As a seasoned (or old) cyclist, I have carried many small pumps over the years, sometimes on long tours. This pump is the best I have seen. The quality is unsurpassed. It puts out a lot of air for a small pump. It is very solid, not a lot of cheap plastic parts. Also, the separate hose design is the way to go. You don't keep slamming the tire valve sideway, the hose isolates the action. Many pumps have that straight line no hose design that punishes the valve. I highly recommend purchasing this pump to carry on your rides.