The portable pressure washer was first launched in 2005 in the UK. Since then there have been a number of new entrants into the market. Also, since then any company that sells any type of pressure washer has decided to define theirs portable.
But here we’re talking about those which work from a car’s 12-volt power port or a rechargeable battery – or both – can be refilled in some way, and are truly mobile. They are self-contained having their own water reservoir or tank. And importantly, they produce a lot less pressure than traditional pressure washers.
The table below puts JetWet into perspective by comparing it with the key competitors, standing at the top as the highest static pressure (on the ‘pencil’ setting). The battery run time matches any other competitor. The water capacity is plenty – if not enough a spare water bag is available – and when empty or full it is the 2nd lightest.
Portable Pressure Washer Comparison
|Feature / Model||Mobi |
|Run time (mins)||N/A||30||15||NP||30|
|Weight empty (kg)||5||2.65||2.2||7.5||NP|
|Weight full (kg)||20||11.65||6.2||24.5||At least 20|
|Static pressure pencil setting (Bar)*||NP||6||5||NP||NP|
|Static pressure (PSI)||NP||87||72||NP||NP|
|Official price||£99.99||£85.00||£149.00||£149.99||€ 199.99|
The designs of these products haven’t changed much over the years – until now. The differences are in the capacity (and hence the weight), ways of moving or lifting them, (where some need wheels), and the function, (one model has a light on it, another can suck water out of a bucket arrangement it that’s the way users want to use it).
Don’t compromise. Optimise.
Essentially, they are about cleaning: moving dirt, sand, debris, stuff off your sports and outdoor kit and gear, and off dogs and horses, too, when you don’t have access to mains electricity or water.
More water capacity lets you clean more. But how much do you really need? And the more water you carry, the heavier the washer is to carry. Then, how heavy in total it depends on how heavy the product is without water, and that depends on the design and the materials we used.
The next consideration is how long you want the battery to run for. Well, it needs to be good enough to empty the water reservoir at least once.
And probably the most essential aspect is how effective it is. That depends partly on water flow, partly on pressure and partly on the design of the spray gun.
So to the JetWet. We call it a sport power washer because even journalists struggle to categorise these products, using terms like mobile washers. And portable has been hijacked online. So, sport power washer it is.
With the new categorisation, we’ve taken the three considerations above, relooked at the product and optimised rather than compromised. Compact. Lightweight. Simple. Effective.
*The standard industry measurement. The JetWet has a similar pump on/off sensor pressure as those with NP published.
NP – Not published
NA- Not applicable