The 10 Best Frisbees to Buy in 2021

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a frisbee and it’s flying right into your life to make it even more fun.

We’ve researched every frisbee that we could find to help you pick the right one for you. You’ll find top-quality frisbees for games of ultimate frisbee, along with affordable but excellent choices for playing with kids, dogs and friends.

Looking for a frisbee? Stick with us. We’ve assembled a collection of the best frisbees on the planet. We’ve also included lots of useful tips and information about frisbees, so you know how to buy a good one, what you should look for when you’re buying, and what you should expect to pay.

What to Consider When You’re Choosing a Frisbee

When deciding on the best frisbee for you, here are the main things you need to consider:

Weight and Size

You don’t want a frisbee that is too heavy or large. You want a frisbee with a good weight and size. For games of Ultimate Frisbee, something around 170 or 180 grams is good, while 20-25cm (or 8-10”) is an ideal size. But if you’re only buying a frisbee for casually flinging around, you will probably want something a little bit lighter.

Appearance

With a ton of cool designs to choose from, there’s a frisbee for everybody to express their own individuality. We’ve covered frisbees of different aesthetics, so there’s something on this list you’ll love no matter what you’re into.

Special Features

some of the high-end frisbees on the market have extra special features such as aerodynamic ridges and grippy rims. We’ve included more information on special features later in this guide.

Below, we’ve listed the world’s best frisbees.

We’ve assessed each according to weight, size and purpose and offered a detailed description of each frisbee’s appearance and special features. We’ve also included a brief and useful list of pros and cons for each one.

In short, we’ve brought you all the info you need to get your hands on and around the best frisbee for you.

Whatever type of frisbee you’re looking for, we’ve got the perfect one here.

Top 10 Best Frisbees 2021

1. Best Overall Frisbee: Discraft Ultra Star Sport Disc

Why we like it: This is the gold standard of frisbees. The frisbee of frisbees. The main event on the frisbee PPV. Since 1991, it’s been the only official frisbee of the USA Ultimate Championship Series (yes, that is a real thing). If you’re looking for a frisbee for playing Ultimate Frisbee, this is the best you can get.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 175g
  • Diameter: 10.75”

Appearance

This frisbee has a beautiful retro vibe, with a two-star motif and a minimalistic design. If you want a frisbee which looks like it was designed about 50 years ago, you’ll love this. It’s a true classic, and it looks like a true classic.

It comes in a huge number of excellent color options, some of which glow in the dark.

Special Features

Unsurprisingly, this is specifically designed for aerodynamics. It’s designed to stay incredibly stable in the air, it has a contoured grip for easier throwing, and it has a Morrison Slope (that’s a weird term for the outer third of the disc), which is specifically designed for better movement in the air. In short, if you’re looking for a frisbee that performs perfectly, this is it.

The weight and size of this frisbee are exactly right for serious playing – it’s considered the benchmark by which all other Ultimate Frisbees are measured. It’s made from high-grade plastic for excellent durability, so you can keep flinging it around for plenty of time to come.

Pros
  • Beautiful retro design with a huge number of color options
  • Excellent performance
  • Great durability
  • Fantastic aerodynamics for a straight and accurate flight
Cons
  • If you’re looking for a casual frisbee, this is too good

2. Best Premium Pick: INNOVA Big Kahuna Frisbee

Why we like it: Heavy by name, heavy by nature. If you’re looking for a big beefy frisbee for defying wind and throwing around in sub-optimum conditions, this is it. Lots of heavy frisbees fly like lead, but this one is great.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 200g
  • Diameter: 9.25”

Appearance

This one has a really cool tiki design, so if you’re looking for something which looks trendy and funky, you’ll love it – it combines the classic frisbee style with a modern aesthetic and has thin lines around its perimeter. There are a huge number of color options.

