Tailgating Gear in Review: February 2010 Edition

Just because February is the shortest month of the year does mean there was a shortage of tailgating gear and games to discover this month. So let’s get right to it and let you know what you may have missed.

GoPong Beer Pong Table – Just when you thought you have seen every type of beer pong table out there on the market, along comes the GoPong beer pong table. So what’s so special about the GoPong beer pong table? It’s the same quality as the other major beer pong tables but nearly half the price.


This a regulation 8’x 2′ hard top, aluminum framed beer pong table that folds up into a 2′ x 2′ briefcase for easy storage and transport. The GoPong beer pong table comes in one design, the black and white design you see pictured above. If that is the only thing holding you back from getting one,  we suggest you use Skinit.com Tailgate Packs to customize these tables to your team’s colors and logos. (See our demonstration video on the GoPong product page.)

So what’s the price? How does $74.95 plus shipping sound? Compare that to other beer pong table manufacturers who price their tables in the $129.99 range. And trust me, the GoPong table is made in the same factories as those other tables so you know the quality is the same. You can buy your own GoPong beer pong table from TailgatingIdeas.com for $74.95 +$25 shipping. That’s less than $100 delivered right to your door.

Cooler Coozies – You wouldn’t bring beer to a tailgate without bringing along a can coozie supporting your favorite team, would you? So why would you bring a cooler to that same tailgate party in the color the manufacturer picked out for you? Now you can wrap your cooler in a Cooler Coozie. It’s a stretchable wrap screened with your favorite team’s colors and official logo that you wrap around your cooler. With different sizes to fit all sorts of coolers, they are bound to have one that will fit your old ice chest. No need to buy a new cooler for next season. Just wrap it in a Cooler Coozie. Here is a video we did out in Las Vegas for the Sports Licencing & Tailgate Show.


Pong University Customized Beer Pong Balls – February 2010 was not the month we discovered Pong University Beer Pong Balls. We originally learned about Pong University back in June 2008. So why are they part of the 2010 gear in review series? Because they have undergone a change in ownership/management since then and have revamped the company and the quality of their products. Here is a sample they sent me to demonstrate the high quality and attention to detail they now employ.


As you can see the detail on these custom printed beer pong balls is of a high standard. Pong University has a newly redesigned website and offers custom printed and blank beer pong balls. They also require no minimum quantities, colored balls are available and they only use high quality 40mm seamless balls.

The Fan Can Hand – Have you ever wanted to have a can coozie show your team spirit from yards away? Those regular coozies just don’t show off you level of fan support unless you are right next to another person. The Fan Can Hand accomplishes that goal while being functional and keeping your drink cold.

The Fan Can Hand is a molded drink coozie that is in the shape of an oversized human hand. Think the Incredible Hulk’s hand holding a beer. And since the Fan Can Hand comes in a number of color combinations, you’re sure to find a style that supports your team’s colors. Check out the video we shot while out in Las Vegas for the Sports Licencing & Tailgate Show.