Small spacecraft created by the Ancients. Several of these ships were discovered in various hangars in Atlantis, and are used by the Atlantis Expedition for various purposes. Puddle Jumpers feature retractable thrusters that allow them to travel through a Stargate, as well as powerful drone weapons for self-defense and a cloaking device to avoid detection. They are operated via neural interface, and so the ATA gene is required to activate and pilot the ship.
Lt. Col. John Sheppard got into Jumper 1, their puddle jumper, with Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, and Dr. Rodney McKay.