Friday, July 7, 2017

Our Favorite Beaches for Chilling in A Mac Sports Beach Chair

It’s summertime, and it’s high season for beach lounging and wave surfing. Whether on the East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between, there’s likely a place close by to perch yourself along a shore, be it ocean, bay, river or lake. And there’s no necessity more important for coastline lounging than one of our sturdy, lightweight beach lounge chairs. Inspired by the comfort of our range of sand-seeking recliners, we set out to find the best beaches in America for said beach lounging. Here’s what we came up with:

1) Caladesi Island State Park, Florida – This gorgeous white-sand beach is an oasis for swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing. The island is in fact one of the few completely natural islands along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Park visitors enjoy the clear blue waters, great for swimming, surfing and fishing, and can also venture along a 3-mile nature trail for a break from the sun. And you can’t beat the sunsets – there’s nothing like ‘em!

2) Coronado, California – Another island getaway, Coronado is an idyllic, fair-weather Pleasantville complete with a beautiful 1.5-mile stretch of white sandy shores to match. The salty Pacific sea stays cool all year around, but the air is never too chilly for a dip… Or perhaps that’s just us? Another spot for incredible sunsets, too.

3) Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts – Just south of Cape Cod, this unspoiled island paradise offers white-sand beaches lined with beach grass and flanked by towering tan and brown cliffs on its east side. Winters may be frigid, but summers are warm along the choppy waters. You can even enjoy a bike ride on one of the island’s many paths – the perfect way to warm up before plunging into the water!

4) Driftwood Beach, Georgia – The worn remnants of great water oak and pine trees line this beach, creating a natural jungle gym for beach dwellers. Located on Georgia’s Jekyll Island, the shoreline here offers a peaceful escape from the stresses of everyday life. The waters never get too cold, so you can swim year-round (depending on how brave you’re feeling). Enjoy this beach’s unique landscape from the seat of your Mac Sports lounger!

5) Lanikai Beach, Hawaii – Located on the east side of the island of Oahu, this exotic destination offers year-round beauty and escape. Locals flock to the paradise like no other for its calm surf and white-powder sand. The name of the beach, Lanikai, translates to “heavenly ocean” – we like the sound of that. Now to get there…

6) Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan – And let’s not forget about middle America. There’s plenty to offer along the Great Lakes, and this island near the shores of Lake Michigan is one of the best, with its enormous glacial-deposit dunes and turquoise waters. If you get tired of beach lounging (although we’re not sure that’s even possible), take a cruise along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive for some stunning views.

7) Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – Located along the southern shores of this mid-Atlantic state, Rehoboth is a charming beach town and the perfect place to slow down and recharge. It’s a family-friendly destination, and its 30 miles of coastline offer retreat from the nation’s capital and other regional cities. In fact, it’s sometimes referred to as the “Nation’s Summer Capital.” The refreshing waters welcome bathers and boogie boarders all summer long.

Where do you take your beach lounger? Do you have a favorite beach of your own? Share yours in the comments below to add to our list of the most beautiful beaches in the USA. And happy lounging!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Wagon You Didn’t Know You Needed

When was the last time you broke a sweat hauling a heavy load? Or struggled to carry as much as possible in one trip? It can seem like there is always somewhere to be hauling stuff, whether groceries to stock your fridge or soil to fill your garden.

We love our heavy-duty Utility Wagon for just these instances – and many more. Its sturdy design can hold up to 150 pounds of whatever it is you need to transport, and it folds up easily when you’re finished so it doesn’t take up valuable space.

Here, we offer a few ideas on just what our collapsible wagon can do, depending on where in the country you live. Read on for some ideas – or share what you’d do with it in the comments below!

Blues by the California Sea (or Any Sea!)

A beach vacation isn’t a beach vacation without the whole family exhausted by the time everything has been dragged across the sand to that perfect spot, right? No way! Saving your energy for a day boogie boarding is easy if you remember your wagon. Our blue shade is perfect. And you’ll be able to haul the cooler, beach chairs, towels, games and whatever else you need across the sand with its sturdy wheels and solid design.

Pinks Along New York City Sidewalks

Don’t dread your weekly grocery shop anymore. Add some color and convenience to the trip while saving your back – and your sanity – with our pink wagon. You’ll have plenty of space for all the groceries you could possibly need in this roomy carrier – and can happily wheel them all home!

Beside the Bay in Black

Marylanders and Virginians know the ins and outs of the local creeks and rivers that make up the Chesapeake Bay. They also know the amount of stuff every boat trip on the Bay requires – it’s usually more than just grabbing a towel. Our black wagon is ideal for wheeling whatever it is you need for the day’s adventure down the dock, whether it’s to your Zodiac or yacht.

Greens in the Georgian Garden

Or any garden, for that matter. If you take care of a garden, you’re well aware of the effort, the sweat, the poison ivy rashes and the bites that come with the territory. But at least you can remove the heavy lifting factor – because soil and mulch weigh a lot. And our green wagon is made for bearing those loads.

Red (White & Blue) Parades

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and what better way to show off your patriotism than with our red wagon? Pull it along to your local parade, whether you’re walking in it or watching along the sides. Fill it with your picnic paraphernalia and chairs for lounging on the grass or even put the kids inside. Because we all know it’s going to be too hot for carrying everything yourself.

Do you have a wagon like this one? Or perhaps you’ve already got a Mac Sports wagon? Don’t forget to let us know what you use (or would use) your wagon for!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What to Bring Along on Your Summer Road Trip

Summer is the time for fun. Summer is vacations. Summer is the space on the calendar where we’re granted permission to turn the volume in our brains down in order to dunk our feet in a swimming pool and sip on something cold. It’s the time of year we broaden our horizons and embark on adventures. Summertime means the ultimate journeys to faraway places where leisure, relaxation, and bonding are there for the taking. Summertime means road trips!

The American road trip was popularized sometime around the 1950’s. With the advent of highways and affordable cars, plus the desire for urban dwellers to leave behind the stress of big city living, road trips became a fairly common and affordable way to see the country. Today, road trips are as popular as ever. For the young, the old, from East to West, North to South, and everywhere in between, Americans love a good road trip and we’re here to help you prepare. Pack up your car and rally your friends and family, but don’t forget to bring along these fine products from Mac Sports!
1. Expandable Duffel Bag 
Travel easy with our durable, expandable duffel bag made from polyester. Stuff your clothes, toiletries, and eventually, your souvenirs into this handy duffel bag that can easily fit into the trunk of your car. With plenty of pockets and compartments, there’s no shortage of space for belongings of varying sizes. The side zippers easily expand when more space is required to fit snow globes, bobbleheads, or bottle openers that proudly show off the name of the cities you visited!
2. Portable Power Bank 
If you went back in time and used the phrase “smart phone,” you might be taken for a science-fiction writer with a wild imagination for inventing robots out of household appliances. Today, though, we rely on our phones for navigation, communication, and entertainment. Be sure to include our lightweight portable power bank in your travels in order to have access to “juice” when needed. Stay charged!
3. Outdoor Party Cooler 
Who needs a bulky, heavyweight cooler made of materials that could be used to build houses, when you can bring along our Party Cooler with a folding stand? When you’re en route to the beach for sun and fun, or about to pitch a tent on a lush campground, or even if you’re travelling to the annual family reunion with all your relatives (both crazy and sane), bring along the Party Cooler for ice cold beverages. Made with an insulated lining, simply add ice, then utilize the top flap to reach and grab another frosty drink.
4. Outdoor Camping Kitchen
Sharpen your knives and prepare a campfire meal for the ages using our collapsible camping kitchen. We especially recommend this item for those taking an RV on the road and who might enjoy outdoor dining. Slice, dice, chop, butcher, filet, mince, cleave, and sliver all ingredients when prepping your feast! Easily stash fruits and veggies in the mesh net underneath and store utensils and tools or mugs and oven mitts. Show off your culinary skills from town to town with all the local fare!
5. Folding Picnic Table 
Another handy addition to any RV excursion is our folding picnic table, which is convenient to store and easy to transport! We all enjoy a quality picnic, whether camping or beachside. Invite four of your closest friends for a delicious barbecue and comfortably seat everyone. Our picnic table can easily be carried by its handles once folded and is suitable for holding an umbrella for shelter from the sun!
6. Various pet travel items
We would never forget about your furry friends because we know you wouldn’t either! Mac Sports is a trusted name in travel items designed for convenience and functionality, and that includes our items for pets who travel with you. Bring along your best friend on your trip and be sure to give them the comfort they pine for with our carriers and houses.

All of us at Mac Sports wish you safe travels! Enjoy your summer road trip and for more of our fine products to assist in the best road trip ever, simply click here. We’ll see you in the Fall!