Some say the best part about going to a football game is tailgating with your friends before kickoff. The Projector People How to Tailgate Guide will get you ready for the big game with no sweat! Read on…
Best Tailgate Technology
The Vivitek D951HD projector is our pick for a powerful and portable projector that’s perfect for your tailgate party! With 3100 lumens of brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio and HD inputs, the pregame show will look terrific under a broad range of lighting conditions. Plus, the Vivitek D951HD’s built-in speaker, included carrying case and remote make it easy to take on the road without sacrificing image quality.
As a part of our Preseason Sale, you can save $150 on the Vivitek D951HD before August 29!
If you want an easy way to record all of those game-winning touchdowns, check out the Cisco Flip Ultra HD. Its small size captures up to two hours of crisp, HD video and can start recording just three seconds after you click the power button.
Power Up Your Tailgate
For stress-free electricity before the game or in your backyard, we recommend the Duracell Powerpacks, stand-alone power sources for both AC and DC electronics. The Powerpacks also include a generator, air compressor and LED flashlight, making them a must-have for any on-the-go partier.
Outdoor Projection Screens
The cheapest portable projector screen is a white sheet or drop cloth. Don’t forget to bring some light rope to tie it between a couple of trees or cars in the parking lot!
If you’re looking to splurge, we love the Open Air Cinema inflatable screen for its wow-factor and ease of use.
The Food Network has lots of awesome tailgating recipes from their chefs, including game-day dips, winning wings, championship chili and more. Pig out!
The biggest argument among tailgaters (other than which quarterback has the best arm) is charcoal or propane.
If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll love the Weber Smokey Joe. At less than $50 from most major retailers, this classic portable charcoal grill is a winner.
If you prefer the ease-of-use of a propane grill and need a little more cooking area, the Coleman Road Trip Grill is a solid first round pick. With two adjustable burners and two side tables on a collapsible base, it performs like a full-size grill, but quickly folds down for travel.
For less than $40, you can score the Coleman Xtreme Wheeled Cooler, which can hold up to 85 drinks! With a handle and built-in cup holders, this cooler is a great value for fans on a budget.
Does everyone in section 42 know your name? Tote your drinks between all of your friends’ BBQs like a winner on our fan-favorite Cruzin Cooler. Sure, it can only hold about 20 cans with ice, but you’ll be the king of the parking lot on your own riding cooler. Oh yeah!
Pricey drinks in the stadium are a drag. Sneak your own (adult or virgin) beverage into the stadium with the Beer Belly or Wine Rack. Holding up to 80 oz. of your favorite beverage, the Beer Belly straps across your torso to give you that sexy beer gut you’ve always wanted. The Wine Rack is a similar product, but for ladies (We’re not spelling it out for you, sorry!).
More Tailgating Must-Haves– Multi-tool with bottle opener, corkscrew and knife
– Can opener
– Paper towels
– Large Trash bags (can double as ponchos in a pinch!)
– Extra bad-weather gear (poncho, gloves, scarf, hat, socks)
– Small First Aid kit (bandages, burn cream, anti-itch, pain reliever)
– Folding chairs and tables
What are your tailgating must-haves?