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Slick Shotz – New and Improved

Posted by Dave On June - 3 - 2015

Slick Shoctz LogoTypically when a product is said to be “new and improved” there really isn’t much new and improved about it. So when we were contacted by the folks at Slick Shotz telling us they have updated and improved their product greatly, I was a little skeptical. After all, the old Slick Shotz were already pretty awesome seeing how we tabbed them to be one of the Top 10 best ways to smuggle alcohol into events and stadiums.

Apparently it is possible to actually improve on an excellent product already. If you want to see what Slick Shotz were like before they underwent a facelift, read our review HERE. The major improvements over the older version includes a built in funnel and the sealer is much improved and easier to use and is highly effective. The Slick Shotz flask bags also come with a black marker and a labeling box so you know what type of liquor is in each bag. (Captain Morgan and Jack Daniels can look similar when you are trying to be stealth and it may be dark where you are mixing drink.)

Take a look at this video to see the features and benefits and improvements Skick Shotz has made over the previous version.

Pretty slick, right?

We were sent a sample of the Slick Shotz Kit which includes 25 pounches, the ink marker, the heat sealer and two AA batteries. We were accustomed to the old Slick Shotz that upon opening up the package, we were immediately impressed. Professionally packaged within a retail box, the Slick Shotz were top notch from the moment we got them. Excited to break them out and try them, we broke out some liquor bottles and filled up some Slick Shotz.

Upon filling them, the Slick Shotz performed as advertised. The funnel was a great addition. I even took a plastic drinking straw and pushed it to the bottom of the pouch so that the liquor filled the cavity easier because thin plastic tends to stick together. The heat sealer was the best part. After warming it the requisite three seconds, it was hot enough to start sealing. I just slid the neck of the Slick Shotz pouch through the heat sealer, much like as if I was “zipping” one of those zipper plastic baggies. I ran it through the sealer twice just to make sure I got a good seal before testing that there were no leaks. Once we filled up a few Slick Shotz pouches, we were ready to give them the ultimate test – Sneaking them into a sporting event.

Slick Shotz at college baseball game

Slick Shotz at college baseball game

If you follow us on Instagram, you may recognize the photo at right. Yes, that is me using the Slick Shotz inside a college baseball game, spiking my soda I purchased inside. (You may also notice I am wearing my blue and orange Game Bibs because I am that much of a crazy fan.)

As evidenced by the photo of the Slick Shotz not only making it into the game but being able to use them brazenly in plain sight, you know they were effective and highly elusive. A little Sailor Jerry in a cola on the inside made the game all the more interesting.

One other aspect of Slick Shotz that I was made aware of is the fact that these “flasks” are not considered to be an open container by law enforcement. All the other sneaky flasks like Lotion Flasks or the Ice Pack Flask are all considered to be open containers since they are not sealed. Slick Shotz are heat sealed and therefore they are not considered an open container and not subject to any applicable laws concerning open containers. Even if you do encounter Johnny Law while in possession of Slick Shotz, open container laws will not apply.

After thoroughly testing the new and improved Slick Shotz, the new and improved version is definitely “Tailgate Approved”. The old version was quite good but the improvements made recently really take Slick Shotz to the next level of booze smuggling royalty.

To get the newest version of Slick Shotz, you can buy them at Amazon or directly from their website, slickshotz.com. We hear that they will be available at select BevMo locations with more locations adding Slick Shotz depending on the response.

We would highly recommend Slick Shotz to anyone that wants to fight the high prices of concessions inside venues or find yourself in a venue that doesn’t offer your liquor of choice. We have an upcoming trip to Omaha for the College World Series (Follow us on Instagram and/or Twitter to witness real time the drunken jackassedness that will ensue…) and I will definitely be taking a number of Slick Shotz with me on the plane and to the ballpark in order to save some money.

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.

Play more than just beer pong on your beer pong table

Posted by Dave On May - 14 - 2015

Beer Pong at a New York Jets tailgate party

Regulation beer pong tables are eight feet long, two feet wide and 27 1/2 inches off the ground. Those are the dimensions of beer pong tables used in the World Series of Beer Pong so those are the dimensions that have been adopted and accepted as regulation. Based on those dimensions, there are plenty of beer pong table manufacturers that make beer pong tables in those dimensions and some even fold up and are easily portable to take to a tailgate party, frat party, backyard BBQ or anywhere else you want to play beer pong.

Beer pong is great but what if you want to get your money’s worth out of your beer pong table and play more games on it, not just beer pong? Have no fear because we have this quick and easy guide to follow to maximize your use and enjoyment of your beer pong table. These six games are sure to liven up any tailgate party. (Why did we chose six? 6-Pack of beer… Duh!)

Flip Cup

Object of the game – A relay race in which one team must finish all the beer in their cups before the other team finished theirs.
How to Play – Flip Cup involves drinking, hand-eye coordination, competitiveness and team play. Normally played with minimum teams of four but you can have larger teams if you place multiple beer pong tables end-to-end. Place plastic party cups with a pre-agreed upon volume of beer in each cup along the along side of the table in front of each competitor. To start the game, pick an end of the table to start. Those players start the game by picking up their cup, toasting the other player’s cup, touching their cup to the table again (down-up-down) and drinking all the contents in the cup. Once finished, the player places the cup on the side edge of the table on it’s base. Using their fingers, the players then must flip the cup over so that it lands with the open end face down on the table. Once the cup has been properly flipped, that signals that the next team member can start to drink their cup and proceed to flip it over once finished. The game continues until one team has consumed all the beer in their cups and successfully flipped all of their cups onto their open sides.

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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






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