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Top 10 Best Water Guns in the UK 2020

Invented by a former NASA engineer in the ’80s, water guns, or pistols, are a cheap and undeniably fun way to keep kids entertained in the summer, whilst also keeping them cool and encouraging outdoor time over screen time. They can even be used by adults for your own grown-up water fight.

If the time has come to pass on your combat tips to the next generation, you’ll be pleased to know that today’s models have even higher power and longer ranges and that Nerf are still making some of the coolest super-soakers out there. We thought you might need some help finding the best water gun out there, so we’ve created a practical choosing guide, plus a ranking of the top products this year from Amazon, eBay and Argos. Let the battle commence!
  • Last updated: 19-10-2020
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How to Choose a Water Gun in the UK – Buying Guide

So, you want to get the kids (or yourself, no judgement here) the best water gun for your money. Here are a few points you should take into consideration, most of which are dependent on who’s using them and where.

Choose Your Weapon: Pros and Cons of the 3 Main Water Gun Designs

From modest water pistols to the biggest and baddest soakers, there’s a few varieties for you to choose from. Let’s look at the pro’s and con’s of each to help you get started.

Pump Action Water Blasters Are Adult-Friendly, and Have the Biggest Capacity and Impact

Pump Action Water Blasters Are Adult-Friendly, and Have the Biggest Capacity and Impact
If you want the most powerful artillery out there, you’ll want to get your hands on a water blaster. This term refers to pump action water guns, including the brand-specific Super Soakers, that use a build-up of compressed air (rather than a trigger action) to unleash a furious stream of water upon your opponent.
No doubt about it, they’re large and sometimes heavy, which means they’re not very easy to pack up for a day out, and most suited to bigger children rather than small. You’ll also need two hands to operate them. They’d be the most suitable choice for adults too, whether you’re bonding with the housemates or just wanting to join in with the kids.
Also a larger size means a large capacity, so you can play all afternoon without having to constantly rush off to the sink mid-battle. Speaking of which, they can be refilled either under the tap, or via submersion in water. This dual-refill method could come in handy if you’re somewhere without easy access to a faucet, or you just want the option of both.

Basic Squirt Guns Are Portable and Cheap With the Smallest Capacity

Basic Squirt Guns Are Portable and Cheap With the Smallest Capacity
The small, brightly coloured plastic squirt guns that you probably had as a kid are still around, and they’re still cheap. Sure, they don’t look like something from a superhero film and they don’t fire very far compared to the other varieties, but if you just want a simple toy for younger children or one to throw in a bag for the park they would suffice.
There are some more modernised versions on the market that have stepped up the tank size and overall appearance but still operate via a trigger and fill with the same ease, so these would be our recommendation if you don’t want to spend a lot but don’t want something too weak or low in quality.

Little tip, if you do want to give any unwelcome garden visitors such as cats or birds a quick splash, these would be the most suitable as they’ll get the message across without being powerful enough to harm them.

Foam Tube Guns Are Light, Able to Float and Least Resemble Actual Guns

Foam Tube Guns Are Light, Able to Float and Least Resemble Actual Guns
Not too fond of the idea of the children playing with pistol-shaped guns? There is an alternative – a tube gun. They’re made of foam, and actually look like something you’d use to bob around on in a swimming pool. In fact, they’re a brilliant choice for taking on holiday or in any pool, as they’re not only very light but they can float, and they have a pretty impressive firing range.
On top of this, the fact they’re comprised of soft foam rather than hard plastic means they’re a safer choice, especially around smaller children or those who tend to get a bit overexcited when playing.
They don’t hold too much in their tanks, and need to be dunked in a body of water to be refilled, so if you aren’t using them in the pool or in the sea you’ll have to make sure a sink or bucket is kept full at home – unless you have your own pool of course!

Note the Weight of the Water Gun and the Ages it’s Suitable For

Note the Weight of the Water Gun and the Ages it’s Suitable For
If you’re buying for older kids, teens, or adults, all of the varieties mentioned above will be fine to handle. But if you’re looking to purchase for smaller children, it may be worth noting the weight of the water gun, so as to avoid disappointment if they find it too heavy to use.
As with most toys, there should also be an age range mentioned on the product, so have a look for this too if you’re unsure whether it is suitable for your kids.

Check Out the Volume: a Larger Tank Means Fewer Refills

Check Out the Volume: a Larger Tank Means Fewer Refills
We now know that some designs usually have a larger capacity than others, but this will still vary from product to product. Have a look at how much water each model can hold before you make your decision, particularly if you’re wanting to have your fun away from an easy water source. Here’s our quick guide to distinguishing what equates to a large or small capacity:
  • 200-500ml : Small capacity for short term use
  • 500ml - 1 litre : Medium capacity that will need some refilling
  • 1 litre and above : Featured in large water blasters, longer periods of time between refills

Note the Maximum Range the Water Can Reach

Note the Maximum Range the Water Can Reach
Another feature you may like to factor in is the range of the spray, typically listed on products in metres or feet, so think about where the water gun will get the most use.
For those playing in smaller spaces or in the water, 5 metres (approx. 16 feet) or so will be enough to catch your foes even when on the move. If there’s a few of you playing in a large area, you’ll probably want a longer range of 7-10 metres (approx. 25-30 feet).

Buying a Pair or Set Can Be Better for Families and Save Money

Buying a Pair or Set Can Be Better for Families and Save Money
Families or party planners will find that buying water guns in pairs or sets is often cheaper and easier than adding several of the same product to your basket. Some are even available in both small and large sizes for parents and children to play together.
They can also come in different colours or designs, making them ideal for siblings who might like their own personalised toy, or to avoid potential dramas at occasions when there are a few children getting together.

