Waterproof Rating System
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, forceful water pressure applications, or submersion.
Waterproof Rating 2 – Foul 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. This is the first class we refer to as truly submersible. 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 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.
ROC Gear, Inc. has created this WSRS rating system™ to be used by licensed manufacturers and dealers as a way for consumers to quickly understand the claims being made by any manufacturer or dealer, but the rating claims of the manufacturers or dealers are in fact claims from the manufacturer or dealer, and in no way represent any guarantee from ROC Gear, Inc. Direct product questions should be directed to the product manufacturer. Perceived mis-representations and/or mis-use of the WSRS rating system™ should be reported to email@example.com.