Magellan Outdoors Mission 8-Person Tunnel Tent

Magellan Outdoors Mission 8-Person Tunnel Tent

Site #2 looking back toward the road. Rex Hale Campground, 18 miles east of Yellowstone National Park August 2021.

My wife prefers this tent for most of our camping trips, when I purchased the Alaknak tent, she wasn’t quite sold on it, because it didn’t have lots of windows, and the ceiling wasn’t fully open like the Magellan tent is, allowing her to lay in bed and look at the sky, however she came to appreciate it when we went to Yellowstone this past May where the weather was still wintery. But the Magellan has lots of things to like about it.

When I purchase a tent, I immediately get it home, set it up and inspect every inch of the tent and then I prep it for wet weather by applying scotch guard to it. However the Magellan Outdoors Mission 8-Person Tunnel Tent is a great tent for dry weather we’ve had this for 2 years and like advertised it has tons of space inside. We use a queen cot with inflatable mattress and there is still plenty of room for gear and belongings. It’s also very easy to setup, take down and pack away again.

  With Rain-fly on
With Rain-fly off

The Magellan Outdoors Mission 8-Person Tunnel Tent, which is made of sturdy polyester taffeta with a polyethylene floor. The 4 windows and ground-level air vent offer air circulation, while the seam-sealed rain fly helps keep you dry during damp weather. When my wife and I are thinking of investing in new outdoor products, we both read through the reviews and reviews on this tent have been mixed, however when I read the negative reviews I am always left wondering about the reviewer’s skill level, with camping, tent setup, weather they did any sort of pre-trip setup or weather prepping, did they use a ground tarp, did they pay any attention to the the camp pad, was it level, were there obvious signs that in wet weather the pad might retain water. Many of the negative reviews, you can tell that when they went to set the tent up, they didn’t do their homework, they probably bought the tent and immediately went out to camp. In 2020 my daughter and I got caught in a really bad thunderstorm up in the Black Hills, while being inside of the tent during storm isn’t advised, we rode out the storm as it came in on us in the wee hours of the night and was pouring rain, and if you properly setup the tent, and properly setup the rain-fly this tent will keep you dry. With proper maintenance this tent will last. We’ve had our for two years, have used it multiple times and have had zero issues.

The only thing on any of my tents, except the Alaknak I normally do not use the tent stakes that typically come with the tents. About a year ago I found some tent stakes on Amazon called Outback Element tent stakes with glow in the dark heads, they have a carrying pouch, and a Hex Drill Bit so you can use a re-chargeable drill instead of a rubber mallet. They weren’t expensive, 15 stakes and I bought 2 of them so I have 30 stakes and love that at night the glow in the dark stake heads glow so you can see the outline of your tent in the dark.

Features and Benefits

  • 4 windows and 2 doors
  • Made of tough polyester taffeta with a polyethylene floor and a mesh roof
  • Sleeps up to 8 people and features a 6.5-foot center height
  • Screen porch
  • Tablet entertainment pocket
  • Steel and fiberglass poles offer stability
  • 1 dry-entry vestibule and a seam-sealed rain fly
  • Ground-level vent


  • Manufacturer warranty – parts: 1 year
  • Floor space (sq. ft.): 112
  • Product weight (lb.): 28.7
  • Product width (ft.): 8
  • Manufacturer warranty – labor: 1 year
  • Tent type: Cabin
  • Packed size (in.): 27.9 x 9.84 x 9.84
  • Number of seasons: 3
  • Manufacturer warranty – general: 1 year
  • Product length (ft.): 20
  • Sleeper capacity: 8

What’s in the Box

  • Mud mat
  • Seam-sealed rain fly
  • Magellan Outdoors Mission 8-Person Tunnel Tent
  • Owner’s manual