Where are your products made?

- All of the Barking Pine brand products are designed, manufactured, and assembled in Utah. We make every effort to source materials and components produced in the USA. Some materials or components may be imported by a US based supplier, distributor, or manufacturer that we purchase supplies from.

- Products that we sell from other manufacturers may be made in the USA or imported.

What do the different waterproofing terms used in product descriptions mean?

- There are various terms used to describe specifications for waterproofing, durability, and other aspects of materials used in creating a product. Below is a basic table of definitions to further assist you. Over time with wear, UV exposure, or exposure to other substances, all fabrics will eventually lose their waterproofness.

Weatherproof Protects against short term or light exposure to rain, splashes, dust, and dirt. May allow water or dust to enter over extended periods of time or heavy exposure. May not be able to seal completely nor have taped/sealed seams.
Waterproof Protects against long term or heavy exposure to rain, splashes, dust, and dirt. Will resist water or dust from entering for extended periods of time and exposure. Commonly will be able to seal completely or have taped/sealed seams.
Hydrostatic Head The scientific term to measure how much water pressure is needed to get through a fabric. While there is not a universal standard, it is often said that for something to be labeled waterproof it will have a Hydrostatic Head rating of 1000mm or greater. Most tents, tarps, or packs seem to range between 1500-4000mm while jackets and some other high end gear can reach 10,000mm or even double that amount. Breathability can sometimes be sacrificed for greater waterproofness.
DWR Durable Water Repellent finish. A basic fabric treatment that offers basic weather/water resistance
Seam Taped A manufacturing process that seals the seams of a tent or other product by applying a tape that covers the stitches and the holes that are created by the needle as it goes through the fabric. This helps keep water from absorbing into the thread and dripping through the holes made during the sewing process.
Seam Sealed A manufacturing or repair process where a liquid sealant is used to fill the area around and/or over the thread where the sewing process has made small holes in the fabric with the needle. This is commonly done with a type of silicone product but can be other liquids as well.