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.