Pumps are essential for any inflatable stand-up paddle board owner, enabling you to get your SUP board ready to hit the water. At MINT LAMA, we feature a carefully selected range of pumps known for their reliability, efficiency, and durability.

Choosing the Right SUP Pump

Selecting the appropriate pump for your SUP can significantly elevate your paddling experience. A good pump allows quick inflation, reduces effort, and ensures the correct pressure for optimal performance on the water. There are various pump types available, and the best choice depends on your personal preference.

Double Action Pumps: Accelerated Inflation for Your SUP

Double action pumps are a favorite among SUP paddlers for a quick board inflation. Here are some benefits and features of double action pumps:

  • Efficiency: Double action pumps inflate on both the push and pull motions, doubling the air intake with each move and making inflation much faster compared to single action pumps.
  • Performance: With MINT LAMA's 2.6-liter double action pump, you can reach the necessary pressure quicker, achieving a stable and rigid surface.
  • Adaptability: Double action pumps have a switchable system that allows changing from double to single action as pressure builds and pumping becomes harder.
  • Portability: These pumps are generally compact and lightweight, making them a convenient option for paddlers who like to take their SUP to various locations.

Double action pumps are an excellent choice for those looking for a reliable and efficient way to inflate their iSUPs. The ability to quickly get your board ready and onto the water can really make a difference in your paddling experience. At MINT LAMA, we offer high-quality pumps designed to meet the needs of SUP paddlers.

Electric Pumps: Convenience and Efficiency

Electric pumps offer a modern and convenient solution for inflating your SUP board, ideal for paddlers looking to automate the inflation process and minimize physical effort. Here are some advantages and features of electric pumps:

  • Convenience: An electric pump does the manual work for you. Just connect the pump, set the desired pressure, and let it do the rest.
  • Speed: Though speeds can vary between models, electric pumps are generally as fast and efficient as inflating with a manual pump.
  • Precision: Electric pumps feature a digital pressure display, allowing for precise adjustments to ensure optimal performance of your iSUP.
  • Portability: Many electric pumps are compact and lightweight, and some models even come with rechargeable batteries, making them a portable option.

Investing in an electric pump can significantly improve your SUP experience, especially if you paddle frequently or need to inflate multiple boards simultaneously.

Comparing Different Types of Pumps

There are several types of pumps on the market, each with its own pros and cons. The two most common types are manual pumps and electric pumps. Understanding the differences between these pump types is important to make the right choice for your needs.

You can also inflate your SUP with an air compressor, but you'll need a compressor adapter, like the MINT LAMA valve adapter.

Manual Pump vs. Electric Pump

  • Manual Pump:
    • Pros: Manual pumps are straightforward to use and don't require a power source. They come in various types and are lightweight.
    • Cons: Manual inflation can be tiring, especially at higher pressures.
  • Electric Pumps:
    • Pros: Electric pumps provide an easy and convenient way to inflate your board without physical effort. They offer precise pressure adjustments and can save time, especially when inflating multiple boards.
    • Cons: Electric pumps are generally more expensive than manual pumps and need a power source or battery starter, which can make them less portable.

Choosing between manual and electric pumps depends on your personal preferences, budget, and how frequently you use your board.