I've got a MSR Carbon Reflex 2 tent on the way ($355 on eBay) and I'm currently mulling over the decision on whether I should buy the footprint. It's not a question of price, but rather does it make sense to add this weight to a tent this light....thus kinda negating part of it's lightweight-ness. Should I pass on the footprint and just be careful when I use it to select a safe site? Or is camping without one asking for trouble?
The tent is 2 lbs, 15.8oz (trail weight)and a footprint adds 6.3oz to that (3lbs, 6.1oz total).
Is the tent going to be fine without one? I'd hate to wreck a tent this expensive because I didn't want to carry 6oz. I'm not hardcore ultralight....just trying to save as much weight as I can.
Oh...The tents floor is:
40d x 238T ripstop nylon 6, 10,000 mm PU coated
If the waterproofing is going to hold up without a fly and the floor isn't going to get wrecked unless I pitch it in a stupid spot, then I'd rather save the weight.