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Posted by Dave On March - 10 - 2015

Tablanket at the Beach

Normally combining two names into one is reserved for Hollywood power couples. Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie = Brangelina. When it comes to tailgating, we sometimes do the combo thing too.

The Scorzie would be a great example. It’s a koozie that helps you keep score of your tailgating game = Scorzie. Add the Tablanket to that category. It is a table and blanket all in one package. Hence, Tablanket. But it is more than just two things in one. It is a whole lot more. Check out this video first.

As you can see in the video, there are multiple uses for the Tablanket and you are not just limited to taking it tailgating.

Kids playing on the TablanketWe were sent a sample of the Tablanket to check it out for ourselves to see how easy it was to set up, break down and the functionality of it while tailgating. As you can see in the photo, my kids took to it immediately and asked if they could use it in one of their rooms.

(Disclaimer: We received a sample of the Tablanket. 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.)

So how did the Tablanket idea come to life? Here is the back story.

Tablanket is the creation of its inventor, Ty Dyson, and then brought to life by his business partner, Gary Nightingale.

While residing across the street from both NFL and MLB stadiums, Ty Dyson often noticed during every home game the number of fans sitting on the ground enjoying their pre-game activities. He also noticed these same fans needed a place to put their food, drinks, and other personal items besides the ground. A blanket just wasn’t cutting it. These same fans also required something mobile, so when the game started, they could pack up and enter the stadium. This started the gears turning with Ty, where he realized not only the tailgater could use a more sophisticated product, but any outdoor enthusiast, or even indoor user, who sits on the ground or floor could benefit from his invention.

Ty dreamed of the idea of combining a folding table and blanket into an integrated product that was simple, lightweight, compact, and washable. Having created a patented conceptual design, Ty then approached Gary Nightingale, who specializes in China manufacturing and new product start-ups, to help bring his idea to the mass market. The Tablanket was born.

Petco Park grass seatsNow that you know how the Tablanket went from an idea to something you can now buy, let’s cut to the chase. How does it work and especially how does it work in regard to taking it tailgating?

In a nutshell – it works great. Taking it out of the package and unfolding the blanket, which is quite large, was a no brainer. Anyone who tailgates on grass would love this product and it would be great for concerts in the park or just taking it for a picnic when it is not tailgating season. The Tablanket would be ideal for those baseball stadiums that offer grassy area seats where you can bring in your own picnic.

It is really refreshing to see a product come along and hit the market that from the initial concept, it was designed to help make tailgating easier and better. After thoroughly testing out the Tablanket, it gets the Tailgating Ideas “Tailgate Approved” stamp.

The Tablanket comes in a variety of colors and as you saw in the video, more accessories are in the works. The Tablanket will cost you about $50 and they are currently offering free shipping to buyers living in the lower 48 states.

To learn more or to buy a Tablanket for yourself, visit: tablanket.com

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