12 Must-Have Tailgating Gear And Accessories

12 Must-Have Tailgating Gear and Accessories

Sports fanatics know that the best way to get pumped up before a game is by participating in an exciting tailgating gathering. Everyone is eager, prepared and ready to celebrate.

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If you want to tailgate like a pro, there are a few necessary essentials you can't leave home without. For instance, you definitely need something to sit on – the last thing you want to do is stand up the entire time; a tent for shade is important because you may be out in the sun for hours; a game to play, such as cornhole, is necessary for entertainment; and coolers are crucial, that is if you want to keep your drinks icy cold.

Get on the right track, have fun, get pumped and pregame like a pro. These are some must-have tailgating gear and accessories.

Something to sit on- Kelty Low-Love Chair

This is an extremely comfortable folding chair made for two people. It features dual insulated beverage holders, adjustable arm rests and a durable steel frame. Its slightly reclined design adds increased comfort, and it comes with a new roll-tote carry bag, which makes for easier packing and traveling. Get yours today from kelty.com.

A Grill

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion Propane Grill is easy to transport and provides a lot of space for grilling. Simply fold the grill up and store it nicely, because it has collapsible steel scissor legs. Plus it comes with off-road wheels which are designed to handle almost any terrain. Get your grill today from rei.com

Something to eat- The New Primal

We all know what happens during a tailgate – lots of drinking. That's why it's important to snack throughout the day. The Beef Sticks from The New Primal are just what you need. They are infused with 100 percent grass-fed, grass finished beef with onion, pepper, ginger and a hint of pineapple and honey. A review on thenewprimal.com says: "I take these everywhere, fishing, shooting, sports events they are a quick pick me up."

A Table

The Portable Outdoor Aluminum Alloy Folding Table Desk is a must have tailgating accessory; after all, you need somewhere to place your food once it's done cooking on the grill. It is extremely durable, lightweight, easy to carry around, set up, fold down and store. Get yours today from gearbest.com.

Sun Protective Shirt

You're out in the sun all day, which is why you need this sun protective shirt from UnderCover WaterWear. It's stylish, slimming, and offers UPF 50+ for full day protection in the sun. Bonus: You can also get matching UPF 50+ protective leggings. Get yours today from undercoverwaterwear.com.

A Tent- Shade Maker 2

The sun is strong, which is why you need the Kelty Shademaker 2. It is big enough to shelter large families from the sun or rain. Customers find that it's easy to set up due to its spacious 100 square-foot floor. It comes with a convenient backpack-style carry bag for easy travel on the go. Get yours today from kelty.com.

A Cooler

Keep your food and drinks cool with the Kelty Folding Coolers. They are hybrid coolers that collapse for easy storage, yet un-fold conveniently to create a semi-rigid cooler. They consist of molded cup holders, a removable waterproof cooler lining, dual haul handles and reinforced feet for enhanced abrasion resistance. They are designed from durable molded foam and materials. Get your folding cooler today from kelty.com.

Bottle Openers

Now, how do you expect to open your bottled drink without a bottle opener? The opener by PAUL comes in a variety of different colors. It is both a bottle opener on one end and a handy tool – a 15mm brake adjuster/rotor truing slot, on the other end. Get this convenient tool from paulcomp.com.

Something to play

All of you frequent tailgaters know that a day of tailgating isn't complete without a game of cornhole. This is an extremely durable set, made of solid wood and tournament grade construction. It includes 2 regulation 4' x 4' cornhole boards and 8 all-weather 16 ounce bean bags. It features foldable legs for easy transportation to events. Get yours today from dickssportinggoods.com

A chair with shade

The Sport-Brella Recliner Chair offers the ultimate protection and relaxation. It features a durable steel frame and adjustable hinges. The umbrella provides UPF 50+ sun protection and has 3-way swiveling, so you can adjust it against the sun. It has built-in insulated pockets to keep your drinks cold and folds easily for storage and carrying. Get yours today from dickssportinggoods.com.

Hydroflask, Growler

The Growler is the absolute best way to keep your beer icy cold and your carbonated drinks fresh and ready to drink all day long. It features the Fresh Carry SystemTM which provides a leak-proof seal and improved temperature control, along with easy portability. This product was literally designed with beer in mind. Hydroflask said: "We carefully crafted every detail to ensure your favorite brew stays as refreshing as when it was first poured." Get yours today from hydroflask.com.

Tailgating Hammocks

Set up this dual hammock on a trailer for optimal comfort and convenience while tailgating. It features hanging footrests which allow for tailgaters to relax in a reclined position, keeping their feet and legs elevated. They come with cases for easy storage and portability. Get yours today from hammacher.com.

Backpack Cooler

Stop lugging around huge, hard, bulky coolers and get the ICEMULE PRO COOLER. It is the world's most portable high-capacity cooler; featuring a foolproof seal to keep ice in and air out, PolarLayerTM Insulation to keep your refreshments cold for up to 24 hours, and a tough outer layer for exceptional strength and durability. This coooler comes in three sizes – Large (20L), Xtra Large (30L) and Xtra Xtra Large (40L). Get yours today from icemulecooler.com.