Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by VintageThumper, Aug 23, 2009. Cut around the outline you created and, assuming you measured correctly, the footprint should be just the right size for your tent. A proper tent footprint will be 2" smaller than your tent floor all the way around. When placed beneath your tent, floor savers and footprints protect against damage from rocks and roots while adding another layer of water protection. If you can’t find a close match you will have to get a big tarp and cut it down. Get inspired gear, informed advice, 100s of brands – all backed by our Rocksolid Guarantee. and you definitely don't want an extension that would fuel water under the tent. Perfect for backpacking! RedSwing Camping Tent Tarp Waterproof, 4 in 1 Multifunctional Tent Footprint for Camping, Hiking and Survival Gear, Lightweight and Compact, 55''x83''/71" x83''/83''x83'' 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 $14.99 $ 14 . Tent Footprint Made Of? Call up the manufacturer and ask if they sell a tent footprint designed for your tent. Size: The right size of the tent footprint will depend on the size of the tent. If you’re pitching your tent in sandy, rocky or any other type of rugged terrain, the footprint comes in real handy with keeping your tent in great condition throughout your trip. Shop for Tent Footprints at REI - FREE SHIPPING With $50 minimum purchase. That’s more expensive than just purchasing the one designed for my tent. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Tent Packed Size: 21" x 5" x 5" (including tent, poles, stakes and footprint) Pole Storage Size: 15" (length) Fabric and Further Details . If you're making a custom footprint out of tyvek or something like that, I recommend two inches less than the size of the tent. How Big Should a Tent Footprint Be? If we choose larger footprints than tent, rainwater will land on it and the water will enter into your tent so it will be wet. Once set up, you should cut or tuck the footprint under the outer perimeter of the shelter. Outwell Footprints protect your tent and keeps your tent clean. First, it is imperative to deem the type of event. You can also begin pegging the ground before getting the rest of the tent up. VintageThumper, Aug 23, 2009 #1. Even a light rain can quickly get out of hand with the wrong sized ground cloth. 4.5 out of 5 stars 788. Don’t spend a fortune on a grommet kit. Your email address will not be published. Most footprints used in the tents are usually slightly smaller to the floor plan. Shop for Footprints at MEC. Tent footprints or groundsheet protectors as they are also known, are designed for just that - protecting your groundsheet. Don’t even bother trying to find a heavy-duty custom made tarp. 4.6 out of 5 stars 4,436. This is good because because if you have a footprint larger than the tent, rainwater will land on the footprint and go under your tent and you will be wet. It makes a great hammock rain cover, too, so you can even enjoy the outdoors in your own backyard. Buy online here We are closed for Christmas holidays from 23 Dec. to 4 Jan. We are closed for Christmas holidays from 23 Dec. to 4 Jan. Final Thoughts. The entire back wall of my local store was completely covered. GEERTOP 1-3 Person Ultralight Waterproof Tent Tarp Footprint Ground Sheet Mat - For Camping Hiking Picnic . Extend the life of your tent floor. This footprint offers good sizing and it is durable, while also not commanding a massive price to buy. Other options New and used from $67.36. Even tents that include a footprint commonly have footprints that are larger than your tent floor. If you can’t find a tarp that will work for you at harbor freight, you won’t find one anywhere. This is so that water doesn't collect between the footprint and your tent, which would totally defeat the purpose of it! We also have Replacement Tent Poles and a Tent Stake Kit. Footprint for Agate 2-Person Tent. £549.95. Coleman Tent Kit. As a result your tent will overlap the footprint. It protects their floor from tears and keeps it clean, but they’ve never tried it out in the rain. I’m constantly adding grommets to random things, but it will increase the cost of a tarp. Also, thanks to the multiple available sizes of this tent footprint, ranging from small (87 inches by 150 inches), medium (87 inches by 180 inches, and large (87 inches by 240 inches) you are sure to find just the right size tent footprint. How Much Does Your Tent Footprint Weigh? Once set up, you should cut or tuck the footprint under the outer perimeter of the shelter. Don’t wait until it’s too late and your sleeping bag is soaked. It weighs 14 oz and also sports a fire retardant coating to keep you safe at night. So, my tent, groundsheet, and stakes weigh a total of 21.2 ounces. These types of tents are made for activities that require more security than a established tent would allow. You might want to check out my other post “ … It can solely be used as a footprint for a specific size. It really doesn’t matter if you choose a real tent footprint or tarp as long as it’s the right size for your tent. £349.95. Don’t Worry! You can also begin pegging the ground before getting the rest of the tent up. How To Keep Mosquitoes, Flies & Bugs Away While Camping, Best Roof Top Tent For Winter Camping [RTT for Snow], Off Grid Long Term Tent Living. A tent footprint is made to fit the dimensions of the floor of your tent. So you should be able to find one that works. Look at some of the tents the next time you go camping at a public campground. Merino... Merino wool is known for being smellproof, but does it hold up to those claims? Shop for Tent Footprints at REI - FREE SHIPPING With $50 minimum purchase. VintageThumper Gotta ride! Just set up your tent in the yard, get out a tape measure, and get to measuring. Size is a very important matter to choose a tent footprints. Available at REI, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. When most people pitch the tent, they insert the pole tips first into the tent body and then into the footprint grommets underneath. Browse the Sibley Bell Tent Size Comparison Chart below to dive into the numbers, or click through to explore our collections of 2 person tents, car camping tents, glamping tents and more. How Big Should the Tent Footprint Be? To prevent pooling water the footprint is supposed to be 2-3 inches smaller than the outside diameter of the tent. This is so that water doesn't collect between the footprint and your tent, which would totally defeat the purpose of it! Now I want to share what I’ve learned with you. $39.95 . Amazon's Choice for coleman tent footprint. Just flip the tent upside and spread it out on the floor. It is used to help extend the life of your tent by cutting down on the wear and tear. If you're making a custom footprint out of tyvek or something like that, I recommend two inches less than the size of the tent. Tent footprints are certainly not necessary, but they can help extend the life of your tent. Most tent footprints are matched to a specific tent’s floor dimensions. And going down the DIY route with your footprint is simple. Don’t worry about cutting off grommets they can be added back in later. Noté /5: Achetez MSR Access 1 Tent Footprint One Size Grey sur Amazon.fr Livraison gratuite possible dès 25 € d'achat eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thehikingauthority_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_5',106,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thehikingauthority_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_6',106,'0','1'])); So 1 inch of rainfall over the surface of your tent is 51 gallons of water pooling up around the perimeter of your tent. You really need to figure out the size of your tent before making a purchase. It seems like most ultralight models are .5mm thick and heavy-duty versions are 1.5mm thick. Skip to the best tent footprint on Amazon. When most people pitch the tent, they insert the pole tips first into the tent body and then into the footprint grommets underneath. Achetez MSR Access 2 Tent Footprint One Size Grey: Amazon.fr Livraison & retours gratuits possibles (voir conditions) The footprint is the right size for the tent. Kelty All Inn 2 Footprint. 0. You will probably have to pay a premium, but it’s so worth it. Set your tent up over the tarp and figure out where your poles line up with the straps. Living In a Tent to Save Money. All that water needs to be able to get down into the ground. Branded footprints are usually expensive and don’t offer much—or anything—more than a simple tarp that you can buy in a hardware or outdoor store for as little as a quarter of the price. Reinforcement: It doesn’t come with any reinforcements. A tent footprint slides underneath the bottom of your tent and helps prevent abrasions from tough ground and stones. In a few words: probably not. I tried calling around to a few of the different manufacturers and I couldn’t get a straight answer. This is an optional step, but I think it’s well worth the hassle. Pack Size: 58cm x 13cm. When a footprint sticks out beyond the tent edge it can act as a moisture trap. This is good because because if you have a footprint larger than the tent, rainwater will land on the footprint and go under your tent and you will be wet. So your footprint should fall somewhere inside that range. More Info. A tent footprint is made to fit the dimensions of the floor of your tent. MENU. That way, if it rains the water will not run off of the fabric and under the floor, and inside your sleeping area. Global Backpackers.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Any newish tarp or ground cloth should work. Save a large piece of the footprint for a later step. The total size, should be smaller than the floor of your tent. This one is 7.4 ounces. When you place a footprint, you want to roll or fold the footprint so that … Large selection of Outwell Tent Footprints ⛺ - Find the right size to fit your tent. Planning where your tent will go is the first step to reducing your setup time by several minutes, especially if you have a tent that is a pain to put together. Use this lightweight REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL 2 footprint under your REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL 2 tent to protect its floor from abrasion and wear. How To Use A Tent Footprint . Step 1: Source your chosen material at the hardware store or online. Get it Tomorrow, Nov 11. Just make sure you cut your tent footprint according to the right size, so it doesn’t peek out of your tent when you lay it on the ground. Shop for Footprints at MEC. Material: ultralight nylon. Tents. Making a tent footprint is really easy. Waterproofing: It has waterproofing on both sides. The whole footprint usually weighs somewhere between 6 and 8 ounces (about 170-225 grams) for a one-person tent. You shouldn’t be able to see the footprint after setting up the tent. It’s ridiculous how many different size and style tarps they have. The exact volume of your tent footprint or ground cloth, depends on the size and shape of the tent. You might be able to get away with an oversized ground cloth for a while, but it will eventually bite you in the butt. It just needs to be waterproof and somewhat durable. It is very important to choose