so if they drop, they’ll survive the fall. Not feeling that pink tint of those lenses? There are different lens options for you to choose from and a pouch for storage. We want to make sure these sunglasses don’t join the gas station ones that are lost in the void of your car.

Scott USA Leader Sunglasses

Sunglasses - Scott USA Leader Sunglasses

These sunglasses are a bit more expensive, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. These sweet shades are no exception. They are built for those of us with a competitive streak and include impact protection for whatever is thrown your way – literally.

Lightweight and comfortable, they are made to fit your face with a no-slip soft nose pad and no slip/flexible ends. These are going to stay on your face no matter what strenuous activities you tackle. Keep sun exposure from damaging your eyes with light-sensitive lenses and 100% UV protection. Go ahead and start practicing for that Spartan race coming up. These eye shields will certainly keep up with your warrior ways!

Zan Headgear New York Sunglasses

Sunglasses - Zan Headgear New York

These sunglasses are designed specifically with riders in mind. To protect your eyes when you’re out on the open road, these lenses offer 100% UV coverage. While they are a smaller frame they do come with the option of having your frames with or without close foam for security.

This pair of sun specs is perfect for those of us who spend lots of time outdoors, especially on our bikes. They are shatter resistant with 100% polycarbonate frames and lenses. Jump on that motorcycle, pack a summer bag, and hit the open road on an adventure! These glasses are made to stick with you while you enjoy your concrete cruise.

Bobster GXR Sunglasses

Sunglasses - Bobster GXR Sunglasses

So, you’re an active person. Moving from one thing to another, you are always on the go. You want sunglasses that will keep up with you. The Bobster GXR is exactly what you are looking for. These lenses are made for all sorts of conditions. Seeing is key and they come with anti-fog lenses. These will keep you from walking around like one of the three blind mice during humid conditions. They have a molded foam that keeps air out and adjusts to your facial contours.

These glasses are secure and include a detachable strap as well as strong, polycarbonate frames. This keeps them floating on the water if you fall off your Jetski. These glasses are going to fit well and stay with you no matter what task (or adventure) you decide to tackle.

Scott Leap Sunglasses

Sunglasses - Scott Leap

These are the king of sunglasses! They come with a multifunctional sports shield that fits your face and keeps it well protected from any potential eye damage. They are guaranteed to ensure an unobstructed field of vision and they are made from some of the highest quality materials.

Only the best for the best. These have impact protection, 100% UV protection, and are ACS lenses (Air Control System). ACS lenses allow air to flow through your sunglasses without causing them to shift or adding too much wind pressure which will hurt your eyes. With interchangeable lenses, you can make them fit you and your style.

Sunglasses that Keep Up with You

You’ve got adventures planned, memories to make, and crazy antics to carry out. You certainly don’t want to be blinded by the sun while you’re out having fun with your friends. We’re thinking something on our list has caught your eye. Now it’s decision time!

sunglasses are needed for this stretch of road

Are you going to need a pair that can hang out tight while you’re cruising on your motorboat or water tubing behind it? Or are you going to need something that can handle the bumpy terrain and not fall off when you’re running that Tough Mudder?

Whatever adventure is calling you, rest assured you’re going to have the right pair of shades.

Top Picks for the Best Water Safety Gear: Life Vests

water safety gear includes wearing a life vest

Water Safety Gear – Fly Racing Life Vests

Summertime is in full swing! Know what that means? Time to enjoy the sun’s rays and all the outdoor activities! And nothing says it’s summertime more than enjoying your time on the water with the right water safety gear.

How else can you beat that summer heat other than by splashing around in your favorite lake, river, or ocean? With all the options you have for fun water activities, the possibilities seem endless.

Making sure you have the right water safety gear is part of your family’s summer water fun times. 

One day you could be on a boat letting the water lap against the hull while you anticipate the taut line from your fishing reel, and the next day you could be getting ready to jump on that jet ski you’ve been thinking about all winter long. Just don’t forget, whatever you do on the water… 

Don’t forget your life vest!

water skiiing child with water safety gear life vest

At TMS Parts, we want you to have a great and memorable summer. We also want to make sure you’re having a safe summer, too! To ensure that your summer adventures are as memorable as can be (without having you worry about what gear you need) we’ve got your water safety gear covered. This includes our Fly Racing Life Vests! 

Life Vests are an Important Part of Water Safety Gear

water safety gear men not wearing life vests on a boat

Life Vests Keep Your Head Above the Water

When you are out on the water things can happen; some things you can’t always foresee. You want reassurance that should things tip in the wrong direction, you’re going to be just fine. Our Fly Racing adult life vests give you that guarantee and let you keep on running — or swimming — forward!

An article from the US Coast Guard (USCG) highlights valuable water safety gear key points, and why it’s important to wear a life vest out on the water. This is especially true for open waters. Life vests give you a safety net. They have an extra layer which gives you buoyancy so your head can stay above the water should you take a spill. It even gives you a little extra cushion if you end up hitting that water just a little harder on impact than you thought. 

