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why do you have to seal the seams? I live...

why do you have to seal the seams? I live in sub-tropical aus. we do get heavy rain, but I've never sealed a tent seam in my life? what happens if you don't?

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Because the seams do not come sealed from the factory, which is unusual for a tent and likely why you've never had to do it before, you will need to do it if you expect any precipitation. If you don't, you can expect leakage/seepage inside the tent, making for an uncomfortable time. By having you do the sealing yourself, BD can keep costs lower, which is important when you're dealing with an already expensive tent (the fabric they use is pricey stuff).