With winter upon us, and Mother Nature pouring snow on much of the country, tailgating can become a bit of a challenge. Those of us who venture out to the game have to remain close to the car, if not in it. But don’t let that ruin the pre- and post-game festivities.

The car may not be the ideal venue for a tailgate, but it can do the job with a little help. Tailgate Fan has a few add-ons to turn your car into a tailgating mobile. This gear can help make the difference between having a good time and just hanging around. Let’s have a look.

Koolatron Cooler

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Koolatron Travel Saver Cooler ($189.95)

Keeping drinks and snacks cold with ice is a pain, and can become a mess when time comes to toss out the water Plug the Koolatron into the car’s 12V outlet (yeah, the good old “cigarette lighter”) and let thermoelectric tech take over. This 45 quart-capacity cooler can cool to 40 degrees below the ambient temperature and has a domed lid so bottles don’t have to be placed sideways. Keeping things warm, rather than cool, may be the bigger challenge in the dead of winter. Surprise… this cooler is also a warmer.

Buy the Koolatron Travel Saver Cooler.

Philips Portable TV/DVD Player

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Philips 7-inch LCD Portable TV/DVD Player ($183.95)

Sure you’d rather be watching the pregame show on a 60″ flat screen, but try fitting one of those in your backseat. Best to go with something a little more portable, like this 7-inch TV/DVD player from Philips. Plug the TV’s power adapter into the car, adjust the antenna and start watching free digital TV. It has up to 3 hours of battery life if you want to venture outside and set up on the hood. Portable, of course, also means lightweight.

Buy the Philips Portable TV/DVD Player.

RoadPro Stove

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RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove ($69.99)

Bringing your own pre-cooked burgers or chicken is great — but unless you like them cold, you’ll need something to heat them up, like this little portable stove. After all, some foods just taste better hot. The RoadPro runs off the car’s battery (the “cigarette lighter” socket) and can warm food up to 300 degrees in about an hour. And since it’s easy to clean and even easier to store, it won’t get left behind.

Buy the RoadPro Portable Stove.

Picnic Time Football Themed table

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Picnic Time Football Field Portable Folding Table ($128.95)

Maybe you actually want to get out of your car, weather permitting, of course. Pull this aluminum-framed suitcase out of the trunk and expand it into bench seating for four, complete with the table’s football field-themed look. It measures 54-by-33-by-25-inches, with a center hole for an optional umbrella, should you need it (and you might). The ABS plastic is easily cleaned, and when the party’s over it’s just a quick collapse to put it away and take off.

Buy the Picnic Time Football Field Portable Folding Table.

Happy tailgating!

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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology, gadget and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast.


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