We Review The Best Air Pumps For Inflatables In 2017

Ah, Beach Baby loves the summer, and particularly likes fun by the poolside or lake, with a zillion and one ride ons, and other assorted pieces of bouncy joy, that are part and parcel of going to the beach or lakeside.

But hang on, there is one thing we definitely do not enjoy, and that is getting blue lips from blowing them all up… or losing the sensation in our foot from trying to use a foot pump to keep everything going.

best air pumps for inflatables

Inflatables…everywhere!!!

The fact is, if you are at the beach this summer, and you have got yourself more than a couple of beach balls to blow up, you might be in need of some err.. power charged external help.

Enter the electric pump.  Some of these take batteries, although most of them are mains operated.  Some will plug into your car, in order for water-side inflation.

Others are intended solely for home use, so you will have to pump up your latex banana in the privacy of your bedroom.

Alright, so without any more dilly dallying, here are our Top 5 Best Air Pumps for blowing up inflatables in 2017!

#1 – Airhead AHP-120

AIRHEAD AHP-120 Air Pump 120 volt review

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First up, is the Airhead AHP-120.  This is a nice little pump which does the job it says on the tin, without any fuss, and is more or less designed to inflate your pool side party in one fell swoop.

Although not the smallest, it is extremely light to carry, and still has a max pressure of 0.92 PSI, which should be enough for most small and medium inflatables.  With high marks across the web, this is our highest scorer in terms of customer satisfaction, and it is an all round top buy.

QUICK STATS

  • DIMENSIONS: 6.25” (W) X 6” (H) X 7.82” (H)
  • WEIGHT: 1 POUND (APPROX)
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 2.6 POUNDS (APPROX)
  • MANUFACTURER: AIRHEAD
  • MADE IN CHINA
  • VOLTS: 120
  • POWER CORD: 10 FEET
  • MAX PRESSURE: 0.92 PSI
  • PUMP SPEED: 300 LITERS/MINUTE
  • NO. OF VALVES: THREE
  • ADDITIONAL INFO: CARRY HANDLE INCLUDED
  • DEFLATOR: YES
  • OUR RATING: 4.4 OUT OF FIVE STARS


#2 – Coleman Quickpump

Coleman QuickPump review

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The next of our picks is the Coleman Quickpump.  This is one of the lightest models on our list, and the least expensive of these five.

It should be noted, there are a few different variants within this model on sale, so make sure you pick the one that is right for you.

Generally, Coleman have a reliable reputation for all things to do with inflatables and camping, and Beach Baby thinks you could do much worse for your  twenty plus dollars.

QUICK STATS

  • DIMENSIONS: 4.5 X 5 X 8 INCHES
  • WEIGHT: 1.5 POUNDS
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3.4 POUNDS
  • MANUFACTURER: COLEMAN
  • VOLTS: 120
  • WARRANTY: LIMITED ONE YEAR
  • ADDITIONAL INFO: ADDED ADAPTORS FOR VALVES
  • DEFLATOR: YES
  • OUR RATING: 4.2 OUT OF FIVE STARS


 

#3 – Swimline 9095 Electric Pump For Inflatables

Swimline 9095 Electric Pump for Inflatables review

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A little heavier, but still a good buy is the Swimline 9095.

Like the other two models, you can also deflate with this pump, which is good for packing things down, and trying to get them back into bags/boxes/the trunk of your car.  You don’t want to be hanging about in the rain for hours squeezing your giant balls back into their sack, after all!

QUICK STATS

  • DIMENSIONS: 8” X 6” X 6”
  • WEIGHT: 2.2 POUNDS (APPROX)
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 2.2 POUNDS (APPROX)
  • MANUFACTURER: SWIMLINE
  • MODEL NO: 9095
  • VOLTS: 120
  • ADDITIONAL INFO: DIFFERENT NOZZLE TYPES CATERED FOR
  • DEFLATOR: YES
  • OUR RATING: 4.2 OUT OF FIVE STARS

 

#4 – Black & Decker AS1300

Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station 12-Volt or 120-Volt Inflator

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On to the Black and Decker AS1300.  Beach Baby loves Black and Decker.

And like so many Black and Decker products, not only can this pump do every single damned thing in the entire universe, but it can also do it better than your neighbor’s, and will turn you into a superman while you are at it.

This has attachments coming out of its…orifices, and comes with baffling, but dire warnings that must be heeded correctly.  The only thing that this doesn’t apparently do, is deflate things afterwards, which is a pity.   Otherwise, it is highly recommended, and definitely on the list of things that you never knew you needed.

QUICK STATS

  • DIMENSIONS: 12.1” X 8.1” X 6.8”
  • WEIGHT: 6 POUNDS
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 6.1 POUNDS
  • MANUFACTURER: BLACK AND DECKER
  • MODEL NO: AS1300
  • MADE IN CHINA
  • VOLTS: 120
  • MAX PRESSURE: 160 PSI
  • WARRANTY: TWO YEAR 
  • ADDITIONAL INFO: STANDARD NOZZLE, NEEDLE INFLATOR AND EXTENSION NOZZLE/AC/DC
  • DEFLATOR: NO
  • OUR RATING: 4.0 OUT OF FIVE STARS


 

#5 – Ecoplus 728450 Single Outlet Commercial Air Pump

EcoPlus 728450 1 to 18W Single Outlet Commercial Air Pump review

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Lastly, we have the Ecoplus 728450.  This is something a bit different, because its intended usage is actually in aquariums, ponds and hydroponics. 

This plugs into the mains, so will not be usable for those wishing to use it in the car.  It also may not be the first choice for those just wishing to pump up little Jonny’s backyard paddling pool, due to its heavy duty nature.

Despite this, it has got a solid reputation, and is excellent quality.  So if you find that your pumping requirements are getting a bit more…extreme, this is definitely the one to pick.

QUICK STATS

  • DIMENSIONS: 7.2”(L)X3.8”(W)X4.5”(H)
  • WEIGHT: 2.45 POUNDS
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3.2 POUNDS
  • MANUFACTURER: ECOPLUS
  • MODEL: GL56728450
  • MADE IN USA
  • VOLTS: 120
  • MAX PRESSURE: 2.90 PSI
  • WARRANTY: ONE YEAR
  • OUTPUT: 793 GPH
  • ADDITIONAL INFO: CAN SUPPLY AIR TO 6-12 PIPES
  • DEFLATOR: NO
  • OUR RATING: 4.0 OUT OF FIVE STARS

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