Originally Posted by hpp10
I've also heard the cheap double action pumps can work fine as well
the cheap double action pumps do work just fine for topping off. they just aren't considered a one time investment like the others. not as easy to pump and takes a bit more maintenance but for $35 or whatever they are get you by just fine. That's all I've had for the last 5 or 6 years.
Now, I'm not saying it wouldn't suck to re-inflate from scratch on river after a repair, but honestly how often are you really going to have to do that. I have inflated a 14'er with a Bravo Wonder 6 and while it wasn't fun, it just took awhile. I'll probably pick up a decent pump someday but I've definitely gotten my money worth.
White Water Design's EZ pumps are another more solid pump at better prices to check out.