How does the floor material hold up? Is there a risk of a twig puncturing through?
The tent is great, very well made. As with all tents, should use a ground tarp to protect the floor and you from moisture, sticks, etc.
Floor holds up great. I also use floor saver from Eureka. It s always best to scout the area and pick up any sticks prior to setting up tent.
I'm not sure. I really like the tent. it's spacious and feels like good quality. However, I always use a thicker tarp under the tent surface. A basic $15-25 tarp will work good. It protects better than the tent alone. That would be my recommendation.
I have only used this tent one time. I normally use a a smaller tent but needed a larger one to accomodate more people, gear, etc. The floor seems as sturdy as any other tent but I recommend a thick-mil groundsheet for best results.. Easy set up for a larger tent and plenty of room! I would recommend this tent.
fine especially if you use a tarp to set under tent
I suppose there is always a risk of a puncture but I always use a ground cover for extra protection plus I always clear the ground where the tent is going to be set. I've never had a floor puncture in the 20 plus years I've been using Eureka tents.
The bottom of the tent is a nylon instead of being 'tarp' material.I could see this being an issue if you don't use a tarp, which we do. We have used the tent a few times with no problems.
Floor is thin nylon but is water resistant. Can a twig puncture it ... yes to any tent. I don't care what kind of floor the tent has I have always put a ground cloth under the tent to protect the floor and use throw rugs outside of the door to wipe my feet on and also inside the tent to place my shoes on and protect the high traffic areas. Cot legs are another tent floor killer, high abrasion and pressure at the points of contact, put some kind of barrier between the cot legs and floor.
I have used the tent about 5 times and have had no punctures using it over fairly rough ground and stiff grass. I have used my cot with no punctures, overall the floor material is tough with no leaks. I'd still advise using a tarp if you are worried about sticks or water. I haven't used one and have been fine, however.
I've had my Tetragon for 6 months now and no problems with the flooring (or the tent in general) through 5 outings. However, no way I would pitch this tent (or any other for that matter) without using a footprint under it. I just use a $10 poly tarp from the local bigbox store and it works fine.
As with ANY tent, there is always risk of something puncturing the floor. This tent is well made and the floor is pretty tough. Just clean area before setting up and I'm sure you'll be protected from this happening. Enjoy my tent and have had no issues, just remember this has flow thru vented style walls so use it in the spring through fall, never winter.
We have been very pleased with the tent. We camped in the rain and it stayed very dry. The seams are very sturdy. We do put a tarp down before setting up the tent.My nephew has had one for a couple of years; he camps often and the flooring of his tent is like new.