Hydrostatic head

Tatt282

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Hi guys, new around here but glad to be here. I am based in the UK where it rains well....alot 🤣. I love the onetigris brand and product but, can't help but wonder why the hydrostatic head on tents is so low. I personally believe that 5000mm should be the standard . Anyone shed any light on this ? It may put people off as the the tent can only be used part of the year. Cheers in advance
 

Dean Cattell

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Hi guys, new around here but glad to be here. I am based in the UK where it rains well....alot 🤣. I love the onetigris brand and product but, can't help but wonder why the hydrostatic head on tents is so low. I personally believe that 5000mm should be the standard . Anyone shed any light on this ? It may put people off as the the tent can only be used part of the year. Cheers in advance
Great question! I think the minimum rating needs to be 1000 for a product to be labelled waterproof. Most entry level tarps/tents are normally 2000 to 3000 in order to get “waterproof “ recognition with high quality usually starting around 5000.
 

Tatt282

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Great question! I think the minimum rating needs to be 1000 for a product to be labelled waterproof. Most entry level tarps/tents are normally 2000 to 3000 in order to get “waterproof “ recognition with high quality usually starting around 5000.
Thats it. I completely agree. I love one Tigris products but the low HH puts me off the tents .
 

Tatt282

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Seems to be many reviews about in different places about water either leaking in or from the ground. If all all tents and tarps were 5000mm, then the tents would be bang on. The designs are amazing. Just need the protection to match
 
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Dean Cattell

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Seems to be many reviews about in different places about water either leaking in or from the ground. If all all tents and tarps were 5000mm, then the tents would be bang on. The designs are amazing. Just need the protection to match
Even a higher rating say for the floor where there may be more pooling of water etc. Problem is that the higher the rating the less flexible than material might be, plus an increase in weight and most likely cost.
 
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Tatt282

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But, it's worth the bit extra in rigidity and cost if the product can be used for All seasons , especially in countries with high rainfall plus, being more of the bushcraft style tent, any extra rigidity is a bonus with branches at risk of falling in the winter months
 
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Tatt282

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If we think about a bushcraft style tent what is needed? Something tough, that can used through all seasons keeping us covered,secure and dry and that we can still cook and eat in comfort should the weather turn. A leaking tent could turn what meant to be a night of peace and enjoyment into the complete opposite, misery and irritation. I personally love the sound of rain in a tent at night however, water coming in another matter
 

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Thanks a lot for the input. Our outdoor shelters are designed for general gear users and we need to stay price competitve on Amazon. While 5000mm or more is something we'd like to do, for now we are only focusing on entry level tarps/tents.