After extensive research, we found the Naturehike Cloud-Up and the Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent to be the best Naturehike tents.
Our team spent over 12 hours digging through reviews, videos, and other available information about Naturehike to bring you this curated list of our Top 10 Naturehike Tents.
This process was more difficult than usual because information about Naturehike isn’t as prevalent as the more well-established tent brand.
Overall, are Naturehike tents any good? we concluded that Naturehike is a solid brand for campers on a budget. They’re also good for newbies who want to try a less expensive tent before going all-in with a premium maker. These tents are worth the money, as they have proven to perform surprisingly well in the field.
For solo backpackers, we highly recommend the Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent. Don’t let the name fool you; it’s the best of all words (price, weight, features) in one tiny package.
But what if you prefer to backpack with a buddy? Then check out the Naturehike Cloud Up! Offering excellent value for money, it’s no surprise that it’s one of Naturehike’s most popular models.
As someone venturing into the world of bike packing, I’d bring the Naturehike Opalus because its vestibule is big enough to stash my entire bicycle.
Or finally, for those who prefer the luxury lifestyle of car camping or glamping, go with the Naturehike Outdoor Extend 5.6. It’s just enough space in a canvas tent without being excessive.
As you can see, there’s an awesome Naturehike tent for every type of camper. But don’t just take my word for it. Check out our list of Top 10 Naturehike Tents.
Best overall: Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent
Best value: Naturehike Cloud-Up
Best Naturehike tents for backpackers:
- Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent — easiest setup, durable, the ideal choice for an absolute beginner, though only has capacity for one person
- Naturehike Cloud-Up — basic, all-around performance at a great price
- Naturehike Taga 2 — extremely budget-friendly, lightweight, and sturdy
- Naturehike Mongar 2P — features for two campers and lots of mesh for gorgeous views
Best Naturehike tents for biking, motorcyclists, or kayaking:
- Naturehike Opalus — large enough vestibule to store a bicycle or relax inside
- Naturehike Camping Cloud Tourer Double Layers Motorcycle Storage 2 Man Tent — premium amount of space can hold a motorcycle or multiple bicycles
- Naturehike Hiby 3P — extremely lightweight for a bikepacking or kayaking tent
Best Naturehike tents for car camping:
- Naturehike Outdoor Extend 5.6 — a smaller option for those just starting with canvas tents
- Naturehike Brighten 6.4 Outdoor Luxury glamping Pyramid Cotton Tent — a spacious canvas tent ideal for glamping in a group
Best Naturehike tents for extreme conditions/mountaineering:
- Naturehike Lgloo 70D Double Resident Alpine Tent — less expensive but still durable model for those chasing the ultimate thrills
We know that it can be confusing diving into an unknown brand for the first time. So we’ve included a section on what makes Naturehike tents unique.
Or head over to our Naturehike buyer’s guide to see why these particular tents made our Top 10 list.
Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent
Best for: single backpackers looking for a lightweight, affordable and super hassle-free setup tent; $
If you’re getting tired of seeing tents call themselves “freestanding,” but still need to be staked down, you’re going to love the Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent.
With a weight of just 3.3lbs, it’s perfect for backpackers who require a light load and don’t want to spend time fussing with ropes and stakes after an exhausting, high-mileage day.
One thing that shocked me is that guy lines aren’t required. Though two are included, these are mostly to enhance wind resistance. But you don’t need to bother with them otherwise.
How does it not need ropes? Well, the rainfly loops into the main tent poles.This makes the tent truly freestanding – no stakes required! My current tent is like this, so I can attest to how much this simplifies the assembly process at the end of a long day.
Of course, it’s usually good practice to stake down. But if there’s no sign of bad weather rolling in, then you don’t need to bother. You’ll never again have to worry about your campsite being too rocky to accept stakes!
- Truly freestanding; no guy lines or hammering stakes required
- Lightweight of 3.3lbs is great for backpacking
- Almost full mesh construction inside, ideal for taking in your surroundings or the ultimate in breathability
- Dome tent build results in wind durability
- Campers have reported using it in the rain with no leaks at all
- Good ventilation even with the fly on; stretch the fly out far so that air can get under it
- Modest-sized vestibule for gear storage
- Definitely only a 1-person tent; probably not the best if you’re tall
- Vestibule is good for storing stuff but definitely too small to hang out in; if you’re looking to escape the confines of your tent during bad weather, you’re out of luck
Best for: backpackers looking for an all-around tent that is basic but gets the job done; $$
You can’t go wrong with the Naturehike Cloud-Up. For someone who doesn’t care about bells and whistles, this tent is the complete package. It’s an impressive value, successfully balancing crucial factors such as price, space, and weight.
Speaking of weight, at 3.5lbs, it’s light enough to carry into the backcountry. Simultaneously, it’s spacious enough to be liveable with a 3’ peak height and a 6’8” floor length. With these dimensions, you can comfortably sit up and lie down without feeling cramped.
Not only will you be comfortable inside, but the Naturehike Cloud-Up also offers sturdy weather protection.
It has a bathtub floor to keep out the rain, which has proven itself. Users have said that they have remained dry even when the skies opened up. And because it’s a dome tent, it held up well to stormy winds.
The tent even includes a footprint, which is basically a tarp that goes under the tent floor. The footprint provides extra protection from not just the soggy ground, but also from regular wear and tear on your tent floor.
Campers have reported an easy and hassle-free setup. Be aware though, that like most Naturehike tents, guy lines and stakes will be required to fully assemble the rainfly.
Overall, we (and most buyers) are impressed with the light weight and space for such a modest price.
- Great all-around solution for campers who don’t need a super specialized tent
- Awesome price/weight/space ratio; great value
- Tough enough to withstand bad weather
- Includes a 2’ long vestibule, good for storing a backpack or boots
- Easy setup; maybe 5-10 minutes for beginners
- Half mesh, half fabric walls; mesh roof is good for stargazing
- Only 1 door; fine if you’re camping alone, but if you’re sharing the Cloud-Up with a buddy, you’re going to be climbing over each other to get to the single door
- Not very many interior pockets for storage; you won’t be able to keep your small necessities hung around you
- Some people suggest keeping your sleeping gear well clear of the entrance if it’s raining; unzipping the vestibule fly after a downpour will result in water dripping into the tent
Naturehike Taga 2
Best for: beginner solo hikers on a budget who want to try lightweight backpacking without a huge financial commitment; $
As a brand new camper, you might be pretty lost at this point. Not to mention, you haven’t done this long enough to know if it’s worth shelling out hundreds of dollars for high-performance equipment.
Well, the Naturehike Taga 2 could be great as your first tent. It’s super budget-friendly, even among the tents on our list. This allows you to get your feet wet in the world of backpacking without coughing up tons of cash.
Additionally, this tent weighs only 3lbs, making it the lightest tent on our list.
Why is this important for beginners? A lighter tent makes for a lighter pack weight, meaning you won’t end up with a bad first-experience such as shoulder sores (*ahem*…like me) from a cheap, overly heavy tent.
You aren’t trading off too much space either. While it’s definitely too small for two people, it’s comfortable for one, offering a 41” peak height. Even better, the steep walls give the illusion that it’s more roomy than the spec implies.
For such a price and weight, you may be reasonably skeptical about the quality of the Naturehike Taga 2. Rest assured, users have reported a surprisingly solid build, constructed of all nylon coated with silicon for rain resistance.
- Highly budget-friendly and lightweight – 3lbs; makes this tent perfect for a beginner’s first backpacking trip
- Easy setup, great for beginners
- Surprisingly tough; it’s been reported to have withstood 30mph winds
- Offers 2 vestibules; the front is big enough for cooking and storing boots, and the back can hold a larger backpack
- Included footprint for protecting your tent floor on rough ground
- Not freestanding and requires stakes, so camping on rocky ground will be hard to stake down
- Single-wall construction; the fly is built in so you can’t remove it for views of your surroundings
- This also results in a bit of condensation, despite the single roof vent
Naturehike Mongar 2P
Best for: camping friends seeking a budget-friendly, lightweight tent that still provides comfort and features for 2; $$
Do you want a tent for trips with your significant other or camping buddy? Allow me to introduce the Naturehike Mongar 2P.
While it would of course be awesome for a single camper, we agree that it’s built for two; all the details were accounted for.
To start with, there are two doors. This means that you won’t be stumbling over your buddy when one of you inevitably needs to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Plus, you and your buddy will be given a livable 6.5’ feet of floor space with a 3.5’ peak height. It’s not the most massive amount of room, but it’s definitely reasonable considering that it only weighs 4lbs. This makes it great for an extended hike in the backcountry with you and a companion.
We also really loved the almost complete mesh build of the inner tent. Not only does this give you amazing, completely unobstructed views, but it allows for superior ventilation and breathability.
The Naturehike Mongar 2P is also equipped with two vestibules when you stake out the rainfly. That means you each get one to stow your stuff to maximize the interior space.
- Perfect for two campers; 2 vestibules, 2 doors, comfortable space of 6.5’ x 4’ and 3.5’ peak height
- Only weighs 4lbs
- Reported to have great ventilation, even with the fly on
- Composed of almost 100% mesh except for the floor; once again resulting in outstanding ventilation and even more amazing views!
- Overhead gear loft for storing small items; no need to lose your stuff among your sleeping gear
- Includes footprint as an additional barrier between you and the ground
- The aforementioned mesh is great in summer, but could be a bit chilly on those colder nights
- Would have been impressed with just a touch more space; might be cramped if both people are taller
Best for: bikepackers who want somewhere reliable and safe and – best of all – big enough to fit their whole bike if needed; $$
Why buy an oversized, heavy tent to cram a bike into when you could just pick up the Naturehike Opalus and store the bike in its huge vestibule?
Ironically, even though our Naturehike list features a tent specific to cycling, this is the tent I’m seriously considering for bikepacking! Mostly, this is due to the gigantic vestibule, perfect for stowing my precious bike out of the elements and away from visibility (yes, I’m that paranoid).
The Opalus doesn’t skimp on space inside the tent either. The peak height and width is nearly 3’ and 4’ respectively. The length is an extremely generous 7.8”, nearly 8’! You’ll be able to lay down comfortably inside with plenty of room to spare.
The largest tradeoff to such an awesome tent is its less-than-stellar insulation.
A lot of users have said that it’s cold in the tent during the winter, and hot in the summer. Keep that in mind if your camping style is mostly hanging at your campsite in your tent.
- The vestibule size is pretty ridiculous at 4x5x3’; That’s bigger than some backpacking tents!
- The interior is just as spacious; almost 8’ floor length
- Though heavier, 5lbs weight is still manageable for backpackers and perfect for bikers
- Comes in multiple sizes (2P-4P); customize which size you need to your trip and preferences
- Waterproof protection is reported to hold up in downpours; specs to back it up – silicone coated, 4,000 mm waterproof rating, and taped seams
- Not the best insulation; tends to be cold in winter and hot in summer
- Requires staked-down guy lines to be to maximize vestibule size; campsite’s ground needs to be soft enough to accept stakes, and the lines could be a bit fiddly if you’re new to tent setup
Naturehike Camping Cloud Tourer Double Layers Motorcycle Storage 2 Man Tent
Best for: traveling motorcyclists who want a place big enough to store their motorcycle, or car campers needing a space to keep multiple bicycles; $$$
Are you a motorcyclist embarking on a cross-country tour? Or maybe a car camper who wants to bring their bikes to their campsite? Then let’s talk about the Naturehike Camping Cloud Tourer Double Layers Motorcycle Storage 2 Man Tent.
Basically, this tent is a larger version of the Opalus. Similarly, the main vestibule is big enough to house your chosen method of transportation.
Unlike the Opalus, this vestibule can fit a full-sized motorbike. And with a 4×5’ floor plan and nearly 6’ in height, I hesitate to call it a vestibule; it’s bigger than most tents!
This space does come with the addition of extra weight: 13lbs of it, as a matter of fact. So there’s really no way you’ll be taking this on a normal backpacking trip as it’s just too heavy.
However, that weight won’t be a problem if you’re going to strap it onto the back of your motorbike. It also won’t phase car campers transporting this tent by car for use as bicycle storage at your campsite.
- Vestibule provides 7.5’ floor space plus 6’ peak height; big enough to store (and work on!) a full-sized motorcycle, or house multiple bicycles
- Spacious interior of 6’ tall with an almost 5×7’ floor plan; well-suited to taller campers or camping with a friend
- You get another vestibule – albeit smaller, at 3’ long – for stowing whatever doesn’t fit inside the main vestibule
- Full coverage rainfly and waterproofed construction of tent keeps you (and your bikes!) dry in the rain
- Not much mesh construction; the tent could get stuffy inside if zipped fully closed, despite the vents
- It appears that you can convert the vestibules into porches by opening them up and extending them; however, there’s no indication that the poles required to prop up the vestibule flaps are provided
Naturehike Hiby 3P
Best for: 1-2 people who want a tent for mild-weather camping and a nice porch for cooking and relaxing; $$
Sometimes, you want a tent that offers enough interior space but a little extra space for relaxing without adding a ton of weight. A tent with a large vestibule like the Naturehike Hiby 3 is likely a good solution.
At its widest point, the almost 4x 6.5’ vestibule is a multi-use tool, allowing you to maximize space in the main tent by holding all your stuff.
It can also function as a camping kitchen, where you can use a cooking stove and still have room for your cooking supplies. Or it can serve as a comfortable porch to hang out in, just to get outside of the main tent.
Since the Naturehike Hiby 3 weighs 7lbs, it’s likely too heavy for backpacking. Thus, this tent is best if you’ll be going on an overnight trip with a light load. It’s even more suited to car campers, kayakers, or bikers.
Keep in mind that this is a single-wall construction tent. This means the rainfly and inner tent are one and the same; you won’t be able to remove the fly on clear days.
- The large, multi-use vestibule lets you maximize the main tent’s space by storing all gear in the vestibule; it’s not overkill with a vestibule big enough to store bikes
- Near vertical walls gives the illusion that the 4.5’ foot height is more roomy
- 2 doors; good for camping with two people and increases ventilation
- Vents all around the tent for better breathability despite being single-walled
- Cool little transparent roof window; watch the sun rise and set while in your sleeping bag!
- Not seam-taped; be careful if it rains
- Some users suggest applying a coat of waterproofing spray despite the advertised waterproof specs
- The guy lines are black, making them essentially invisible at night; you could trip over them
Naturehike Outdoor Extend 5.6 Glamping Cotton Canvas A Tower Tent
Best for: car campers of 2-3 people, or a solo camper wanting an introduction to canvas tents and all the luxurious space a car camping tent has to offer; $$$
If a canvas tent appeals to you but they’re so big that they feel like overkill, then check out the Naturehike Outdoor Extend 5.6.
The Naturehike Outdoor Extend 5.6 is best for car camping with smaller groups of one or two friends. It could also be the ideal choice for glamping alone – camp outdoors in luxury!
In addition, this is a canvas tent, which comes with a whole list of extra benefits and tradeoffs.
For example, canvas is superior to synthetic-fabric tents for its breathability, while simultaneously being better at insulation. Canvas is also more durable than synthetic fabrics, and users who own canvas tents say they’ve had them for over twenty years.
On the downside, they do tend to be a lot heavier and expensive, so they’re geared towards car campers who are willing to make a long-term investment.
With a 5’ center height, this is definitely a smaller canvas tent. The floor area is 10×6’, meaning it’s not the most spacious with friends unless you don’t mind being cozy. Conversely, that’s more than enough room if you’re going it solo.
- Smaller size makes it a good introductory tent for those new to canvas
- Abundant room for single campers
- Large, fully mesh doors for maximum breathability; the tiny awning from the rain fly keeps most rain from dripping in through the doors, so you can leave the door unrolled in all but the heaviest, driving rains
- No stove jack means you won’t be firing up a camping stove for that cozy winter glamping experience
- 21lbs weight essentially restricts you to using this as a car camping tent; there’s no carrying this into the wilderness
Naturehike Brighten 6.4 Outdoor Luxury glamping Pyramid Cotton Tent
Best for: groups of up to 4 car campers looking for a long-lasting tent to serve all their glamping needs; $$$
For those of you planning lots of glamping trips with a small group of friends, the Naturehike Brighten 6.4 Outdoor Luxury glamping Pyramid Cotton Tent is the Naturehike tent for you.
Weighing 24lbs, this firmly removes the Brighten from any backpacking trips. But this makes it perfect for car camping or glamping. With 11.5’ sq feet, this can be your next spacious party tent for events like music festivals or tailgating.
The octagonal floor plan makes the Brighten feel even more spacious. Unlike tents with rectangular shapes, you can walk around anywhere without feeling cramped in this tent. Add to that the nearly 7’ peak height and you’ve got plenty of room.
You can choose to sleep 4 narrow sleeping cots, 2 twin beds, or 1 queen. Just remember that as you increase the amount of people and sleeping equipment, you lose space to walk around and store other gear.
Like the other car camping tent on our list, the Brighten is made of canvas. This results in a tent that will last for decades and serve you far into the future. As mentioned, canvas is naturally breathable and insulated, so you won’t feel stuffy inside this tent.
- Roomy 11.5’ sq feet with a 7’ peak height; octagonal floor plan makes it feel even larger
- Reinforced double stitched seams and a pre-treated waterproof coating; strong enough to handle bad weather that rolls in
- 2 enormous mesh doors that can be rolled up to convert the tent into an canopy with a sewn-in floor
- Mesh windows for extra breathability and taking in your surroundings
- No stove jack for heat or cooking on a personal stove
- Price is starting to become similar to competing canvas tents
Naturehike Lgloo 70D Double Resident Alpine Tent
Best for: advanced hikers who need the hardiest of shelters in rough terrain and conditions; $$$
Maybe you’re an experienced climber planning to embark on the ultimate peak-bagging quest.
There’s only one problem: you need a shelter that’s hardier than paper-thin nylon, but don’t have the big bucks to invest in a heavy-duty tent.
If that sounds like you, then seriously consider the Naturehike Lgloo. This is a great solution for if you need a hardy tent but can’t afford the competitor’s prices. A quick search of mountaineering tents revealed that they start at around $700-800!
This is a serious mountaineering tent, a shelter for withstanding and waiting out mountain storms. Made with 70-D ripstop nylon, the Naturehike Lgloo will be resistant to tears and damage from being subjected to harsh weather.
- You can’t beat the price for a mountaineering tent like this
- Tough materials results in a shelter that will withstand extreme conditions
- Additional 4’ vestibule for storage or a porch
- 4’ peak height and nearly 7’ floor length means you won’t get stir crazy or claustrophobic stuck in an overly cramped tent while waiting out storms
- Highly specialized; overbuilt for most average campers and hikers
What’s Unique About Naturehike Tents?
If you’ve never heard of Naturehike, don’t feel bad. I had no idea who they were either.
A few hours of digging later, I found out why. Established in 2005, Naturehike is the relatively new kid on the block. This is even more apparent when compared to popular brands like Kelty or MSR who have been manufacturing outdoor gear for decades.
At first glance, they admittedly feel like they could be a cheap knockoff. Well, that’s what my overly-cautious self thought anyway.
However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that while Naturehike is decently small, they’ve earned their place in the outdoor industry. They consistently receive positive reactions and reviews online from multiple sources and hikers of all experience levels.
Naturehike’s biggest selling point is their price to weight ratio. Most similar competitor’s tents run at two or three times the price of a Naturehike tent.
Naturehike, on the other hand, prides themselves on “light outdoor travel,” and they offer it at a relatively affordable cost.
Another area in which Naturehike excels is their durable construction for reliable weather protection. Most of their tents feature a waterproof rating of at least 3000-4000. This is pretty impressive for a tent in this price range and weight.
One funny thing I noticed was how Naturehike really likes to proclaim that they are “ultra- lightweight.” This is technically true, since their average tent weighs between 3.5-4lbs, placing them in the “lightweight” category.
But their “ultra-lightweight” monicker can be confusing at best or feel like a bit of an exaggeration at worst. Their use of “ultra” can confuse beginner hikers who may think they’re getting a truly ultralight tent, which are tents under 2-3lbs.
Of course, this is a small nitpick, but one to keep in mind if you’re an experienced hiker or aspiring long-distance hiker who needs an ultralight shelter in the truest sense.
But for everyone else – the majority of readers – a Naturehike tent could be a perfect choice. If you want a lighter pack weight but don’t have the cash for a more established brand, you’ll definitely want to consider Naturehike.
Choosing the Best Naturehike Tent
Clearly, Naturehike tents can be a great solution. As you can see from our list above, there’s a type of tent for everyone.
There’s only one problem: you don’t know which tent is right for you!
Not to worry – this guide boils down essential tent-buying information into easily understood sections. We know that every camper’s preferences vary, but here’s our general list of what you need to know before you buy.
Size and Capacity
The size and capacity of your tent should be one of your first considerations.
If you’re hiking on a long-distance trek, then you’d want a tent that fits 1 or 2 people. These are commonly referred to as 1P or 2P tents, or 1-person/2-person tents.
Remember that although a 1-person tent fits roughly 1 25-inch wide sleeping pad, there’s no real standard for tent sizes. Thus, we always recommend buying a tent that’s a size larger than you’ll need.
Additionally, if you’re embarking on that previously mentioned backpacking adventure, you’d want a tent that packs down into a compact size, such as the Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent Packing down to 6 inches, a tent like this won’t take up much room in your backpack, where every inch is precious.
But if you’re going to be biking or even just driving a car to your campsite, pack size (and definitely not weight) won’t matter as much. In these cases, you can choose a heavier tent.
A medium-sized tent like the Naturehike Camping Cloud Tourer can be easily strapped to a bike seat or handlebars. Or the larger, more bulkier Naturehike Outdoor Extended 5.6 Canvas Tent can be tossed in the back of your car trunk.
Both of these two options are 13lbs and 20lbs respectively, and offset their heftier weights with substantially more living space.
Most of the tents on our list are dome tents. They’re extremely popular, and with good reason. Dome tents are compact and light, and their sloping design makes them mostly resistant to wind.
Because they have sloping walls, they can feel a little cramped if you’re really tall. This could also be the case if you just really like a lot of space.
Some dome tent manufacturers know this, so they build in a horizontal cross pole to widen out the space where your head would be. This addition can be seen on the Naturehike Hiby 3. Thus, its interior feels much more roomy than a smaller tent without the extra pole.
Lastly, dome tents are usually freestanding, meaning you don’t need to stake it into the ground for it to be fully upright. This makes setup easy, especially for beginners.
Some canvas tents use a shape similar to dome tents called a pyramid or a bell. Similar to dome tents, the rounded shape of a bell makes them hardy under heavy winds.
You also don’t have to worry as much about size. Canvas tents are, in general, larger than backpacking tents because they’re designed for car camping. Because of this, canvas tents are often tall enough to stand up and walk around inside.
Cabin style tents are often featured in car-camping tents, like the Naturehike Outdoor Extended 5.6 Canvas Tent. These tents have walls that are essentially straight up like a normal house. This results in lots of headspace and room for moving around everywhere inside the tent.
The tradeoff here is because of that extra room, cabin tents are a lot larger and heavier. So this isn’t a tent you’ll be taking on an extended hiking trip.
Canvas cabin tents are often huge and can accommodate at least 8 people. And since they feature near vertical walls, you’ll never feel cramped. This makes cabin canvas tents perfect for car camping and glamping.
Tunnel tents are good to consider if you want more space than a dome tent, but not as much space as a car camping tent. A good example of this is the Naturehike Opalus.
They are often equipped with large vestibules, which are spaces where you can store your stuff, cook, or just hang out in.
One of their downsides is that unlike dome tents, tunnel tents aren’t fully freestanding. You’ll have to pick a campsite where you can hammer stakes and guy lines into the ground.
Tent materials play a role in the durability, longevity, and weather resistance. So when choosing your Naturetent – or really any tent – it’s a good idea to investigate what your tent is made of.
Nylon is a great choice for tent fabric. It’s lightweight, breathable, and can be stuffed into a small pack. This is the primary material you’ll see featured on Naturehike tents, as they emphasize lightweight construction.
Aluminum poles are also commonly paired with nylon on Naturehike tents. It’s a great middle-of-the-road material effectively balancing weight, strength and cost.
There are also carbon fiber poles which are incredibly lightweight but pretty expensive. Thus, they’re found on premium tents and won’t be seen on Naturehike tents. Nor will their budget cousins, fiberglass and steel, due to their heavy weight which Naturehike avoids.
Are Naturehike Tents Waterproof?
Since we’re talking about tent materials, this is a great place to address the burning question of whether or not you’ll turn into a damp rat inside a Naturehike tent.
I’m happy to report that the answer looks like a resounding “no!” Users have reported subjecting their tents to substantial rains but remaining perfectly dry inside.
This weatherproof success can be attributed to the way Naturehike builds their tents.
I was surprised to see that, true to their claims, Naturehike tents are typically made with hydrostatic head ratings of at least 3,000-4,000 mm. While this is merely one way to gauge water resistance, it’s still surprisingly higher than I expected to see on more budget-friendly tents.
In addition, most of their tents have taped seams, meaning water won’t leak in around the weak points where the fabric pieces meet.
The tents’ fabrics are coated with silicone. What’s that mean? Well, tent manufacturers use a chemical blend to coat the fabric and make it more water resistant. The two common coatings are silicone or PU (Polyurethane), with silicone usually acknowledged as being more superior.
This is great news for backpackers, but for a Naturehike canvas tent, you will have to waterproof it yourself. This is usually the case with all canvas tents though, and is due to the nature of cotton. Waterproofing canvas is a breeze: just assemble and douse with a hose.
When you read about a tent’s ventilation, what’s being discussed is how good the tent is at allowing damp condensation out of your tent. The air that we breathe has to go somewhere!
So when you’re inside a tiny plastic enclosure, you can bet that condensation can quickly become an issue.
A lot of Naturehikes tents feature large mesh panels, or almost full mesh builds. Leaving the rainfly off results in maximum breathability – it’s like you’re outside, but protected from the bugs.
But when it’s raining and you’re stuck inside with the fly covering the mesh, how do you prevent condensation?
Look for a tent equipped with a vent (or more!) on the rainfly. These vents allow condensation to escape, and overall help your living space feel less stuffy.
Although Naturehike tents are a mixed bag in this area, overall ventilation feedback has been positive.
Some of their models are almost fully made of mesh, meaning you’ll likely get amazing breathability even with the fly closed. Other models are single-walled (the fly and walls are conjoined) but offer multiple vents to allow for airflow.
If you’ve read this far, then we must have really sold you on Naturehike tents! Seriously though, we hope this guide has shown you that you can go camping with quality tents without forking over exorbitant amounts of cash.
In the end, we’ve determined that the Naturehike 1-Person Backpacking Tent is the most versatile and strikes the best balance between weight, price, and space.
This tent is great for bikepackers and backpackers alike. It’s light enough to be lashed to a bike or stowed in the bottom of a backpack.
Plus, the no-guy-lines-required makes this the easiest tent to assemble, and offers the most options for choosing a campsite. No more worrying about rocky or hard ground!
You can’t beat the budget-friendly price, especially considering that it provides ample room for one person. It even stood its own during bad weather, which is almost shocking considering factors such as cheap price and light weight, which often result in a flimsy tent.