Our Favorite Tailgating Products Are All Available on Amazon

Whether you're in a parking lot at a stadium, hanging out in a park or watching the game in your backyard, these must-have tailgating products will make game day even better.

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August 11, 2023

As summer comes to an end, we might be saying goodbye to days at the pool or beach, but there are plenty of things to look forward to when it comes to the fall season. And perhaps no one is more excited for when the leaves start to turn colors and the days get shorter than football fanatics — for them, there’s no better time of year than a fresh start to the season. With football games, of course, come the Sunday afternoons, the Monday evenings and, perhaps most exciting of all, the tailgating parties. Whether you’re hosting one in the back of your truck at the stadium, heading to your kid’s school to watch them play or just having people over at the local park or your backyard, there’s nothing better than drinking a few beers and trying to draft your fantasy football teams with good friends.

But you do need some supplies to maximize the time spent outside: Because as much as we’d like to think it’s easy to throw your drinks in a cooler and start the fun, there’s a lot of work involved in creating a smooth experience. However, there are some products that make everything incredibly easy. From folding tables to plates that have cup holders built in, we’ve found the best tailgating products on Amazon to make the start of the season the best one yet.


This Coleman camping chair is the best chair for tailgating you're going to find — it's collapsible and folding with an included carrying bag — and it has tons of features that make it extra-useful. There's a four-can cooler pouch, a fully cushioned seat and back, a cup holder in the arm and a side pocket to hold phones, tablets or other personal items.


This umbrella has UPF 50 sun protection and a universal clamp that fits on chairs, tables and more. It features two push button hinges and a 360-swivel option as well. It's perfect for extra sunny game days.


This sturdy aluminum folding table by Coleman has space to seat four people, but can also be used as a prep, serving or cooking table. It's easy to snap together and also comes with a carrying bag.


This portable gas grill has folding legs and comes with a propane hose; so all you need to do is purchase a 20 pound propane cylinder. It has 187 square inches of cooking space on the chrome-plated grate that you can even put in the dishwasher. That means it cooks about eight hamburgers at a time, so it truly feeds a crowd.


This waterproof, insulated backpack cooler can fit 33 cans inside and will keep them cool for 20 hours. It also has two insulated compartments for dry food or drinks, a large front pocket and two side pockets.


If it's hot outside, you'll need one of these can coolers that will keep your drink cold and your hands dry. It has three uses; by itself, it works as a holder for tall cans. However, it comes with an insulator insert to work on 12-ounce cans, and you can pour drinks right into the cooler itself.


This all-in-one caddy is perfect for a tailgate when space is limited. It features a paper towel holder, hooks to hang grilling tools and caddy compartments for plates, condiments and utensils.

$49.99 (Set of 2)

This reclining waterproof cushion can be strapped to bleachers or used right on the grass. They're extra padded and even have a zippered pocket on the back for water bottles or snacks.

$9.99 (Set of 8)

These secure dip holders clip right onto the plate, so there's no need to worry about condiments, sauces or dips taking over the plate. They're dishwasher-safe, too.

$34.99 (Set of 6)

This set of six party plates have a built-in cup holder for wine glasses, water bottles, cans and disposable cups, but they come with six cups, too. It's a brilliant way to make eating outside convenient; and the BPA-free plates are dishwasher-safe, too.


This lightweight and portable fire pit is perfect to keep warm during the fall months. It can use either pellets or wood to work and is made of stainless steel. It's great to make s'mores, too.


On the opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes tailgating can happen during a hot summer or early fall afternoon. A portable fan like this one can have a number of other uses besides keeping cool: It also has a bright light and a way to charge cell phones. It's USB-chargeable and can last all night without needing to be plugged in.


This cooler is perfect for anyone who anticipates needing more space for drinks: it's a pop-up cooler that collapses completely flat when not in use. It has an insulated, waterproof zippered interior that fits a full 12-pack of bottles. It's the perfect solution for all the excess drinks guests may bring.

$22.95 (Pack of 2)

This steel trash bag holder easily holds a 13-gallon trash bag on any flat surface you want to clip it to. It comes in a pack of two, so clip one on your folding table and on your prep or cooking area for easy clean-up, or use one for garbage and the other for recycling.


When the sun sets, mosquitoes tend to come out. Protect you and your tailgating crew with this Thermacell mosquito repellent. It emits scent-free repellent that lasts for hours at a time (and the pack comes with fills) and creates 15 feet of protection. Plus, you won't need batteries or plugs to use this: it works with heat.


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