The Sevylor SUP and Watersport electric pump is one of the most affordable models on the market. While it’s not exactly cheap, compared to other SUP pumps in this price range, it’s a steal for the price. This is a twelve-volt high-pressure pump that can inflate boards up to fifteen PSI. It’s highly adjustable and comes equipped with the popular auto-shutoff feature that allows you to set it and forget it.
Our Verdict: The Sevylor SUP electric pump is affordable, durable, and comes with some great accessories and an automatic shutoff feature. The intuitive, simple controls make it very beginner-friendly, while the long thirteen-foot hose offers plenty of reach. The powerful motor allows you to inflate multiple boards back to back, although the manufacturer does not recommend this. The pump does have some issues such as a longer than average inflation time, and a hose that will need to be taped or replaced over time since it’s prone to leaking. Considering the price and the built-in safety features, this pump is a great buy for the paddler who wants to upgrade from a standard manual SUP pump.
Overview and Features
This twelve-volt portable air pump will allow you easily inflate your board in a matter of minutes. It comes with some great features including a low-pressure extension hose and adapters that are designed for low-pressure inflatables. The thirteen-foot long hose will allow you to easily set up the pump, plugging it into your vehicle’s twelve-volt outlet, with more than enough length to reach your board. This is a very beginner-friendly model that features a straightforward inflation process, complete with an automatic shutoff feature that won’t require you to closely monitor the PSI level. This model’s easy inflation process, intuitive controls, and built-in safety features make this model one of the best SUP pumps in this price bracket.
In terms of features, you couldn’t ask for more. The controls are simple and intuitive. To inflate your board to the correct PSI, you’ll use the included plus and minus buttons to set the PSI level desired, then press the power button an additional time to activate inflation. The pump is able to inflate a board to the max fifteen PSI in approximately ten minutes, which may seem too long to some users.
This model comes with a versatile adapter that will work for most types of SUPs. It’s simple and easy to use.
The pump comes equipped with a tough twelve-volt motor. If you have multiple boards to inflate, then you’ll appreciate this model’s power. You can easily inflate several boards, back to back, without the pump struggling or overheating. It may start to get a little warm after the second board, but this is pretty common and doesn’t indicate that the pump is beginning to overheat.
Most buyer’s purchase an electric pump because they’re faster and easier to use compared to a manual pump, so the fact that the pump can take as long as a manual pump to inflate your board is somewhat of a drawback, however, the fact that you can unload your other gear while the pump works its magic is definitely a plus. But for some, the average ten minute inflation time may be a deal-breaker.
This model comes with a couple of hoses. The first is a lock and turn hose that you’ll use for high-pressure inflatables, such as a SUP. The low-pressure hose comes with different attachments and is designed for pool toys and other types of low-pressure inflatables. Unfortunately, this hose feels very flimsy and cheap. The high-pressure hose is much sturdier and measures in at thirteen feet long, so it can easily reach from your vehicle to your board. There have been some reports that despite the larger hoses’ durable design, over time it can begin to leak. If you run into this issue you’ll need to get creative with some tape to stop the loss of airflow and pressure.
When you dial in the desired PSI level, you’ll connect the hose to your SUP’s valve, hit power, and allow the pump to handle the rest. Once the pump’s sensor detects that the board has been inflated to the correct PSI level, it will shut off automatically. This is a great safety feature to have and a must for beginners. But not only does this safety feature prevent the user from over-inflating their board, which can cause serious damage, but it also allows you to switch the pump on and focus on other tasks as your board inflates. As you can imagine, this can save you plenty of time compared to using a model without this feature which would require you to sit by and monitor the PSI level, shutting the pump off manually to prevent over-inflation. This is by far the pump’s best feature.
This pump ensures that your board will be inflated to the correct PSI level, which can make it much easier to get on your paddle board, prevents your board from sitting too low in the water, and will help to prevent drag while improving tracking.
The manufacturer recommends resting the pump for thirty minutes for every ten minutes of use. This is designed to prevent the pump from overheating, although I was able to easily inflate boards back to back with no overheating issues. The controls make it almost foolproof to inflate a board. All you have to do is dial in the desired PSI level, based on the make and model of your SUP. If you’re not sure what the correct PSI level is, make sure you read your board’s user manual.
Once you attach the main hose to your board, you’ll hit the power button and the pump will immediately go into action. The ten-minute inflation time is surprising, considering how powerful the pump is, however, for most, this won’t be an issue. This model has a max PSI level of fifteen, which can be a problem is you have an extra-rigid board that requires a PSI of seventeen, or you want to use this pump for your other high-pressure inflatables such as a fishing kayak. If you’re looking for a more versatile pump and one that has a higher max PSI, then check out my Outdoor Master The Shark SUP Air Pump review. This is a pump that’s designed to handle inflatables up to twenty PSI, so it’s more versatile and powerful. It also features a two-stage inflation process, for a more precise and faster inflation.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Automatic shutoff
- Comes with two hoses
- Main hose measures in at thirteen feet long
- Main hose can leak over time
- Can only reach a fifteen PSI level
- Low-pressure inflatable hose is flimsy
- Long inflation time
Conclusion and Rating
If you’re looking for a pump that can air up your board the way it should be, so you can paddle board with your dog, without the board sagging or sitting too low in the water, then this model is it.
The Sevylor SUP electric pump comes with some great features and accessories including an adapter two hoses for high-pressure and low-pressure inflatables, and an automatic shutoff feature that will switch the pump off once it’s reached the desired PSI level. There were some issues I came across, such as the long inflation time, the cheaply made low-pressure hose, and the fact that the main hose can begin to leak over time. However, the powerful twelve-volt motor, automatic shutoff feature, and beginner-friendly design make this model worth the buy. I gave this pump a rating of five out of five stars for its powerful, hands-off performance.