Intex Bellows Foot Pump, 11.5"
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|Package Height||2.76 x 8.82 x 11.42 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.19 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
This manual foot pump is easy to use, easy to store & easy to take with you anywhere.
Giant Bellows Foot Pump from Intex
The Giant Bellows Foot Pump from Intex makes it possible to inflate and deflate air mattresses and other inflatables quickly and easily without relying on an electrical outlet. The large bellows has a 12-inch diameter to pump a high volume of air in or out. The pump comes with an accordion connection hose and three nozzles to fit small, medium and large air valves. The pump folds compactly for storage and transport.
Top Customer Reviews
You operate this by stepping up and down on the bellows using your body weight rather than muscle which means anybody can use it. It has a few different sized attachments for blow holes which should work on the vast majority of inflatables.
This isn't a gadget. Bellows have been around for thousands of years with no batteries required. It's an effective tool you can use anywhere. Sure it's made out of plastic but I've used mine on many outings and it holds up fine. The biggest problem I have is keeping track of it because everybody wants to borrow it once they see it work and the batteries die on their air pumps that cost 4 times much.
I love to camp and spend money on the "good" stuff but this little thing is one my "must have" camping tools. And "No" I do not work for the company. It's just a really great product. If mine breaks I'll buy another without hesitation.
FYI...I've made some dumb purchases and I'll kill an item in a review if it sucks. This one was a surprise, great purchase.
I took one star off because the hose that comes from the bellows is a black accordion style plastic tube that kinks if you try to wrap it up tight when storing. It's still going strong but I'm afraid It might crack at the bend sight. It it does I'll patch the heck out of it and keep using it still. It might not ever crack but I kind of wish the hose was a little more substantial. That's probably unfair on my part but had to put it out there.
Coincidentally, the time to pump up a mattress with this is about the same time it will take to fully enjoy a cold refreshing beer.
Also, unlike a pump I had as a young child for a dingy my parents had bought me for the lake where our cottage was, this one doesn't make any noise as you're working to inflate or deflate something, so you don't have to worry about what sounds like a high pitched bugle noise as it goes.
It is mighty tempting to pump hard when you're pumping up an air mattress with a pump whose total volume is pretty small. However, if you step on the bellows too hard, the flap won't seal tight -- it will just blow back open, wasting the air to leakage.
Eventually I got so frustrated I just blew up the air mattress by mouth. I'm not sure that was any faster but it felt less like I was wasting my time.
The ability to pull air out of the inflatable is definitely convenient.
I found it took quite some time to pump the small mats I had brought with me. I would not suggest trying this for a full on air mattress.
Issue I have is how easily the tube becomes dislodged when pumping the bellows. If I apply too pressure too quickly, the tube pops off and air starts rushing out of the object I'm pumping.