The Pumphouse Pad Pump is a good example of the innovation that we like to find at OR. The Pumphouse is a multi-purpose stuff sack, dry sack, bear hang, sleeping pad pump, water carrier, solar shower, and could be used to decorate a cake if you wanted it to. This clever product will be available in June 2007, and after that it’s up to our readers to decide exactly how useful it really is.
The Pumphouse is made of 30d silicone-coated Cordura nylon, so it’s really tough for its 1.5 ounce weight. The top has a dry bag type closure, and the bottom has a peculiar spout in one corner with a drawcord closure at the tip. The closure allows the bag to be sealed to almost water-tightness so water can be dispensed as needed.
We estimate the volume of the Pumphouse bag to be about 1000 cubic inches, which is large enough to stuff a medium size sleeping bag. Also note that it’s uncertain whether the bag is safe for potable water, since the fabric may contain fire retardants or other chemicals that may contaminate the water. Big Agnes is looking into that issue.
Specifications and Features
- Manufacturer: Big Agnes
- Sizes: One size
- Features: Dry bag closure, dispenser spout with drawcord closure
- Fabric: Silicone coated Cordura ripstop nylon
- Colors: Black or Terra Cotta
- Weight: 1.5 oz
- Available: June 2007
- MSRP: $20