Ever since its first use, the phrase 'Mini-Pump' has been a sore
spot for cyclists. As one cycling journalist pointed out when we
first discussed this project, 'Mini-pumps are synonymous with
'small, frustrating and useless!' We sought to end this unfortunate
cycling tradition with the creation of the Pocket Impero.
Call it mini if you may, but we prefer to think of it as an
Impero Frame Pump sized to fit your pocket. Using the same
ergonomically perfect full CNC Aluminum head , brass check valve,
and steam-formed 3mm-thick Leather gasket from the Impero; the
Pocket Impero changes the game as the first full metal, fully
functional Pocket Pump.
However, it was not enough to just shrink the Impero; the Pocket
Impero adds some impressive technology of its own:
The unique Slide-Lock Silicone Insulating sleeve both improves
grip while protecting hands from the heat of pumping to high
pressures (another issue for 'mini' pumps) and when finished,
slides back into place to double as a handle lock when in your
Mirror honed internals allow for the highest pumping efficiency
and lowest stroke count of any pocket (mini) pump.
The result: We have you back up and running in fewer strokes,
with less headache than any other... Just be sure that once you
amaze your riding partners by fixing that 5th flat of the day in
record time to remind them that it's NOT a 'Mini-pump'.
Pocket Impero is between a high pressure and high volume pump.
Mostly, it is an efficient pump which does not suffer from
efficiency loss when hot, which is why most of them don't work so
At 200 strokes the Pocket Impero reaches higher pressures than
any other pocketable pump ever tested in the BikeRadar test
protocol, meaning that it is pushing more air with fewer losses
than pumps of either high pressure, or high volume designs.