There’s no two ways about this – SKS’s Diago pump has the look of something you might see in Belle de Jour. It’s available in black and white, and in use, its plastic-covered aluminium handle offers an extremely good handhold that does allow you to get your tyres up to 100psi. But we found this process took longer than with some similarly sized pumps, so expect to be working for quite a long time.
At least the wide diameter shaft results in a solid pumping action and the Diago is as well constructed as we’d expect from the German company behind it. However, it’s far from cheap for a mini pump, and we’re not convinced the performance matches up to its looks or quite justifies the high price tag.