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Tailgating made easy

Tailgate season is in full swing and these products will make your parking lot party even better!
Tailgating made easy

Just because you're cooking in a parking lot doesn't mean you can't do it in style. Skip the tacky beer helmets. These products are functional, fabulous and will make your tailgate even easier. You'll throw the best tailgate party of the year!

Tailgating made easy

Kitchen on the go

This grill is for all you serious tailgaters out there. The GoGalley Eagle 100 Grill ($1,695) isn't cheap, but it has everything you could want (and more!) for even the biggest tailgate party. Complete with a grill, smoker, deep-fryer, broiler and tons of foldout counter space, this "kitchen on the go" hooks up to your vehicle with a standard hitch, enabling you to drive it to wherever the game is. You'll be the envy of all the tailgaters!

Tailgating made easy

Grill and cooler combo

If a massive portable kitchen isn't quite your style, you can still get all the tailgate necessities in one place with a cooler and portable charcoal grill set ($150). Grilling all those burgers is a breeze with this grill that unzips from the bottom of the unit, and you still get that great charcoal flavor. A large cooler compartment keeps things cold (and holds up to 24 cans or plenty of meat). Keep this combo in your car, and you can tailgate at a moment's notice.

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Tailgating made easy

Backpack cooler chair

For the single tailgater on the go, this all-in-one product is for you. You can have a tailgate party anywhere you go! This backpack cooler chair ($46) is portable, easy to carry and collapses flat when not in use. With a roomy storage area, you not only have ample space for all your food and drinks, but it also keeps them cold with an insulated cooler. And best of all, you'll always have a place to sit since your backpack converts to a chair.

Tailgating made easy

Portable blender

Just because you're tailgating doesn't mean you have to forgo delicious blended drinks. Skip the beer and make margaritas instead! The Waring Tailgater Blender ($100) is powered through your vehicle's cigarette lighter, meaning you can whip up frozen cocktails, even in the parking lot. And with a 14-foot power cord, it's easy to set up outside the car.

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There's nothing worse than trying to balance your beverage and a full plate at the same time (especially after a few cocktails), but The Go Plate ($18/10-pack) solves that problem. These handy plates fit over the top of standard cans, bottles and plastic cups, allowing you to pile the chicken wings and hot dogs high, without losing a crumb.

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