User Review: MSR Missing Link
Design: Baker with modification
Ease of Setup: simple
Weight: 3 pounds
Price Paid: @185
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. The one time I had a guest it was a tedium to make it to the bathroom if you were on the side away from the door.
You have to climb over the person closest to the door.
That night we were in BC near Barkerville (5000 feet) and the temp dropped to about freezing. Condensation in the morning was profound...If there is no wind then condensation occurs due to lack of venting.
2 months later I was in the Little Missouri Grassland in the ND badlands and the tent performed like a champ (105 degrees). In a high wind field where it is dry you get good results.
It has never rained when I was out with this one but I have only used single wall tents for the last 30 years,(I have 2 other A frame tents).
This is an excellent tent for the prairie due to the high wind field. Now that I have relocated to ND I have an improved value of this tent..it was not so good in the elevated regions of AK nor BC. As I plan to hike the prairie and the Southwest this will work for me.
I think if I go to the mountains or rainy clime I might try something else. Great weight ratio...even with poles.
I expect to make this my primary tent for the time being!