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Message posted by rcsyoung via mobile 30/8/2020 at 10:50am
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I recently purchased a Robens Green Cone tent which I'm very happy with.
I'd like to use a footprint with it but the manufacturer doesn't appear to make one. What are other Green Cone owners using? Any suggestions?

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Message posted by seanfdh30/8/2020 at 12:07pm
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They make a footprint for the Fairbanks which I think should fit. Personally I'd buy a builders tarp and cut/fold it to fit because I'm much too mean to pay for official footprints.

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Message posted by Caligula30/8/2020 at 1:32pm
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Quote: Originally posted by seanfdh on 30/8/2020
They make a footprint for the Fairbanks which I think should fit. Personally I'd buy a builders tarp and cut/fold it to fit because I'm much too mean to pay for official footprints.



Absolutely!
That's what I do with my Fairbanks

Message posted by rcsyoung via mobile 31/8/2020 at 12:41pm
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Thanks. I've had a bit of a dig around and have ordered some Tyvek. It's had good reviews as something that's very durable and water resistant.
Wales in two weeks so water resistant is key!

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Message posted by gripshiftuk21/11/2021 at 12:46pm
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Hi. I've been looking to buy a Green Cone recently. How satisfied are you with it? How easy to pitch single handed? At only half the cost of a Fairbanks it seems to offer great value for money?

Many thanks in advance for any help.

ps did you even find that footprint?

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Message posted by rcsyoung via mobile 21/11/2021 at 5:54pm
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Quote: Originally posted by gripshiftuk on 21/11/2021
Hi. I've been looking to buy a Green Cone recently. How satisfied are you with it? How easy to pitch single handed? At only half the cost of a Fairbanks it seems to offer great value for money?

Many thanks in advance for any help.

ps did you even find that footprint?



I really like it.

Well made with good pegs etc. The carry bag is a bit basic and not the easiest to get it back into.

It's a really good size for two people and a non-issue to pitch single-handed. It does need a bit of practise to pitch but once I figured out what I was doing itís been pretty straightforward.

The main issue is getting the inner and outer correctly lined up and tensioned. Once I'd got that figured out I just left the inner attached and that works every time now.

For the inner I have a piece of Tyvek that has worked a treat and didn't cost much.

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Quote: Originally posted by Caligula on 30/8/2020
Quote: Originally posted by seanfdh on 30/8/2020
They make a footprint for the Fairbanks which I think should fit. Personally I'd buy a builders tarp and cut/fold it to fit because I'm much too mean to pay for official footprints.



Absolutely!
That's what I do with my Fairbanks



Me too.

Or actually not. I decided there was no way I was going to shell out for a £60 official footprint, but I found a deal where they were throwing in one for free. Jolly nice to have. Wouldn't have bought if for even half price.


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