the right footprint according to your tent size. For example, the footprint for our top-rated backpacking tent, the Nemo Dagger 2P, weighs 8 ounces and costs a whopping $50. How to firmly attach a footprint to your tent Manufacturer footprints typically feature a series of tabs and grommets that match the locations of the grommets on the tent body where the poles are inserted. The Universal Footprint can help protect your tent floor and extend the life of your tent. $49.95 . If you’re buying a high-end, expensive tent, it might already come with a tent footprint to protect your expensive investment. Footprints should be cut to approximately 1-2 inches smaller, on all sides, than the actual outline of your tent. 99 Supporter. How Big Should a Tent Footprint Be? What size should a tent footprint be? Going with a tent footprint specifically designed for your tent is by far the best option available. How Does A Tent Footprint Make Camping A Better Experience? Since footprints will mimic the exact size and design of your shelter, you can lay it out to see where you want to set up your camp. In a rainstorm, this will cause water to pool there and run in between the footprint and your tent bottom. Think about the surface area of the top of your tent. Step 2: Lay the tarp out flat on the ground and set your tent up on top of it. Don’t waste your time with a tent footprint that’s too big. The tent footprints that are specifically made for your tent cost about 4x what a regular footprint will cost. The Mountainsmith Genesee 4P Tent Footprint is perfectly sized to fit your Mountainsmith tent. This gives allows the tent to overlap the footprint by an inch all around. Do you see tarps and ground cloths sticking out from the bottom of the tent? It needs to be able to withstand a little bit of pressure without tearing. Pack Size: 50cm x 22cm. As you want your tent to be perfect, you may be wondering “How big should a tent footprint be?” The exact size depends on the size of your tent. It weighs 3.1 oz. Water will start to pool on top of the tarp and run underneath the tent causing more harm than good. As an added bonus, this kite Tyvek is an excellent material for fly rod socks, small bags and organizers. After going to 10+ stores without finding much of anything I stumbled upon a goldmine at Harbor Freight. Should I buy the tent footprint sold by the manufacturer of my tent? £23.99 £ 23. Colour: Find Out More + Bunker. This is just one of many benefits it has to offer. FREE SHIPPING with $50 minimum purchase. How to Use a Tent Footprint? Water will start to pool on top of the tarp and run underneath the tent causing more harm than good.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehikingauthority_com-box-3','ezslot_8',103,'0','0'])); Most people don’t realize their tent footprint is a problem until it’s too late. So you don’t have to worry about finding one that fits you. So, my tent, groundsheet, and stakes weigh a total of 21.2 ounces. I was lucky enough to have purchased my last tent on Amazon so looking up my order history was easy. In most cases, it's not easy to find a tent footprint (tarp) that matches your tent. Multipurpose: No. https://backpackingmastery.com/skills/diy-tent-footprint.html Compare size, capacity, footprint, height clearance and more. If you have an ultralight tent with a low denier floor, it might be worth it to shell out the extra dollars for a footprint or to make your own. Save 25% . To check the price of this ultra-affordable and budget-friendly tent footprint on Amazon click here. I have a backpacking tent with one of those fancy, cut to fit, footprint tarps. Choose a tarp that’s 2-3 inches shorter than the length and width of your tent. It’s only there to prevent mud and accidental punctures. The goal is to make sure that the ground sheet will be able to cover the entire area of the tent’s flooring. It weighs 3.1 oz. $60.00 . in the past selecting a type of tent for events, there are a few factors that should be considered. We like to leave the size a few inches smaller than the floor of the tent. This will provide the protection we need and prevent the rainfall trap. A footprint that’s bigger than your tent will cause flooding problems in the rain. It’s better to be slightly smaller than too big. Curbside Pickup Available NOW! A tent footprint is traditionally made of the same material that the base of your tent is made of. The total size, should be smaller than the floor of your tent. Air tents . $99 .99 $ 99. Take the leftover piece of tarp from earlier and cut out four 8-12 inch strips to use as corner grommet straps. You put the cloth on the ground, right under your tent to help protect any damage to the base. Generic footprints are usually a square or rectangle so they're never the perfect size without some modification. Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 11. 99. It takes little time to measure, … Fits most family-sized hexagonal dome tents; MULTI-ROOM LARGE (9' 6" x 15' 6"- 5' on ends) Tetragon 1610; MULTI-ROOM EXTRA LARGE (9' 6" x 15' 6" - 7'6' on ends) Blue Mesa 1610 *Floor saver is larger than tent size so some folding or trimming will be needed. How to firmly attach a footprint to your tent Manufacturer footprints typically feature a series of tabs and grommets that match the locations of the grommets on the tent body where the poles are inserted. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'thehikingauthority_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_7',107,'0','0'])); A custom tarp for my 3-Person tent would have cost me between $30-$70 depending on its thickness. Other options New from £16.92. Merino wool is... Hi, I’m Justin the owner, content manager and primary writer on TheHikingAuthority. Price and other details may vary based on size and color. 