Waterproof Rating System

We wanted to present you with a simple way to compare the level of water-tightness across our products. Class 1 being the least waterproof, and class 5 being the greatest. Our waterproof class rating definitions are as follows:

Waterproof Rating 1 – Water resistant for light rain or light splash applications. The product could be permeated by water in any of the following situations: prolonged water exposure, heavy top-down watering and forceful water pressure applications.


Waterproof Rating 2Foul weather and spray proof. Waterproof in top-down watering applications. The product could be permeated by water in any of the following applications: forceful water pressure, water injected from odd angles, or submersion.


Waterproof Rating 3 – Waterproof so tight it floats or can handle quick submersions. The product could be permeated by water in any of the following applications: prolonged submersion, submersions greater than 3 feet in depth, high water pressure applications.


Waterproof Rating 4 – Waterproof and submersible to at least 1 meter / 3 feet. Suitable for underwater sports such as swimming and snorkeling, where great depths are not common. The product could be permeated by water in any of the following applications: submersion greater than manufacturers recommended depth rating, constant submersion longer than 24 hours, extremely high water pressure applications where seals could be damaged.


Waterproof Rating 5 – Waterproof and submersible to a depth of 6 meters / 19 feet for up to 60 minutes. Suitable for any underwater sport of less depth than the maximum depth rating. Common applications include surfing, snorkelling, search & rescue, and white water rafting. The product could be permeated by water in any of the following applications: depths greater than the manufacturer’s maximum depth rating or any physical force that could jeopardise the water-tight seal.