Protect your Eos and it will serve you well.
The Marmot Eos 1-person tent Footprint will greatly prolong the life of your Eos tent by protecting its floor from sharp rocks and other abrasives. This footprint also enables you to perform fly-only pitching. Leave the tent body at home, and pitch just the fly over the footprint to create a lightweight shelter that shaves pounds from your pack or works as an emergency rain shelter or sunshade.
- Q & A
The perfect footprint for my EOS 1P
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was a little concerned about purchasing this footprint after reading online that the available EOS footprints are older and do not fit the current model. However, this was not the case. My Marmot EOS 1P tent has the model #27600 and was manufactured in 2015. This footprint (#28400) fit perfectly! I tried it out immediately at home and took it to the California Sierra's the following weekend for a test run. There were several feet of snow on the ground and it ended up raining/sleeting during the night for a couple of hours. The EOS tent and footprint performed excellently. I highly recommend this footprint for those who want to protect their Marmot EOS 1P tent from below.
footprint does not fit 2013/14 Eos 1P
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Backcountry is selling footprints manufactured in 2012. Marmot changed the dimensions of the Eos in 2013. So, if your tent was manufactured in 2013/14, this footprint WILL NOT FIT. Note: Manufacture dates can be found on all of Martmot's tents and footprints (on a little tag, sewn into a seam of the product). Details below...
After setting up the tent + footprint, it was clear that the footprint was wider than the actual tent, specifically at the head. When you place the footprint's grommets into the tent pole structure, the footprint is loose and the grommets slide off the pole structure. I contacted Marmot about it and they explained that the shape of the tent changed from 2012 to 2013/14. The head of the tent was 40" wide in 2012, but changed to 37" wide in 2013/14. This would explain why the footprint was wider than the tent at the head.
I actually purchased this footprint from another retailer first, had the same problem and returned it. So, before ordering this footprint from Backcountry I contacted them to explain the situation. They assured me the footprints they were selling 'came in on a shipment just a few weeks ago,' and so should be ones recently manufactured. Footprint arrived and it was again the wrong size (with a manufacture tag of SEP 2012) .
After talking with Marmot reps again, they thought it possible retailers might just throw all Eos footprints into one bin in the warehouse (regardless of manufacture date). So, I contacted Backcountry again and they offered to call down to their warehouse to check manufacture dates. No one ever got back to me (after contacting Backcountry multiple times via phone and live chat).
P.S. Marmot themselves also do not have 2013/14 footprints in stock, so take warning when purchasing this tent.
P.S.S. If you're only ever doing a footprint/fly set up (no tent), this footprint will work just fine.