Mine is the grey 20d indeed. I think the only difference is the outher fabric between the 15d and 20d, everything else seems exactly the same to me.
The only thing i would want to change on my star river 2 is adding an extra big pocket on the inside like the copper spur has.
The tent poles fit in my framebag, which make it a lot easier to fit the tent in my other bags.
I'm currently undecided between the following:
Vango Cairngorm 300
Naturehike Cloud Up 3
Decathlon Trek 900 Ultralight 2 Person
Want something light that's good for bike packing but still spacious (prob the Vango or Naurehike then) but they are both such different tents in their construction...
Can't comment practically on any of those but the Lanshan is also another option (from ebay or Ali). It has been discussed up thread a lot as a budget bikepacking tent.
I think single pole tents (ish) always seem more spacious if the pole goes length ways like the cloud up rather than cross ways like the other two
We have a cloud up 3, very spacious, bit of a different kettle of fish to those other two. For the money (140 I think) it's a good deal at the sacrifice of a bit of weight. Think it's 2kg without the footprint. Builds up very easily, I would say the poles feel the cheapest part of it, haven't had it out in a gale to see how they fare though
Thanks for the advice! I am veering towards the Cloud Up tbh as it seems so roomy.
Would consider the Lanshen but I know I’ll mess something up like getting the wrong pole or something
I have a cloud up 2, id say its a generous 1 man and a tight 2 man, I broke the pole crown when I shared it with another person (but we are both almost 2m tall). Apart from that its been great, I see the new version has addressed the issue of flapping side pannels by adding lines there too, which is almost enough of a reason for me to upgrade. Looks like they have upgraded the crown too
I picked up the naturehike star river 2 in a fetching navy 15D fabric.
Fly, inner and poles come in at 1.6kg on my scales, under 1.8kg all in.
So great for the bike and doable hiking.
The cloud up 2 looks good but I prefered the twin side entry and 1.35m wide inner of the star river.
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