Don't be fooled by its compact dimensions—this little pump gets the job done quickly and relatively quietly, thanks to sound-insulating technology.
Outlet powered, so you never have to worry about recharging batteries. Inflates pools and air mattresses in minutes. Comes with 2 nozzle sizes. Sound insulation board makes it a bit quieter than most. Compact, lightweight, and easy to use.
Can get warm quickly and needs to be turned off at the 10 minute mark to prevent overheating.
A great pump for typical inflation needs. Good for anything that isn't large or heavy-duty like a car tire.
Compact design keeps everything, including accessories and hoses, all in one place for easy storage. Simple wall outlet is enough for good compression.
Louder than other similar models.
A portable powerhouse with a compact design and a water resistant construction. Ideal for camping and other outdoor activities.
Lightweight and compact, yet powerful. Inflates and deflates. Lithium battery delivers up to 60 minutes of continuous use. Recharges in around 3 hours via USB. An IPX4 water resistance rating means this pump will keep on working through rain or water splashes.
Somewhat slow and surprisingly noisy. Feels a little flimsy, but seems to hold up just fine.
This versatile option comes with an AC power cord for home use and a DC adapter for on-the-run inflating. A bit slower than other plug-in models, but worth the wait if you don't want a battery powered pump.
Comes with both AC and DC power cords for indoor and outdoor use. Deflate feature comes in handy. Highly effective, and the noise level isn't over the top. 3 nozzles offer added versatility. Budget-friendly.
Not the most powerful pump on our list. Extremely lightweight, bordering on flimsy.
A versatile rechargeable air pump that can be powered up using either an AC or DC adapter. Ideal for both at home and on-the-go use.
Surprisingly powerful for the size. Cordless design is especially convenient for outdoor use. Ergonomic shape makes it easy to handle. Includes 3 nozzles and both AC and DC cables for outlet or car charging. Has a lifetime warranty.
No light to indicate a full charge. Like most rechargables, it can't be used while charging.
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Whether it's a pool float or an air mattress, an electric air pump makes quick work of blowing up inflatables. Electric air pumps can be either outlet powered or rechargeable. While outlet powered models tend to be a bit more powerful, rechargeable air pumps offer superior portability. When choosing an outlet powered electric air pump, it's worth looking for a longer power cord of around 6 feet or longer for extended reach. Rechargeable models generally come with either an AC or a DC charging cable, but there are a handful that come with both. Regardless of which type you prefer, it's a good idea to opt for a pump that comes with a few different valve adapters.