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Custom Can Koozies

Posted by Dave On October - 8 - 2013

Whether your tailgating crew hosts a handful of people or a few hundred, you want your tailgate to stand out. Because most people prefer to wear jerseys or at the very least the home team colors, trying to brand your tailgate with apparel can be difficult and quite expensive. But why not brand your tailgate party with customized can koozies? We recently discovered Expressimprint.com where you can design can koozies online for your entire tailgating group.

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I know it is cliche to say, “it’s easy as 1, 2, 3″ but using the online design tools from Express Imprint it was just that simple.

Step 1: You choose the color of koozie you prefer.
Step 2: Add text to your koozie. It could be your tailgating crew’s name, your website, etc. You can even make it go straight across or arc up or down.
Step 3: Choose your graphics. Express Imprint has a wide variety of clip art to choose from that would fit with your tailgate party theme.

As you can see in the above photo, we chose a football themed graphic along with our website brand name to produce a pretty sharp looking customized koozie. And to be honest with you, the whole process took us less than three minutes to complete.

Another aspect of customizing your koozies is you have so many different koozie options to customize. They offer 10 different varieties of koozies including the thicker foam koozies and even koozies for bottles. So if your tailgating crew likes those expensive imports that only come in bottles, you can have a custom koozie for those folks as well.

Check it out and start customizing your can or bottle koozies for your crew in less than five minutes. Bulk orders reduce your unit costs and save you a little bit of money in the process.

Beverage Coozie Ice Pack

Posted by Dave On April - 18 - 2013

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Now that baseball season is here and College Football’s spring games are already underway, that means the age old battle of trying to keep your drink colder, longer is back again. The old fashioned koozie sleeve has served us well but sometimes the bottom of the can can still get a little warm. I was recently contacted by the folks who make Beverage Coozie Ice Packs to test out their product. We did a quick video to demonstrate how they work.

If you skipped the video, please refer to the top photo to see how they work. Basically the Beverage Coozie Ice Packs are small discs that are filled with a substance that you freeze and can reuse over and over again. Simply place one of these discs in the base of your koozie, insert your canned beverage into the koozie and the disc will keep your canned beverage cold from the bottom up. Quite the simple concept but a brilliant one at that.

We tested this product thoroughly and found it to be “Tailgate Approved”.

The Beverage Coozie Ice Packs are priced at $1.50 per disc. If you want to buy six, we sell them six (6) for $6. Shipping is $2.00 if you buy one disc or a six pack. To buy any number of these Beverage Coozie Ice Packs, click here.

Featured Gear Friday: Scorzie

Posted by Dave On July - 27 - 2012

It was around this time last year when we first discovered the Scorzie koozie and did a product review of it. (To read that review click here)


Since that time, the Scorzie has been experiencing explosive growth and success in and out of the tailgating niche. Anytime you combine a good idea with a great idea, you are bound to experience success. That is exactly what the Scorzie does. It combines keeping your drink cold like a regular koozie all while allowing you to keep accurate score of your tailgating game of cornhole, washers, ladder golf, etc.

The timing couldn’t be better for us here at TailgatingIdeas.com to include the Scorzie amongst all the other unique and useful products made just for tailgating that we carry in our online tailgating gear store, Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com. Pricing for one Scorzie is $12.99 and if you buy two, you’ll save a few bucks. Two Scorzies run $24.00 for the pair plus shipping.

To get your own Scorzie, click HERE.

Red Solo Cup Koozie Review

Posted by Dave On February - 15 - 2012

Red Solo party cups are as common at tailgate parties as 40 year-old virgins are at comic book conventions. Although country music artist Toby Keith recently sang the praises of the Red Solo Cup, the main drawback is they do not insulate your beverage very well. We recently had the opportunity to try out a fun new drink koozie than not only keeps your beverage can cold but resembles a red Solo cup.

Red Solo Cup Koozies

The folks at BoozinGear.com recently sent us a sample koozie to test out and put it through its paces. The first thing we liked about it was the novelty aspect in that it actually looks like a real, plastic party cup. Of course, it is thicker and more puffy but that is from the insulation that helps to keep your drink cold.

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Posted by Dave On July - 1 - 2011

Drink koozies are everywhere in a tailgating parking lot. Even in the dead of winter most people employ a can koozie to protect their fingers from the bare metal aluminum can. So when a tailgating gear manufacturer approaches us with a “cool new product you have to check out“, it better be something special we haven’t all seen before. After all, you need to build a better mouse trap if you want to stand out from all the other products that have come before yours. We were approached by the folks who make the Scorzie and since it is not your run of the mill can koozie, we thought we would test it out.

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As you can see from the above photo, the Scorzie is a stainless steel can koozie that allows you to keep score of your favorite tailgating game. The red and blue bands at the top have numbers on them, zero through 21, and these are intended to keep score of whatever tailgating game you are playing. Most tailgating games like cornhole or ladder ball score all the way to 21. Also, many of these tailgating tossing games not only score to 21 but also can be played with a beverage in your hand. So the concept of the Scorzie is that you can keep your drink cold and keep score all in one hand.

While testing out the sample Scorzie we were sent, there were a few major differences we feel we need to point out that are beyond the obvious aspect of it being able to keep tailgating game scores. For one, the Scorzie is a bit wider and bigger than a regular koozie. It has a stainless steel outer shell with a foam insert to keep your drink cold. The extra girth is noticeable from the moment you take it out of the box. It is not so big that you have a hard time holding it but you do notice that it is bigger. I measured a regular 12 oz. can without a koozie and it has a 8 1/4″ circumference. A regular neoprene koozie adds about an inch to that and comes in at 9 1/4″ circumference. The circumference of the Scorzie is about 11 inches total. So as you can see, it is a bit bigger but still not too big.

Also, please note that regular 12 oz. cans fit in the Scorzie nice and snug. A taller and thinner can like a Coors Light tends to move around a little and does not touch all of the foam sleeve. The same goes for most bottles. I tested it with a Mike’s Hard Lemonade and the bottle tended to rattle around in there a little bit. The numbered bands at the top moved easily and stayed in place at the designated stopping notch area. I did take it and move around quite a bit and even threw some cornhole bags to replicate using it during a tailgating tossing game. The bands stayed put and didn’t migrate to another number when movement was introduced.

All in all, if you are a one-handed tailgate game player because you always have a cold one in your hand, this may be a great product for you. No more keeping score in your head or on one of those hanging scorecards. Just click the right number for each player after each round and you never will be too far away from your beer.

The Scorzie is priced at $12.99 for a single or $24.00 if you buy two. To buy your own Scorzie, visit our online tailgating gear store and get your own Scorzie.

If you want to learn more about the product or if you would like to order one or a pair, visit: scorzie.com






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