17 Tech Gadgets & Gear For Tailgating Season

With college football kicking off this weekend and NFL football not far behind, it’s time to get ready for tailgating season. That means dusting off your cooler and cornhole boards, but you might also want to take a look at some of the freshest tech tailgating gadgets and gear to make your experience even better.

Tech Tailgating Gadgets and Gear

The Coolest Cooler

The Coolest Cooler

This cooler has all the bells and whistles to keep your tailgate beverages cold – and also blended.  The Coolest Cooler comes with wheels to make it easier to move around your tailgate site plus an ice-crushing blender with 20V rechargeable battery for cocktails, smoothies, or other fun drinks. This cooler is built to handle up to 600 pounds of ice, food, and beverages and with extra insulation to keep things icy for up to 5 days.

Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand and Hammaka

Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand and Cradle Chairs

Lounge at your tailgate in comfort and style with cradle chairs that hook up to your trailer hitch. The stainless steel arm holds up to 500 pounds total (250 pounds per arm) so you and a buddy can put your feet up while you get ready for the the big game.Coleman RoadTrip Propane Grill LXXColeman RoadTrip LXX Grill

The Coleman RoadTrip LXX Grill is a portable propane grill that has wheels for mobility and folds down flat for storage and transport. It offers interchangeable grill, griddle, and stove grates, on its 285 square inches of cooking space so you can swap them to cook burgers, fry fish, grill vegetables, sizzle fajitas, and more. It offers a fully-adjustable thermostat providing up to 22,000 BTUs of power, so you can cook meat on one side of the grill and veggies on the other.

Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium

Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Power Source 

Keep your devices powered while tailgating with the Goal Zero Yeti 400. The Yeti 400 can keep your phones, tablets, TVs, and cameras, going. It can be recharged by plugging it into the wall or by solar power. Solar power charging takes slightly longer and you’ll need a solar panel like the one shown below.

Goal Zero Boulder 100 Briefcase Solar Panel

Goal Zero Boulder 100 Briefcase Solar Panel 

This portable solar panel totals 100 watts of highly-efficient solar cells that folds into a briefcase shape. It’s ideal for camping, emergency, or off-grid scenarios like tailgating.



Chill those warm beverages in just a minute thanks to the SpinChill. Don’t wait half an hour to get the party started – have a cold beverage of your choice in one minute. The SpinChill quickly cools almost any container of beer, soda pop, or wine by spinning it in ice.Tankutility Propane Tank Monitor and App


Never run out of propane for your grill while tailgating again with the Tankutility propane tank monitor and app. The mobile app enables you to monitor the exact level of your propane tank and alerts you when you’re running low.
DISH Playmaker Wally Receiver

The Dish Playmaker and Wally Receiver

Tune into the days games, pre-game, or post-game from your tailgate with the DISH Playmaker. It’s a fully automatic, portable HD satellite antenna that sits on the ground or around your tailgate spot.SunBriteTV Outdoor TV 43 Inch Veranda 4K

SunBriteTV Outdoor TV

Don’t miss a pre-game, post-game, or any scores at your tailgate with the SunBriteTV. The SunBriteTV is an outdoor 4K Ultra HD television that’s built for outdoor use. It has less glare, is waterproof and made for the elements.

Hitch Outdoor TV Mount

Hitch Outdoor TV Mount

You’ll need to mount a TV to stay up on the latest games and scores from your tailgate. This hitch tailgate mount can mount up to 50″ TVs and provides 4 optional height positions.College Tailgate Table

College Folding Tailgate Table

You’ll need a place to put your tailgating spread, so why not make it represent your favorite team in the process? This two foot by 8 foot table folds up nicely for storage and transport.Sports Team Bench Tailgating Seating
Collapsible Bench

Seating will be important at your tailgate – this six seat collapsible bench will help. You’re not in the game, so take a seat on the bench.E-Z UP Pyramid Instant Shelter Canopy TentPyramid Instant Shelter Canopy Tent

You’ll need to protect your tailgate rain or shine – that calls for shelter. This ten by ten foot tent is easy to pop up to keep you comfortable from the elements.

Flagpole To Go

Flagpole To Go

Fly your flag proudly at your tailgate spot with this portable flagpole and tire mount that will keep it well grounded, but flying high.Mr Heater Big Buddy PropaneMr. Heater Big Buddy Propane 

As the tailgating season moves deep into the fall and winter months you might need a little extra heat to keep your toes warm. This heater offers 4,000- to 18,000-BTU radiant heat for spaces up to 300 square feet and runs on propane. BACtrack Mobile Smartphone BreathalyzerBACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer

After a long day of tailgating you’ll want to cool your beverage consumption well before departure time. To make sure you are actually ok to drive, use this smartphone breathalyzer. Don’t take chances.

Travel Bocce Ball Game Set

Travel Bocce Set

You may already have your cornhole game ready to go, but more games are always welcome and bocce ball is the new crowd pleaser. Add bocce to the mix this season with this travel bocce set.

Tailgating season is underway and hopefully the tech tailgating gadgets and gear we’ve outlined will make your season even more fun and memorable.

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