With the calendar turning to November that means football tailgaters in cold weather locations have turned in their short sleeves and have broken out the wool socks by now. A quick look at nflweather.com shows that a number of games are expected to be played in temperatures in the low 40s and could dip into the 30s. We haven’t even hit Thanksgiving yet and you know the temperatures are only going to get colder as the football season moves along. The prospect of cold weather approaching won’t prevent tailgaters from tailgating; it will just make them more uncomfortable if they don’t dress appropriately. Normally that includes lots of layers and huddling around a space heater or an open fire. We recently had the opportunity to test and review the Selk’bag 4G Lite to see how well it would hold up in a tailgating environment.
Simply put, the Selk’bag 4G Lite is a wearable sleeping bag with arms and legs. At the bottom of the legs are reinforced nylon soles that allows you to walk in the Selk’bag without wearing a hole in feet. The arms have a Velcro hand release system so you can hold your beer, toss a cornhole bag or even text your friends your current location where you are parked. You can do all of this while staying warm and toasty when the mercury is near freezing. While others may be shivering under layers of sweatshirts and long underwear, the Selk’bag wearer will be warm just as if they were laying down in a sleeping bag. Mobility and functionality coupled with warmth and comfort makes the Selk’bag “Tailgate Approved” in our opinion.
(Disclaimer: We received a sample of the Selk’bag 4G Lite for free. The fact this sample was provided to us in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the Selk’bag 4G Lite fairly and objectively.)
Check out this video that was filmed in the Atacama Desert, north of Chile showcasing the versatility and functionality of the Selk’bag.
Selk’bag makes a number of different models but it is our opinion that the 4G Lite would be best suited for tailgating. The Selk’bag 4G Lite is 30% lower in weight than the Selk’bag 3G and the quick-release hand closure system allows for quick entry and exit of the hands. The reinforced nylon soles prevent wear and lateral grips give traction on multiple surfaces. A big feature that will appeal to tailgaters is the double front entry-zippers and a right hip zipper. These points make for quick entry while granting access to pants pockets. Also, these zippers make it easy to gain access to other parts down there for those trips to the port-a-potty after a few beers.
If you are a cold weather tailgater and would like a Selk’bag 4G Lite to stay warm at your next tailgate, there are two ways to get one. The first is you can buy one online from places like Amazon or directly from selkbagusa.com. The Selk’bag 4G Lite is priced from $79 to $99 depending on your size and color preference.
The second way to get your hands on a Selk’bag 4G Lite is to win one from us at TailgatingIdeas.com. It’s really easy to enter and won’t cost you a thing. All you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post telling us where you tailgate and why you want a Selk’bag 4G Lite to keep warm. (If you are reading this from the home page, you will need to click into the post in order to leave a comment.) Make sure when leaving your comment you provide us with a valid email address. That is how we will contact the winner and will request their shipping address to send their Selk’bag 4G Lite to them. Don’t worry. We won’t spam you or sell your email to a marketing list.
The window of opportunity to post your comment goes all the way through Monday Night Football and will close at 11:59 pm pacific time on Monday, November 7, 2011. We will select a commenter at random by using the random number generator from random.org. One comment per email address please. Best of luck and please stay warm out there in the parking lots.