Inflatable / January 10, 2019 / Melodie Mainville
But as with most things in life things change. In the last five years most U.S. "manufacturers" have thrown in the towel and are no longer making their own Inflatables. Theyre now importing China made Inflatables and passing them off as "Made in the U.S.A." In addition a new breed of internet phonies are posing as "manufacturers" and selling "China made Inflatables" or acting as a distributor for some other inflatable company importing from China. The fact of the matter is there are only a few manufacturers left that still build their entire product line of Inflatables right here in the good old U.S.A. Its more expensive but far superior in durability. And yes in spite of what you have been told there is a big difference in Safety Quality Craftsmanship.
These are a step above the event rentals but with the same basic concept. Instead of renting inflatables and choosing some employees to man them this company targets specific carnivals fairs and public events like the California State Fair. They set up a permanent location at these events pop up a large inflatable and people purchase tickets to enjoy the inflatable area for a certain period of time. For this company the wear and tear on the inflatables is less sporadic and more of a full time concern. However they make a constant stream of money during the events unlike the one-day rental options.
Inflatable costumes are lightweight and cool thus the wearer would not have a difficult time carrying it around for hours. There is also no need for the person inside the costume to worry about dripping sweat and losing his or her breath-the wearer will bring with him a fan and an equally lightweight power pack to keep the costume inflated. Thus it will be entirely comfortable to be inside the inflated suit and interaction with audiences will be more genuine and heartfelt. The inflatable balloons on the other hand are durable balloons that incorporate a companys brand pr product catch images.