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Kickstarter Project: The Boozie

Posted by Dave On May - 26 - 2015

For the booze smuggling crowd, this one looks like a slam dunk if it can get funded.

If interested in being a part of this project and possibly funding it, you can learn more HERE.

Fan Hands

Posted by Dave On May - 21 - 2015

Fan Hands Black
Fans and tailgaters are always trying to find ways to enhance the noise and enthusiasm they bring each and every game for their team. Cowbells are popular in the south along with those inflatable “thunder sticks” you see at baseball games all the time. Even mini-megaphones to make your voice louder are popular. But what if there was a way to enhance and make your two hands when clapping, even louder?

We were introduced to a new product called Fan Hands. Fan Hands are colored gloves that have plastic pieces on the palms and fingers to enhance your clap and make it louder. You don’t have to clap any harder to make them work. Just clap your hands together normally and the plastic pieces striking each other emit a louder sound than just skin on skin. Take a look.

The videos were shot in the student section at a Colgate soccer match and you can see and hear the Fan Hands enhanced the clap and made the student section louder.

We were sent a sample of Fan Hands gloves and tested them out for ourselves. (Disclaimer: We received a sample of Fan Hands. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)

The first concern was, would the plastic pieces on the palms and fingers hurt your hands on the inside when clapping? The answer to that was no. Our hands felt the same had we been clapping and applauding using just our hands skin on skin.

The second question was, would they really make a pair of clapping hands louder? The answer was yes. We tried clapping using them in different ways and found that even if you were not clapping that hard, the Fan Hands make the sound louder no matter how hard you clap your hands together. Even a “golf clap” was substantially louder than without the Fan hands.

After thoroughly testing the Fan Hands for ourselves, we are going to deem them “Tailgate Approved”. They are small enough to put in your pocket to carry into the game and are easily put on or taken off when you want them on on off. Priced at under $10, they are affordable too. They come in a variety of team colors including purple, orange, maroon, Kelly green, dark green, yellow, royal blue, navy blue, pink and black.

To learn more about Fan Hands or to buy some for you and your tailgating group, visit: FanHands.com.

Can Covers for 16 oz Pint cans

Posted by Dave On May - 13 - 2015

Guiness covered by Rockstar Energy Can
With the explosion of craft beers being distributed in cans, many tailgaters are finding a growing problem consuming those beers out in public. Many craft breweries and even Macro-Brews are available in 16 oz. pint cans. Covering up the standard 12 oz. cans was not an issue thanks to these nifty Can Covers but those beer sleeves only covered 12 oz. cans. What about the larger cans?

Thankfully we have solved that problem. Using 16 oz. energy drink cans or soda cans that come in a 16 oz. size, we are happy to be offering can covers for 16 oz. cans.

Craft beers are not the only adult beverages that come in 16 oz. pint cans. Beverages like Mike’s Hard Lemonade and many of the Hard Ciders come in 16 oz. cans as well. For those of you that tailgate in places where open containers of adult beverages are frowned upon, these can covers can save you from a lot of headache and hassles.

Sierra Nevada covered by Mt Dew Kickstart can

Of course, if you choose to utilize these beer can covers while tailgating or at the beach or even walking the dog in the neighborhood, please use caution. It is your responsibility to understand and know the locals laws within the areas you plan to use them. We also highly encourage you to not use these can covers while driving. Drinking and driving is a serious thing and we want everyone to understand that these can covers are not meant for that purpose. Please, DO NOT drink and drive.

Beer Can Covers (16 oz Pint) will cost you $4 per sleeve or if you buy larger quantities, the unit price per piece will drop. Buy 12 and the price per can cover drops below $3 per sleeve. To buy a 16 oz beer can cover, visit our online tailgating gear store or click HERE.


Posted by Dave On April - 7 - 2015

FixnZip Logo
While tailgating, you know you are going to use something that has a zipper. Your jacket comes to mind or even that carrying bag for your tailgating gear. Unfortunately if that zipper breaks or the teeth no longer will stay together, you have throw the entire item out and get a new one. Along comes the FiznZip, which will repair broken zippers allowing you to get a few more seasons out of your tailgating gear.

FixnZip topFixnZip isn’t an average zipper repair kit. It’s a replacement zipper slider that you can install without tools or sewing. Simply remove the broken zipper and discard it. Place the FixnZip onto the teeth of the zipper, tighten it down and salvage any broken zipper, saving you tons of money.

