Hello, looking for some advice on a footprint for a Big Agnus Copper Spus UL2 tent.
Looking to do something DIY, but basically don't know what material to choose. It will be used on a 2 month trip in mongolia where I suspect we'll be camping at least 75% of the time. So looking for something reasonably light weight, but durable enough to last use the trip. Currently I made one from a Halford's Tarpaulin which is pretty much bomproof but weighs in at over 650g!!!
So any suggestions on where to look would be great. Have read about getting some polycro from Lowes/B&Q but I have no idea how durable that stuff is and if it's suitible for day in day out use over 2 months. Also read about using tyvek although I don't know what the equivilent is here in the UK or where to get it. And finally have seen about Penning outdoors P2GR material (have calculated this should come in at around 300 grams) which seems like the heaviest and most expensive option but probably the most durable and at least is half the weight of my current footprint.
thanks for the picture restless! that UL looks pretty palatial inside for two people. It's down to either the UL2 (can't afford the UL3 anyways) or getting an REI quarter dome T3 and shipping it over (which with my REI 20% member discount is still a good deal even after shipping and VAT/import). Ahh, the age old size vs. weight dilemma.
Does anybody know if theres a store that stocks the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 near Leeds or Manchester? Would love to see one in person, trying to assess if it'll be large enough to comfortably sleep me, my girlfriend, and about a 40L worth of gear that can't sleep outside in the vestibule.
BPL like the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2... similar design to the two above but noticably lighter (1.5kg). Again, just over your budget at 310 quid from hike-lite.co.uk
Wow, looking at the UL2 some more and you might have nailed it on the head! Looks nice and roomy for 2 people, dual entry is convinient, dig the half mesh inner, freestanding design, and weight! And it's the right price too. You rock!
And you're right, massive rain isn't a huge concern in mongolia (although winds are). But I've left most of my gear back in the States so I'm looking to get a tent that will serve me decently over here in the UK as well