The Prop 65 list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. We are hoping to receive stock in the 6-person MSR Universal Footprint by mid October of 2020. In addition, some of our tents can be set up with just the footprint and fly, creating an incredibly light, minimalist alternative to a full tent. Never machine dry your tent as the heat can melt the fabric. During the manufacturing process, variations in coatings and fabrics can lead to modest weight differences. Never pack or store your tent if it is wet, damp or dirty. Hang it outside or pile it loosely in your house for a few days, turning it inside and out to assure it has dried everywhere. Although we try to be as accurate as possible with our published weights, MSR, like all manufacturers, must make educated guesses as to what the final weights of our tents will be. Minimum weight, by comparison, refers to the combined weight of the tent body, rainfly (if applicable) and tent poles, but not any of the other items that may appear in the package, such as tent stakes, guy cords, stuff sack, etc. Thank you, we will notify you when this item is back in stock. Guying out your tent will provide more stability in windy or extreme conditions while also maximizing ventilation. However lead is a component of brass and should the brass be disrupted, a user could potentially come in contact with the lead. (Paddles and sticks work well in the cord storage pockets, too.) They may be used in manufacturing and construction, or be the byproducts of chemical processes. Storing a wet tent for as little as 24 hours in warm weather is likely to start the process of mildew formation. That's strong enough to prevent rain from leaking into a tent in a hurricane-force storm. One of the easiest ways to damage your tent is by not drying it as quickly as possible after it gets wet. Please contact our team to get started. For reproductive toxicants, appropriate authorities include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and International Agency for Research on Cancer. Condensation is the build-up of moisture inside your tent due to differences between the inside and outside temperatures. For instance, a 1500mm coating will withstand a 1500mm (5') column of water for more than one minute before a single drop might appear through the fabric. Tie a knot at the end of the cord. If you are experiencing an issue that you feel falls under the MSR Limited Warranty, we’re here to help with that too. The process can be easier than you might think. The 7-point design has a "flat" and a "pointed" end. A chemical is listed if it has been classified as a reproductive toxicant or carcinogen by an "authoritative" organization on the subject. The REI website says the universal MSR 4 person footprint in no longer available. To guy out your tent, run cord from the tent's guy point through the tensioner. Mildew and moisture damage are not covered under the Limited Warranty. We recommend that you use an MSR footprint (sold separately) underneath your tent. To learn more about packaged weight vs. minimum, and the manufacturing processes that can affect them, check out our blog post on the topic. Easy, convenient protection for your tent floor. The Universal Footprint can help protect your tent floor and extend the life of your tent. Because of this, you may notice your tent weighing a few ounces above or below its advertised specs. Cleaning your tent is not necessary unless it has an offensive odor or becomes heavily soiled. Passed into law by California’s voters in 1986, Prop 65 is intended to help California residents make informed decisions about the products they buy. Is the Habitude 4 good for backpacking? Mildew can permanently damage the waterproof coatings by causing them to separate from the fabric, but mild to severe staining is more common. "D" stands for Denier. The Universal Footprint can help protect your tent floor and extend the life of your tent. They may be additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes or solvents. Mildew will cause your tent to stain, smell and will also lead to the premature breakdown of the waterproof coating. Why has MSR placed a Proposition 65 label on some of its products? What causes condensation and how do I reduce it in my tent? Here are a few reasons for those weight variances: If you start to notice leaks along your seams, seam sealing can make them waterproof again, extending the life of your tent. Storing a wet tent for as little as 24 hours in warm weather is also likely to start the process of mildew forming on the fabric. The lower numbers represent a loosely woven fabric and the higher number a tightly woven fabric. MSR has not evaluated every product but out of caution, we include the warning. A tent's biggest enemy is UV radiation (just like your skin). Many MSR backpacking tents can be pitched using only the rainfly, poles and footprint, and in our tent specs we call this non-industry standard setup option our Fast & Light weight. Designed to keep your tent floor clean, dry and better protected from wear-and-tear, the Universal Footprint comes in a variety of size options to fit MSR tents. Any of these methods can remove all the waterproof coatings from the tent. Pass the cord around the stake and back through the tensioner, keeping the curved side of the tensioner toward the stake. They cannot be removed without potential harm to the fabric coatings and are not covered by warranty. Why do actual weights sometimes differ from published weights? In larger tents, it can be a bit more. Designed to keep your tent floor clean, dry and better protected from wear-and-tear, the Universal Footprint comes in a variety of size options to fit MSR tents. What types of chemicals are on the Proposition 65 list? These two numbers together help indicate the strength and feel of a piece of fabric. What do the letters D and T after the fabrics mean? "mm" refers to millimeters and is paired with a number to represent a standardized measurement of how waterproof a coating is. "T" stands for Thread Count – specifically the number of warp and fill threads in a square inch. While the lead levels fall below the “no significant risk” range, MSR is still required to acknowledge its presence. The opposite "flat edge," which consists of three points, can be stretched tightly and attached to a shelter, car rack, or even the pole-supported vestibule of a tent to form a protected area. At MSR, we voluntarily follow ASTM International F 1934-98 standards around these two tent industry terms. Dry your tent by pitching it or line-drying it. For more severe cleaning, set up your tent and hand wash it with warm water, a sponge and mild, non-detergent soap. That’s why MSR gear has always been engineered to the highest quality standards and rigorously tested before it reaches you. In accordance with this standard, packaged weight includes the total weight of the packaged contents off the shelf. Even when your tent appears to be dry after use, it is always best to assure it is completely dry before storing. If a tent pole breaks, you can make a temporary splint with the. We put together this video to help guide you through. To learn more about packaged weight vs. minimum, and the manufacturing processes that can affect them, check out our blog post on the topic. The label simply indicates that the product contains the chemical and because of that, there is a potential for exposure to it. It's a numbering system for fibers, filaments and yarns, in which the lower numbers are lighter/finer and the higher numbers heavier/coarser. If your MSR gear is in need of repair, please contact our Seattle Repair Shop at 1-800-245-2992 and our technicians will work to find you a solution as quickly as possible. The law states that companies selling products in California must display a warning when the product contains one or more of the approximately 800 chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm.