The Mongar 2 is probably my favorite Naturehike tent. It might be a bit more expensive than other Naturehike models, but you get far more than you pay for.
The quality is exceptional for a tent of this price, and the outstanding user reviews speak for themselves. Of course, no tent is perfect, so you need to think carefully before parting with your hard-earned cash.
In this review, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Mongar 2 so you can make an informed decision that you won’t come to regret.
Naturehike Mongar 2 Tent Review
Who Is the Mongar 2 For?
The Naturehike Mongar 2 is a quality, durable, but affordable tent. It’s perfect for one person who likes a bit more room to spread out or a couple of people who don’t mind sharing their personal space.
With UV protection of 50+ and 4000mm of water resistance, this tent will keep you safe and comfortable in hot summers and stormy autumns alike.
Design, Material, & Performance
Before you invest in a tent, you must have a reasonable idea of how it will perform in the great outdoors. This section will tell you everything you need to know before you go ahead with a purchase.
Waterproofing & Wind-Resistance
As much as we might prefer to camp in good weather, sometimes a rainy weekend comes out of nowhere.
You don’t have to worry about the Mongar 2 leaking, as it has been treated with a silicone coating that resists 4000mm of water. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, 4000mm is a decent waterproof rating that will keep you dry in nasty rainfall.
The bathtub-style floor prevents water from seeping up through the ground, and the included tent footprint will protect your tent floor from tearing on small rocks or sharp plants, so you don’t have to worry about leaking.
That said, you need to respray your tent regularly to keep the waterproofing in top shape, so don’t expect it to take care of you if you don’t take good care of it!
In terms of wind resistance, the Mongar 2 performs well in most conditions. The robust frame and strong guy lines will help resist any foul weather. Just try to pitch up by a natural barrier if you think a storm is rolling in.
(Camping by a natural barrier does not mean you should camp under the only tree if lightning is forecast. Please use your common sense and keep yourself safe!)
The Mongar 2 is slightly more expensive than most Naturehike models because it’s even more durable and robust.
It is not a good choice for camping in the snow because the frame is not designed to withstand the weight of a snowpack. The 7001 aluminum frame will resist most foul weather, and the tent footprint will extend the life of the tent floor.
The tent walls are made from 20D ripstop nylon, which is the best you can expect from a tent of this price. It’s reasonably durable, but you’d want something more like 40D for camping at high altitudes or in snowy climates.
Ease of Set-Up
This tent is easy to pitch, even if you are camping alone.
Setting up this tent requires simply unfolding the single pole, laying out the tent’s body, and snapping the poles into place. The Mongar 2 uses a quick clip system so that you can assemble your shelter for the night in just a few minutes.
Comfort & Livability
The Mongar 2 is noticeably more comfortable than many other Naturehike models, with loads of space to spread out.
With a length of 6’9’’, it’s an excellent choice for taller people who are sick of curling up into the fetal position because their feet would stick out the tent door.
The center height is tall enough to sit up comfortably, and there are two separate vestibules for you to store your kit, giving you even more room in your sleeping compartment.
There are also two separate doors, so you can come and go as you please without clambering over your tent buddy in the night.
Weight & Packed Size
Overall, the Naturehike Mongar 2 is a solid all-around tent. However, its weight and packed size might be problematic for ultralight hikers.
Tipping the scales at 4 lb 11 oz (2.1 kg), the Mongar 2 is slightly on the heavy side for a two-person tent.
However, if you consider that this tent is affordable and comes with its groundsheet and stakes, its weight is pretty reasonable.
The Mongar 2’s weight makes it a better choice for backpackers who care more about their comfort than keeping their base weight at an absolute minimum.
What Users Are Saying About This Tent
Users consistently say that the Mongar 2 is an excellent-value tent. For the most part, campers find that this tent provides a great mix of performance and comfort without the sticker price you might find on other brands.
Additionally, campers love the tent’s waterproofing and durability. Users also appreciate that the Mongar 2 is easy to set up and that taller people can lay flat without touching the walls.
What I Love About the Naturehike Mongar 2
As far as camping tents go, it’s hard to find fault with the Naturehike Mongar 2.
I love that this tent prioritizes livability in every aspect of its design. From its spacious interior to its high ceiling height, the Mongar 2 is a comfortable home away from home while you’re in the mountains.
Additionally, I love all the gear storage, so you can maximize space to spread out without sharing your sleeping area with bulky packs.
I also love that, despite its affordability, the Mongar 2 is made from high-end and durable materials. It can be frustrating to purchase a budget tent that, due to low-quality materials, lasts for only a few trips.
The ventilation is also a big plus. Many budget tents have only a single vent, which means they overheat in the summer months, and users have problems with condensation.
This isn’t the case with the Mongar 2, as the designers installed a second vent to encourage a through-breeze.
What I Don’t Like About This Tent
The only criticism I have about the Mongar 2 is that it might be too heavy for serious thru-hiking. Then again, this is an affordable entry-level tent, so that can only be expected.
Pros & Cons
- Spacious interior
- Plenty of gear storage
- 2 doors for easy entry and exit
- Built-in vents for breathability
- Waterproof materials
- Strong frame
- Tent footprint included (By the time of writing this review)
- Great for tall people
- Easy to pitch
- Great value
- Light enough for backpacking
- Could be too heavy for long-distance thru-hiking
If you’re not convinced that the Mongar 2 is the best choice for you, here are another couple of options to check out.
For campers who are okay with paying a premium for a lightweight tent, the Nemo Dagger Ultralight 2 is a sure bet.
While the Dagger costs more than twice as much as the Mongar 2, it’s only a fraction of the weight, so it’s a solid choice for more remote adventures.
Or, if you’d rather have one tent that you can take on camping trips all year long, the MSR Advanced Pro 2 is worth looking into.
The Naturehike Mongar 2 is a versatile tent that’s appropriate for the vast majority of campers. It’s a particularly awesome tent when it comes to comfort and functionality on the trail, though it could be a little too heavy for long-distance hiking.
If you’re looking for a comfortable and reliable backpacking tent that doesn’t cost a small fortune, the Mongar 2 should be at the top of your list.
I hope you found this review helpful, and I wish you many happy camping adventures with your new tent!
Gaby is a professional outdoor educator, guide, and wilderness medicine instructor. She holds a master's degree in outdoor education and spends most of her time hanging out with penguins and polar bears in the polar region. When she's not outdoors, you can find her traveling, reading Nietzsche, and drinking copious double espressos.