Use Marmot's lightweight nylon footprints under the appropriate Marmot tent to protect its floor from abrasion and wear.
Most manufacturers recommend the use of a footprint to extend the life of the groundsheet of your tent, but if you've just bought an ultralight tent do you really want to carry the extra weight associated with it? And if you always need a footprint then why don't the manufacturers just beef up the floor fabric?
Our recommendation is to use a footprint if you expect to be camping on rough stony ground - Corsica's GR20 is a good example of this, and leave it at home if you are not. Some footprints have other uses, such as being able to pitch just the flysheet and footprint together as an ultralight shelter - so in this case the footprint provides you with increased flexibility in your shelters.
This Marmot footprint can be used in this way on what Marmot call a 'Bare bones setup'.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear