How does the old saying go? “When you gotta go, you gotta go.” That applies to tailgating more than anything.
Unfortunately, tailgating takes place in an environment where there isn’t an abundance of restroom options. There always seems to be a line for the portable toilets and even if there isn’t a line to get in one, once you get in there it usually is a pretty disgusting experience. With that said, rather than wait in line for the port-a-potty, most of us just tough it out and wait until we get inside the stadium. What if there was a way to not have to wait in line, be able to relieve yourself discreetly and privately and still continue tailgating? You guessed it. There is a tailgating product for that and it is called The Whizdom. Check out the video from Adam, the inventor of the Whizdom to explain how it works.
As you saw in the instructional video, the Whizdom is a personal urinary device that basically extends the end of your penis to the ground in a self-contained tube so you can urinate without having to go to the port-a-potty. (Sorry ladies. This is one product not designed for the female tailgaters in the group.)
You may have the same reaction I did at first that it is kind of gross just peeing on the ground through a tube that runs down your pant leg. Then after thinking about it for half a minute I figured it wasn’t all that bad. I wouldn’t be just standing in the middle of the parking lot, grilling up some brats and letting go right there in my tailgating space. I could use it by casually walking over to some vegetation area and letting it go there. Guys, how many times have we peed on a tree while out camping? Same concept here but you would be doing it more discreetly and in more of a public setting. Just make sure the cops aren’t looking and follow you to the area where you have targeted as your “relief zone”.
Of course, we here at Tailgating Ideas had to have some samples sent to us so we could test it out for ourselves. The main questions we had were how easy was it to put on and just how long could you wear it before it got uncomfortable. (Disclaimer: We did receive samples of the Whizdom for free. The fact these samples 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.)
Upon arrival and taking it out of the packaging, we unfolded the Whizdom. It is made out of latex so if you have a latex allergy you can not use the Whizdom. At first look, it appears to look like an uninflated bike tire that was cut and straightened out. The first thing we thought was we needed to wear dark shoes or even black shoes so the black Whizdom would blend well when poking out of the bottom of the pant leg. Now comes the personal part of the review…
When putting on the Whizdom, we followed the instructions from the video to the letter of the law. I won’t give you a blow by blow account of me applying it to myself but I will say it was a bit easier than I expected. I tried it a few times and with each time it seemed to get easier. I would suggest putting it on and taking it off a few times at home before taking it tailgating.
After putting it on, naturally it felt a bit weird but I toughed it out because I wanted to do a thorough test and review of the product. I was skeptical of the claim in the video that after about five minutes you wouldn’t even notice you are wearing it. Yet again, my assumptions were wrong and I completely forgot I was wearing it until I needed to go to the bathroom. It was when I got in there and unzipped that I was reminded I was wearing it. So, naturally I went outside and found a patch of grass and let ‘er rip.
The Whizdom worked perfectly and I was able to relieve myself in plain sight of anyone that walked by. Nobody even thought I was doing what I was doing and didn’t give me a second look. I took out my iPhone and sent a text message while urinating so as to not look like some weirdo just standing on a patch of grass staring up into the sky. In today’s day and age of people being glued to their mobile devices, pretending to be on your phone while using the Whizdom is the perfect cover. Check out these tailgaters outside Gillette Stadium in Foxboro using the Whizdom.
After using the Whizdom I would highly recommend it and it definitely gets the Tailgating Ideas “Tailgate Approved” stamp of approval.
If you have more questions about the Whizdom, I would suggest reading their FAQ page. Not only is it informative but you will enjoy the humor they put into it including why this is a “one size fits most” product.
I will put out this disclaimer in that, just because with the Whizdom you can pee anywhere does not mean you should pee anywhere. You are responsible for knowing what the laws are where you are using it. We recommend that if you are unsure about the laws, be discreet and respectful of others around you and nobody will know. Please know that urinating in public is still a crime so make sure you know that before using this product.
The Whizdom is priced at $5 per device and shipping is very reasonable. For more information or to order the Whizdom, please visit: thewhizdom.com.