Flextail Tiny Pump 2X
This is currently Flextail’s lightest and smallest mattress inflator/light. Exactly what you want for backpacking,
- Small, light, and powerful for its size
- Battery life on lowest setting greatly exceeds specs
- Needs a smaller diameter nozzle for pillows
On the web I found out about backpacking mattress pumps. I decided to investigate and ended up buying this model—I checked out many others, but they were too big and heavy for my backpacking use.
It arrived and I charged it up. When charged I inflated my Sea-to-Summit hiking single-person air mattress. It comes with 5 nozzles of different sizes. One fit perfectly. Next I tried the pillow. None of the ridged nozzles is small enough for my Sea-to-Summit pillow. So I used the flexible rubber attachment to go over the inflation hole rather than into it. Bingo this worked. Inflation pressure is an amazing 4kPa so in the field I may have to let some air out for comfort. Mission accomplished as advertised.
For my camping gear I always like to choose gear that can serve more than one purpose. So a camp light. You can use it as a light with three brightness levels. In the field I will use the light after I inflate my mattress and pillow.
Question: how long does the light last on the 40 Lumen setting after inflation? The manual says that after a full charge the light will last 10 hours on the lowest setting. This is wrong. After inflation without recharge, the light has a useful life at 40 lumens of 29 HOURS!! That’s one extra item I don’t need to carry on my next camping trip. I definitely do not need to carry an extra tent lantern! Wonderful. Incidentally it charged back to full in less than 3 hours.
Tested as described in review. Yet to take it on a camping trip. After mattress and pillow inflation 29 hours of useful light at 40 lumens.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60 (AUD), $40(US)
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Current Retail: $33.99
3.3 oz / 96 g (pump)
1.8 x 1.7 x 2.3 in
400 (high) / 160 (medium) / 40 (low)