Just make sure the life vest you’re looking at is US Coast Guard approved. To be US Coast Guard approved, it means the manufacturer has met all the USCG safety requirements for water safety gear. Otherwise, that vest might not be as reliable as you were hoping it would be. But we’ve got you covered on that front as well! Our life vests are US coast Coast Guard approved Type iii, meaning they are perfect for all those water sports activities.

Fly Racing Life Vests – Excellent Water Safety Gear

The Fly Racing Neoprene Life Vest for Men

water safety gear - Fly Racing Neoprene Life Vest

We have our men’s size life vest and currently available to you. Yes, it also has a few more bells and whistles. This is a little bit different than our other product. Instead of Nylon, we have neoprene life vests; neoprene is a stretchy, comfortable material that gives you a little more cushion. It’s stronger too. It’s been strength tested at 50 mph, so feel free to make those daredevil stunts on that jet ski.  

The Fly Racing Neoprene Life Vest for Ladies

Water Safety Gear - Ladies Fly Racing Neoprene Life Vest

Remember that extra secure fitting we were talking about? This neoprene women’s life vest includes a zipper closure with 2 belt straps for that extra bit of security and tight snug. Not to worry, this extra bit of protection won’t restrict you at all. It’s fitted with extra large armholes for freedom of movement. Feel free to do the funky chicken while in your vest. We guarantee you can still have at those killer dance moves.

Just like our other vest this one also comes in a variety of colors and patterns from blue to yellow, or red and black, or pink and green to set you apart from the rest!

Tips and Tricks for Your Life Vest!

water safety gear - man kayaking in a life vest

It’s Time for Your Water Safety Gear Fitting

Remember, the fit is snug, but not tight. You should still be able to move and breath in it, and it should have a little give. Don’t forget, materials like Neoprene stretch when they get wet, so if it feels slightly tight when you first put it on, that’s exactly what you want.

Gear up and Go’s blog on all things sports and apparel were able to put out fun and easy tips for you and your friends. This helps you to find out if your life vest is not too big, not too small, but just the right size.

Touchdown: Once your vest is on and in place, all straps and zippers are right where they should be, lift your arms above your head like you’ve just scored the final point at the big game. Your vest should move a little with your arms (but not much). You should be able to move your head from side to side without having anything blocking your vision. If it’s touching your chin you may need to adjust the straps or find a size that is smaller than the one you have on.

Turtle check: Have yourself (or a friend) pull up on your vest. It shouldn’t move up more than a few inches on you. If it’s hitting your chin it’s too lose you might have to adjust a few straps to properly ensure the fit.

Wading out: The final ol’reliable trick. When it comes down to it nothing beats wading out into the shallow water and submerging yourself up to your chest or shoulders. Does it go up a couple of inches up or are you suddenly seeing the inside of your supposedly very secured vest?

The fit is everything for water safety gear!

Let’s hit the water!

Boat at a dock during sunset

Picking out the right life vest is important to have peace of mind when you’re out there on the water. Between the security, durability and fit, the proper life vest will give you the best chance at having the most fun out of your summer. And that’s all we want, for your summer to be the best that it can absolutely be.

Check out TMS parts for more information on all our available water terrain gear, accessories, and apparel for all your H20 needs!

Towable Water Tubes Your Kids Want

towable water tubes are an awesome way to enjoy the lakes

Towable Airhead Water Tubes from TMS Parts

This summer is already in full swing! There is plenty to do outside nowadays, am I right? There’s backyard barbecues, music in the park and of course, the perfect way to beat the heat, by being out there on the water! And the activities are endless – swimming, fishing, and floating down the rivers.

But, sometimes you want something that gets the adrenaline going. There are times when you want something that gives you speed and gets your heart pumping. What says that better than towable water tubes? Something that you and the family can all enjoy because they’re great for youngsters and adults alike!

And the best part? TMS Parts has some of the greatest water tubes available. 

Which Towable Water Tube is the right Fit for You and Yours

What type of towable water tube are you looking for? How many people are gonna want to ride this tube? Is it just for one person or is this going to be a family activity? These are things you need to consider when you’re trying to find the right towable water tube for your family. West Marine has a great blog for helping you narrow down your search on what is ideal for you.

Are you looking for something that is for a single person? They are smaller than your average size tube allowing for speed.

How about a 2-3 person rider? Do you have more than one person looking for a ride or maybe needs that partner for some extra encouragement? These water towables are still great and fun, they are a little slower than your one person water tube but still allow for good movement.

How are you going to choose? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with four great Airhead blast water towable tubes to pick from!

Check Out Our Awesome Towable Water Tubes

Airhead Blast Tube

towable water tubes - Airhead Blast

The Airhead blast Tube is a single person rider currently priced at $70.54. This is quite a durable water tube. Rated number 5 on the 21 Best Towable Tubes for Kids from Better Boat this might be just what you are looking for!

