What is the difference between water resistant and water proof?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-08-15 17:11:28
2009-08-15 17:11:28

water resistant means that water will not soak through your (Eg. coat) right away but after a while water will start to soak through. water resistant material are like winter jackets and stuff. they have a protective layer but are not meant for hardcore snow/rain. On the other hand water proof means that no water will ever get in. like a water proof camera or watch. these items are meant to go under water and are perfectly protected against H2o


Related Questions

Something that is rust resistant will not rust easily; minor exposure to water will not cause it to rust. Something that is rust proof will not rust.

It is water resistant, almost water proof. But to be general its not water proof.

one is for outside (outdoors, water resistant) and one for inside (indoors, not so water resistant)

No, it is not water-proof. Although it is water-resistant.

Nylon is somewhat water resistant, although not water proof. Treating the fabric with a water repellant will help make it more resistant to water or other liquid.

Aluminum is not soluble in water. It is not water resistant, it is water proof. Please note there are boats made of aluminum.

Feathers are more resistant to water than fur

It is water-resistant (IP67 rated), but not waterproof.

American Tourister makes both water and scratch resistant luggage.

No not all play tents are water resistant. Pacific Play do supply water resistant and SPF30 proof with their tents and tunnels for the extra safety of your children.

No, this Lucien Piccard watch is not waterproof.

Water resistant is not the same thing as water proof. A water resistant object can get wet and not be damaged, but it should not actually be submerged entirely. It still has some degree of vulnerability to water.

The LG G4 is not waterproof, let alone water resistant.

No, you must purchase a case that is specifically designed to be water proof or water resistant.

Most tents are made 'water proof', but its more water resistant. I would seal the edges just in case.

This indicates the watch is water resistant, But not Water proof

The Fitbit Flex is water resistant up to 10 meters in depth.

According their manual, this watch is water resistant to 30m/100ft.

Showerproof beads water off but is not puddle-proof

Briefcases with a nylon thread while some being weaved are water resistant and will help keep water out. Aluminum briefcases are completely water proof as the others are considered water resistant.

There are some water-resistant calculators, but waterproof calculators are very hard to come by.

The Latico Leathers Latico Basics North South Convertible Laptop Bag Black is water resistant because it is leather

Yes some brands do carry waterproof models other have water proof covers. And usually both types are resistant to rain and chances are they'll hold up to a lot of it.

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.