There's a benefit to being an editor of a publication and
that's getting to see and test the latest new products. But another advantage
is that I get to compare these products to previous models and such is the case
with this Nomad.
I was a big supporter of the previous model, but to be
honest I can't believe how much better this new version is. The last version
needed to always be plugged into a 12-volt outlet and so you were limited on
what you could clean. Being cordless takes this Nomad to a whole new level.
It's best used to wash down sandy feet before coming aboard your boat or to
power wash the floor after a day of fishing or just playing. But because it
runs on a rechargeable battery, clean up is a lot faster. Plus now you have
practically an endless list of other ways you can use this.
An 18-volt cordless power cleaner, Nomad delivers three and
a half gallons of water at mud-blasting 90-PSI
and comes with an ergonomic, adjustable spray nozzle. Plus the 20-foot
abrasion-resistant, flexible hose allows for plenty of reach. I really like the
padded shoulder strap; it makes carrying around those gallons of water really
easy. I also like how the tank is detachable and it comes with a water-cleansing
filter and one-hour charger, providing the power needed to clean everything and
This pressurized cleaner is truly portable - the removable
battery pack delivers enough power to run through three full tanks of water.
When additional, constant power is needed, a 12-volt, 10-foot power cord
attachment plugs into any boat or vehicle's optional power outlet.
This is ideal for those clean freaks out there and so a nice
added touch is the attached zippered pouch and spacious pockets that allow you
to store the hose, nozzle, battery and charger. It's available in two colors-orange
and green-and you can get extra batteries for extended use, but you'd be
surprised how long it takes to go through three and a half gallons of water.
Nomad has a suggested retail price of $249.99, and includes
a one-year manufacturer's limited warranty. I'm not sure what it costs to have
a washdown installed on a boat these days, but this seems like a fair price.
Plus it can do a lot more than a typical boat washdown system can do.
Style, functionality and overall durable design, yeah this
product has it all. It earns a high rating because I feel it's such a great fit
for this industry.