4. How Will I Find the Right Size of Footprint for My Tent? Even tents that include a footprint commonly have footprints that are larger than your tent floor. Buy a tent footprint that’s 2″-3″ smaller than the floor of your tent. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Designed to keep your tent floor clean, dry and better protected from wear-and-tear, the Universal Footprint comes in a variety of size options to fit MSR tents. The exact volume of your tent footprint or ground cloth, depends on the size and shape of the tent. 4.7 out of 5 stars 22,749. Ideally, it should be approximately 2 inches smaller than the tent’s floor if you are not using grommets, but 3 inches larger than the tent if you plan to use grommets. Pack Size: 45cm x 20cm. As a simple rule of thumb, make sure your tent footprint is smaller by at least 2 inches all around when compared … Install another grommet wherever the tent poles line up and place your poles inside. We have decided to choose the OUTAD Waterproof Camping Tarp for Picnics, Tent Footprint, and Sunshade as our number one choice. The tarp is nice for a shady spot and also a godsend if it's pouring rain. This is what we call ‘made-to-measure’ technology. This should give you good enough connection, but you might want to sew in a few stitches as well. 92. It protects their floor from tears and keeps it clean, but … It is used to help extend the life of your tent by cutting down on the wear and tear. This is because there are many size options available. not to be mean, because it's nice work, but you made that too big. Price range: High Vendor: Check availability on Amazon. It sews up well and is light. REVIEW; DETAILS; The Weanas Multipurpose (around $19) can be set up in an assortment of ways, including using trees or trekking poles, in addition to sitting under a tent. Check out the US Government Rainfall Calculator to see how much water is diverted around your tent. A basic 3 person tent will cover about 81 square feet. One side is water proof and the other side is cloth like. You’ll have to set out your tent and measure the bottom if you can’t figure out the size. Just check out the specs and head down to the section below. How Much Does Your Tent Footprint Weigh? Although there’s no industry standard tent size the chart below should get you pretty close. $50.00 . FREE Shipping by Amazon. It is made to help prevent water from seeping into your tent from the bottom. If you can’t figure out the name of the tent you can always set it up and measure it the old fashioned way. Don’t go with a ratty old tarp that you find in the garage. If the situation is more formal, later tent pads will probably be required. You might want to check out Alps Mountaineering’s Website for more sizes. In most cases, it's not easy to find a tent footprint (tarp) that matches your tent. “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”. Big Agnes Big House 4 Footprint. What’s the Cost of a Tent Footprint? They come in like 20 different sizes. You might want to check out their selection online before driving to the store. Adding grommets is optional, but it will sturdy up the tent and give you a place to attach tent poles. If you’re pitching your tent in sandy, rocky or any other type of rugged terrain, the footprint comes in real handy with keeping your tent in great condition throughout your trip. Just make sure it is larger than the dimensions of the floor your tent. FREE SHIPPING with $50 minimum purchase. A tent footprint is also waterproof. It sews up well and is light. 99. My parents started me off right and I’ve been camping/backpacking since before I could walk. $13.92 $ 13. Planning where your tent will go is the first step to reducing your setup time by several minutes, especially if you have a tent that is a pain to put together. Just do yourself a favor and pick out the right size tent footprint from the start. Best Seller in Camping Tents. Top Picks for the Best Tent Footprint. Price and other details may vary based on size and colour. Colour: Find Out More + Journey Solo. One side is water proof and the other side is cloth like. A tent footprint is a single cloth that’s typically made of the same material as the base of your tent. 10. Pack Size: 43cm x 21cm. You should be able to get a measurement without putting the tent up. It is made to help prevent water from seeping into your tent from the bottom. If you don’t have the packaging you might want to think about where you bought the tent. Coleman Sundome Tent. For example, when you use a footprint, you don’t want it to be larger than your tent floor and reach out past the tent rainfly, because rain will accumulate and puddle along the edges. Hopefully, you can figure out the product name and year of your tent. A cheap. Main menu. Out of stock. But you don't need a tent specific footprint because you can either use a larger footprint or just cut it down to match the size of your tent. More Info. Black Diamond Ahwahnee Footprint. Merino Wool is warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and by far the best choice for wet conditions. A tent footprint is also waterproof. Since all tents differ in size and structure, selecting a top footprint was not easy. The Universal Footprint can help protect your tent floor and extend the life of your tent. Ideally, a tent footprint should be slightly smaller than the base of the tent. Best Seller in Footprints & Carpets. Example: a 1 person tent might be 7 ft long by 3 ft wide. 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