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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Elastic - Bladder

  Item Number: 9798-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1997 / 1998
  Patents: RE.35412; 5,339,987
  Availability: No Longer Made


Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 1550.00 g (54.77 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 8000.00 mL (266.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 850.00 mL (28.33 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 32 mL (1.07 fl.oz.) Ratings .:

Power: 67

Range: 80

Encumbrance: 100

Ergonomics: 75

Capacity: 100

Overall: 85

Blaster Dimensions :: 71.0 cm (27.95 ") x 12.0 cm (4.72 ") x 30.0 cm (11.81 ")

Hose Dimensions :: 100.0 cm (39.37 ") x 2.0 cm (0.79 ") x 2.0 cm (0.79 ")

Backpack Dimensions :: 8.0 cm (3.15 ") x 24.0 cm (9.45 ") x 42.0 cm (16.54 ")

Length x Width x Height

Version Colours .:



Pressure Chamber



1 ::

Blue / Purple / Orange

Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector (4 settings) .:


Range (level)

Range (45°)


iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

5x ::

7.0 m (22.97')

10.0 m (32.81')

245.0 mL/s (8.17 oz./s)



4.0 s

10x ::

7.0 m (22.97')

10.0 m (32.81')

400.0 mL/s (13.33 oz./s)



2.0 s

Typhoon ::

6.0 m (19.69')

9.0 m (29.53')

251.0 mL/s (8.37 oz./s)



4.0 s

20x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

9.0 m (29.53')

521.0 mL/s (17.37 oz./s)



2.0 s


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iS SuperSoaker cps3000_01tbThe Super Soaker CPS 3000 is the first CPS-based backpack blaster. The CPS 3000 balances CPS power with a good complement of water. The backpack/water reservoir has two layers: the outer layer holds the straps to the pack and acts as a damage protector; the inner water bladder is made of vinyl and holds the water. A soft exterior adjusts to match the amount of water it contains. The backpack is attached to good strength, one metre long tubing, allowing the user a great deal of freedom of motion with the blaster. A zipper at the right side of the backpack where the tubing emerges allows access to the inner compartment to make repairs or patch leaks if need be. At the end of the hose is a closeable valve/blaster adapter. This allows the user of the CPS 3000 to be a sort of mobile filling station for smaller blasters. The adapter locks into the Super Soaker CPS 3000 blaster with a twist/click lock.

iS SuperSoaker cps3000_12tbThe blaster itself has four nozzle settings. They are rated as 5x, 10x, Typhoon and 20x. The 5x, 10x and 20x settings are identical to the Super Soaker CPS 2500 in terms of aperture size. However, the firing chamber of the CPS 3000 holds significantly more water, letting one fire continuously with the 5x setting for nearly 8 seconds. The 5x and 10x settings are best to use when conserving water (as if you need to with an 8 L backpack). The 20x is great for thoroughly soaking one's opponent quickly. The Typhoon setting is an interesting, albeit not that useful, setting. At this setting, the CPS 3000 fires out three roughly 5x streams in a spreading pattern from the nozzle. The shoulder strap and built-on handle make the blaster easy to carry and hold.

The Super Soaker CPS 3000 is one of the largest water blasters made; one to be feared and respected. To those who choose to use it, use it well.


The water supply is large enough to last a good deal of time even in the wildest of squirt-fests. The four nozzles allows one to maximize drenching power, cover a large area or conserve water. Its sheer size also makes one's opponents think thrice before coming within range. The size of the firing chamber lets one unload extreme amounts of water. The backpack nicely deflates as water is used, making it less obtrusive.


Heavy. Let me rephrase that. Really heavy! The backpack should have been reinforced better. The main problem with the backpack is the straps which are attached in a few places to the outer shell. As such, it is not recommendable to run with the backpack full of water. Placing the Super Soaker CPS 3000 backpack into a larger knapsack with a side-opening zipper will allow the user to run without fear of damaging the blaster's water reservoir. The Typhoon setting is not that useful.

:: Submitted Reviews

By: Aqua-Flash | Posted 20090615

If you want huge capacity backed with deadly power, range and output, then the CPS 3000 is right up your street.  Back in 98 when all things CPS were amazing, the 3000 was insane, and still is today, like a crazy teenager who refuses to change their ways of causing mayhem.  The only other backpack blaster before this was the Super Soaker (XP) 300.