The FixnZip comes in three different sizes; small medium and large and can repair any size zipper, metal or plastic. The FixnZip website has instructions on how to repair and salvage all kind of zippers including Open-End Zippers most commonly found on jackets, sleeping bags, etc., Closed-End Zippers commonly found on tents, pants, bags/luggage, etc. and Invisible/Watertight Zippers commonly found on wetsuits, athletic wear, etc.

Take a look at the video to see how easy it is to fix a broken zipper using the FixnZip.

You’re probably mentally inventorying your tailgating gear and noting which items have zippers that either are broken or need to be replaced. You also don’t know of the ones that need repair, what size you will need. Luckily, most zippers have a size number (1-10) embossed on the back of the slider. Once you know your zipper size, you can know if you will need a small, medium or large FixnZip.

Small:  Sizes 1-4
Examples: pants, skirts, fine garments, cushions, clutch handbags

Medium: Sizes 5-7
Examples: jackets, sleeping bags, tents, purses, duffel bags

Large: Sizes 8-10
Examples: wetsuits, boat covers, canvas tents, heavy duty clothing, jeep windows

We had a chance test and review the FixnZip and it passed with flying colors. We had a zipper hoodie sweatshirt that the zipper was worn out and was not grabbing the teeth of the zipper anymore. We removed the old zipper and followed the direction on replacing it with the FixnZip. With minimal effort, the FixnZip was installed and immediately saved the sweatshirt for future tailgates to come.

After testing it and repairing our sweatshirt with little effort, the FixnZip is definitely “Tailgate Approved”

No matter your choice of size, the FixnZip will cost $9.99. It comes in the three previously mentioned sizes and two different colors; Nickel and Dark Nickel.

For more information or to purchase a FixnZip for your tailgating gear, visit: fixnzip.com


Ice Pack Flask

Posted by Dave On March - 26 - 2015

Ice Pack Flask Featured
If you are a veteran or an amateur tailgater, more than likely you have used one of those reusable ice packs to keep your cooler cold without having to buy ice at the store. They save time and money and are highly effective. Another product that saves time and money and is highly effective is the Ice Pack Flask.

If you are going to drink while inside of a venue, you have to be smart in order to save some money. The costs of alcoholic beverages inside a concert or sporting venue are ridiculous. Charging $9 for a beer and sometimes $15 for a mixed drink? Crazy. That’s why when we discovered other stealth flasks like the Lotion Flasks, Tampon Flasks and Sunscreen Flasks, we were so excited to be saving hundreds of dollars by smuggling our own booze into events.

BYOB savings

There are all different types of stealth flasks on the market and the Ice Pack Flask is a great addition. The main selling point is that most of the stealth flasks you bring into venues only carry in a small quantity of liquid. Each Lotion Flask holds 4 ounces and the Sunscreen Flask hold 8 ounces. The Ice Pack Flask holds 14 ounces and looks exactly like a reusable freezer ice pack.

We tested the Ice Pack Flask and it works like a charm. The plastic is food grade and is designed to hold liquids. The Ice Pack Flask will not leak and you can freeze it. Fill it up with your favorite liquor and toss it in the freezer overnight. Because 80 proof liquor will not freeze, you can have chilled liquor in your Ice Pack Flask even after you bring it into the venue.

(Disclaimer: We received a sample of the Ice Pack Flask. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)

As you can see in the photos below, the Ice Pack Flask looks identical to a regular reusable ice pack.

Besides dropping it into your tailgating cooler if you tailgate in an area that has alcohol restrictions, the Ice Pack Flask would be perfect for taking it to the beach, a picnic, street fairs, golf courses, hotel pools… anywhere alcohol is restricted or you just don’t want to pay the high prices inside the venue.

The liquor holds 14 Oz. of liquid, is reusable and is virtually indiscernible from a real, reusable ice pack and the Ice Pack Flask in order to smuggle your booze inside an event. Based on the portability, the affordability and the undetectable nature of how it looks, the Ice Pack Flask gets the Tailgating Ideas “Tailgate Approved” label.

Normally priced at $17, the Ice Pack Flask is on sale for $15 plus shipping. To learn more about the Ice Pack Flask or to pick one up for your next tailgate, visit springbreak247.com or to view the product directly, click HERE.




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