I would have given this tent 4 stars a short time…
23 July 2011
Excerpt: I would have given this tent 4 stars a short time ago for the size-to-weight ratio along with easy of pitch. The minor problems I saw were the slight condensation and the 13 feet needed on the back side to set it up.
I used the tent twice and liked the design. It is…
30 August 2010
Excerpt: I used the tent twice and liked the design. It is very light and easy to setup. Problem after setting on a shelf for a year it melted. It delaminated, became very sticky and lost waterproofing. I guess its material was just too light to be usefull.
I bought this tent when I lived in Alaska (2002 to…
10 November 2009
Excerpt: I bought this tent when I lived in Alaska (2002 to 2009). I used it all over Alaska and found it to be relatively waterproof...sealing worked well but I backed it up anyway. It was lite but I only use it for myself.
I was impressed with this tent for the first year…
3 June 2009
Excerpt: I was impressed with this tent for the first year and a couple of uses as a backup against full huts. Light, dry, roomy. But then the walls melted and MSR don't respond. We took it out for a three week walk through central Australia and all the interior surfaces were sticky, like a post-it note.
I love it. The weight/space ratio sold me on it. The…
3 February 2007
Excerpt: I love it. The weight/space ratio sold me on it. The only problem I had was when I camped in an area where there had been a fire, it was impossible to find branches or trees to pitch it properly, so it was a little droopy one night.
This was my first foray into the lightweight-tent…
12 August 2006
Excerpt: This was my first foray into the lightweight-tent world. The Missing Link only weighs about three pounds and packs down to the size of a large loaf of bread (maybe two small loaves side-by-side).
In the two years that I have had it--I was blown away.
8 December 2005
Excerpt: In the two years that I have had it--I was blown away. Not literally beause the Missing Link gives such protection to the wind. I used this to hike a 6-day 68-mile hike to Maccu-Piccu and it held up well to the rain, was easy to set up, and was roomy enough for two people and their gear.
Like most tents, it excels in some areas but has some…
1 November 2005
Excerpt: Like most tents, it excels in some areas but has some weaknesses. PRO: lite weight! plenty of room, water tight. CON: condensation unless well ventilated (fully open screen, or a breeze). Siliconized nylon has a funky smell that relegates my storage to the garage.
Bought this last summer as an experiment. Was captivated…
30 January 2005
Excerpt: Bought this last summer as an experiment. Was captivated by the design and the thought of toting 3 pounds for a tent with this much head and leg room (I am 6' 5" and can sit straight up). I was concerned about having to take trekking poles on every trip so I had held off on buying this tent.