Special Features

The big special feature here is, of course, the weight of the frisbee. It’s great for bad conditions or players who want to be able to throw really hard. But despite that, it still has an excellent aerodynamic build. Thanks to its hefty weight and great build, it flies forever, so it’s great if you’re looking for something you can toss very far.

Because of its thick weight, it’s easy to throw and catch, which makes it fun to play with, but it’ll be too tough and heavy for young kids.

Because this is rugged but high-performing, it’s great for semi-serious games, playing with friends, and playing with dogs and (older) kids. It’s massively versatile.

Pros
  • If you want a heavy (but excellent) frisbee, this is it
  • It has a cool tiki design
  • Excellent performance
  • Brilliant durability
  • Brilliant grip, and easy to throw and catch thanks to its chunky design
  • Flies very far and very fast
Cons
  • It has a thick disc and a heavy build, so it’s not great for kids
  • This isn’t for use in Ultimate Frisbee, despite its great quality

3. Best Budget Pick: Franklin Sports Flying Disc

Why we like it: If you’re looking for an affordable, basic or lightweight frisbee, this does all three incredibly. It’s not particularly exciting, but as far as cut-price frisbees go, this is the best you’ll get.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 140g
  • Diameter: 10.5”

Appearance

With only one color and a pretty basic monochrome design, you don’t get anything special here. But if you like a minimalistic aesthetic, you might just love this, with a design that includes only a black ring and the Franklin logo.

Special Features

The special feature here is the price – you get a great entry-level frisbee for a fee anyone can afford. But despite the price, the frisbee itself is pretty well made. It clocks in at 140 grams, making it a little light for windy conditions, but it’s otherwise pretty good and offers a decent compromise between something which both kids and adults will enjoy flinging around.

There are molded grooves for great grip, and the frisbee is excellent for use with dogs, with a pretty durable build.

If you’re looking for particularly interesting aerodynamic features, you’re not going to find them here. The flight path isn’t always straight and the upswing isn’t particularly great, but it does a fun job.

Pros
  • For a basic frisbee, this is the best in the business
  • Its build and weight makes it very versatile for playing with kids, dogs and friends
  • Great price point
  • Molded grooves for great grip
Cons
  • This won’t stand up to a game of Ultimate Frisbee
  • Isn’t particularly aesthetically exciting
  • This won’t impress anyone looking for a good performance

4. Best Large Frisbee: Wham-O Super Flyer Frisbee

Why we like it: Relatively heavy, very big, and with an excellent aerodynamic design, this is a great pick if you’re looking for a frisbee that is good for both casual playing and serious games of ultimate frisbee. It’s also an excellent pick if you’re looking for a big frisbee.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 180g
  • Diameter: 11”

Appearance

The Wham-O frisbee is a mainstay of retro frisbees, and lots of people will have memories of throwing it around years ago. If you’re looking for a retro design, this has it, with a comic-book-style print emblazoned on the surface of the frisbee. It comes in six different colors.

Special Features

The best feature here is the size of the frisbee. If you’re looking for something huge, it’s perfect. But don’t let its size fool you – it’s built with a great Morrison Slope, it holds a flat shape perfectly in the air, and the bigger rim gives you lots of leverage for long, hard, fast throws. That big rim is also excellent for easy catching.

If you’re looking for long throws, this is great. The cavity in the center of this frisbee means it catches lots of air – it’ll be floating so long you’ll be praying for it to come down.

Though this one is suited to playing Ultimate Frisbee, its size also makes it a great choice for playing fetch with dogs.

Pros
  • This is great if you’re looking for a wide frisbee
  • Excellent for long, hard, fast throws
  • Great performance
  • Very versatile
  • There’s lots of space to get plenty of grip
  • Cool retro design
Cons
  • Some people will find this too big
  • It’ll be a little heavy for some people

5. Best Three-Pack: Wham-O Ultimate Frisbee 3 Pack

Why we like it: A pack of three frisbees, this is a great pick if you’re on the hunt for good frisbees for training, coaching, or family get-togethers. Or if you have lots of frisbee-hungry dogs. These are a fantastic size and weight for games of Ultimate Frisbee.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 175g
  • Diameter: 10.75”

Appearance

Much like the other Wham-O frisbee we’ve featured on this list, the designs on these three frisbees are very retro and very fun. With pastel colors, old-school prints of frisbee players and a minimalistic design, they look excellent.

