Tailgating Accessories for the Fan Who Has Everything

Face it, tailgating is a sport in its own right. More than 17 million fans attended NFL games last year, and according to the NCAA, total college football attendance was nearly 48 million. That's a lot of tailgate parties, and that's just football. As the weather gets colder and football season heats up, here are some of the best accessories for tailgaters, whether you're a college student who's just starting out, or the fan who seems to have everything. 

Photo: Jeff Bukowski / Shutterstock

Solar Powered Cube Generator
Solar Powered Cube Generator

Solar Powered Cube Generator

$1,206 by Wagan

This is a solar-powered generator that can be used for camping, emergencies, outdoors, tailgating, and more. You can use it with your laptop, TV, power tools, microwave, smartphone, lights, or whatever else.

Photo: Wagan

Alpine Ice In-Cooler Entertainment System
Alpine Ice In-Cooler Entertainment System

Alpine Ice In-Cooler Entertainment System

$995 by Alpine

This is likely the most expensive cooler you'll ever buy. It's got an Alpine sound system in a premium Grizzly Cooler, with a 56-quart storage capacity. 

Photo: Alpine

Outdoor Pizza Oven
Outdoor Pizza Oven

Outdoor Pizza Oven

$297 by Pizzacraft

It's a lightweight, portable pizza oven that's safe on any surface and hooks up to a propane tank.

Photo: Pizzacraft

The Beer Belly
The Beer Belly

The Beer Belly

$30 by The Beer Belly

This hydration flask is disguised as a beer belly. Brilliant.

Photo: The Beer Belly

Wine Rack
Wine Rack

Wine Rack

$30

Made by the makers of The Beer Belly, this hydration pack turns an A cup into double Ds and holds your favorite beverage.

Photo: The Beer Belly

Tailbrella
Tailbrella

Tailbrella

$140 by Tailbrella

This tailgater's 9-foot umbrella attaches to the trailer hitch and comes in nine colors, including Digital Camo.

Photo: Tailbrella

Custom Tailgating Grill
Custom Tailgating Grill

Custom Tailgating Grill

Order a custom tailgating grill that attaches to your vehicle via the 2-inch tow hitch. Get it designed in your favorite team's colors and theme. Request a quote at tailgatingideas.com.

Photo: Tailgatingideas.com

Solar Cooker Camp Stove
Solar Cooker Camp Stove

Solar Cooker Camp Stove

$389 by One Earth Designs

Grill those wieners with the power of the sun. This solar cooker featured on "Shark Tank" harnesses solar energy directly by reflecting and intensifying the sun's rays.

Photo: One Earth Designs

Foldable Beer Pong Table
Foldable Beer Pong Table

Foldable Beer Pong Table

$329 by Sport Beats

A folding beer pong table with a carrying handle, it doubles as a dining table when the burgers are ready. Available in one color: Beer.

Photo: Sport Beats

Kan Jam
Kan Jam

Kan Jam

$40 by Kan Jam

You might need a few extra parking spots for this one. Kan Jam is a two-on-two flying disc game, where you try to get the disc into the can/goal. It doesn't have to involve beer, so maybe this is a good one for the kids.

Photo: Kan Jam

"Tailgating: Upping Your Game" cookbook
"Tailgating: Upping Your Game" cookbook

"Tailgating: Upping Your Game" cookbook

$12 by CQ Products

You need really good game-day grub for the best tailgating experience, and this cookbook has game-changers like Hoo-Ya Hoagie Dip, Tai-d Game Turkey Wraps, Bases Loaded Potato Salad and Sideline Slammers. It's spiral-bound, too.

Scarf Flask
Scarf Flask

Scarf Flask

$25.95 by Baxbo

It looks like a scarf, but it holds water, or your favorite beverage.

Photo: Baxbo

Portable Satellite
Portable Satellite

Portable Satellite

$820 by Winegard

Here's a portable satellite TV antenna so you can watch games live at your tailgate party. Winegard says this one is the smallest of its kind.

Photo: Winegard

Beer Chill Sticks
Beer Chill Sticks

Beer Chill Sticks

These beer and beverage bottle chiller sticks cool wine or any other bottled beverage.

Photo: Jast

Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand and Chairs
Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand and Chairs

Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand and Chairs

$241 by Hammaka

This trailer hitch stand comes with two air chairs and mounts right on the trailer hitch. There's also a hammock version.

