My Terra Nova Ultra Quasar lets in water under my sleeping mat/bag or wherever else I press when camping on soggy ground.....this means 45 quid on a footprint or 'groundsheet'
Get some window insulation film from Wickes and cut it to size.
Are you sure it isn't condensation?
nope - I put it up then when I go to kneel inside I can feel my knees getting wet thru the floor - plus after a night the underside of my mat is soaking
I've had water pooling under my mat overnight when i had a Laserlite. It happened even on dry ground in winter if the conditions were right. I put it down to condensation due to the mat not having enough insulation, and warm body heat condensing on the cold tent floor. Who knows?
I use that Wickes stuff now on all my UL shelters, and don't have a problem. Water can be forced through groundsheets with a low HH.
If water is coming through instantly, then it obviously isn't condensation.
I'm aware of sil-nylon having a low HH, and am prepared to live with it. I try to always spread my weight if pitched on wet ground, and try to avoid kneeling on the g/sheet alone. I don't think this should happen on a 'standard' tent though. I would fire off an email to TN. Don't they have a lifetime guarantee?
I think I will - I will be interested in their response (as the old threads go: do they still monitor this site?)
will get back to you
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