Yes and Yes. All Bell Tents when new need to be weathered. What this means is the cotton sometimes lets small amounts of water through the seams when straight out the bag. (nothing to worry about though) Once the canvas has been wet once, this will seal for life, expanding the cotton and creating a completely waterproof tent. All bell tents have been treated with a mould, rot & water repellent, it's always a good idea to keep treating your Bell Tent after a few seasons.