Photo: Hammaka

Telescoping Portable Flagpole
Telescoping Portable Flagpole

Telescoping Portable Flagpole

$130 by Camco

Fly one or two flags with this portable flagpole that anchors under the car tire. Comes with a U.S. flag.

Photo: Camco

License Plate-Mounted Bottle Opener
License Plate-Mounted Bottle Opener

License Plate-Mounted Bottle Opener

$10 by Wrenches & Bones

What ever happened to twist-off caps? In any case, this bottle opener, which attaches to Jeep Wranglers, might be the next best thing.

Photo: Wrenches & Bones

Pop-Up Shower Tent
Pop-Up Shower Tent

Pop-Up Shower Tent

$33 by WolfWise

This collapsible lightweight shelter opens in seconds giving you a private place outdoors to change clothes, take a shower or use the restroom. We don't recommend using it as a restroom unless you buy the...

Photo: Wolfwise

...Portable Toilet Bucket
...Portable Toilet Bucket

...Portable Toilet Bucket

$25 by Camco

Holds five gallons, lightweight and easy to clean (if you use the bag liners that come with it.)

Photo: Camco

SLOTDOG
SLOTDOG

SLOTDOG

$17 by SLOTDOG

This device cuts a grid into hot dogs so they cook quicker and create crispy caramelized-edged squares which grab hold of your toppings. Works best on thin-skinned hot dogs.

Photo: SLOTDOG

Kevlar Hot Gloves
Kevlar Hot Gloves

Kevlar Hot Gloves

A must-have for protecting your hands when grilling outdoors. They're made of Kevlar, and with five fingers, you can still show your team who's No. 1. There are several brands, prices vary. These shown are made by AIMBIG.

Photo: AIMBIG

Ice Pack Flask
Ice Pack Flask

Ice Pack Flask

$15 by You Can Hide It

Here's a stealth flask disguised to look like a reusable icepack, made of beverage safe plastic, and holds up to 14 ounces per flask.

Photo: You Can Hide It

Inflatable Serving Bar
Inflatable Serving Bar

Inflatable Serving Bar

$17 by Sorbus

Keep food & beverages cold with this inflatable serving bar with a drain plug.
Photo: Sorbus

Hand and Toe Warmers
Hand and Toe Warmers

Hand and Toe Warmers

$13.39 by HotHands

Face it, football games are cold. A package includes: 10 pairs of hand warmers and two pairs of toe warmers.

Photo: HotHands

Lava Buns Heated Seat Cushion
Lava Buns Heated Seat Cushion

Lava Buns Heated Seat Cushion

$30 by Vesture

Face it, football games are cold.

Photo: Vesture

Six-Pack Suspenders with Six Detachable Coolies
Six-Pack Suspenders with Six Detachable Coolies

Six-Pack Suspenders with Six Detachable Coolies

$20 by Six Pack Suspenders

Here's another way to wear your beverage and make a fashion statement, too. Adjustable suspenders come with detachable neoprene custom can coolies.

Photo: Six Pack Suspenders

Gas-Powered Portable Generator
Gas-Powered Portable Generator

Gas-Powered Portable Generator

$1199 by Lifan

This handy little gas-powered generator is just 26 x 20 x 22 inches and a perfect fit for recreational use, tailgating, camping, RV'ing, or even emergencies.

Photo: Lifan

Marinade Sauce Pot with Lidded Silicone Basting Brush
Marinade Sauce Pot with Lidded Silicone Basting Brush

Marinade Sauce Pot with Lidded Silicone Basting Brush

$28 by A1PP

Keep bugs out of your marinade and sauce: the stainless steel pot has a basting brush integrated into the lid.

Photo: A1PP

Photo Booth Props Kit
Photo Booth Props Kit

Photo Booth Props Kit

$15 by Big Dot of Happiness

Here's a 10-piece kit for Instagramming your tailgate party that includes 10 football arrows and speech bubbles. It's not complicated, just have someone hold the sign up and take their picture.

Photo: Big Dot of Happiness

Football-Shaped Bamboo Cutting Board/Serving Tray
Football-Shaped Bamboo Cutting Board/Serving Tray

Football-Shaped Bamboo Cutting Board/Serving Tray

$17 by Clever Creations

This may be the crowning touch to the perfect tailgate party.

Photo: Clever Creations

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