Yea going through the post on that link it seems to be hit or miss, no problems or nothing but problems - kinda sad we pay enough $$$$$ for them they should be waterproof period. Rain happens, itís a fact; ride enough and youíll get rained on. Well at least it looks like I lucked out both times with mine, but IF it ever does crap out on me Iím thinking Iíll go with someone else that IS rated as waterproof, probably shouldnít press my luck a third time..
Hail yea! Hail hurts - but at least I lucked out I was on gravel roads so it wasnít an issue, wouldnít wanna be skating around on hail on tarmac
I just mentioned hail cause that was implying the kinda drenching downpour I was riding in... Iím just happy it was JUST pea size and NOT golf ball size.
Well, also as Apple states in regards to their watches "Water resistance isn't a permanent condition and may diminish over time." Now, of course, Sena doesn't even make a claim of water resistance even making statements such as this:
Sena Technologies Help Desk
Thank you for contacting SENA Tech Support!
Sena 20s is not a waterproof/water resistant.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions and concerns.
SENA Tech Support
So I suppose water resistance that is inherent to some units, but never claimed by Sena is an even less permanent condition? But yeah for the money they should be "waterproof." Cardo Packtalks advertise ip67 water resistance and even some of the cheapies like FODSports and Freecom advertise waterproof/water resistant units. Come on Sena. Been using Sena for a decade (actually still using them), but this was our first venture away. In part due to the water ingress issues, in part, because we wanted to try the mesh communications and Sena's implementation is kind of a mess apparently.
Worst hail we have had to ride extensively through was marble-sized. We got caught in a canyon between Westcliff and Rye in the Wet Mountains. Dark, nowhere to pull over/seek shelter. It covered the road and we were making tracks through it. It knocked one of the vents off my wife's helmet, chipped the rear vent on mine. Left us covered with welts and bruises. That was 8 years ago. We laugh about it now, but at the time we were inventing a whole new vocabulary of swear words since we had used all the ones currently known
Luckily no bigger, because we were stuck in for about 20 miles.