Nerf Super Soaker Lineup Review: Ready! Set! Soak!

Here in South Texas, we are in full-blown heat mode. The temps and humidity can bring you down in the summer, unless you find a way to beat the heat. One way to cool off is a good old-fashioned water fight; the 2014 Nerf Super Soakers promise to provide the perfect way to win the battle. 

These water guns are sure to give an option for any backyard water war participant. The four blasters are priced from $14.99 to $24.99 and provide some unique methods of wetting down an opponent. Luckily my sons graciously volunteered to help me with this review. I can already tell you they loved each and every blaster, but each of them had their favorites. We will start with the least expensive blaster and work toward the most expensive.

Nerf Super Soaker Lineup Review: Ready! Set! Soak!

Nerf Super Soaker Double Drench Water Blaster

Retailing for $14.99, the Double Drench holds 30 ounces of water and can soak targets from up to 30 feet away. The blaster is light and easy to run with and does not require perfect aim to get a foe wet.

Peyton (my oldest) said the Double Drench was his second favorite blaster. Since it shoots eight total streams of water he can get people more wet and did not have to aim as much.

Riley (the little one) said it was “awesome” and that he liked that it shot more bullets. (I am pretty sure he meant streams of water! LOL)

Nerf Super Soaker Lineup Review: Ready! Set! Soak!

Nerf Super Soaker Hydrostorm Water Blaster

The Hydrostorm comes in at an MSRP of $19.99 and holds 25 ounces of water. It too can shoot up to 30 feet, but requires no pumping. Since the Hydrostorm uses 6AA batteries, you simply pull the trigger and it shoots fully automatic. This blaster was my favorite because it was just point and shoot with no pumping needed and it was light. I think when the family gets into it, momma has already claimed this blaster as her own.

Peyton said this one is cool because it can shoot as long as you want without pumping it and it shoots far.

Riley liked it because it shoots fast. He also labeled it as “awesome.”

Nerf Super Soakers: Ready! Set! Soak!

Nerf Super Soaker Barrage Water Blaster

The Barrage is the largest blaster in the group and costs $19.99. This blaster holds 84 ounces of water and can shoot over 35 feet. There are three modes which are adjustable by turning the barrel like a dial. Distance mode gives the full 35 feet and a pretty intense stream of water, flood mode is a single stream with the biggest splash and scatter mode shoots a wide misting style spray. While the Barrage holds the most water and shoots the furthest, it is also the heaviest.

Peyton likes the Barrage because there are three ways to shoot and it can also shoot the furthest.

Riley named the Barrage as his personal favorite and of course thought it was “awesome.” He likes that it shoots fast and really far although he was not interested in the other shooting options. He left it wide open.

Nerf Super Soakers: Ready! Set! Soak!

Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow Water Blaster

The Tri Strike Crossbow can be purchased for $24.99 and holds 45 ounces of water shooting 35 feet. This blaster is unique, its pump to fire shoots a nice stream, then clicking the orange button flips out two crossbow limbs and adds two more streams. The blaster fires in either mode and looks really cool. I really like this blaster the best.

Peyton named the Tri Strike Crossbow his personal favorite. He likes how you can change the stream from one to three and it still shoots far and loves how it looks like a crossbow. (I guess he comes from an archery crazy household!)

Riley believe it or not thought this blaster was “awesome!” He likes leaving it shooting three streams and likes how the middle one shoots the hardest.

Nerf Super Soakers: Ready! Set! Soak!

Well, there you have it. The Nerf Super Soaker 2014 lineup is an “awesome” lineup of cool and unique water blasters. There is really something for everyone and each can guarantee to bring some relief from the hot summer sun. This was a fun review to do since the boys were so excited and I can hear them outside getting wet, laughing and screaming while I type this. Super Soaker quality is always second to none and the blasters will provide years of fun is taken care of. Riley is having his 7th birthday party on the fourth of July and requested that we have everyone bring water guns so they can have a war. He clearly thinks he now has an advantage.

Source: These Nerf Super Soaker models were manufacturer supplied review samples

MSRP: $14.99-$24.99

What I like: They are awesome water guns and it is hot outside; what’s not to like?!?

What can be improved: My only problem is that my boys love to team up against me when we use them!

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About the Author

Travis Ehrlich
Travis is a high school teacher and coach in a small South Texas town. His love for gadgets began at a very early age, and he has been a cross between a jock and a geek for most of his life. He has two boys and a wonderful wife who lets him be a gadget freak. He is a Mac convert and has drank the whole pitcher of Kool-Aid! He is also an avid guitar player and loves the outdoors, especially hunting with both a bow and rifle.