The bottom of Helsport's tent is made of the best materials, but if you have a “footprint”, you still protect the bottom cloth from damage and increase the life of the product. If you have an older tent, which may not be as waterproof as it once was, a footprint can increase comfort and prevent moisture inside the tent.
By using a "footprint", you minimize the condensation in the tent and protect the equipment from moisture. If you are going on a trip in a humid climate, or know that there will be large temperature differences between day and night, we recommend the use of a "footprint."
However, be careful not to get sand between the footprint and the bottom cloth, as this can lead to increased wear.