Compressed air is quite useful to off-roaders. The most typical of these would be blowing air back into your tires after a satisfying trail ride. Additionally, it's useful for running air tools, opening air-powered lockers, and cleaning up after a day of trail driving in an open-top Jeep. There is unquestionably a need for compressed air, and there are numerous products available on the market to fill that demand, each having advantages and disadvantages of their own.
A standalone compressed air tank, a portable compressor, and an on-board air compressor with or without a tank are some of the common and often used choices. The amount of available space, the intended use, and the available budget vary slightly for each user and vehicle. Check out our six favorite picks for the best ways to onboard air for your offroad rig.
VIAIR 300 SERIES PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSOR KIT
Viair, a well-known brand in the compressor industry, didn't play around when they created the 300 Series Portable Compressor Kit. A 33 inch by 12.5-inch tire can be filled with this 12-volt powerhouse in 5 minutes, going from completely empty to 30 pressure. It is portable due to its modest weight and comes with isolators to dampen vibrations as well as an aluminum sand tray.
VIAIR 400 SERIES PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSOR KIT
The Viair 400 Series Portable is lighter. It comes with a pouch that is convenient to carry and can accommodate the small compressor, a gauge, three inflation tips, and a 5-in-1 inflator. This compressor can effortlessly pump a 35" tire to 30 psi in less than five minutes.
WOLO SHERMAN TANK AND COMPRESSOR
The Wolo Sherman Tank & Compressor, an amazing all-in-one high pressure on-board air system, is intended to perform significant heavy lifting in a small, one-piece design. This compressor is entirely resistant to all types of rust and corrosion and comes with everything you need for a quick and easy installation.
The Firestone Air Tank is an excellent addition to a tankless air compressor because it comes in a wide range of diameters and sizes. Firestone focused exclusively on tanks, and as the only tank on our list without the ability to add a compressor, it should come as no surprise that they did an outstanding job.
One of the interesting features of the ARB Portable compressor is that everything you need is conveniently located inside a small tacklebox-like container. When not in use, it takes up very little room, but it also comes with a 19-foot hose in case you ever need to use it. You should keep this item among your outdoor and camping gear.
The ARB On Board Compressor attaches directly to your vehicle and has the ability to maintain tire inflation at all times. It is available in single or twin, 12 volt or 24 volt configurations. This device is impervious to just about anything life throws at it thanks to an air locking solenoid plug-in and a splash-proof high-flow air filter. Additionally, the twin version resembles a pair of binoculars in appearance.