Having a backpack capacity of around 2 gallons, which is enough to feed a camel and also last you if you ever get lost in the Desert.  Not forgetting lasting you most of a water fight.  The backpack connects to the blaster which is a similar size albeit slightly longer than a 1500/1700.  The blaster itself looks very cool and simple with pretty much the same colours as the 1000.  For the firing chamber the 3000 holds around the same as the 1500, only this time it is not so bad since you’ll get loads of shots from the huge reservoir volume.  Four nozzles consisting of 5x, 10x, the dreaded 20x and the not so useful Typhoon Blast unless you are surrounded by a cuddle of people.  Each nozzle though given the 3000’s power performs brilliantly, and offers the full range for any situation, conserving or dishing out huge payback.  Along with that the simple easy to use nozzle selector is great.  Good feel, a pressure just like on the 2000 and 2500 and a tracked make for one simple yet effective high capacity blaster.  The backpack despite holding a lot is at least soft which makes it more bearable and a trip to the doctors about back pain much less likely.  The usual strap on the blaster is another big plus.
A few things do weigh down the 3000 a little though like a fat man.  One being the fact that actual backpack hose to blaster connection isn’t designed the best.  When connecting to the blaster it is easily snapped off the tubing, meaning you have to repair it so be careful.  Even the tubing connected to the backpack can come out as well, which is an annoying pain in the arse in all.  I do have a repair of how to fix it.   Also, the 20x nozzle isn’t as good as what you’d get on a 2000 or 2500.  Sometimes you’ll get a short range blast or a long range heavy beam, so it’s a bit temperamental.  The backpack is heavy and will weigh you down when full at first, making you look fat, so if you aren’t into heavy blasters and prefer lighter then this isn’t your blaster.  The backpack’s filling cap is also a bit awkward.  As usual with every CPS, even though you have a huge supply, it is so easy to use it up too quickly, a bit like me with my money really.

Still, the CPS 3000 for the heavier blaster user who wants to cause mayhem is ideal and hits pretty much every essential thing right.  It retains simplicity of being easy to use and providing conservation and heavy soakage options with great power and range.  If you want to be big, fat and intimidating and look like a fireman this is a great soaker for it.  They are however a lot of money, however if you find one for a good price buy it, since it is a worthy blaster to buy nowadays.

Using the CPS 3000

In terms of power, range and soakage with practicality you can take on pretty much anything.  However watch out for lighter blaster users as they can take advantage of your weight when full.  As you deplete water the 3000 becomes more deadly and into the groove.

Against the CPS 3000

All users whether using CPS or air pressure blasters take advantage of the 3000’s weight at the start and amount of time it takes to pump while you still can.



















Review By Drew W. | Posted: 20000814

The CPS3000 is a very interesting gun. It may not seem that huge since the blaster has no resevior and is shorter than say, a CPS2500. However, one must remember that one is carrying a resevior on his/her back that is bigger than that of any other gun. It is the largest and strongest water gun made with the exeption of the CPS2000 which was stronger. (At least it was in a time before Monster XLs.)

You may think that carrying a two gallon backpack would weigh you down but it resting on both shoulders makes it very easy to carry. The blaster itself is also somewhat light having no resevior on it.

Now let's talk power. This gun can even now take on a Monster XL. Although I only rank it as a Heavy Cannon it is still on the top ranks with the Monsters, MXLs and CPS2000s. The nozzles are each useful. The 5x is good for a long shot, the 10x is good for all-purpose soaking, and the 20x is made for all-out drenching. I use the 5x for long range shots that last long. The 10x is my default nozzle. The 20x is used for wiping out stuff. On the 20x nozzle I can feel the kickback. The Typhoon is facinating. It fire 3 streams in an expanding triangle to soak multiple people. It isn't as useful as the other nozzles.

The backpack is a little weak at the straps and may tear. The valve on the hose leaks if not in the gun properly.

PROs: Somewhat light compared to other Heavy Cannons. The backpack holds a gigantic amount of water (a whopping 2gal or 8l). 5x, 10x, and 20x nozzles provide a good choice in a battle. Giant firing chamber blasts long shots.

CONs: Backpack is weak at straps. Hose may leak if not in the gun properly. Typhoon setting not that useful.

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