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The Armoury Review :: Nerf Super Soaker Torrent

.: Limited statistics measured at iSoaker.com

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Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Piston  Novelty

  Item Number: F3889
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2021 / 2022
  Patents:
  Review Notes: Weight includes packaging
  Availability: Coming Soon

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 244.00 g (8.62 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 275.00 mL (9.17 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: N/A mL (0 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: N/A

Range: N/A

Encumbrance: 30

Ergonomics: 60

Capacity: 20

Overall: 30


Blaster Dimensions :: 30.5 cm (12.01 ") x 3.0 cm (1.18 ") x 12.0 cm (4.72 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

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Light Blue / White
Light Blue
N/A
Orange / White
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

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N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


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The Nerf Super Soaker Torrent is a water blaster model released by Hasbro Inc. for 2022. It is a syringe-type water blaster featuring a novel elongated, slit-type nozzle.

Brief Overview .:

When I first saw pictures of the Nerf Super Soaker Torrent, I was intrigued and looked forward to trying it out because of its unique shape and nozzle design. Alas, to me, the Nerf Super Soaker Torrent can be summed up by one word: disappointing.

Having purchased the Torrent online, when the package arrived and I opened the outer box, I finally saw the Torrent in-person and it was far smaller than I had hoped. The whole blaster is roughly 1' (30cm) from front to end of the pump grip and it just looks small.

Nevertheless, the nozzle still intrigued me and was happy by the fact that one can extend the pump without needing to remove the outer packaging. Thus, after taking some pictures, I filled a mixing bowl with water and proceeded to see how this water blaster behaved.

...and was further disappointed. The Nerf Super Soaker Torrent dribbles. A LOT. After drawing in water the first time and holding the blaster level to the ground, water seemed to just pour out from the nozzle. While it does not appear to complete drain, I would estimate that half to 2/3s of the pump chamber can dribble out of the nozzle. Thus, to get the most from the blaster, one must load and blast it nearly immediately. Granted, one may also hold the blaster vertically after filling (nozzle pointed upwards) to minimize the water loss, but that brings up the next problem.

Upon drawing in water again, I found that my hand on the pump grip was getting wet. It appears that the seal for the pump rod, likely being a more rectangular shape, does not seal well and allows some water to get to the backside of the pump after a blast. Thus, when drawing in water a second time, some of the water that got trapped in the backside of the pump splurts out when the pump rod enters the blaster. This is made worse given that one wishes to fill more quickly to prevent water dribbling out, making a bigger backside splash. In short, expect to get yourself wet when using the Nerf Super Soaker Torrent. The final annoyance from water ended up on the backside of the pump is that it also becomes much more difficult to dry out this blaster after use. It took me several attempts and shaking the blaster with its pump extended to get the trapped water out.

As for the feature I had the most hope for, the stream, it also disappointed. The picture on the packaging makes it appear like this thin stream spreads out while remaining thin. For the Nerf Super Soaker Torrent tested, while the stream does initially emerge as a thin line, thanks to water tension, the stream ends up pulling itself towards its center and collapses upon itself roughly 2-3' (60-90cm) from the nozzle and then just behaves as a more chaotic stream afterwards instead of a thin line.

* Note: at present, this blaster is being kept in its original packaging and iSoaker.com has no plans to do additional testing

In the end, the Nerf Super Soaker Torrent is more of a novelty water blaster with a promising nozzle concept, but does not perform as well as one would hope. Its build appears to have a number of technical problems and the stream produced does not ultimately create the spray pattern desired. On top of that, the dribbling issues further reduce the fun and utility of this water blaster. Perhaps best used for casual water fights where refilling sites are ample and most combat is close-quarters, the Nerf Super Soaker Torrent is likely outclassed all but trigger-based water blaster.

Pros

Interesting nozzle concept

Cons

Significant dribble from the nozzle after filling; stream does not remain tall and thin, instead collapses upon itself; pump seal imperfect resulting in water getting into the back-side of the pump

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