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Significance and Use
The minimum and packaged weight of a tent are properties used by consumers to evaluate tents. The weight may also be used for specifications, manufacturing standards, and quality control.
1.1 This test method covers requirements for weighing and marking tents for use in the sports of backpacking and mountaineering.
1.2 This test method may contain test methods that do not entirely simulate real life situations. The test methods are designed to give reproducible results in a laboratory and, thereby, a means for product comparison.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Inch-pound units appearing in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
ICS Number Code 97.200.30 (Camping equipment and camp-sites)
UNSPSC Code 49121503(Tents)
ASTM F1934-98(2011), Standard Test Method for Weighing a Backpacking or Mountaineering Tent, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top