To extend the life of your tent floor, we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint or ground cloth. The Big Agnes footprint also enables you to pitch a lightweight, Fast Fly shelter while leaving the tent body behind. The Fast Fly configuration requires the footprint, tent fly, poles, and stakes. Pitch with the Fly Creek HV, Fly Creek HV mtnGLO, and Fly Creek HV Platinum tents
Advertised weight of 85 grams is incorrect. I just weighed my new Fly Creek HV1 Platinum footprint on two different scales and both read 114 grams. When you're counting grams for backpacking, that's a big discrepancy.
Just upgraded my heavier tent and completed the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier using Copper Spur HV UL3. I was originally disappointed b/c I had wanted another tent that was out of stock, but ended up being thrilled with the weight and ease of set up of this tent. We had all kinds of weather, and kept completely dry. My main critiques were the fly zippers catching a bit, and the vestibules being a bit small in rain. Also, we were three medium/small women, and it was a bit cramped inside (though plenty of storage pockets!). We had to rotate who was sleeping in the middle b/c that person would have to crawl over their (stinky) friend to get out to pee in the middle of the night- not a deal breaker, but something to think about! However, this is such a light tent, it will likely replace my 2 person tent and feel just fantastic w/just my partner and I. Overall great!
I made my own footprint out of 2mil plastic drop cloth and it weighed 3oz. When I saw this one advertised as weighing only 3oz with all the grommets and clips to work effortlessly with my UL1, I thought "why not?" Sadly, I weighed this footprint as soon as I took it out of the bag and found it really weighs 4.9oz (5.1oz with its stuff sack). I guess it was just too good to be true. While two ounces may not be much to quibble about when you factor in the convenience of setup, gram counters may be furious. To me, it seems like a rather large discrepancy considering my UL1 weighs exactly as advertised. This footprint may end up just staying home, especially when tenting in places I know I don't run the risk of damaging the floor of my tent.
A tent footprint should be reliable, easy to use and effective in keeping tent floor intact and dry. Light weight is a nice bonus. Working perfectly, the footprint should be almost an afterthought, something you use and need but to which you never have to give much thought.
Excellent...great footprint! I very much like the fact this footprint seems thicker and more puncture-proof than the Big Agnes footprint they sold for the "previous model" (Non-High Volume) Fly Creek 1 Tent I owned earlier. That footprint was fine, but this one is better.