Protective footprint designed specifically for the MSR Freelite Tent.
MSR says: Custom-fit protection for your tent floor, providing increased protection from water and wear-and-tear.
When you buy an ultralight tent you've almost certainly had low weight as one of your key priorities, so it can come as a disappointment that a manufacturer recommends using their Footprint which in this case adds around 20% to the overall weight of the setup.
In fact the tent is designed to be used quite successfully without a footprint and we would only recommend taking one if you expect to be camping on quite stony ground or you want to actively extend the life of your tent and don't mind the extra weight.
Using a footprint makes your tent floor last a lot longer than not using one. This one is designed for the MSR Freelite Tent. It comes with a pouch that's attached to the footprint, which we don't particularly like - you've got to fold it in a certain way in order to use the pouch - or you can cut it off and pack the footprint with your tent - every gram counts!
Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear