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Naturehike Star River 2 vs Cloud Up 2 vs Mongar 2

Naturehike Star River 2 vs Cloud Up 2 vs Mongar 2

We’ve been asked a number of times to do a spec comparison of Naturehike’s Star River 2 and Cloud Up 2; so that’s what we’ve done. We’ve also thrown in the Mongar 2 so that you can compare the specs of all three. Here’s our Naturehike Star River 2 vs Cloud Up 2 vs Mongar 2 comparison.

Naturehike Star River 2 vs Cloud Up 2 vs Mongar 2 spec comparison

Naturehike Star River 2

Naturehike Cloud Up 2

Naturehike Mongar 2


Version / Colours

20D version: Grey, Green (NEW: snow skirt version now available)








210T version: Orange


210T version:
Green
Orange





20D version:
Grey
Green.

20D version: Grey / Green / Grey+Green / Purple


15D version: Blue


210T version: Pink / Army Green and just to add to the confusion, the pink and army green versions have different specs from each other too.

Dimensions

Inner:

215cm (84.6”) long 135cm (53.1”) wide 100cm (39”) high


Vestibules:
2 x 60cm (23.6inch)


Inner:

210cm (82.7") long 125cm (49.2") wide (tapering towards the foot-end)

100cm (39.4") high

Vestibule:
1 x 60cm (23.6inch)


Inner:

210cm (82.7") long

135cm (53.1") wide

100cm (39.4") high

Vestibules:
2 x 60cm (23.6inch)

Weight

20D version: about 2.1kg (2.25kg with snow skirt)


210T version: about 2.35kg

20D version: about 1.8kg


210T version: about 2.1kg

20D version: 2.2kg




15D version: about 2.18kg
210T version in Pink: about 2.7kg
210T version in Army Green: about 2.5kg

Fabric

20D version:
Outer: 20D silicone nylon PU
Inner: B3 mesh
Inner floor: 20D nylon silicone PU


210T version:
Outer: 210T polyester PU
Inner: 210T polyester and B3 mesh
Inner floor: 150D oxford cloth PU

20D version:
Outer: 20D silicone nylon PU
Inner: B3 mesh
Inner floor: 20D nylon silicone PU


210T version:
Outer: 210T polyester PU
Inner: B3 mesh
Inner floor: 150D oxford cloth PU

20D version:
Outer: 20D nylon, silicone coated
Inner: 20D nylon, silicone coated with B3 mesh
Inner floor: 20D nylon, silicone-coated


15D version:
Outer: 15D nylon
Inner: B3 mesh
Inner floor: 20D nylon


210T version in Pink:
Outer: 210T polyester
Inner: B3 mesh
Inner floor: 150D Oxford cloth

210T version in Army Green:
Outer: 210T polyester
Inner: 210T polyester B3 gauze
Inner floor: 63D 210T polyester plaid

Waterproof

20D version: Outer: 4000mm HH, Inner floor: 4000mm HH


210T version: Outer: 3000mm HH, Inner floor: 3000mm HH

20D version: Outer: 4000mm HH, Inner floor: 4000mm HH


210T version: Outer: 3000mm HH, Inner floor: 3000mm HH

20D version: Outer: 4000mm HH, Inner floor: 4000mm HH


15D version: Outer: 3500mm HH, Inner floor: 3500mm HH
210T version in Pink: Outer: 3000mm HH, Inner floor: 3000mm HH

210T version in Army Green: Outer: 3000mm HH, Inner floor: 3000mm HH

Poles

7001 aluminum poles

7001 aluminum poles

7001 aluminum poles

Pack size

Approx 45cm (17.7”) x 15cm (5.9”)

40cm (15.7inch) x 13cm (5.1inch)

20D version: 50cm (19.7inch) x 15cm (5.9inch)
15D version: 50cm (19.7inch) x 15cm (5.9inch)


210T version in Pink: 58cm (22.8inch) x 16cm (6.3inch)
210T version in Army Green: Outer: 50cm (19.7inch) x 15cm (5.9inch)

AliExpress price

In the UK? Check Amazon.co.uk

In the US? Check Amazon.com

Naturehike Star River 2 vs Cloud Up 2 vs Mongar 2 – Key differences

Inner space
* The Mongar, Cloud Up and Star River all use a similar pole structure. However, the Mongar’s symmetrical design means it is the roomiest tent.
* The Cloud Up has the least internal space. It has a more streamlined layout because it has a single end door/vestibule, with the tent itself also tapering towards the foot end.
* The Star River sits somewhere in between the two. So, if it’s inner space you want, then the Mongar is probably the one for you.

Dimensions
Naturehike’s dimensions suggest the Star River 2 is slightly longer than the other two tents, but we are not convinced. Naturehike give 215cm length for both inner and outer. However, the inner length is obviously less than the outer length on a double skin tent. We’d say the inner is about 210cm in reality, which is the same as the Cloud Up 2 and the Mongar 2.

Doors
The Naturehike Cloud Up has one door and one porch/vestibule positioned at the end. Whereas, the Star River and the Mongar have two doors. Therefore, if the tent is to be used by two people then either the Mongar or Star River is probably the best choice, allowing each person to have their own vestibule and door.

Mesh and breathability
The Mongar has more mesh than the other tents. This means it may feel cooler in summer, but may be a bit too draughty in winter. The vents are located in slightly different places on the three tents, but all three tents appear to perform adequately in terms of ventilation.

Inner doors
The Star River has an inner door that doesn’t tie back to the side. Instead, it drops to the floor when open, and you can then tie it back along the floor.

Snow skirt
If you choose the version of the Star River with the snow skirt, remember that a snow skirt can flap about if there’s no snow to hold it down which could be annoying when you are trying to sleep and could allow cold wind to penetrate underneath the snow skirt – just something to bear in mind.

Finally, it’s worth noting that you’ll often find conflicting specs for Naturehike’s tents, depending where you look, but this often comes down to the fact that there are lots of versions and models. Choose carefully when you’re buying – you can always check directly with Naturehike if you’re unsure of anything.

Other Naturehike spec comparisons we’ve done include:

Naturehike Cloud Up 1 vs 2
Naturehike Cloud Up vs Cloud Peak vs Mongar
Naturehike Cloud Peak 2 vs Hilleberg Allak 2
Naturehike Mongar 2 vs MSR Hubba Hubba

Also, check out our article on the Naturehike Cloud Peak 2 3-season tent. Plus, we have featured the Cloud Up 2 and the Star River in our budget 2 person wild-camping tents article. Check it out.

If you’re interested in a tent that is more suited to tall people, check out our The best tunnel tent for tall people – the Wechsel Outpost article.

Hopefully this Naturehike Star River 2 vs Cloud Up 2 vs Mongar 2 comparison will be useful to those that are considering one of these three tents.

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Disclaimer

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