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The Great Plate

Check out the Great Plate, a plate with an integrated drink holder in the center to keep a hand free.  The drink holder is large enough to handle most cans and bottles (including coozies!), as well as most disposable cups.



We've all done the awkward clutching of our drink at the tailgate lot when holding a plate of food, trapping the drink between your arm and chest.  The Great Plate hopes to end this nonsense once and for all.




Made from flexible and durable polypropylene, the Great Plate is dishwasher safe, recyclable and proudly made in the USA. They also stack on top of one another to save space when not in use.
The center of the Great Plate is for storing your beverage, while the outer rim is deep enough and wide enough to hold just about any food item you like.



The Great Plate also floats, flies like a frisbee, and works well as a coaster on uneven surfaces, such as furniture or grass.

You can pick up the Great Plate from their website.

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SmackHat: A Helmet For Your Ride

When heading to the tailgating lot, the SmackHat is one of the greatest ways to show your team pride on your ride.  We've seen flags and magnets, which are a good entry level.  We've seen the newer products like WindowFanz that are getting to the next level.

But the SmackHat is a HELMET that attaches to your car with rubberized magnets to stay in place while going down the road.

The SmackHat is a youth sized helmet with real team colors and authentic logos on it.  It also comes with a youth size football jersey that makes a great storage bag.

The magnets do a great job of holding the SmackHat in place while going down the road.  Our test vehicle is about as un-aerodynamic as they come, which would put a bit more strain on the magnets than normal, yet we topped out at 76 MPH at one point, and upon arrival, the SmackHat had not moved an inch!


We tend to get a lot of traffic past our tailgate, and almost everyone made comment about how cool it was to see a helmet mounted on a car.  It is simply not something you see every day!  Many wanted to see that it was really just magnets holding it on.  Although it requires a stiff yank, you can get the SmackHat off and back on with ease.

There was no noticable road noise from the SmackHat, which was nice.  Some times flags can get a bit loud when you get to higher speeds.

When sitting out in the open like it does, you are bound to smash some bugs.  Cleaning the SmackHat is as simple as mild soap and a microfiber cloth. 

We are very pleased with the SmackHat.  This is something that is certainly raising your tailgating to the next level.  Right now the SmackHat sells for $110. Check them out at now!
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