7 Tailgating products for die-hard football fans

Football season officially starts on Thursday Sept. 5, and with it comes the always-fun tailgating season. Here are some tailgating must-haves that will make you the king, or queen, of the parking lot.


1.) All-Terrain Grill


t Tailgating and grilling go hand-in-hand, but bringing a grill to and from is a pain. Enter the new All-Terrain Grill from Zippo. It’s a real grill, but made to travel anywhere. It fits easily into a car trunk and easily assembles and disassembles. Just connect a propane tank, bring the meat and you’re good to go.

t $400 zippooutdoor.com

2.) Pizzeria Pronto


t Grilling is fun when tailgating, but if you want to up the ante at your tailgate, you want to get this Pizzeria Pronto. It’s a portable pizza oven. It cooks pizza in just five minutes, and works with a propane tank like a grill. A one-pound tank can cook pizzas back-to-back for two hours, which can last the entire tailgate.

t $300 at surlatable.com

3.) Football cocktail shaker



t Make mixed drinks in this football-shaped cocktail shaker at your next tailgate. It’s a fun accessory and perfect for those bloody marys to get your day started.

t $40 at stonecask.com

4.) Football snack helmet


t Serve snacks in this cool snack helmet. It comes in every NFL team.

t $50 at bedbathandbeyond.com

5.) Great looking gear



t Oftentimes, sports gear isn’t as stylish as you’d like it to be, and if you’re a female looking for something cute that isn’t pink, it’s tough to find. Enter 47brand; they have the nicest gear for guys and girls, everything from hats to sweatshirts. I love the vintage looks, the ladies’ apparel is everything you’ve been looking for and the guys’ apparel is unique and very stylish.

t $30-$70 47brand.com

6) Mobile breathalyzer



t You always want to drink responsibly, but sometimes if you’re drinking all day, you don’t realize how many drinks you’ve had. I love these mobile breathalyzers from BacTrack. They’re small and can help accurately measure how much alcohol is in your system, and even tell you how long before you are sober enough to drive. They just came out with a keychain version too.

t $130 at bactrack.com

7) Rugged Bluetooth speaker


t If you want to listen to music while tailgating, you want to have a Bluetooth speaker, but since tailgates can get messy, a rugged speaker is your best bet. I love this Braven. It has 20 hours of playing time, is water-resistant, and has great sound quality for a rugged speaker.

t $300 at Braven.com

tPhoto credit: Steve Debenport/Getty Images


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