Top 10 New Tailgating Essentials

It's that time of year again. Kids are heading back to school, leaves are starting to turn yellow and sweaters will soon be in season. One thing we can all look forward to though, is tailgating. Here's a guide to the best new products for the ultimate tailgate set up, curated by your friends at Backbone Media.

Portable Kitchen (PK) BBQ Grill and Smoker Tailgate Bundle: $419.99

  • All in one tailgate grilling package – grill & smoker combo, apron, stainless steel grill tools, koozies and six-packer
  • Portable and easy to assemble
  • American made and hand-poured
  • Runs on charcoal – no gas or electricity needed
  • Can be used with the PK Cookmore Grid to ensure ample room to cook meat and veggies
EnerPlex Generatr Y1200: $1399.00
  • Large format battery that is ideal for tailgates – can power TVs, laptops, mini-fridges and other small appliances for days.
  • 1231 Whrs of energy storage (enough to charge 20 laptops fully)
  • USB, 12V, laptop port and integrated AC inverter outputs for any type of connection
  • At 42lbs, the Generatr Y1200 is 60% lighter than similar models
  • Charges fully in 10 hours from a wall outlet
  • Available August 2015

YETI Rambler Lowball: $24.99

  • Holds 10oz of your hot morning coffee or a good old-fashioned nightcap, making it your hot-and-cold compadre any time of the day
  • Engineered with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation, for a perfect drink from first sip to last
  • Features YETI’s No Sweat™ design to keep fingers dry and is compatible with a Rambler 20oz Tumbler lid (sold separately) for beverages on the go
  • Available Fall 2015
  • Next evolution in can-insulating, hand-protecting technology
  • No-sweat design keeps fingers dry
  • Double-wall vacuum insulation 
  • Made with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel. 
  • The Hopper is puncture-resistant, leakproof and sports an antimicrobial liner that resists mildew
  • Can hold 12 beers or up to 20 pounds of ice 
  • Keeps beverages cold for days, thanks to an inch of closed-cell foam insulation on the sides and 1.5 inches on the bottom
Gerber Camp Kitchen Kit: $88.00
  • Locking drawer with knife retention
  • Bright green case  also serves as a cutting board.
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Locking, pull-out drawer is held securely with magnets, and includes built-in ceramic sharpener

Helinox Chair One: $99.95

  • Lightweight folding camp or deck chair that folds down smaller than the Sunday Times
  • Sets up quickly and easily, utilizing anodized DAC aluminum poles
  • Can hold up to 320lbs of weight
  • Weighs in at only 1.9lbs

Maven B1’s: $900.00 and up

  • Superior low-light performance, tack-sharp edge-to-edge clarity, generous depth of field, and a silky focus mechanism
  • The B1’s are a full frame binocular that is available with a magnification choice of 8x42 or 10x42.

Field Trip Jerky: $6.50 a bag 
  • All natural turkey jerky and beef jerky
  • Available in four flavors of beef jerky (original, honey spice, roasted sesame and teriyaki) and two flavors of turkey jerky (crushed chillies and cracked pepper)
  • Gluten free, preservative free, corn syrup free and no added MSG

American Pistachio Growers Pistachios — $9.99/lb

  • A perfect tailgating snack
  • Delicious and filling, these little green treats have antioxidants, protein and healthy fats that boost energy and promote muscle recovery
  • In a 2oz serving (almost 100 nuts), you get more protein than the same size serving of halibut, 3x more fiber than the same serving size of broccoli and more potassium than a large banana