Tailgating is a time-honored tradition, a pregame ritual that brings fans together to celebrate their team. But when the weather turns cold, it requires a different set of essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. This guide is designed to help you navigate the wide array of products available, focusing on those that are particularly useful for cold-weather tailgating. From warming gear to food and beverage storage, we’ll cover the basics and beyond, providing you with a comprehensive list of must-haves for your next winter tailgate.

So, whether you’re a seasoned tailgating pro or embarking on this frosty adventure for the first time, this guide is your key to mastering the art of cold-weather tailgating. Get ready to stay warm and kick off your next winter tailgate with the knowledge and essentials for a resounding success. Let the games begin in style, even in the chilliest of temperatures!

Cold-weather essentials: Mr. Heater Big Buddy Portable 18,000 BTU Propane Heater

Mr. Heater Big Buddy Portable 18,000 BTU Propane Heater on a white background.

A cold-weather tailgating essential, the Big Buddy heater is your go-to solution for everything from stadium parking lots to chilly campsites and frozen lakes. Offering up to 18,000 BTU of heat, it ensures your comfort in the harshest conditions. The swivel regulators allow for easy setup — simply screw on two 1-lb propane cylinders or connect to a 20-lb tank using Buddy accessories. Covering an impressive 450 square feet, it transforms any tailgating tent into a pleasant area to hang out and get some grilling on. Safety is paramount, and the Big Buddy’s registered Life Safety System guarantees peace of mind.

Equipped with an oxygen depletion sensor, thermal shut-down system, and tip-over switch, this heater ensures your well-being throughout your indoor and outdoor adventures. Whether you’re in need of 4,000, 9,000, or 18,000 BTU per hour, the Big Buddy, with its single control start knob and Hi-Med-Low heat settings, is your reliable piece of equipment for cold weather tailgating.

HotHands Hand Warmer 10-Pair Value Pack

HotHands Hand Warmer 10-Pair Value Pack on a white background.

Even with all that heat pumping out of your Buddy Heater, you can’t always be huddled up next to it at a tailgate. For those colder frigid games, HotHands Hand Warmers emerge as a crucial tailgating essential to ward off the chill and ensure you stay warm.

A must-have for outdoor enthusiasts and winter warriors, these compact and portable hand warmers offer long-lasting heat to keep your hands comfortably toasty in any cold scenario. Designed for simplicity, just open the package, shake it, and place it in your gloves or pockets — each warmer pouch is approximately 2” x 3.5”, packaged in pairs.

THE COMFY Original Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket – Gray

THE COMFY Original Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket - Gray colored on a white background.

Sometimes, no matter how many layers you seem to throw on, that wind knows just how to cut through to your bones. The best way to defeat that is by grabbing one of these!

Introducing the Comfy Original wearable blanket, a groundbreaking creation and the world’s first of its kind, designed to keep you warm and cozy whether you’re playing a game of cornhole before the game, or tossing around a football ahead of the big game. As featured on Shark Tank, this innovative wearable blanket is the perfect accessory for winter tailgating, ensuring comfort and warmth wherever your adventures take you.

Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket – Black

Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket - Black colored on a white background.

Whether you’re sitting down on a collapsable camping chair or on some chilly stadium bleacher seating, a blanket is always a must-have. Crafted from durable, 100% post-consumer recycled materials, the Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled blanket combines sustainability with reliable coziness, showcasing an attractive wave quilting pattern.

This warm, synthetic blanket is crafted with the same fabrics and insulating fibers found in sleeping bags and insulated puffy jackets. The synthetic insulation not only provides exceptional warmth but also allows for easy cleaning in conventional front-load washing and drying machines. With dimensions of 75 x 52 inches, this blanket is designed for individual comfort, making it an eco-friendly and versatile choice for those seeking both warmth and sustainability in their tailgating experience, outdoor adventures or cozy moments at home.

Stanly Classic Vacuum Bottle (48 oz.) – Green/Silver

Stanly Classic Vacuum Bottle (35.2 oz.) - Green/Silver colorway on a white background.

The latest and hottest seller right now is a Stanley tumbler — stores cannot keep these stocked on their shelves. Designed to keep your favorite beverages fresh, this vacuum bottle is equally suited for work, camping, or any outdoor adventure, ensuring a refreshing drink is always within reach.

Capable of holding up to 48 oz. of liquid, this classic vacuum bottle excels in maintaining the temperature of your drinks, keeping them hot or cold for an impressive 24 hours. Crafted from 18/8 stainless steel, the bottle is rustproof, ensuring durability in various conditions. The leak-proof design and BPA-free construction guarantee a secure and health-conscious option for your hydration needs.