It comes in at 54” diameter and features 4 nylon-wrapped handles with a neoprene knuckle guard to keep your hands safe when you’re cruising on that water top. This beast is made to last with its heavy-duty PVC bladder with electronically welded seams; it has a double stitch cover and reinforced internal tow harness so you can be sure this isn’t going anywhere when that boat starts moving. 

towable water tube action shot airhead blast
Blast action shot courtesy of Airhead

Don’t think your gonna having this tube sinking on you either! It has a self-draining floor vent, so that huge water spray you’re planning on making with that sharp turn is just fine. It isn’t going to cause you to capsize and sink under the water. We’ve got you all taken care of with this single rider. 

Airhead Slice Tube

towable water tubes - Airhead Slice

Now here is another favorite of the towable water tubes for you. The Airhead Slice Tube has a bit more room at 58” in diameter, perfect for having a partner in crime while sailing over the water.

towable water tubes - Airhead Slice
Slice action shot courtesy of Airhead

It has all the great security and durability of the blast tube; with 4 nylon-wrapped handles with neoprene knuckle guards and 30 gauge PVC bladder in a double stitched nylon cover. This tow tube also has a wonderful added extra of a Kwik-connect attachment, giving you an easy time hooking up that ski rope to your tube.

Airhead G-Force 3

towable water tubes - Airhead G Force 3

Three isn’t a crowd when you have one of these awesome towable water tubes on hand! This 2-3 person rider is definitely something you want to have when you and your buddies are looking for some fun! A blog from Cruising Seas raves about this water tube calling it The Super Cool Tube! Who could blame them?

towable water tubes - Airhead G Force 3
G Force 3 action shot courtesy of Airhead

It comes with all the bells and whistles like our other towable water tubes, but also has a couple added bonuses such as stabilizer fins on the top of your tube and Kwik connect for an easy and secure hook-up!

Airhead Mach 2

towable water tubes - Airhead Mach 2

If you’ve got little ones or someone who isn’t used to jumping on towable water tubes and cruising on out, this might just be the perfect fit for you.

towable water tubes - Airhead Mach 2
Mach 2 action shot courtesy of Airhead

Offering the same strength and durability as our other towable water tubes, The Mach 2 is a 2-person water tube that offers a little more cushion and security than our other towable water tubes. A blog post from family leisure offers this as ones of the best tubes to use for your little ones as they are placed in “pods” guaranteed to keep them safe and secure!

Now…. What is a Kwik-Connect?

The Fast and Easy Hook-up!

Kwik-Connect is a handy dandy tool that makes your job of securing your towable tube to the rope and the boat very easy. And lucky for you three of our towable water tubes already have the Kwik-Connect and are ready to go. Attaching the rope to your tube is as easy as 1..2…3!

Kwik-Connect easily hooks towable water tubes to your boat

Simply slip your tow rope through the small hole at the base, loop it around the prongs of the piece and your good to go! If you need a little extra help or more information on these Airhead has an amazing video showing just how easy it is to get you ready and off into the water.

Don’t Forget your Tips & Tricks

Making Sure You’re Safe While Having Fun

Having fun is the ultimate goal of your tubing adventure, but having fun means that you are also safe on the water. BoatUs wrote up a great check to list to make sure that when you are speeding through the water you are at our best!

Is the Towable Tube Water Worthy: Before you even think about getting on that water you have to make sure your towable water tubes are inflated! When you blow that tube up make sure there are no wrinkles, no folds, and it doesn’t give under your weight.  

Keep your Distance: You want to make sure that you have a safe enough distance from the water tube and your boat. You definitely don’t want to drive that boat too close to any docks or channel markers. Watch out for shallow waters, you don’t want to get stuck!

Remember the tuber has no control over the steering. It’s all up to the driver on the boat, so steer well for folks riding those towable water tubes!

towable water tubes make boating fun for everyone

Speed: If you’re the driver you might have that twitch in your hand to see what your boat really can do on the waters. Just be careful! When you’re making that turn, that rope holding on to that towable tube is creating a much a longer arch and force. So while you’re going 20 mph towable water tubes are hitting those curves at 40 mph!

Hand Signals: Good communication is key! Try and pick simple hand signals for the driver and tuber. It’s ideal when you want your driver to hit the gas on that boat! Try thumbs up/down for speed; thumbs up for fast, thumbs down to slow down!

And don’t forget when you’re out on that water – wear your life vest!

Get that Boat Engine Started

You’ve got a selection to choose from now. Whether it’s with a few friends or the whole family, everyone can get in on the fun! Get that need for speed fix and enjoying hitting that water on your Airhead Towable water tube. You’ve got a whole summer ahead of you, enjoy it!

water tubing on a lake

And while you’re enjoying spending time floating on the water, nothing can truly say summer more than enjoying the scorching heat with something nice, cool, and refreshing. Maybe a big bottle of water? Or an ice cold beer? This Airhead floating Oasis cooler is exactly what you are looking for when you’re out on the water.

Airhead Aqua Oasis Floating Cooler

If you’re still looking for more gear, tools, and water accessories check out what TMS Parts has to offer for your H20 needs!