The Best Tailgating Gear for 2021

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Best Tailgating Gear 2021
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With fall finally here, our weekends are back to being full of all things related to football and fall sports, food and tailgating parties galore.

While the season might be the prime time to embrace some cozier ensembles, if your game day involves watching your little one hit the field, let's be real -- you're going to need a lot more than just a cute top to get through it.

Fortunately, there's plenty of tailgating gear currently available on the market that will ensure your game day celebrations are seamless and stylish. Whether it's gear for the grill, a tailgating tent, stadium-approved goodies or vehicle organizers to ensure all of your game day essentials are organized, there's so much to choose from.

To help you narrow down all of the must-have tailgating essentials that will get you ready for every big game this season, ET Style has scoured the internet and rounded up some of our favorite finds -- including a Yeti Tundra45 Stadium Cooler to store food, the JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker to blast music for any and every parking lot party, and Cuisinart's Deluxe Grill Set to cook up your favorite Sunday meal, regardless of where you are.

Ahead, shop the best tailgating gear of 2021. Plus, check out how to watch NFL football and shop ET Style's top picks for college game day wear.

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The Yeti Tundra 45 cooler is undeniably tough. It's built to keep the contents cold in the hottest conditions even if you're tailgating on an unseasonably warm fall day in the deep south. Bonus point for the ability to customize with your team's logo. 

$350 AT YETI

We didn't know we needed these until we tried them. This souped up koozie keeps your beer or soft drink ice cold to the last drop. 


Stay comfy even in the nosebleed seats with this collapsable seat cushion. Features reviews love most - the extra wide seat, reclining back and straps to tote it around. 


An affordable, lightweight chair with a built-in cooler. Need we say more?


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If you're in need of a grill set upgrade, this highly-rated 20-piece set from Cuisinart is 21% off. 


With over 40,000 ratings and 5 stars on Amazon, we're convinced this trunk organizer will make transporting your tailgating gear a snap. Bonus points for this handy organizer since it will keep your car tidy 365 days of the year. 


Convenience is the name of the game when planning your tailgate set up. Instead of packing a traditional tent, keep things simple with this SUV canopy. 


At just $15, this budget-friendly mini grill is the ideal addition to your tailgate gear. Reviewers love the size and portability of the grill and say it fits up to 8 burgers at once. 


Reviewers are obsessed with the superior sound quality from the small but mighty speaker. Bring one along for your tailgate to pump some tunes before the big game. 


What's more essential for a soccer mom to have on hand than an extra soccer ball for practice? 


The parents in the reviews section confirmed that these shin guards are both sturdy and last all season long. 


Whether you're keeping cool during the Indian summer or filling your cup with piping hot coffee on a crisp fall morning, this Hydro Flask tumbler will keep your beverage cold for up to a whopping 24 hours and hot for up to 6. 



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