This DIY concept is a simple cutting and sewing project to extend the functionality of a tent. A vestibule footprint can block mud and debris from entering the tent and also provides a larger barrier for moisture migrating from the ground and condensing on the inside of the tent fly. Any piece of coated fabric will work. In this example a piece of coated ripstop nylon was used. The total weight addition is 30 grams.
Design considerations: a. Size the vestibule footprint smaller than the fly to prevent water from pooling on the footprint. b. Fold and sew edges to minimize water and debris accumulations. c. Add a length of elastic cord to hold the footprint in tension.