Sep   2014



Essential Tailgating Gear

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2014

For many students, back-to-school means one thing and one thing only: college football season! And what’s the best thing about college football season? Tailgating, of course! Whether you’re sweating it out in Alabama’s lingering summer weather or bundling up in Michigan’s early fall, tailgating is a great way to connect with old and new friends while showing off your school spirit. But no game would be complete without some killer accessories, so gather around the gridiron in style with this must-have tailgating gear.

A ridiculous hat

Nothing says “school spirit” better than an obnoxiously over-the-top hat.

USC Trojans Mascot Knit Beanie

Deliciously tacky jewelry

Forget Tiffany and Cartier: rhinestone Longhorn earrings and  Tiger-themed beaded bracelets are where it’s at.

Wisconsin Badgers WinCraft ''W'' Dangle Earrings – Silver Tone

Face and body paint

Take your team spirit to the next level with face and body paint. Not ready to help your friends spell out “GATORS” on your chest? Keep it simple with a fun but tasteful temporary tattoo.

TCU Horned Frogs Team Face Paint Kit

Foam fingers

Show your rivals who’s number one!

Auburn Tigers WinCraft #1 Foam Finger


Keep your drinks (non-alcoholic if you’re under 21!) cold while supporting your team with a clever koozie.

Texas UT Austin Longhorns Team Emblem Drink Cooler Foam Koozie

A cozy blankey

If you’re tailgating in a colder part of the country, don’t let the weather keep you from having fun. Find a comfy blanket with your school colors and bundle up while you cheer on your team.

Boston College Eagles Red Sweatshirt Blanket


Why let the football players have all the fun?  Bring a game like bocce, horseshoes, or cornhole to keep you busy while you wait for the game to start.

Weather gear

Fall weather can be unpredictable, regardless of where you’re tailgating. Guard yourself against the elements with college-themed tents, umbrellas, and ponchos.

Team-themed apparel

Few things in your college experience can make you feel as warm and fuzzy as looking out into a sea of fans all decked out in your school’s colors. Join the herd with a team-themed T-shirt, tank, or sweatshirt.

Dartmouth Big Green Distressed Primary Pullover Hoodie - Green


Give your legs a break with a compact, light-weight folding chair.

Happy college football season from CollegeXpress!

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