Offering increased protection for your tent, the MSR Universal Footprint helps protect your tent floor from water and excessive abrasion while keeping your tent clean and dry.
The Universal Footprint can help protect your tent floor and extend the life of your tent. 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.
Modern tents are 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.
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