New to the blog? You can check out what we’re all about by going to our ‘About’ page. Today we’re taking a gander at the Naturehike Cloud Up 1 Tent. We picked up the 1-man version of this tent from Ali Express, as we couldn’t find it for sale on Amazon – but the 2-man version is. So, we decided to set it up on a sunny day and take a peek. Note that we haven’t had the chance to actually go on an overnighter with this tent, so we can’t comment on how it holds up in the elements! But stay tuned for a full review once we’ve had the chance to try it 🙂
Overview / Specs
What attracted us to the Naturehike Cloud Up in the first place is the design of the tent. It’s incredibly similar (virtually identical) to the well-rated, but very expensive, Big Agnes Fly Creek. The design of the tent involves a single pole construction – one pole that fits together in a Y-shape and clips into the rest of the tent, making it freestanding. So, let’s take a look!
The Naturehike Cloud Up 1 has a pack size of just 40cm x 12cm / 15.7″ x 4.7″, so pretty comparable to other Ali Express tents we’ve looked at on the blog.
The outer tent / fly is 120cm wide x 218cm long x 110cm tall (47.2″ x 85.8″ x 43.3″). Inside that, the actual sleeping area / inner tent is 104cm wide x 212.5cm long x 100cm tall (40.9″ x 83.6″ x 39.3″).
The tent has a stated weight of 1.2kg / 2lb 10oz. for the 1-man. As we saw with the Naturehike Taga, there is a 2 man version that’s a little heftier at an estimated 1.3kg / 2lb 140z. During our weigh in, the 1-man came in more or less bang on at 1234g / 2lb 11oz.
The Naturehike Cloud Up is made from 20D Silicone, with a 4000mm rated hydrostatic head – somewhat higher than average for tents in this kind of price bracket. The pole is made from 7001 Aluminium alloy, and, like the Taga, the Cloud Up 1 we got arrived came with an included, separate groundsheet.
First Pitch Of The Naturehike Cloud Up 1
Pitching the Cloud Up 1 was straightforward enough. It certainly helps only having 1 pole to worry about 😀
The buckles on the fly clip right into the inner tent, and it only needed very minimal adjustment for a respectable first pitch. As with the Taga, incorporating the groundsheet didn’t feel very intuitive, although we did manage to get it done. But in all honesty, we’re not super hot on groundsheets unless you’re going somewhere particularly rough and rocky anyway.
Space and storage
As you can see from the photo above, the Cloud Up 1 has only 1 entrance and vestibule. Although the vestibule doesn’t leave huge amounts of space for gear storage, it looks perfectly adequate for 1 person on a relatively short trip.
So, what’s the verdict after our first look at the Naturehike Cloud Up 1? We went into this expecting to find a perhaps slightly lower quality (given the price) version of the Big Agnes Fly Creek. But to be honest, the quality of craftsmanship looks pretty much comparable!
The only downside we can see is the relatively limited gear storage space (certainly when compared with the Taga). Although the Cloud Up 1 is also a little heavier than some of the other tents we have reviewed, it should be kept in mind that it’s double-skinned and freestanding. Given that, the weight and price of this thing
If you’d like to buy the Naturehike Cloud Up, we have links to the product from Ali Express and from Amazon.
Well, that’s all folks – do you have experience of using the Cloud-Up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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