Football is back. We’re looking ahead to week two of the college football season here in America, and the NFL is quickly approaching. In the fall, I spend more time than I’d care to admit parked on the couch screaming at football games. It starts at 8:30 AM on Saturday and then ends on Sunday night with Sunday Night Football on NBC. Of course, tailgating is an essential part of football. Whether you are at the game or just in your backyard, having the right tailgating gear is a must-have for ensuring the best experience.

Tailgating Table – $45

This table is perfect for tailgating at the stadium or in your backyard. The tension straps create a stable surface, so it’ll easily hold up your food and drinks. When it’s not being used, it collapses down for easy storage. It includes a zippered (and insulated) cooler, food holder, and four cup holders.

Corn Hole – from $33

Nothing says fall football season like Corn Hole during halftime. While the burgers and steaks are cooking, you can compete against your friends by throwing corn bags into a hole to see who is the best. It’s a game that, on the surface, makes no sense. Nevertheless, it’s awesome. If you want a heavy duty set, check out this GoSport set that is regulation size. If you want something more lightweight, check out this portable set. It folds up into a carrying case, and it is only ten pounds.

Coleman Triton Stove – $56

If you want to do some on-site cooking for your tailgate, check out this Coleman stove. It includes wind block panels to keep the wind out while you’re cooking. It’s large enough for a 12“ and 10” pans simultaneously. After you’ve done the cooking, the grate is easy to remove, so cleanup is a breeze.

If you want to go up a bit in quality for your grilling, check out the Coleman RoadTrip LXX Grill. At $166, this 22,000 BTU grill has an extra large cooking surface, removable grease trays, and two adjustable burners. The legs and wheels fold up for easy transportation.

Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler – $350

YETI coolers are the best for your fall tailgates. It has three-inches of PermaFrost insulation. Thanks to its Rotomolded Construction, it’s indestructible. If your team loses, and you need to take out some of the frustration, feel free to give this cooler a quick toss. It also includes a vortex drain system (leakproof), so it’s quick and easy to drain at the end of the day.

If you want something more portable, check out the YETI Hopper Portable Cooler at $300.

GoPlate – $12

These awesome Go Plates allow you to hold your food and your drink with the same hand. You’ll never have to set your drink down to grab a few bites of your snack.

KingCamp Chair with Side Table – $75

Any seasoned tailgater will tell you that a chair is one of the most important items. There are certainly less expensive chairs, but this is the chair you want. It has a steel frame, breathable fabric, and a side table with a cup holder. It also includes a 12-liter cooler that attaches to the side of it.

Lead image via Home Depot

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