The Outlaw isn’t a new design. In fact, this particular design has been around since 2009 (called the Equalizer then). But there’s a reason for that: it works. We reviewed the blaster nearly six years ago. It’s good to find that some things don’t change.
Less Is More
The Outlaw eschews most styling for bare bones blasting. Aside from a fun little decal at the front and the name plate, it’s just a large reservoir with enough plastic to encompass a handle, trigger, pump, and valve/nozzle. In a way, it’s attractive in its simplicity. It’s built and feels as solid as other Water Warriors blasters, and decently comfortable. Granted, larger hands may find the main handle (and the trigger area) slightly cramped. You’ll also end up using the pump handle as your forward grip. It’s not a bad thing, just the result of minimizing the package.
The Outlaw is a pressurized blaster – the pump below the reservoir adds air to the reservoir (and you’ll have to make sure the cap is on tight). The stated capacity is 48oz (~1420mL), making for a rather large tank to pressurize. Due to the nature of pressurized reservoir blasters, the first shot will only take a few pumps, but won’t last long. As the water level drops, however, you’ll need more pumps to once again reach the maximum pressure – but subsequent shots will also last longer. It’s just the nature of the beast, and the user will have to put in some work.
The trigger pull is smooth and responsive, the blaster is easy to aim. There’s just no nonsense to deal with.
The Water Warriors Outlaw, as stated above, holds roughly 1420mL. The box claims ranges of 42′. I only managed to hit 41′, but depending on the variables in testing (including exactly when the pump’s overpressure valve triggers), 42′ is certainly doable.
Shot times increase as water gets used up. Seeing shots go for half a minute is not out of the question, with decent distance maintained the entire time (thanks to only firing a small stream).
For those who haven’t peeked inside a “real” soaker, this is one of the last ones remaining that still uses a ball valve. It’s not quite the Max-D valve of old, but it works more than well enough for letting the water out of the reservoir. A metal linkage runs from the top of the trigger forward to the valve.
It’s hard to believe, but at this point you can consider the Water Warriors Outlaw a classic (that makes me feel old). It’s beautifully simple, easy to wield, has great range and endurance, and is inexpensive. Hard to ask for more, isn’t it?