Top 10 Best Water Guns in the UK

Next up, the products. With our buying guide in mind, take a look at our top picks, work out which you like the look of, and go and have fun in the sun!
10

Kandy ToysStorm Blaster Foam Water Pump

£11.43

Water Gun TypeFoam tube
Weight440 g
Age Range5+
Water CapacityUnspecified
Range6 metres/19 feet
Quantity in Pack20
9

JOYIN High Capacity Water Super Soaker Blaster Squirt Gun

Pack of 2

£12.99

Water Gun TypePump action
Weight821 g
Age Range6+
Water Capacity739 ml
Range10.9 metres/36 feet
Quantity in Pack2
8

iBaseToyLong Range Water Pistols Squirt Guns

Pack of 2

£14.99

Water Gun TypePump action
Weight499 g
Age Range3+
Water Capacity1 litre & 570 ml
Range10 metres/33 feet
Quantity in Pack2
7

Balnore 4 Nozzles Water Gun Soaker

£9.99

Water Gun TypePump action
Weight385 g
Age Range5+
Water Capacity1.2 litres
Range10 metres/33 feet
Quantity in Pack1
6
Water Gun TypePump action
Weight83 g
Age Range6 +
Water Capacity1 litre
Range3 metres/10 feet
Quantity in Pack1
5

JoylinkFoam Water Gun Toys

Pack of 4

£9.68

Water Gun TypeFoam tube
Weight400 g
Age Range6 +
Water CapacityUnspecified
Range6 metres/ 20 feet
Quantity in Pack4
4

Gvoo Large Capacity Water Pistol

Pack of 2

£6.99

Water Gun TypeSquirt gun
Weight192 g
Age Range3+
Water Capacity200 ml
Range5 metres/16 feet
Quantity in Pack2
3

Aovowog Super Soaker Blaster Water Guns

Pack of 2

£7.99

Water Gun TypeSquirt gun
Weight159 g
Age Range3+
Water CapacityUnspecified
Range7 metres/23 feet
Quantity in Pack2
2

NerfSuper Soaker Double Drench

£22.03

Water Gun TypePump action
Weight386 g
Age Range6 +
Water Capacity680 ml
Range11.5 metres/38 feet
Quantity in Pack1
1
Water Gun TypePump action
Weight430 g
Age Range6+
Water Capacity975 ml
Range9 metres/29 feet
Quantity in Pack1

Compare the Best Water Guns

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1
Nerf Super Soaker Twin Tide 1

Nerf

2
Nerf Super Soaker Double Drench 1

Nerf

3
Aovowog  Super Soaker Blaster Water Guns 1

Aovowog

4
Gvoo  Large Capacity Water Pistol 1

Gvoo

5
Joylink Foam Water Gun Toys 1

Joylink

6
Nerf Super Soaker Fortnite TS-R Water Blaster 1

Nerf

7
Balnore  4 Nozzles Water Gun Soaker  1

Balnore

8
iBaseToy Long Range Water Pistols Squirt Guns 1

iBaseToy

9
JOYIN  High Capacity Water Super Soaker Blaster Squirt Gun 1

JOYIN

10
Kandy Toys Storm Blaster Foam Water Pump 1

Kandy Toys

Name

Super Soaker Twin Tide

Super Soaker Double Drench

Super Soaker Blaster Water Guns

Large Capacity Water Pistol

Foam Water Gun Toys

Super Soaker Fortnite TS-R Water Blaster

4 Nozzles Water Gun Soaker

Long Range Water Pistols Squirt Guns

High Capacity Water Super Soaker Blaster Squirt Gun

Storm Blaster Foam Water Pump

Features

The Ultimate Super Soaker

Ultra Long Range Double Blaster

Low Price, Big Enough to Impress

Simple Squirt Guns for Littler Kids

Super Light Foam For All Members of the Family to Enjoy

High Power for an Unbeatable Blast

Lightweight and High Capacity

A Mixed Size Set for Players Big and Small

Good Value Blasters for Siblings or Friends

A Bargain Party Pack of Foam Shooters

Price£14.64£22.03£7.99£6.99£9.68£20.00£9.99£14.99£12.99£11.43
Water Gun TypePump actionPump actionSquirt gunSquirt gunFoam tubePump actionPump actionPump actionPump actionFoam tube
Weight430 g386 g159 g192 g400 g83 g385 g499 g821 g440 g
Age Range6+6 +3+3+6 +6 +5+3+6+5+
Water Capacity975 ml680 mlUnspecified200 mlUnspecified1 litre1.2 litres1 litre & 570 ml739 mlUnspecified
Range9 metres/29 feet11.5 metres/38 feet7 metres/23 feet5 metres/16 feet6 metres/ 20 feet3 metres/10 feet10 metres/33 feet10 metres/33 feet10.9 metres/36 feet6 metres/19 feet
Quantity in Pack11224112220
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For Hours of Fun in the Sun, Check These Out!

For Hours of Fun in the Sun, Check These Out!

Struggling to think of ideas on how to keep the kids (or the grown-ups) entertained this summer? Say no more, because we have got the products for you to be the host(ess) with the most(ess). So sit back, crack your flip-flops out and take a look at our top selections of must-have summer items!

Summary

Grab yourself, your family, and anyone you know a water gun for the summer and you will be guaranteed hours of good old fashioned fun – much better than staring at the TV all day! Today’s offerings provide something for every age and taste, and we hope you’ve been able to find your ultimate ammunition amongst our recommendations.

Author: Natasha Dziubajlo

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