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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.