Special Features

Wham-O is known for creating some of the best frisbees on the market, and these are great. In terms of performance, this is very similar to the other Wham-O frisbee we’ve featured, so you get an excellent flat shape in the air, a brilliant upswing, great distance and long throws.

But where it differs from the other Wham-O frisbee we’ve featured is that it’s a little lighter and a little smaller. This means less distance but more nuance, so it’s great for players looking to inject some subtlety in their game, but not quite so good for people who just want to fling their frisbee far for their dog to relentlessly pursue.

Pros
  • A pack of three, so it’s great for people seeking a few frisbees
  • Great retro designs
  • The perfect weight for games of Ultimate Frisbee
  • Brilliant upswing
  • Good durability
Cons
  • Doesn’t quite have the quality of professional-standard frisbees
  • Lots of people will only want one frisbee rather than three

6. Best for Nighttime: Nite Ize Flashflight LED Frisbee

Why we like it: If you’re seeking a frisbee which offers no-holds-barred fun, this is it. With LED lights, it looks like a UFO, which kids will love. But this light-up feature isn’t just fun – it also means you can keep playing after dark. Frustrated by early sunsets? You don’t need to be anymore.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 185g
  • Diameter: 10.6”

Appearance

Like a frisbee that has arrived from the dark depths of space, this has lots of fun lights emanating from its center. But when thrown, these lights merge to form one bright disc. It’s available in four excellent colors. If you want a quirky disc for kids, or for nighttime throwing, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Special Features

Because this is gimmicky, you might be assuming that it’s of bad quality. But it absolutely isn’t. It come in an excellent size, and a weight good weight, clocking in at just over the recommended weight for ultimate frisbees. It’s even designed by an Ultimate Frisbee player for excellent flight and reliable performance. If you’re an ultimate frisbee player looking for something you can use after dark, this is absolutely the best frisbee you can get.

It’s well balanced, the grip is great, and you can easily get long throws, though it is a little heavier than you might be accustomed to.

The frisbee (no surprises here) requires batteries. It runs from size CR2016, and two are included with the frisbee. The batteries last for up to 20 hours.

Sadly, the durability isn’t the best, and after some hard knocks, the lighting can often become a little unreliable. You can combat this by trying to avoid throwing the frisbee into hard surfaces (which admittedly might not be very easy in the dark).

Pros
  • This is mega fun, and kids will love it
  • Excellent for playing after dark
  • Though it’s fun, it’s also a good weight and size, so it’s good for semi-serious players
  • The design looks funky
Cons
  • A little pricey
  • Doesn’t have the best durability

7. Best for Young Kids: Activ Life Kid’s Flying Rings

Why we like it: If you want a soft frisbee for playing with young kids, this is absolutely brilliant. It’s a pack of two, for endless fun. These frisbees are hollow, with no center, so they’re easy to throw and catch, and they’re around 80% lighter than most frisbees.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 33g
  • Diameter: 9.6”

Appearance

These look super unique, as they’re only a ring with a hollow center. Admittedly, they don’t look particularly fun, but they offer plenty of it. They have a sleek, minimalistic design, and they come in several different color options.

Special Features

For keeping kids safe, these are excellent, and even the smallest of kids can throw and catch them with no stress, no danger and little effort. And despite their lightweight, they still move pretty well in the air. Though they can’t stand up to strong winds, they fly long, fast and flat, and they perform way better than any other kid-friendly frisbees on the market.

