Mountain Hardwear created the Viperine 2 Pitch Light option, because they know that sometimes all you need from a backcountry shelter is a roof and a floor. With many of their tents, you can create a functional shelter by using just the fly, the tent poles, and a Footprint Mountain Hardwears accessory grommeted sheet that normally serves as protection for your tents floor. The resulting structure keeps off the rain, provides a fabric floor, and has tremendous ventilation at a fraction of the weight of the complete tent. Some tents may require additional pole bindings at intersections and/or webbing support for struts and brow poles. These items are included in the appropriate Footprint package. The Viperine 2 Pitch Light option is especially useful for fast-and-light, mild-weather trips.