Review - AIRBANK Puffer Pro rechargeable pump for inflatable Sup

First impressions - Airbank Puffer Pro

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The AIRBANK Puffer Pro is a rechargeable electric pump that can inflate up to 20 psi. It's compact and lightweight, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. Here are some of its best features:

  • Compact and lightweight: At only 2.78 lbs (1.26 kg) and measuring 6.46 x 3.39 x 7.48 inches (164 x 86 x 190 mm), the Puffer Pro is small enough to fit in your backpack or bag. 
  • Powerful: Despite its small size, the Puffer Pro can inflate up to 20 psi. It features a dual-stage motor that inflates quickly and efficiently.
  • Versatile: The Puffer Pro can be used to inflate a variety of inflatables, including paddleboards, kites, wings, air mattresses, and tents.
  • Easy to use: The Puffer Pro has a simple interface with a digital display that makes it easy to set the desired pressure and monitor the progress.
  • Auto shut-off: The Puffer Pro will automatically shut off when it reaches the desired pressure, so you don't have to worry about overinflating your inflatables.
  • Rechargeable battery: The Puffer Pro has a rechargeable battery that can last for up to 45 minutes on a single charge. It can also be powered by a car charger or AC adapter.
  • Durable: The Puffer Pro is made from high-quality materials that are designed to last.

Overall, the AIRBANK Puffer Pro is a great choice for anyone who needs a portable and powerful electric pump. It's perfect for paddlers, kiteboarders, campers, and anyone else who enjoys spending time outdoors.

Here are some additional features that users have mentioned:

  • Comes with a carrying bag and storage bag
  • Has an LED light for nighttime use
  • Four rubberized feet for stability

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If you're in the market for an air pump for your paddle boards, the Airbank Puffer Pro simplifies the procedure, delivering an effortless, dynamic inflation experience that's a breath of fresh air when it comes to convenience and functionality. This innovatively engineered device breathes life into your board at a touch of a button - a feat made possible only by tech-savvy design and mindfully smart software.

Imagine casting your inflation worries away. A simple, confident push for only 1-2 seconds is all it takes to activate the air pump, which takes over effortlessly, gently inflating your board to your pre-set PSI. It's a seamless operation that's as balance-friendly as the board itself, doing the hard work while you sit back and watch the transformation unfold.

But the Airbank Puffer Pro is not just a one-trick wonder. When it's time to pack up, it efficiently deflates your board too. This air pump is not just an accessory; it's a necessity, warranting a permanent place in your backpack, primed and ready to come to your aid at a moment's notice.

The word 'portable' is synonymous with the Puffer Pro. Not only is it compact and lightweight; it's user-friendly too. It is a versatile powerhouse that does what it promises. It enables you to switch between battery power or your vehicle's 12V DC power outlet with ease - the ultimate go-to solution for paddle board enthusiasts.

It's not just the size that impresses; the Airbank Puffer Pro couples elegance with adaptability, specifically designed to seamlessly fit a variety of standard inflatables. Its versatility extends to its compatibility with seven distinctive nozzles, making it a fitting choice for multiple kinds of outdoor adventures.

With its handy monitor that displays real-time PSI readings, you're always in control, consciously alleviating your worries about overinflation. The Puffer Pro has considered details you would expect, even including a USB-C port.

A product that effortlessly fuses utility with convenience better than any other within its category. Try it, and the Puffer Pro will undoubtedly become your favorite SUP buddy, trusted and reliable, just like the perfect wave.

The AirBank Puffer Pro's Acoustic Feedback:

Similar to the majority of portable inflation devices, the AirBank Puffer Pro produces a certain degree of sound, which is significantly more noticeable during its second stage of inflation. This is quite a common characteristic in devices of its kind so far. However, we are always eager to hear about and welcome any suggestions about comparable inflation devices at a similar price range with lesser sound emission. We greatly appreciate any feedback you may provide.

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"When searching for a portable air pump, it's natural to seek something that is compact, lightweight, easy to carry, and user-friendly."

Specifications for Airbank Puffer Pro

  • Battery: 44.4 watts
  • Weight: 1.26 kg
  • Charges up to 20 PSI
  • Has an LED flashlight mounted at the end and in the middle for night use.
  • The Airbank Puffer Pro is sized at 3.15" high x 6" wide x 6.75" long plus another .75" to include threaded ports for attaching the air hose.
  • This pump is rated for 500 inflations.
  • The casing is made of PTFE + PI, and the diaphragm is made of nylon and fiberglass.
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"As an added bonus, you have the flexibility to power it up in two ways: via the rechargeable battery or a 12V DC power outlet, such as a vehicle's cigarette lighter."

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What's in the box:

  • Pump
  • Air hose
  • 7 nozzles for multiple use
  • USB-C charging cable with wall plug
  • 12-volt DC cable to inflate by way of your vehicle cigarette lighter
  • O-rings for SUP nozzle
  • O-rings for air hose
  • A handy carry case that perfectly fits all parts
  • Easy-to-understand manual


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Everything you need fits in this small carry case.

Inflation timing - a frame of reference:

There are 5 bars on the Airbank Puffer Pro to gauge how much battery has been used. The pump charges to a maximum of 20 PSI, showing 0.1 PSI increments.

We pumped up the 14’ Bluefin Explorer and a 12’ 6” Red Paddle Company Explorer:

The 14’ Bluefin took 12.5 minutes to inflate to 17 PSI, leaving 2 bars of battery life left. There was 7.2 PSI left before the battery stopped.

The 12’ 6” Red Paddle Co. took 12 minutes to inflate to 17 PSI, also leaving 2 bars of battery life left.

In both cases, there is not enough battery left to inflate 2 boards of this size without charging the Airbank Puffer.

We pumped up the The 12’ 6” Red Paddle Co. board again to 15 psi -  that took 9.5 minutes to inflate with 4 bars remaining. If you do the math, that means you could pump 2 boards this size at 15 psi. Or inflate two 10’ boards at 12 - 15 psi with one charge.

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"There are 5 bars on this unit to gauge how much battery has been used. The pump charges to a maximum of 20 PSI, showing 0.1 PSI increments."

Logic dictates:

Pump up your board in the shade to keep the pump as cool as possible. If you do not have access to shade over the hot sun you may not be able to start pumping a second board as it will be too hot to start up again. At that point a 30 minute cool down is in order before the next use. Regardless of how many bars remain, you will need to cool it down again before it will operate.

Charging the battery for the Airbank Puffer Pro:

Note: after inflation is complete it is necessary to wait 30 minutes to cool down the motor in order to charge the battery again. To charge from 0 to full charge it takes 2 1/2 hours to get back to 5 bars.

Warranty:

Free replacement or repair up to 1 year from purchase date.

Noise level:

The decibels at the second stage of pumping increases after the first stage. The first stage fills the board up to the start of pressure building, hence more sound. Likely you will be using the pump outdoors - In this case the sound is not an issue.

Extras

There are 2 washers to customize fit (red and orange). Each of the two washers were used during this review; the Bluefin required the orange washer for a tight fit and the Red Paddle Co required the red washer for a tight fit. Both worked well with no air leakage.

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"...we believe you will want to add one of these to you Sup bag, charged and ready to go for where ever your next adventure takes you."

Summary:

This pump is easy to use, beautifully portable, comes with extras to fit standard inflatables, and pumps up a large board at a safe speed  A concern for over-pumping is nil. Once you understand its limitations (as with any electric pump), we believe you will want to add one of these to you Sup bag, charged and ready to go for where ever your next adventure takes you.

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