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Designed by the United States Military to test the thresholds of all its equipment in a range of diverse conditions and circumstances where it is expected to be deployed (environment) or transported – this test was known as the MIL-STD-810G.

Imagine you’re standing in your favorite mall and looking over some products to buy, imagine you picked up one product after another and each was marked with these: Water-resistant, waterproof, water-repellent and weatherproof – and with no idea of what each term means you get confused, which by the way sounds like the same thing to me too.

To clarify what each of these markings on the products means and give you the confidence to choose the right product that’s perfect for your needs; I’ve pitted water-resistance against waterproof and water-repellent against weather-proof. If you’re ready, let’s dive in and examine what each of these terms means and what it means when a product is marked with either of the terms.