And because these are light, even a gentle throw will catch lots of air and distance, so your little kids will be pleased with how brilliant their throws are. A word of warning though – although these are a great family product, they’re not for use with dogs, as dogs’ teeth will have them ripped to bits in minutes.

Pros
  • Very safe and light
  • Great for young kids
  • Catch plenty of distance and speed despite their lightweight build
  • Great performance for a kids’ frisbee
Cons
  • These are only for kids (or people playing with kids)
  • They don’t look particularly exciting

8. Best for Dogs: Chuckit Paraflight Flyer Large Dog Toy

Why we like it: If you want a frisbee you can use with your dog, this is the best you’ll find. It’s made from nylon and rubber to make it gentle, grabbable and perfect for playing, and the relatively lightweight makes it great for endless play.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 120g
  • Diameter: 9.65”

Appearance

With an orange and blue felt-like design, this isn’t the most attractive frisbee in the world, but your dog won’t care. Because it’s a gentle frisbee for keeping your dog’s teeth and gums safe, it looks soft and fluffy rather than tough and hardy.

Special Features

This has a nice chunky size, which is perfect for dogs seeking some robust play. But if you have a smaller dog, there’s also a smaller version available, which clocks in at 6.5” instead.

If you have a puppy, the build is gentle enough even for them, with a soft, malleable rubber edge. With a great aerodynamic design and a light build, you can easily throw it far without any effort. It also floats, so you can throw it into water, which your dog will love.

The only real plus side here is the durability. Though this might not last as long as you’d like, the quality is definitely worth the investment. And since this is a pack of two, you should get plenty of fun anyway!

Pros
  • The best dog frisbee on the market
  • Soft and safe for your dog
  • Floats in water
  • Comes in a pack of two
  • Great price point
Cons
  • The durability isn’t the best
  • This is only useful for people with dogs

9. Best Tough Frisbee for Dogs: KONG Flyer

Why we like it: Looking for a heavy-duty frisbee your dog can chew for hours? You’ve found the one for you. It’s rough, it’s rugged, and it’s made of mega-durable rubber.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 190g
  • Diameter: 10”

Appearance

This is tough, and it looks tough. It looks like a giant rubber plate, and it looks like it could be chewed for one hundred years without being torn to shreds. It’s available in black and red, and the black version looks particularly meaty.

Special Features

Though this frisbee is tough and sturdy, the rubber is also soft and pliable, so it won’t hurt your dog at all. If you’re looking for a model for smaller dogs, the lighter version measures in at 7”, and is equally soft and pliable.

This rubber build also makes the frisbee very low maintenance. You (or your dog) can fold it and bend it and it’ll still pop back to its normal dimensions. This should last you a long while, so if durability is your priority, you’ll love it.

Clocking in at 190 grams, this is a little heavy, so you might get tired of throwing it after a while. It doesn’t fly as well as other similar products and it doesn’t float.

Pros
  • Very tough and rugged
  • The best hardcore dog frisbee on the market
  • There are two versions, for two sizes of dog
Cons
  • Doesn’t fly particularly well – or float
  • The bigger option can be a little heavy for constant throwing
  • Doesn’t have an attractive design

10. Best NERF Frisbee: NERF Sports Dude Perfect Flying Disc

Why we like it: You can’t have a frisbee list without a NERF frisbee featured on it. Durable, flexible and crafted with nylon, this is soft and flexible for safe and versatile family fun.

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Quick Facts:

  • Weight: 129g
  • Diameter: 11.3”

Appearance

With a white and pastel blue design, this is pretty uninspiring, and it comes in only one color choice.

Special Features

This works for people seeking a frisbee for family fun. The soft but rigid texture makes the frisbee very durable, while it also offers a safe texture for even the youngest of kids. It offers a great compromise between decent structure for throwing and decent softness for safety.

If you want any complex features for great aerodynamics, you won’t find them here. It’s also pretty big, so it won’t float as well as more high-end frisbees.

