Hoy Hi Pressure Mini Pump review

The Hoy Hi Pressure pump looks pretty and does its job well

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Relaxed pumping in a stylish package

Reasons to buy
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    Long stroke is efficient

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    Built in hose

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    Schrader compatible

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    Comes with Sir Chris's signature

Reasons to avoid
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    Length limits pocketability

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    Quite heavy

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    Fiddly to attach to valve

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The hose is concealed in the handle of the Hoy Hi Pressure Mini Pump; remove the covering bung and pull out the hose and it’s ready to use. Having such a long stroke, pumping was a comfortable experience with an easy feel to it. The adaptor is Presta and Schrader compatible.

Screwing the adaptor onto the valve was a bit fiddly, and there was some air loss from the valve when unscrewing it again.

I had some concerns about the pump’s durability: the cap on the adaptor fell off and was lost and the handle came unscrewed from the barrel with continued use – although it was easy to screw back on again. The painted stripes also rubbed off after a few months’ use. Although none of this affected the pump’s usability, we wondered whether something more critical might fail over a longer period.

Being long, slender and without any rubberised parts, there were also concerns over how well the pump would stay put in a jersey pocket over the rough stuff, although there were no problems with this during the test period. A bottle cage mount is supplied, which seems sturdy enough.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.