Airbank WhaleShark D6 Inflatable Paddleboard Pump

Travis GneitingPaddle Board, Reviews

The airbag stand-up paddleboard pump can inflate paddleboards and other inflatables up to 20 psi from a 12 volt DC card connector. The pump has two stages the first one will inflate using high volume the second will inflate using higher pressure. This makes it great for all-around use from inflating stand-up paddleboards to pool toys and boat towables like tubes.

Airbank currently has two stand-up paddleboard pumps the Airbank D7 and the Airbank d6. Both can inflate up to 20 psi are easy to operate have a real-time digital monitor and pack up in a nice portable design. They can both inflate and deflate paddleboards. Both come with five different nozzles for inflating various types.

Specification

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H‎13.27 x 8.27 x 5.12 inches
Package Weight‎2.02 Kilograms
Brand Name‎AIRBANK
Model Name‎The Whale Shark
Manufacturer‎AIRBANK
Part Number‎D6
Model Year‎2022

The main difference between the two paddleboard pumps offered by Airbank is that the D7 is slightly larger and the DAirbank 6 is smaller and the power cord can be stored inside the pump.

One of my favorite features of the Airbank pump is that the inflation hose can be stored attached to the pump. I’ve tested a lot of stand-up paddleboard pumps that are electric and this is the only brand that offers an attachable hose to the case. Even better the d6 has the power cord attached inside as well. This makes it one of the best portable stand-up paddleboard pumps in my opinion.

The main drawback of Airbank electric pumps is the short power cable which makes it difficult for a large truck to reach the ground and ultimately a paddleboard. I wish the cable were about 5 ft longer it would make this pump more convenient to use. There have been times when I was parked in busy parking lots that made it difficult to pump up boards because the cord was too short.

The Airbank D7 retails for $89.99 USD and the Airbank D6 retails for $109.99 USD. I would guess that the internals of both of these pumps are the same and the only difference is the form factor size and power cable storage.

Update

We recently received the new battery-powered version of the Airbank Pump. This was the first cordless paddleboard pump we have used, and it has quickly become the first paddleboard pump I reach for. When I am pumping up a paddleboard it has to be so close to the vehicle it has always been an issue, especially when the parking lots are crowded. I had to resort to running the cable through a back window in my truck to the bed where I would inflate the paddleboard.

With the cordless battery-powered paddleboard pump I can now take the paddleboard right down to the beach and inflate it there away from the crowds, and where the noise isn’t as loud. I love the convenience of being able to use the pump without a vehicle nearby. I also love there is a plug built-in for peice of mind or to charge the pump back up if needed. The small price increase is well worth it. I’ve used it for paddleboards and tubes. Be sure to take a look at it when trying to make a buying decision on new paddleboard pumps. In my opinion, you should definitely get one with a battery-powered pump.

The pump is just as fast and can pump up multiple paddleboards with a single charge. Just look at the pile of tubes I blew up and it only dropped 1 of 4 bars on the battery indicator.

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