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Need to waterproof a new tent ?

Discussion in 'Carrying' started by hemdale, May 21, 2012.

  1. hemdale

    hemdale Nomad

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    Hi guys,

    Just wondered if the waterproofing treatment on a tent was definitely ok or if it was a bit too superficial ?
    I don't doubt that Hilleberg tents are incredibly waterproof but I know that (sometimes) factory waterproofing treatments can be a bit "weak".

    I just wanted to have your input on that and to know if anyone would rather have their tent (re ?)waterproofed..even if they are new ?

    Many thanks
     
  2. bilmo-p5

    bilmo-p5 Maker Plus

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    I wouldn't proof a new tent. If it was properly pitched and leaked I'd be sending it back.

    If it's a Hilleberg you're buying I wouldn't worry; they didn't get the reputation they have for flogging sieves.
     
  3. HarrogateTobias

    HarrogateTobias Full Member

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    agree with that 100%
     
  4. PDA1

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    The main problem used to be the seams, which needed sealing. Nowadays, most reputable brands tape all seams so the seam sealiong is not needed. Be careful though. I have a Coleman tent that I use for car/base camping and guy out tabs were added after the seams tape had been applied, and there were potential leakage holes in that stitching which had to be sealed. I very much doubt that you need worry with a Hilleberg:)
     
  5. hemdale

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    That's pretty much what I thought.:umbrella:

    Hopefully it will pour this weekend....or maybe not ;) I have all the time to find out if the tent is leaking !
     

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