With many of our tents, you can create a functional shelter by using just the fly, the tent poles, and a Footprint (our accessory grommeted sheet that normally serves as protection for your tent’s floor). The resulting structure keeps off the rain, provides a fabric floor, and has tremendous ventilation at a fraction of the weight of the complete tent. The Pitch Light option is especially useful for fast-and-light, mild-weather trips. Some tents may require additional pole bindings at intersections and/or webbing support for struts and brow poles. These items are included in the appropriate Footprint package.
Beats using a tarp. First Footprint I have used on a tent, and it has been quiet beneficial to say the least. Been traveling all over Alaska this summer, and more often than not the weather consists of more rain than sunshine. This product is easier to handle, and far more useful than placing a tarp on the ground. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to minimize the amount of gear they are packing. August 14, 2012