Featured Gear Friday: Pole Caddy

Pole CaddySince starting this tailgating blog back in 2007, we have tested, tried and demonstrated a lot of tailgating gear and written a lot of tailgating product reviews. Some good and some bad. But because we are a blog, a great product we discovered two years ago may be lost in the tons of posts we have published after discovering it. Maybe you are a new reader and haven’t had the time to pour through every single post we have done in the past four years. So in order to help out the tailgaters that might not have read about some of these cool tailgating products, we will be doing a weekly feature on products we reviewed a while ago. We call it Featured Gear Friday and this week’s product is: The Pole Caddy.

In 2009 we introduced you to the Original Pole Caddy. In a nutshell, it is a drink holder/utility tray that fits around your umbrella pole or pop-up tent leg. The sample I received a few years ago was fantastic to the point it became a regular part of my tailgating gear I would bring to the stadium. My wife would even ask for it by name and ask, “did you pack the Pole Caddy?”. When the wife approves of your tailgating gear, you know you have a winner on your hands.

The Pole Caddy was changed a little bit last year in that they have made some improvements to it. Most notably they have made it so that it fits better on a tailgating tent leg. To use your Pole Caddy on your pop-up tent, simply take one of the expandable legs out of the top piece, slip the Pole Caddy on the top portion and return the bottom leg. Now you can tighten the Pole Caddy to your desired height. Take a look at the demo video showing how easy it is to use the Pole Caddy on a tailgating tent.


For you college football tailgaters, another change to the Pole Caddy made last year was that they now offer collegiate licensed Pole Caddies. Fans of schools like Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Purdue, Miami, Louisville, Penn State, Tennessee, etc., etc. can now use the Pole Caddy while showing their support for their team. The handful of schools mentioned previously is only a small sample of those schools with collegiate licensing. A total of 39 colleges and universities are represented on the Pole Caddy with more being added.

If you would like to see if your school is represented, check out the Pole Caddy section of our tailgating gear store, Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com.