Which Naturehike 2-Man Tent
by malrc » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:35 pm
I've been pondering a new tent and had narrowed down my options to the MSR Hubba Hubba and the Big Agnes Copper Hull (although I was slightly concerned that this one might struggle in Scottish weather...)
However, I've read enough positive things about the Chinese clone tents that I'm willing to try one out given the huge savings to be had. Currently looking at the Naturehike Mongar 2 (Hubba Hubba clone), but wanted to ask if anyone had experience of this and/or would recommend a different Naturehike model instead.
The tent will primarily be used for 1 or 2 day, 3 season, wild camping whilst munro bagging, so must be able to handle the weather that that involves. Trail weight should be 2kg or less (including footprint). It should be capable of accommodating 2 people in passable comfort.
All advice much appreciated.
EDIT: Worth mentioning that I'm currently using a Vaude Terratrio 3P that weighs in at just under 3kg. The reason for the change is weight saving.
by Marty_JG » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Primary two-person free-standing double-wall options with two doors and with two good vestibules:
Mongar 2 (MSR Hubba Hubba clone) at 1.9kg
Star River 2 (Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 clone) at 1.95kg
Cloud Peak 2 (Hilleberg Allak 2 clone) at 2.3kg
Weights include guys and pegs and you'll shave some weight if you get some tiny Titanium pegs; but weights do not include the 200g included groundsheet - you'll save a lot of weight by getting a cheap bit of Tyvek.off EBay.
Which is "best" comes down to you.
The Mongar and Star River are close to each other being inner-first pitches (you can use the free Naturehike groundsheet to erect with a fly, then clip the inner in, then change the poles around - but honestly on my Cloud-Up 2 it's just more hassle that it's worth - I mopped up with a bandanna). Otherwise it's the classic Hubba Hubba vs Coppur Spur battle of preference. The Mongar is symmetrical whereas the Star River has a head and foot.The Star River has "rainbow" inner zip doors that just "fall down", the Mongar has "D" style doors inner that open up and tie back to the side.
The Cloud Peak is a bit heavier and more expensive, but pitches all in one (other than a rain cap).
All three will shed the wind and the rain without problem.
There's also a single-wall tension tent:
Taga 2 (Tarptent Double Rainbow clone) at 1.37kg
Obviously pitching and condensation will be considerations and it doesn't come with a groundsheet.
by Hola » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:23 pm
So, Naturehike 2 Person tent.
Women camp as well, you know!!!
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by Marty_JG » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:15 am
Person goes to the Greek Persephone, which immediately genders it.
So if you expect me to be a person I expect you to be a man.
by malrc » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:57 am
Marty_JG wrote:Otherwise it's the classic Hubba Hubba vs Coppur Spur battle of preference. The Mongar is symmetrical whereas the Star River has a head and foot.The Star River has "rainbow" inner zip doors that just "fall down", the Mongar has "D" style doors inner that open up and tie back to the side.
Thanks Marty, obvious follow-up question... which of these two is best suited for me. I'm not particularly tall (5'9"), so length shouldn't be an issue, but what are the pros and cons of each?
by Marty_JG » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Also bear in mind in very high wind these tents can be noisy, even cave-in somewhat. My Cloud-Up has come through 60mph gales but the ceiling was very low during it. If you want a gale-force resistant tent you should be looking at a tunnel type tent that's basically a glorified bivouac, but others know more about those sorts of tents.
by malrc » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:35 pm
<£120 after cashback, so intrigued to see how it fares.
by Marty_JG » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:22 pm
by malrc » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:29 pm