Academy Sports + Outdoors and Magellan have teamed up to offer this awesome combo Pro Explorer Hub Tent and Pro Sleeping Bag.
With Academy Sports + Outdoors sponsoring the 2021 Bassmaster Classic, providing plenty for us to gift dad, and being the great supplier of outdoor goods they are, we thought we'd share another great example of the cool stuff they offer. The Magellan Pro Explorer Hub Tent and Pro Sleeping Bag not only have a great price point that will make everyone happy, but they will last for years.
This is the kind of gear variety that we're all looking for when it comes to things that we all take for granted. Between a sleeping bag that weighs a mere three pounds, and a hub tent that rises into a shelter in just minutes, you may have found just what you're looking for.
Let's take a quick glance at what these items are built of, what they can do, and why they make a great gift item. The outdoorsman in your life will make the most of it and you can rest assured that they'll use it every year.
Why Tent Camping Is So Much Fun
Sleeping outdoors in the countryside away from the lights of the town or city out under the starry sky on a clear night is spectacular. There may be nothing so cozy as a slumber in the open air knowing that the woods are right outside of your tent.
Sure, you'll need a good sleeping bag, maybe an air mattress, or even a nice camping pillow to top it all off, but the bottom line is that nothing is more natural than sleeping outside. It's rejuvenating; that fresh feeling you get when you wake up inside of a good tent is fabulous.
If you get the right one, they keep out the bugs, shelter you from the wind and rain, and give you enough room to store extra gear for those days or nights when you may need to spend a little more time inside. Make your consideration for things like weight, ventilation, size, and fabric.
With these simple characteristics in mind, a night in the woods, the campground, or in the backyard with the kids or the grandkids makes for the best of memories.
Magellan Outdoors Pro Explorer SwiftRise 3-Person Hub Tent
The Magellan Outdoors Pro Explorer SwiftRise 3-Person Hub Tent is overall great tent. If you're a camper - either car camper or boondocker - you will find right away that the 150-denier polyester material with steel and fiberglass frame makes for a structure that will stand up to some rough and tumble summer use. There is also great durability in the two tight-weave mesh windows, which ensure ventilation and comfort.
As a three-camper capacity tent with a roomy 4.6-foot center height, it is really very well suited for two with room to roam. Honestly, if your outdoorsman likes to go it alone, there is plenty of room for a lot of gear.
Interestingly, it has an integrated lighting system which illuminates the interior for your convenience that runs on three AA batteries.
It has a water resistant design, but comes with an included rainfly to keep you dry when the weather changes. Four good-sized side pockets offer more than ample storage space for your gear and the strength to hold it all.
The parts list reads as follows:
- Tent body with pre-attached poles
- Tent rainfly
- Carry bag
- Guy rope
- Steel stakes
- String light
- Battery compartment
Hub tents are as easy as laying the tent flat on the ground while check that there is no material twisted or overlapping the ends of any poles. The tent will basically pop open on its own by grasping the webbed loop sewn onto the steel ring located at the center of the wall and pulling outward until the wall section pops open.
At $99 you can't go wrong.
Magellan Outdoors Pro Explorer 40°F Mummy Sleeping Bag
The Magellan Outdoors Pro Explorer 40°F Mummy Sleeping Bag is an easily usable, easily storable mummy style sleeping bag that works well for anyone. It has an extra-wide shoulder girth of a whopping 64 inches, and at 58 inches your hips have never felt more room.
It comes complete with a nylon carry bag, and at a mere three pounds is as easy to carry as your lunch. Honestly, the 40-degree temperature rating makes it great for summer camping since it is altogether comfy and warm without making you sweat in the warmer temps.
A solid interior pocket with hook-and-loop closure keeps your essentials safe and out of your way while you sleep. It even offers a versatile anti-bite webbing along the wind baffle to keep the bugs at bay while you relax.
This sleeping bag is crafted with nylon and polyester material for comfort and durability, while the micro-bailing fiber fill helps keep you warm, and with a starting price point of only $59 you may as well get two.
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is headquartered out of Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston. As the company says, "Academy Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation's largest sporting goods and outdoor stores. With 259 stores and counting, we offer a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear, along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more."
Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, it turned into a military surplus store for a time, then began offering sports and outdoors equipment as it evolved into the Academy Sports + Outdoors known today. Not only that, but they've now come full circle into the outdoor community as a sponsor of the world's greatest bass fishing tournament: the Bassmaster Classic.
Now they sell pop up tents, winter camping gear, heavy duty eight-person instant cabin tents, and other family camping tents that work great even for first time users. Backpacking tents and base camps aside, Academy Sports + Outdoors also sells firearms, ammunition, treestands and blinds, scopes and other optics, game cameras, camo, boots, you name it!