cool test; allot of fun to watch.
This test similates exactly what happens when it rains in the south. Horizonal rain from high winds is common. Paul needs to get a life and get off the couch!
LOve the test! that unrealistic water pressure smacking the tents and seams and some still held up well. I'd like to see you add more coin and go for like say mmm 20 min and see if the black diamond ect. still held up.. great test, keep em' coming.
This was a really cool (and cold) test. thank you for your creativity.
I read backpacker mag so I must be a poser too: Iím ok with that. For those of you who are not posers which tent would you choose? The golite? As always gear lab, your testing is not all-inclusive, but it always has useful information. Keep up the good work.
What's that noise ?
Oh. It's the guys at Golite working overtime.
Hey lighten up! Some times you need to have fun think I might try this with my scout troop! keep up the good work!
i live right by that, a few blocks how funny
Eh. Not impressed. A real test would be one week of early May in the UP with constant rain/snow/drizzle. But what was really impressive was that cutie with the wand. She can blow my truck clean anytime! Oh and by the way, this RealMan just rolls up in a chunk of stiff canvas and a saddle blanket when it starts getting cold and wet. Tents are for girl scouts and FEMA victims.
This is only to "simulate" the conditions...this is not a "scientific" test that may take months. It is done to prove a point. If a tent cannot withstand this, then why take it out in real conditions?? And as far as gagaSeattle.....water is water.....and even if you were only somewhat correct....in the worst conditions, your "soft water" is not being forced in at an amazing PSI rate. Good Job Gear Lab. Gives a good start for my decision.
Loved the test.... and I want to do it.... nice job!!!
Nice tests but what's the price comparison to say a colman Hooligan 3 that has a keep you dry guarantee?
if backpacker is a poser why are posting on their website and what does that make you also the fact that you think that your opinion matters is also troubling i think that the tests where done on budget and they got thier points across so in conclusion keep your mouths shut about the site and comment on the product only
its amazing to me that people have to be so negative. Thank you for your efforts. What a great idea. Like paul Go somewhere else. Bill R where is your magazine and test videos???? Get A life
Good call on the Traindodge...awesome band!
gaga seattle you are a nob
I love how well this duplicates real life conditions...
i like the beer that snuck in there. i have to admit i agree with the skeptics on this one though. not really my idea of a test, but it does look like a lot of fun, and i suspect thats what its really all about.
Poser magazine my ass! Gear lab is a sick idea and if anything at all, is fun as hell to watch. Good work Ted and Genny!
Depending on the municipal water supplying the car wash, the test is probably seriously flawed. How you may ask?...
City water is always harder than rain water and hard water dosen't penetrate nearly as much as soft water which is much 'wetter'. Even in Seattle where are city water was rain not that long ago, by the time it gets to our faucets (or car washes) it's much harder. Rain water is about as soft as water gets and much 'wetter' than harder water.
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