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.
A complete Pitch Light package for fast-and-light, mild weather trips
Worth the Cost I was 50/50 about getting this product, as I've always used plastic under a tent. I just returned from an overnight camping trip where we had over 2 inches of rain in less than 12 hours, and we were bone dry. The size fit the tent well and made set up very easy - my son handled the set up and since the footprint matches the shape of the tent, we were actually set up and ready to go in under 15 minutes - much faster than having to fold under plastic and always having a corner that sticks out or bunches up under the tent when you are trying to sleep. April 18, 2011