Introducing the Wise Owl "Big Foot" Tent Footprint!

January 25, 2021

Introducing the Wise Owl "Big Foot" Tent Footprint!

Hi WOO family,

You may have noticed a new addition to our store recently...our new Big Foot Tent Footprint! We're in LOVE, and we hope you love it too!

What is a Tent Footprint?

You can probably take a reasonably educated guess, but just in case you're unsure, a tent footprint is a groundsheet-like piece of material that sits between your tent and the ground. Available in various sizes depending on how big your tent is, it's pegged down in the corners and is the first thing you should sort when pitching your tent. 

Wise Owl "Big Foot" footprint not only prevents wear and tear of your tent against the ground; it can be used as a canopy, a camping shelter, a picnic mat or any type of protective barrier from the elements!

Here are 5 great reasons you should look into getting a tent footprint:

1. Prolong the life of your tent

With 90% of tents being made with a sewn in groundsheet these days, buying a footprint has become even more essential. Protect your brand new tent from abrasion or cuts from loose stones and twigs - think of this like buying your brand new phone a screen protector or cover - better being safe than sorry! Even with the best will and greatest care in the world, accidents can always happen while out camping - so it'll pay off in the long run to give your tent as much protection as possible from day one.

2. Add extra warmth

Adding a footprint to the underneath of your tent will create another layer, slightly raising you off the floor to reduce the amount of heat loss to the ground. People seriously underestimate how much body heat can be lost like this when camping. This, combined with a good sleeping pad will provide a great basis for a cozy night's sleep. Most heat is lost to the ground while out camping, so a footprint will help keep you nice and warm.

3. Add extra waterproofing

Double the layers, double the protection! A second layer of waterproofing will not only give you peace of mind, it can also protect your investment. If you've spent a lot of money on your brand new tent, then you'll want to keep it in the best possible condition for as long as you can.

4. Easier, simplified pitching

Thanks to most footprints being tailor-made and specific to the outline of your tent, you’ll get a clear idea of where your tent is going, where it will fit and where to start pegging from the outset. This will save you precious time and cause fewer headaches when it comes to actually pitching your tent.

5. Packing away is less hassle

If the campsite grounds are fairly wet throughout your stay (let’s face it, this can quite often be the case in the UK), when it comes to packing your tent down, you will find that the sewn-in groundsheet of your tent can get very wet and muddy – which isn’t the nicest of leaving gifts. The footprint is something that will prevent most of this from happening and leave your tent relatively dry and clean, so there is a lot less to do afterwards!

You can read more about our new Footprint here:

That's all for today, friends!

With love,

Wise Owl Team



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