Wonderful item. Never seen one that DEFLATES as well as inflates. Very easy to use and does evrything claimed in the blurb - that's unusual! Sturdy and well made, hope to get years of service from it. Excellent value-for-money, arrived promptly. Only packed in poly bag, but have made a fabric bag to ensure all the bits don't get lost on beach or river bank. Would recommend this for any pumping up need, so quick and easy.