Coleman's Quickpump is a handy device for those who own inflatable rafts, large flotation devices, air mattresses and other object s that require too much air to inflate manually. This air pump quickly fills up any inflatable object, saving you the huffing and puffing necessary to inflate the old fashioned way.
One of the many nice things about this pump is the fact that it is electric. Many air pumps- like those that are often included when purchasing an air mattress- are battery powered. This means that the batteries could fail at some point when you need the pump most, delaying your attempt to inflate your favorite flotation device. With Quickpump, you get electric, rechargeable energy. You just plug the pump into a socket, using the detachable cord, let it charge, and then take it directly to the item that needs to be inflated.
Coleman includes some different attachments for use on different valves (like a wider attachment for Boston valves) and it also includes a hose at the end for added convenience. With this hose, you can stand back, hold the base of the unit a short distance away, and direct the flow of air into the valve. This makes the use of the pump more comfortable.
This pump does have a few limitations. It will not work on objects that require a needle tip (like a basketball) or similar inflationary requirement. There are no adaptors for this, so you will not be able to use Quickpump. Also, keep in mind that this pump is a little on the noisy side. For something so compact (it weighs only about 4 pounds) it really makes a lot of noise.
Overall, this is a good pump to own for those who have large inflatable items that cannot be inflated by hand. The pump recharges quickly and efficiently, providing a constant, steady flow of air without the worry of having batteries fail. It makes a nice choice of gift for campers and others who need a solid, reliable air pump that they can count on.