Watching others on the water can make you feel quite envious. Now, when you are watching people having so much fun on a towable tube, you might jump straight online to find out which is the best one for you. One name you will likely come across is Airhead.
We are going to look at the Big Mable vs Chariot Warbird. We will compare all of their similarities such as the design, materials, safety features and value for money. You will be able to find a side-by-side chart as well as some pros and cons of each before we decide which is the better inflatable tube.
In some ways, the Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird are very similar, so we will start here.
We will recap the specifics of the Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird in the comparison chart below.
For this article, we are going to look at the 1–2-person Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird. For 1-3 riders, you have the Super Mable and Great Big Mable for up to 4 riders, or the option to buy the Chariot Warbird for 1-3 people. They are both compatible with the Airhead Booster Ball which reduces rope drag, absorbs shock, improves fuel efficiency and the overall performance of the tubes.
With a 1-2-person capacity, the Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird are able to handle a maximum weight of 340 pounds.
Maximum Speed Limits
The Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird have a maximum speed limit for adults at 20 miles per hour and for children 15 miles per hour. Bear in mind that for safety reasons, they aren’t designed for children under 13.
Both the Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird have a heavy-gauge PVC bladder. This is then topped with a heavy-duty double-stitched full nylon cover for extra durability.
The great thing about the Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird is that you get two inflatable tubes in one because of the dual tow points. They come with front and rear tow points so you can choose which direction you want to face. The tubes are connected with patented Kwik Connect systems.
The Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird have patented Speed Safety Valves. This means that when you inflate the tubes, you never lose air putting the cap back on. To deflate the tubes, you just need to remove the cap and the air can be released.
Now that we have covered what the Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird have in common, let’s take a look at how they differ.
Both the towable tubes have a sporty design, and they are nice and bright so they can be seen easily. There is quite a big difference in their size.
Inflated, it is 66 x 69 inches. The tube is mainly orange with some yellow, black and white stripes and checkers.
At a massive 82 x 92 inches, there is plenty of space for 2 adults. There are fewer orange and more yellow, plus more black and white checkers.
The Winner Is- The Chariot Warbird
The chances are it’s going to be a bumpy ride so it’s good to know that there are plenty of handles to grab on to.
There are 7 neoprene handles, 4 on the sides, 1 on the backrest and another 2 on the base.
You have 9 neoprene handles on the inside and the base of the tube. On the sides of the tube, there are another 8 normal grab handles.
The Winner Is- The Chariot Warbird
Value for Money
Generally speaking, the two towable tubes from Airhead are reasonably priced and within the average range for this type of tube.
We found this to be a great value tube considering its quality materials and build. You also get a one-year limited warranty.
In our opinion, it just scraps into the average price range however you might be looking at at least a third of the price extra and in some cases, up to $200 more. The warranty is also shorter at just 90-days limited.
The Winner Is- The Big Mable
Pros and Cons
Some pros and cons of the Big Mable and the Chariot Warbird will help towards the final decision.