Because of the frisbee’s texture and light weight, it isn’t great in winds, but it still produces relatively accurate throws otherwise, in spite of its flexible materia.

Pros
  • For family fun, this is great. It’s very soft and very flexible
  • Versatile for casual throwing, and fun with kids and dogs
  • From a trusted name
Cons
  • Isn’t suitable for serious games
  • Doesn’t look particularly exciting, and only comes in one color option
  • Considering the quality, it’s pretty pricey

Everything You Need to Know Before You Choose One of the Best Frisbees From This List

There you have it – the best frisbees in the world!

No matter why you want a new little floating frisbee friend, there’s a perfect one on this list. We’ve included stuff for would-be professionals along with simpler models for playing with dogs and kids.

But there are some things you need to think about before you buy one of the frisbees on this list. Though they’re all excellent models, different frisbees are right for different people – so it’s essential you know what you’re looking for before you buy one.

Weight and Size

It’s probably no surprise to you that frisbee weight is important. Designed exclusively for throwing around in the air, frisbees wouldn’t be very good at their job if they were the weight of an elephant.

If you’re just buying a casual frisbee, weight isn’t really too much of a consideration, but you still don’t want a mega heavy one.

If you’re looking to buy a good frisbee for serious bouts of Ultimate Frisbee, look for one which weighs in somewhere between 170 and 180 grams (or thereabouts). At this weight, you get the perfect balance of weight and aerodynamism. The best option on this list for serious games of Ultimate Frisbee is the Discraft Ultra.

If you want something that can resist strong winds on a casual game, an Ultimate Frisbee probably won’t be strong enough, so you should opt for something a little beefier instead. If that’s what you’re looking for, a good choice is the Big Kahuna.

In terms of diameter, a good frisbee should be around 20cm to 25cm (8” to 10”). But again, if you’re only using the frisbee casually, you don’t need to worry about this too much. Just don’t buy one that clocks in at 2 meters.

What Other Ultimate Frisbee Equipment Can I Buy?

Here’s some other frisbee equipment you can buy:

  • Gloves: Ultimate frisbee gloves are an excellent addition to your frisbee arsenal. They help with grip, accuracy and spin, and they can reduce any hand pain. These are a great pick. These are a great choice.
  • Cleats: Depending upon the surface you’re playing on, cleats can help with footwork, and therefore improve your game. Some Ultimate Frisbee players wear soccer cleats while they’re frisbeeing, as cleats built specifically for frisbee are very rare. If you’re looking for frisbee cleats, think about the surface you’ll be playing on, and buy accordingly. Looking for soccer cleats? We’ve covered that too.

Purpose

Why are you buying a frisbee? Is it because you want to be the sport’s next champion? Is it because you want something your dog will chew instead of your arm? Is it because you want something fun to throw around with your kids in the park?

Think about why you want a frisbee before you buy one. There’s little point in buying a world championship level frisbee if your dog’s going to be chewing it to bits on a field somewhere.

For games of Ultimate Frisbee, the best option is the Discraft Ultra. For playing with dogs, it’s the Chuckit Paraflight. For playing with young kids, go for the Activ Life Flying Rings.

Appearance

Some frisbees have sleek designs for professionals. Others have kooky designs crafted for kids. Some look pretty retro, while others have more modern designs.

If you want something with a kooky aesthetic for very young kids, you won’t find one on our list, as we’ve prioritized performance over appearance. But if that’s what you’re looking for, here’s a good option. And here’s another!

Price

Frisbees are pretty affordable, and even the best ones don’t run at too high a price

Though you could buy one at a dollar store, it’ll probably last about five minutes before it falls to pieces. And its flight through the air will be terrible, so even casual games will be uninspiring. For the sake of only a few dollars, it’s worth investing in a frisbee that’s at least reasonably good.

Even some of the best frisbees are only $15, so you don’t have to spend much to enjoy throwing a good frisbee around. If you’re looking for a great budget frisbee, go for the Franklin Sports Flying Disc.

