The Southern Cross 1 Footprint provides the bottom of your Terra Nova Southern Cross 1 Tent with extra protection from rough and rocky terrain.
Terra Nova says:
Footprints offer extra protection against sharp objects as well as keeping the tent underside clean and covering the porch area. Terra Nova footprints are sized to fit the footprint of the tent exactly, fitting under the inner tent and over the exposed porch area, and attach to the tent pole feet with shockcord loops to keep them in place. This ensures the weight penalty is kept to a minimum while providing extra durability.
Useful if you know that you're going to be camping on rocky and unforgiving ground.
I wouldn't use it as a rule, more the exception when I know the grounds going to be tough.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear