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
So far the footprint by itself has been great. It's sturdy enough and can pack into the tent stuff sack. I've been less pleased with the tent. The material on the rain fly and the stuff sack are ultra-light but not very durable. I've used the tent twice and already both have holes. My finger (not the nails) poked right through the stuff sack when I was putting away the tent; strong winds brought down a small branch (less than 1' long and less than 1" wide) which tore right through the vestibule making an approximately 2" gash. Moreover, the elastic in the tent pools has stretched and the whole tent is prone to collapse. During the same wind storm, my tent was nearly flattened whereas friends who had also brought less-lightweight big agnes tents had no issues. Although this is marketed as a 3 season tent, my experience using it in the backcountry during summer would make me hesitant to use it in any but the fairest conditions. Why then not just sleep out under the stars? In the future, I would trade a few more ounces or weight for a tent that is more durable and which will last more seasons without damage.