Which 12-volt air compressor do you recommend?
I am looking for a 12-volt air compressor to give as a gift. This person does a lot of traveling in rural areas and recently had a scary experience with a cheapo compressor that failed to work on a weekend evening. I decided to gift them a better compressor and set my budget at $50.
I was surprised to find that there aren't a lot of reviews comparing models in this price range and consumer reviews are rather confusing. I'm leaning towards the VIAIR 85P Portable Air Compressor. It has the features I like (twist-on tire chuck, LED work light) and fairly good reviews.
Do you have any experience with this compressor? If so, do you recommend it?
Can you recommend any other compressors with similar features and price point?
If I can get more for less, I'd love to hear about it! I plan to wait a few days on the off-chance I'll see a good deal over the Black Weekend, but I need to know which models I should watch.
Thanks in advance for your insight!