When it comes to smuggling your booze inside the stadium, there are plenty of options out there. Back in August we did a post on the best ways to smuggle alcohol into a stadium or arena. But what about wanting to conceal your beverage while out in the open as to not call attention to yourself while enjoying an adult beverage? It is plain coincidence that exactly one year ago today that we featured these Can Covers that slip on over your beer can with the shell of a real soda can. Now a year later we discovered another type of beverage concealer called the Kudu Cover.
As you can see in the above video, the Kudu Cover is a cloth koozie that you slip over your standard 12 oz beverage can while out in public or any other place you do not want others questioning what you are drinking. Despite many tailgating parking lots having no issue with alcohol consumption on the premises, many, including a vast majority of college campuses, have problems with open containers. The Kudu Cover slips over a canned beverage and appears to look like one of those generic, non-brand specific Cola cans.
The only comparison to a similar product we can make is with the Can Covers previously mentioned. Those can covers are made by modifying real aluminum cans from actual brand name sodas like Coca-Cola and Sprite. The Kudu Cover resembles a generic cola can and fits snugly over your “other” can. Because most people drink brand name sodas and therefore law enforcement may possibly raise an eyebrow at someone drinking a generic brand in a tailgating environment, you have been forewarned. A positive of the Kudu Cover compared to the aluminum can covers is the fact it fits tightly over the can and provides 100% coverage. The aluminum cans do have a small, open seam on the side where a small portion of the can underneath will still show. The Kudu Cover eliminates this by covering the can completely. There is a thin stitch seam on the Kudu Cover but we would suggest using your fingers or palm of your hand to cover it and position the opened portion of the top nearest the front label.
Two weeks ago we took the Kudu Covers to Dallas, Texas while taking in the Texas State Fair and also attending the Oklahoma vs. Texas Red River Rivalry game. (If you follow us on Twitter and Instagram you would have gotten a sneak peek at all the shenanigans going on out there including all the booze smuggling we did.) The Kudu Covers made the trip and were road tested, pardon the pun, on the streets leading up to the Texas State Fairgrounds. Upon being dropped off by the hotel shuttle, we slipped the Kudu Covers over our beers and proceeded to walk in public past numerous police officers on motorcycles and mounted on horses for about a quarter of a mile. No one was the wiser including the throngs of fans walking by us on their way to the game as well. We did notice two young gentlemen getting citations from Dallas’ finest for either an open container or a minor in possession. Either way, we did not linger to find out and thought they would have been better served had they had their beers covered. Now their decision is probably going to cost them upwards of $250.And added feature we liked about the Kudu Cover is that it is so lightweight than once you are done with your drink, remove the cover and it fits into your pocket and you don’t even notice it is in there. My girlfriend was even able to use hers as a hair tie and pulled it up into a Ponytail and the Kudu Cover held it in place. She even mentioned the Kudu Cover when used as a hair tie “does not crease your hair” once it is removed. I am not sure what that means but she said the women out there would understand and would agree that is a desirable trait.
Although we only tested the Kudu Cover out in the open Dallas air for the duration it took us to walk a quarter-mile and to drink a full 12 oz. beer, we would deem the Kudu Cover “Tailgate Approved”. We did not receive any double takes or raised eyebrows nor did we get questioned by authorities. The key here is to have the confidence that what you are holding in your hand is actually a soda can and to behave accordingly. Confidence is everything and if you exude confidence, there is no reason to question your choice of beverage.
Although the Kudu Cover is sometimes called a can koozie, it really does not add any protection by keeping your can colder. The thin slip cover is not a very good insulator and should not be used to keep things cold. It is designed to cover your can and make it look like a non-alcoholic beverage.
Kudu Covers come in a variety of colors and designs including a double rainbow, camo and one that looks like a brown paper bag. For tailgating purposes we would recommend the generic Cola version to enhance the illusion you are not drinking a beer.
Kudu Covers are priced right now at $1.99 per cover and it appears that shipping is included. For under $2 you can have yourself a new can cover and compared to an open container citation ranging from $200 to $500 depending on your location, this is a no brainer decision.
To learn more or to purchase your own Kudu Cover, visit: www.kuducover.com.