Pump is great
When I was buying my advanced element inflatable kayak I though it was best to buy a pump from the same company and it works great. It takes only a few minutes to inflate the kayak and with the gage you can make sure you don't overfill or undersell. The extra few dollars for the gage was a no brainer. Not sure about all the plastic fittings. They don't look that sturdy but time will tell. You can also take the air out of the kayak with this too although it deflates pretty easily without the pump.