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I love coozies. LOVE them. My collection of coozies – or “insulated can holders” – is in the double digits. I’ve got thin sleeve coozies and thick foamy ones. I’ve got coozies with Phillies and Eagles logos, coozies specifically designed for bottles and even a coozie on a necklace for hands-free drinking. I recently got engaged, and received a pair of “Mr.” and “Mrs.” coozies as an engagement present.

I tell you all this because in all my coozie collecting years, I have never owned a coozie attached to my winter gloves. In fact, the thought never even entered my mind until I came across the TailGator Beverage Glove. I quickly realized that I had been missing out, and couldn’t be more excited about adding the “Ultimate Cold Weather Party Glove” to my arsenal of beverage handling.

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First things first, the gloves themselves are awesome. Warm and comfortable and they offer a soft microfleece shell, Thinsulate Insulation, waterproof linin, and soft rubber-tech grip. Even if I was the least-thirsty man in the world, with no intentions of ever handling a beverage, I would feel great about wearing these gloves. And they come in a bunch of great colors like Glacier Blue and Cardinal Red, so you can be sure to coordinate with your favorite team (or go for the Highland Timber Camo if you are trying to remain properly hydrated while hiding from deer).

Tailgator Glove InstructionsWhile these high-quality gloves are great on their own, the built-in beverage holder really puts it over the top. The gloves boast an elastic stretch beverage holder that accommodates all beverages – bottles, cans, plastic cups and water bottles all fit snugly in the holder. Simply flip the holder around to the palm side of the glove and attach it to the Velcro tab. When not in use, the holder attaches to the back of the glove, completely out of the way.

Having a built-in beverage holder brings a lot of positives to your outdoor drinking situation. First of all, your beverage is going to stay cold and your hands are going to stay warm thanks to the insulated material. If you have ever held an ice-cold beer in your hands on a winter day, you know how important this feature is. Even with gloves on, the cold has a way of getting through to your hands.

In the past, I have tried to combat this problem by putting a regular coozie on my beer and then holding it in my gloved hand. Unless you enjoy broken bottles and wasted beer, I do not recommend this. The built-in beverage holder allows you to keep the beer cold and your hands warm, without having to worry about awkwardly fumbling your drink.

Rob Halloween Tailgator Beverage GlovesI recently tested these gloves out on Halloween, the first big chill of the season here in Philadelphia. Going door-to-door with the little ones, I was able to sip on some refreshing adult treats without having to worry about my hands going numb from the cold.

Everybody was asking me about the gloves, and I even received a few free beverages so people could see them in action. When asked by the other adults, I told them all the same thing – “They are great! Get a pair!”

The only downside I could see is that BOTH gloves don’t come with the beverage holder. You know, for when you really like to party.

The Tailgator Beverage gloves cost $24.99 a pair and that price includes free shipping.

To learn more about Tailgator Beverage Gloves, visit their website: thetailgatorglove.com

A Helmet in your Hand

Posted by Dave On September - 29 - 2014
Seattle Seahawk fans tailgating with Seahawk FanMugs

Seattle Seahawk fans tailgating with their Seahawk FanMugs

It was around this time last year when we discovered and reviewed the FanMug, a unique can koozie, mug and desk caddy – all in one – in the form of an authentic, miniature replica of your favorite football team’s helmet. The facemask is the handle and the 13.5 oz removable cup is dishwasher safe and BPA-free. It keeps your can, bottle or poured cold drink cold, AND your hot chocolate or coffee hot.

We really like the attention to detail of the FanMug, from the team nickname on the front and back to the clear facemask clips … just like real helmets. You’ll be the talk of your tailgate while supporting your team with the FanMug, which is definitely “Tailgate Approved”.

We just learned two pieces of exciting news about the FanMug that many of you will be fired up to learn. FanMug has added 11 more NFL teams to their line-up of officially licensed products and plans to have all 32 NFL franchises available in the near future. This comes on the heels of having a number of NCAA licensed FanMugs available as well.

The other good news is that FanMugs are now available at Fanatics.com. Priced at $10.95 each, you can afford to pick up a set for you and your tailgating crew.

FanMugs Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia Bulldogs

Visit Fanatics.com and grab a few FanMugs and help your tailgate party stand out from the crowd.

FanMug Penn State

Penn State tailgaters

It seems like there are quite a few Kickstarter campaigns going on that the product would be a good fit for tailgating. Here comes another one and this time it is for a can koozie that has a digital thermometer embedded in it and also a device that chills your beer in the koozie. Check out their Kickstarter video.

The Koolernaut is a potential new product but the inventor is a familiar one to those longtime TailgatingIdeas.com readers. The inventor is also the same guy that sells the Beer Outlaw. We reviewed the Beer Outlaw back in 2009 and it passed with flying colors.

If you think this idea of the Koolernaut has some legs, drop some funding on these guys so they can put it into manufacturing.

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.

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