Nerf Super Soaker Barrage {Review}

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By Contributor Jen Shragge

It is not often that my five-year-old begs and pleads for a toy. He is usually quite good at understanding that new toys come during birthdays and holidays. One exception is a water gun, which he’s been requesting for two full years. I have had a no guns or weapons rule since he was born and have stuck to it pretty steadfastly. I have, however, come to see his joy and excitement when playing with his friend’s water guns and super soakers and thought maybe it was finally time.

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Enter the Nerf Super Soaker Barrage. This is not a water gun. It is a high-capacity soaking machine. It can hold up to 84 oz of water in the tank and has three different discharge modes, which my son loved playing around with and changing repeatedly. The nozzle that changes the soaking mode is very easy to use and the mechanism that discharges the water is also very simple.

Now if I had to cave and finally let him get one of these soaking machines, you bet I was going to use it to my advantage: I made my son wash my car. Oh yes. I am THAT mom and he had a blast doing it. He thought it was amazing fun and I am looking forward to the next free car wash!

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The only minor issue is when the water tank is full; the soaker is quite heavy and can be hard for little ones to hold. In fairness, the age for this toy clearly states 7 and up and I think kids in that range would have less of an issue, but even I found it quite heavy all things considered.

With an MSRP of $19.99 I think this toy is good value and would make a fun summer time outdoor activity. I have fond memories of using super soakers when I was a kid so I think it’s safe to say this toy has longevity.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

Jen Shragge lives just south of Vancouver, BC with her Kid, Hubby and Doggie. When she’s not trying to make the world greener she is trying to get her family to eat more greens. She writes about her attempts and includes her recipes at cookingforthecarnivore.

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Jen Shragge is a yoga instructor and all around eco-diva. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto after ten years in the Vancouver area. Jen’s days are filled by her seven year old son and husband plus her toddler who was crazy enough to make her arrival on Christmas Day. In her spare time, (do moms really have spare time!?) Jen is a stylist for Peekaboo Beans, a play-focused quality children's clothing line.

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10 responses to “Nerf Super Soaker Barrage {Review}”

  1. Sarah Coenen — July 24, 2014 @ 10:02 am (#)

    My boys each have one of these. They LOVE them (our neighbors who they sneak up on and shoot,…..not so much!). I agree on the weight issue. My 9 year old has NO PROBLEM with it, but the 4 year old struggles with it. Regardless they have fun!

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  2. Tamara — July 24, 2014 @ 10:37 am (#)

    What a fantastic idea, I need to set up a free car wash shop at home too!

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  3. SammyS. — July 24, 2014 @ 8:27 pm (#)

    How cool, looks like so much fun!

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  4. Jeannie — July 25, 2014 @ 1:18 am (#)

    Nerf makes such great super soakers. My sons are using ones that are almost 8 years old from my nephews and they work great!! They are such fun!

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  5. Laurie P — July 26, 2014 @ 9:20 am (#)

    What kid doesn’t love an awesome super soaker?? At one point in time, years ago, Nerf guns were my sons whole world. We still have all his soakers, guns, and swords! Good times!

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  6. Anne Taylor — July 26, 2014 @ 10:32 am (#)

    Nerf Super Soakers are the best!! My kids loved them!

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  7. Melinda L. — July 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm (#)

    Yay super soaker! Looks like he had a blast!

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  8. DARLENE W — July 27, 2014 @ 11:21 am (#)

    How fun! Have a super soaker fight with the kids on a hot summer day

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  9. Stephanie LaPlante — July 30, 2014 @ 6:15 am (#)

    Definitely looks super! I’ve always loved those toys.

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  10. Heidi Carlson-reid — July 31, 2014 @ 7:54 pm (#)

    Now that is a water gun! My brother would have loved one like that, growing up.

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