Foam dart battles are fun, but when summer hits, water fights just feel a whole lot better. Why trade foam dart projectiles when you can cool down from the heat by soaking each other with squirt guns and water blasters instead? Plus, it’s the summer, so there’s a good chance your recreational activities involve being around water already, which means using all that water to soak each other silly just makes perfect sense.
These are the best water blasters to make your summer water fights more fun.
Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Frenzy
Few brands can lay claim to keeping the water blaster alive better than Nerf, who continues to produce new models in their Super Soaker line year after year. While most squirt guns are designed to send a stream of water to whichever target you’re facing, this one offers a bit more creativity than that. It dispenses water through two flexible tubes that are held in place by a nozzle. When secured in the nozzle, the blaster behaves much like any squirt gun, albeit with two parallel streams for a maximum soak. Pull the nozzle back halfway, though, and it sends out two wide streams for greater coverage (albeit shorter range). Finally, you can pull nozzle back all the way to unleash the flexible tubes, which randomly move as you pump the handle, sending water in every direction for a full-on out-of-control soaking mess.
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Zuru Bunch O Balloons Slingshot
While it’s definitely not technically a blaster, we can’t help but include this slingshot from Zuru, which can send water balloons flying to distances of up to 100 feet. That’s right, you can surprise your opponents by raining down a water balloon from above just like a grenade, allowing you to launch an attack before getting within proper blaster range. Being from Zuru, it’s designed to work with the outfit’s self-sealing Bunch O Balloons, although the design should allow it to use any kind of similarly-sized water balloon as a projectile.
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Stream Machine DB-1200
This double-barrel squirt shotgun shoots two simultaneous streams of water at distances of up to 50 feet (well, you’ll get less most times). It has a 12-inch barrel that extends to 27 inches when fully filled up and requires you to simply push the rear handle forward to send water streaming out. When refilling, you simply dunk it in the water and pull at the rear handle to let it take water in. It’s a very simple, straightforward design that works like a charm. Do note, that simplicity means this thing leaks, so you don’t want to fill it up and throw it in a bag for a surprise attack (unless you like your bag soaking in water).
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Zuru X-Shot Water Warfare Fast-Fill Water Blaster
This water blaster can hold 30 fl oz of water, so you get a decent amount in the tank, all while unleashing it to distances of up to 34 feet using the pump-action handle. It’s big selling point, however, is its fast-filling design that allows you to fill up the tank in a jiffy by lifting up the rear cover, dunking it in water for one second, and quickly sealing it back in. That’s right, just make a stop at the nearest pool or bucket of water, then get back immediately in the game. You can also adjust the nozzle to change the amount of water it dispenses, so you can slow it down or go heavy with each shot.
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Nerf Super Soaker Hydra Water Blaster
With a 65 fl. oz. capacity, this water blaster allows you to load up heavy on water ammo, allowing you to do more soaking and less refilling. We know… even with that much water in the tank, you can empty this thing in half a minute if you go wild, but it does allow you to stay in the fight a lot longer if you’re more judicious with your attacks. It has a drop grip out front and the pump handle in the rear, allowing you stabilize your aim with two-handed operation. And yes, you’ll probably need both hands, since this thing weighs over six pounds with the tank filled.
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Pool Punisher Inflatable Pool Float
If you prefer lounging in the water while soaking people with a squirt gun, might as well just get a pool float with a built-in water blaster in it. That’s exactly what this tank-clad inflatable does. Like other pool floats, you can use it to lounge atop the water on a relaxing day. Unlike them, it comes with a pump action water cannon that can send a stream of water shooting up to 50 feet away. The blaster is removable, too, so you can pick it up and chase your opponents if they opt to hide somewhere on land. And yes, it’s big enough to fit both kids and adults alike.
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The most affordable of Spyra’s water blasters, this model doesn’t use batteries to refill and pressurize the water. Instead, you do that manually using a pump handle in the back that automatically refills and pressurizes the tank as long as you immerse the nozzle into a pool of water. Because there’s no battery, there are none of the electronic components found in the outfit’s other models, either, so in place of the tactical display, you simply get a tank window in the back to give you an idea of how much water is left inside.
Despite its more mechanical nature, it shoots the same small pressurized blasts of water as its electronic counterparts. The only downside here is range, as it water blasts max out at 30 feet, so you’ll need to close in on your opponents to make sure your attacks get them properly soaking.
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Yes, it’s downright expensive for a water blaster. However, anyone who’s played with one of Spyra’s battery-powered blasters know it can pay for itself in absolute fun. Like the SpyraLX above, it shoots pressurized water blasts instead of continuous streams, so you’re able to maximize the amount of play you get for each full tank, with a single refill giving you 22 single shot blasts. Even better, it can send those blasts to distances just under 50 feet, allowing you to hit targets from a decent distance. Features include a built-in display (shows ammo remaining and battery level), a burst mode that fires three blasts at a time, and even a league mode that forces a cool-down after every shot for those want a more competitive gameplay.
- With a full tank you can fire 22 pressurized individual water blasts at your opponents. These blasts...