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The New Year brings a lot of new opportunities to improve things in your life. We set resolutions to get fit, travel more, and spend more time with our families and friends. With 2022 on the horizon and the opportunity for more tailgating, we wanted to kick the year off right. Why not up your tailgating game this year with some really cool new gear. Here are some of the coolest, newest tailgating gear to kick the new year off right. Let’s go shopping!
When it comes to buying a bluetooth speaker for tailgating, there’s really two things you need most. First, you need a speaker that has excellent clarity, so you can hear it through a noisy crowd. Secondly, you need a speaker that has a battery that won’t die at a critical moment. The Sonos One Gen II does both and more. It has four field microphones, a subwoofer and tweeter, and two Class-D digital amplifiers. The Sonos One also interfaces with Alexa and Google Assist for ease of use. It’s the perfect bluetooth speaker to listen to the pregame commentary or just play some Queen.
With winter here, we’re definitely looking for tailgating gear that will keep us warm. Fire pits are a great option if the stadium allows use (always check the stadium rules before setting up any tailgating gear). It’s compact, portable, and self-contained for safety. It also pumps out a lot of heat and can use wood and coal. You can use it for warmth or to roast hotdogs and make smores. The BioLiter FirePit is also easy to clean and packs up quickly. It’s perfect for tailgating.
Power is always a conundrum at tailgates. To show off your coolest tailgating gear, you need a solid source of power. We love the jackery power station. It’s offered in a range of amps that will power any device. Before your tailgate, you plug it in and it stores the power for use at the stadium. To use, you simply plug your items into the standard or USB outlets. You can also go green with add-on solar panels that can be used to charge the device anywhere you have open sky.
We’ve tried a lot of coolers at Inside Tailgating and there’s a lot of them we would enthusiastically recommend. However, it’s always hard to beat the classics. The Yeti Tundra Cooler is truly one of the best coolers on the market. It’s a basic cooler where every part is very well designed and optimized to keep your items cool. Another thing we love about the Yeti Tundra, is you can get it branded with your favorite team. Not only will you keep your beers cold, you’ll also show off your team spirit.
Pizza is definitely one of our favorite tailgating foods. We’ve ordered them, baked them, and even grilled them. However, nothing beats the flavor of pizza fresh from a legit pizza oven. Pizza ovens are normally huge and definitely not portable for tailgates. So we were thrilled when we came across the Gozney Roccbox. It’s a portable pizza oven that makes restaurant-quality pizza anywhere. This pizza oven reaches a staggering 950°F, but is safe to the touch. Check it out, it’s amazing.
Now we know you know how to tailgate in style. However, if you’re anything like us, you get so focused on the tailgate, you forget about enjoying the game itself in style. The stadium seat chair is here to remedy that. No more uncomfortable hard seats. No more lower back pain. Just plush comfort the whole game. This stadium seat chair is so comfortable, you’ll feel like you’re homegating in your lounger chair–but you’ll be at the stadium. Definitely a great buy for the 2022 season.
Seating is always a challenge at tailgates. You know you’re going to meet some great people and even make new friends. However, it’s hard to find room for a bunch of camping chairs. Finally, there’s a great solution. This six seater folding bench is perfect for adding extra seating to your tailgate. The bench seats six people but collapses into an easy-to-carry tote bag. You can easily fit this into a compact car. Tons of seating, without having to give up space.
Speaking of seating, we love the tailgating chairs from ParkIt. They are a basic folding chair that comes in a variety of prints and patterns. It can be transported like a backpack which makes it easy to move through a large tailgating crowd. It has cup holders and a storage bag that can be used on the back or under the seat. The chair is also very durable, so it’ll last you for years to come. The best part is the chair is ergonomically designed, so it is really a comfortable place to sit. Great for a long day of tailgating.
This is definitely on the aspirational end of our tailgating gear list. A good tailgating vehicle goes a long way and this new Silverado has a next-level tailgate. With just a touch of a button, it folds into multiple configurations. It can be laid flat, folded into a short tailgate (perfect for adding your grill or television hitch), and folds into a set of steps. Imagine the possibilities of such a flexible tailgate…
2022 is going to be a great year. So why not invest in some new tailgating gear to start the year off right. These are just some of the great gear options on the market. For more tailgating gear ideas and reviews, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and check out our Amazon Storefront. We feature the latest and greatest gear to help you host a memorable tailgate.
We hope you and your tailgating team have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. We’ll catch you at the stadium in 2022!