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  • Sizing specific to the tent prevents water from pooling between the tent and footprint in rainy weather
  • Webbing stake-outs at tent corners provide easy attachment


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Best Use Camping
Material(s) Polyester
Dimensions 12 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 4 in.
Weight 2 lbs. 15 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got a "K-8"...? Protect it!!!! Having bought both the "K"-8, tent and Tech Garage, which even on sale are substantial investments, I decided to protect at least the tent's floor with this addition. While it normally provides protection from wear and tear, it also provides a clean surface on which you can fold and pack the tent and fly at the end of your camp stay. It also helps to determine final placement of your tent before you start staking it out, assuring ample room for staking out the fly when a larger footprint is necessary. All in all a welcome addition to your camping ensemble.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good mud barrier The footprint really helps keep the bottom of the tent protected. Our first use was in a wind and rain storm and the footprint came home a muddy mess but the floor of the tent was fine. It cleaned up easily with a hose and dried quickly. The one star off is for the general fit. In winds the grommet attachments to the tent poles come unattached fairly readily. It might be best to attach the footprint to the poles first, then the rainfly and then the tent attachments. The tent attachments stay very firmly attached to the poles.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Template We bought the Kingdom 8 tent last yearand just used it this Labor Day so we hadn't had a chance to test drive it camping to see how big it really is. As we were scouting a spot for the new tent in the campsite, we wanted to make sure it had had room, but didn't want to unpack it and roll it out. Not only is the footprint a great bottom layer, it's a great template to lay out first to make sure your tent can fit in the carved out tent spot. Try it in one spot - doesn't work, well then pick it up and try another spot. All without having to unfold your tent.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have - But Buy Two! We actually purchased two of these footprints. The one was placed underneath on the ground and we placed the tent on top. The second one we placed inside the tent on the tent bottom to protect the tent floor on both sides. This assured nothing would get poked through or put any holes on the actual tent floor. These footprints fold up extremly small and seem to be very durable. Durability was our major concern before we agreed we would not purchase a tarp, but use these footprints to see how they performed. The first night of camping brought 13+ hours of torrential rain and wind. The tent floor remained completely dry except for a few water droplets that seeped up from the ground overnight where four teenagers were walking around and playing on the floor pushing on the water logged ground underneath. I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2012-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Investment After spending so much money on the Kingdom 8 tent it seemed silly not to buy the footprint. So far it has only been used once and I am pleased with how it protected the tent. We had only a little rain but it kept the bottom of the tent dry and clean.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for your tent. I bought this item, because a tarp for the bottom of my tent will only go so far. Since it's sized for the bottom of the tent, you don't need to worry about it not fitting correctly.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes tent setup easy Color coded for back and front. Protects the bottom of tent and keeps the water away. This is a must have.
Date published: 2016-06-06
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can this REI Kingdom 8 fit 2 queens size air mattress

Asked by: Pk9394
Yes, but I would recommend dual twins which is basically a KING for the main area. Two people on an air mattress is like a bouncy house. Also you can stack twins on top of each other for during the daytime hours. More room in the tent that way. With them both setup there was still a plenty wide aisle to walk in and get dressed. Best sleep ever while camping, separate air beds, go figure.
Answered by: eno
Date published: 2017-04-29

Follow-up question.  The footprint is not symmetrical so where do the orange tabs go, front or back of tent?  That's the question, how to easily figure out back and front of the footprint.

Asked by: Guitarguy_1963
As of Spring 2016, a change was made to no longer color-code our tent poles to coordinating webbings. We recommend matching up the narrow side of your tent to the narrow side of your footprint to avoid confusion.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-29

Is this designed to go down under the tent or inside on top of the floor. I understand I could choose (or I have read some buy 2 and sandwich the floor...I wonder why this isn't built in to begin with...I bought one, just curious...? Thanks.

Asked by: cheerioking
The footprint is designed to be on the ground under the tent to protect the tent floor.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

Do you have to fold the footprint and put it back inside its original mesh bag, or would it be okay to just stuff it in a stuff sack?

Asked by: Elephantz
It is just fine to store the footprint separately without the original storage bag.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

I was trying to set this up and the directions say something about the corner clip and a d-ring.  I could not figure out what the directions meant.  Pictures or a clear description of what I'm looking for would be helpful.

Asked by: Pastor Kevin
The corner clip and d-ring are on the rainfly for the tent. They can be seen on the tent product page when a closeup view of the tent with rainfly is viewed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-20

With backpacking tents like the half-dome 2 I can use just the footprint and the fly to save on weight. How well would the Kingdome 8 poles hold up the fly if only this footprint were used? The tent has 8 stakes, it looks like the footprint only takes 6?

Asked by: reimike
We haven't tried to do a minimal pitch with the Kingdom 8. We wouldn't recommend trying this. We don't feel that the tent would be structurally sound. The footprint does have eight grommets to match the tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Should I need to buy extra tent stakes to use the standard guylines, or is my new tent missing parts?

Asked by: Flip Flop Girl
The Kingdom 8 Tent comes with 8 steel stakes. Additional stakes would need to be purchased to completely guyout the tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-29

The below response to another question says "the corner clip and d-ring are on the rainfly for the tent. They can be seen on the tent product page when a closeup view of the tent with rainfly is viewed." I do not see it in the picture. Please explain.

Asked by: DTL
The corner clips and d-rings are on the REI Kingdom 8 tent. They are not on the footprint.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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