PDW Shiny Object CO2 Inflator
I’ve got to be honest, I’m not a big fan of CO2 inflators. I know there’s a time and a place for them. And for those situations the speed and convenience of CO2 are undeniable. But when it comes down to it, I hate the expense and wastefulness of CO2 cartridges. Even if they’re being recycled, they’re not environmentally friendly. So given that I’m not much of a racer, and a pretty frugal consumer, a hand pump has always been the choice for me.
Personal feelings aside, PDW’s $30 Shiny Object CO2 Inflator is a slick looking tool. The inflator head is made from polished and anodized alloy, making it feel more precise and solid than inflators with plastic control mechanisms. What’s more distinct, however, is the leather sheath for the CO2 cartridge. While it’s bound to turn off the vegan audience, most people will either think it’s classy or a bit overboard.