Tailgating Gear in Review: March 2010 Edition

Is it just me or did it seem as though March was a month full of tailgating gear and game reviews? If you have been napping for the past month or this is your first visit here, here is what you missed.

The Bottle Cap Caddy – Tailgaters are always misplacing or losing the bottle opener. Having a big, bulky key chain bottle opener is not practical either. Last month we discovered theĀ Bottle Cap Caddy. A bottle cap opener that not only affixes to your cooler or other surfaces but has a handy rubber catch area to grab the opened caps and prevent them from falling on the ground.


A single Bottle Cap Caddy is $9.99 plus $3 flat rate shipping. Each Bottle Cap Caddy comes with the stainless steel bottle opener, two stainless steel screws, the double sided tape on the back of the opener and the EPDM rubber holder that catches the caps. Getting a Bottle Cap Caddy means never having to ask, “who has the bottle opener?”.

My Pole-ish Horseshoes – Tired of cornhole, washer toss or even beer pong? You may need to check out My Pole-ish Horseshoes. It’s a tailgating game that actually requires you to drink while playing it. An improvement on the old Polish Horseshoes, My Pole-ish Horseshoes travels well, sets up easily and speeds up game play. Catch the video of it being played.


You can buy your own set of My Pole-ish Horseshoes directly from TailgatingIdeas.com. My Pole-ish Horseshoes cost $65 plus $13 shipping. Choose from Red or Blue game poles when placing your order.

The Keg Stool – Now you can turn those empty kegs into something useful. Turn them into bar stools.

Keg Stool

As you can see in the above photo, The Keg Stool turns any American full size keg shell (15.5 gallon san key type D) into a 32″ bar height cushioned bar stool. The seat even swivels and has a foot rest just like a regular bar stool. The best part is that this a separate kit that you install on your own old keg shell without doing any damage to the keg shell itself.

The Original Keg Stool kit includes stool top, foot rest and all necessary hardware. The Keg Stool Complete comes with the stool top, foot rest, hardware and a decommissioned, empty keg. The Original Keg Stool costs $99.99 with $20 flat rate shipping. The Keg Stool Complete is $199.99 with $40 flat rate shipping. Get a Keg Stool and you are sure to be the talk of the tailgating parking lot.

MyKornhole Boards – Simply stated, MyKornhole Boards are regulation cornhole boards with one major variation. They are made of corrugated cardboard and are easily recycled when finished. Also, because they are cardboard and can fold flatter that wooden cornhole games, they save room in your tailgating vehicle. See the video for how quickly they set up.


Chilly Twist Cups – Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about keeping your drinks cold. Ice dilutes your drinks and can koozies can only do so much. I recently discovered Chilly Twist Cups which not only keep your drink cold but can actually chill your beverage to a lower temperature than it started. All this can happen while you are holding it. Check out the video.


Right now Chilly Twist Cups are available for an introductory price for any 1 cup at $4.50. Three cups (mix & match) for $11.99 and 6 cups (a matching set or mix & match) for $19.99. You can buy the Chilly Twist Cup by visiting chillytwiststore.com or for more information and to view all the color combinations, visit chillytwist.com.