Have used pumps with no hose and its frustrating. This pump is a good size physically, no noisier than the other 3 brands I have used thru the years, has a decently long cord (about 3ft), and a hose. Downside issues are:
Other reviewers noted there is no way to fix the hose to the fill port on Coleman mattress. This is not a killer but it does result in growling from my grandsons, who have to fill their own mattresses. Unfortunate, since the Coleman fill port has been a really good design for us. First review of this issue was in 2007.
As noted by several reviewers, the hose is a bit short, but again not a killer in our situation (7 mattresses to be filled).
One problem in dealing with youngsters who are both active and strong is that the hose end attaching to the pump itself is a bit frail. The coupling is not very thick and the attachment of the coupling to the hose is even more frail. I mention this so that kids don't take so much heat when the attachment/hose end at the pump breaks. I advised the grands to use finger tips to fasten, and we duck taped the joint to try to spread the stresses out if possible.
I still stand by my ratings. It's a huge improvement over many others we've tried.
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