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I just cut a piece of plastic sheet to slightly smaller than the shape of the tent.I cut it smaller to stop the rain running in.

Time to look on ebay for a tarp
Me too.. £3 tarp off ebay. I didnt even cut it down to size. I just fold it so it doesnt act as a rain catch.

I really don't get why people spend mega bucks on Branded footprints. Any old bit of plastic will do.
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Lidal doing a Tarp bloody massive lol
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Hi all:

Over the weekend I cut my tarp, gaffer taped a folded hem and grommeted it at key points! All in £10

Tarp £4
Grommet Kit £4
Webbing £1
Duck Tape £1

Spending £30 - 40 on a footprint is for suckers, save your money for more important kit I say.

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I've bought the Vango Alpha 200 & paid £36
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It's the 'inner first up' type but it's very quick to erect. There's sufficient room in the porch for boots and cooking gear but not if you want to sit for any length of time.
Inside there is plenty of space for 1 person and luggage. It's lightweight and packs down quite small for the bike.
However, I wouldn't want to use it for a long holiday - as someone else mentioned, a taller tent with more porch space would be preferable.
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