Material

The vast majority of frisbees are – unsurprisingly – made of hard plastic. If you’re looking for a frisbee for playing Ultimate Frisbee or for playing with friends, a frisbee made of hard plastic is absolutely the best choice.

If you’re looking for a frisbee which you’ll be using with young kids or a small dog, you might want to buy something made with slightly softer and more flexible material instead.

How Should I Take Care of a Frisbee?

As you’ve probably guessed, frisbees are pretty low maintenance pieces of equipment, but you should still take care of your frisbee to make it last longer and perform better. Here are three top tips to make sure your frisbee lasts for plenty of time to come:

  • After every session, wipe off any dried mud or any other pesky debris. Dirt and debris change the flight path of a frisbee, rendering its features obsolete.
  • If the edges of your frisbee fray, sand them down until they’re smooth again. Rough or jagged edges can ruin a frisbee’s flight path. And can hurt your hands.
  • Don’t leave frisbees in a hot car. They could bend and warp if temperatures are too high. And a warped frisbee won’t perform very well.

How Should I Take Care of Myself When I’m Playing With a Frisbee?

While you’re looking after your frisbee, look after yourself too. Even though frisbeeing seems like it would be the safest sport in the world, injuries are pretty common and can include bone, joint and ligament damage.

Want to know more about these injuries and how to avoid them? Here’s a good resource on the topic.

What Is Ultimate Frisbee?

If you’ve just come to this guide for a casual frisbee, you’re probably confused by all the mentions of ultimate frisbee. If you’re confused, don’t be.

Ultimate Frisbee is a real sport, and it’s often referred to as just ‘Ultimate’. In short, it’s a non-contact sport played on an almost-soccer-sized pitch with – you guessed it – a frisbee. Players score points by catching a frisbee in the end zone. Want to know more? This site is your friend. And here’s a guide on how to play.

What About Disc Golf?

Disc Golf – though many get it confused with Ultimate Frisbee – absolutely isn’t the same thing as Ultimate Frisbee. In short, don’t buy a Disc Golf set for Ultimate Frisbee.

If you are looking for a Disc Golf set, this one is great.

Functional Features

If you’re very serious about frisbeeing, here are some features you should consider:

  • Morrison Slope: This might sound like the pen name of a writer from the 1950s, but it’s actually the outer third of the disc, which should ideally be less than 45 degrees for optimum performance. This helps with flight and aerodynamics.
  • Gyroscopic Stability: This refers to the stability of the frisbee in the air. If a frisbee flies flat without looking like it’s wobbling, it has good gyroscopic stability. This is often also referred to as ‘flying balance’.
  • Aerodynamic Lift: This refers to the upward movement of the frisbee in relation to its angle. If there’s better aerodynamic lift, the frisbee can rise into the air without being at too high of an angle. If a frisbee has a good curved edge, you’ll usually get a good aerodynamic lift.

These three features allow you to have greater control over a frisbee. But you don’t need to worry too much about the details – all of the better-quality frisbees we’ve listed (not the ones we’ve recommended for casual use) offer great features, and they’re all fulfill all of the above.

If you’re interested in other ultimate frisbee terms, here’s a great glossary.

Final Thoughts

That’s it – everything you need to know about the best frisbees in the world!

We’ve included frisbees that are perfect for casual play in the park along with excellent stuff for anyone keen to indulge in some serious sessions of Ultimate Frisbee.

When you’re buying a frisbee, make sure you go for a good one. Sure, you could buy one from a dollar store, but it’ll be terrible. It’ll last five minutes and it’ll fly like a rock. It’ll be subpar and disappointing. If you want good frisbee sessions, whether casual or serious, a good frisbee is essential.

Before you buy one of the best frisbees we’ve listed, think about why you want it and what you’ll be using it for. But no matter why or what, there’s something perfect for you on this list. They’re the best frisbees that money can buy.

Happy throwing!

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