In addition to its practical features, the Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle comes with an insulated lid that doubles as a cup, providing added convenience. Whether you’re cheering on your team or enjoying the great outdoors, this vacuum bottle is your reliable partner, combining functionality, durability, and versatility for an optimal cold-weather tailgating experience.

CSBD 12 Pack Blank Can Coolers – Black

CSBD 12 Pack Blank Can Coolers - Black colored on a white background.

An indispensable addition to your tailgating gear, particularly for cold games, the CSBD 12 Pack Blank Can Coolers in Black are a must-have. Crafted for versatility and durability, these can cooler sleeves are constructed from soft, insulating foam, ideal for keeping your soda, beer, or water bottles refreshingly cold.

Their collapsible design ensures easy storage and transport, making them convenient companions for any outdoor event. Keep your beverages chilled and your tailgating experience at its best with these reliable and practical can coolers.

All-weather essentials: YETI Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler – Tan

YETI Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler - Tan colored on a white background.

The YETI Tundra stands as an absolutely essential tailgate accessory. Developed in response to dissatisfaction with inferior coolers, YETI engineered this legendary cooler, establishing new benchmarks in durability and ice retention.

Available in various sizes (with the Haul fitting 82 cans exclusively), the Tundra caters to diverse outdoor adventures, with its patented innovations shaping the entire YETI product range. As the granddaddy of all coolers, this rugged companion is the ultimate choice for tailgating, offering a blend of portability and performance that has solidified its reputation as an unmatched cooler.

Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill 14″ – Red

Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill 14" - Red colored on a white background.

The Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill presents a versatile outdoor cooking solution, perfect for year-round tailgating. It’s equipped with a 196-square-inch chrome-plated cooking grate, ensuring ample space for grilling various foods with even heat distribution. Its dual venting system allows precise charcoal management and temperature control, catering to your grilling preferences.

Designed for convenience, the grill features three secure lid locks, ensuring safe transport during your outdoor adventures. With compact dimensions measuring 14 x 14 x 15 inches and a lightweight build at only 2 lbs., this grill is perfect for on-the-go grilling and tailgating, offering a portable and efficient outdoor cooking experience.

Chef iQ Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer

Chef iQ Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer on a white background.

No one wants to eat their gameday burgers, brats, hotdogs, or anything else for that matter that’s undercooked or burnt beyond recognition. The Smart Thermometer is your gateway to precision cooking, meticulously monitoring your food’s internal temperature.

Using an advanced algorithm, it accurately calculates the optimal moment to remove your dish from the heat, guaranteeing culinary perfection. Seamlessly connecting to WiFi or Bluetooth, it syncs with the Smart Hub and CHEF iQ App, providing timely alerts for essential actions like flipping, basting, or foil wrapping, ensuring you have ample time to spare. A must-have accessory for tailgating on game day, the Smart Thermometer ensures your cooking is always on point.

CROWN SHADES 10×10 Pop-Up Canopy

CROWN SHADES 10x10 Pop-Up Canopy on a white background.

You’re definitely gonna want something to keep you shaded from the elements of snow while you’re tailgating, grilling, or lounging around socializing. The CROWN SHADES 10×10 Pop-Up Canopy is an excellent outdoor shelter solution, perfect for gamedays. Its patented Center Lock One Push Instant Popup design allows for quick and effortless setup.

This canopy includes a newly designed storage bag, along with eight stakes and four ropes, enhancing convenience and stability. Beyond providing shade, it adds a stylish touch to tailgating events, making it a versatile choice for various occasions and gatherings. Considered a must-have gameday essential, the CROWN SHADES Pop-Up Canopy combines practicality with a sleek design for an enhanced outdoor experience.

Byliable Heavy Duty Portable Folding Table – 4ft.

Byliable Heavy Duty Portable Folding Table - 4ft. on a white background.

The Byliable Folding Table emerges as a versatile and portable solution for a range of indoor and outdoor activities, serving as an essential tailgate accessory. Measuring 4 feet in length and boasting a heavy-duty plastic construction with a convenient fold-in-half design, this table is tailor-made for gamedays.

Featuring adjustable height settings and a user-friendly carrying handle, it ensures easy transportation and quick setup wherever you require additional space for dining or activities. A reliable and practical addition to your equipment, the Byliable Folding Table is well-suited for both small and large gatherings, enhancing your tailgating experience with convenience and functionality.

ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair

ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair on a white background.

The ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair stands as the perfect companion for tailgating, offering sturdy and comfortable seating with its heavy-duty steel frame supporting up to 450 pounds. This collapsible chair prioritizes comfort with padded armrests, a cup holder, and quad lumbar support. Its portability makes it an excellent choice for outdoor events, ensuring you can relax and enjoy your tailgating experience in style and convenience.