Let’s face it – with tire inserts, sealants, and durable casings, flats are far less frequent these days, which means carrying a pump is more of an insurance policy for when things go south. So why not carry the smallest option? The Lezyne Pocket Pro HV makes a case for being that pump, coming in with a listed weight of 89g.
More importantly though, the telescoping alloy body and integrated hose means it’ll still be functional when you actually need to use it. Having experimented with a light-as-heck, minimal road pump — to my great regret when I actually needed to use it to inflate a 2.5″ MTB tire (this only happened the one time, experiment over) — a small pump that can actually still do the job is key. We’ve been impressed with the durability of the Pocket Drive series, and at $32 the price isn’t bad either.