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The Armoury Review :: Super Soaker XP 95

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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Air - Pressure Chamber

  Item Number: 9865-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1994 / 1995
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 608.00 g (21.48 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 1080.00 mL (36 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 190.00 mL (6.33 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 60 mL (2 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 10

Range: N/A

Encumbrance: 45

Ergonomics: 75

Capacity: 50

Overall: 85


Blaster Dimensions :: 49.5 cm (19.49 ") x 8.5 cm (3.35 ") x 28.5 cm (11.22 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Grey
Green
Green
Turquoise / Purple / Orange
Half-Twist Off Reservoir Spherical Pressure Chamber

2 ::

Grey
Green
Yellow
Green / Purple / Orange
Half-Twist Off Reservoir Elongated Pressure Chamber (340mL)

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

N/A

N/A

46.0 mL/s (1.53 oz./s)

5.42

0

3.0 s


Notes:

  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
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The Super Soaker XP 95 is the smaller, younger brother of the Super Soaker XP 150. Akin to the XP 150, the XP 95 sports a separate pressure chamber, but only one as opposed to two. As well, the XP 95 uses the same sort of half-twist on detachable reservoir. As with the XP 150, the XP 95 features good power in a compact package. (Note: the model tested is secondhand and fairly old (roughly 11 years old at the time of testing; whether a brand new stock XP 95 would perform the same way needs to be verified.) It should be noted that there are at least two versions of the XP 95: the first one is as pictured above and features a spherical pressure chamber whereas the latter one pictured below has a slightly more elongated pressure chamber.

The Blaster ::

supersoaker_xp95b_16_100Nozzle ::

The XP 95 has a single, well-made nozzle powered by its pressure chamber. The stream produced has a good, solid feel to it with power feeling slightly above that of the Super Soaker XP 70. Measurements on the output do rate this nozzle at roughly 1.5x. For optimal performance, it is still recommendable for the pressure chamber to be pre-pressurized with air before pumping in water.

supersoaker_xp95b_15_100Pump ::

The pump for the XP 95 is tracked and pushes basically twice the amount of water per stroke than many later generation water blasters. As such, it is extremely effective at pressurizing the firing chamber, needing only a few pumps to reach maximum pressure. The pump on this particular blaster tested was somewhat stiff, likely due to the bits of plastic shavings caught in the pump track grooves. This is simply a sign of having been heavily used. Considering the age and apparent good use of this soaker, it is already good that the pump remains in good working order.

supersoaker_xp95b_17_100Triggers / Grip ::

The trigger and grip area are fairly typical for soakers made in this era. The trigger, itself, felt a little stiff and took slightly more energy than average to pull despite being a non-Max-D-style trigger; this again, though, could be due to the age of this soaker. This blaster's trigger felt solid as it opened and closed the nozzle valve.

supersoaker_xp95b_18_100The Reservoir ::

The reservoir on the XP 95 holds a respectable amount of water for a blaster of its size. The reservoir empties directly into the pump intake; the tube seen pointing into the reservoir is to allow air in to replace the water as it is drawn into the pump. This design allows the reservoir to use he majority of its water supply. As in many other earlier soakers, the reservoir must be completely removed to fill. Despite its age, the O-ring on the reservoir was still in fairly good shape, showing no significant signs of wear.

Overall ::

As a whole, Super Soaker XP 95 is a great, compact, light-weight soaker. The main nozzle and firing chamber provide respectable power. Though lighter than its Super Soaker XP 150 brethren, the XP 95 would still have proven to be a good choice as a light primary soaker or an excellent back-up blaster. Capable of coping with most air-pressure-based soakers, the XP 95 would be easily overpowered by large air-pressure soakers as well as the majority of CPS and related types of blasters.

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Picture provided by MaXStaR.

The Super Soaker XP 95 (Mk. 2), pictured above, has a noticably larger and elongated pressure chamber than the original. While the remainder of its stats remain the same as the Super Soaker XP 95 tested, its larger chamber extends its usable shot time by a couple of seconds (the Mk.2 pressure chamber capacity is ~340mL).

Pros

Durable, light, and offers good power for its size. Stream produced quite cohesive. Tracked pump fairly sturdy and very effective.

Cons

More tricky to fill reservoir; decent, but slightly small pressure chamber.


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