Puget Sound Tailgating Takes Preparation H20
Bring on barbecues, frosty brews and Hawks wins—it’s tailgating season in the 206. ’Gater done at McLendon’s tailgate shop and unleash your home team pride.
What’s wet, dark and feels longer than it actually is? You guessed it—fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest!
In a city with at least eight names for rain, you can stay high and dry with these 12 Puget Sound tailgating essentials.
A pluviophile’s paradise
Wet clothes are no fun—stay dry as a bone in quality raingear. Watch thankfully as it repels mist, sprinkles, drizzle, showers, downpours, sideways rain, thunderstorms and liquid sunshine.
DUTCH HARBOR GEAR
Typhoon 100% Waterproof Rain Jackets & Pants
Holy catfish, you’ve gotta be kidding me
Call me old fashioned, but nothing beats sports radio broadcasts. Crank-powered emergency radios include USB chargers, a flashlight and all the Steve Raible pre-game coverage you can handle.
Hand Turbine/Solar AM/FM Weather Radio
Hopped up & ready to growl
Glass growlers are de rigueur for us brew-lovin’ hopheads—so try something new. Unbreakable stainless steel growlers are light and easy to tote, leaving you only to decide what to fill it with.
Stainless Steel 64-oz. Growler
A cuppa comfort
If joy is being edged out by discomfort, pour yourself a piping-hot attitude adjustment. Stanley classic thermoses keep contents hot for up to 15 hours. Don’t worry—we have replacement cups, too.
Stainless Steel Wide-Mouth Thermos
Be in the spirit—flask me how
Pass around a sip of nostalgia with this tough-as-nails Stanley flask in iconic Hammertone green. Wide-mouthed for “easy filling,” this aluminum flask holds eight ounces of your favorite ethanol.
Aladdin 8-oz. Stainless Steel Flask
Duct, duct, use
It’s rumored that Chuck Norris regularly deflects Earth-bound meteors by duct taping a wormhole into the space-time continuum, saving humanity. Duct tape and tailgates are like sausage and kraut.
Seattle Seahawks 1.88-in. x 30-ft. Roll
Magical box keeps moisture away
Keep your personal effects dry on those misty, moisty days that completely soak everything. Small watertight containers have carabiners so you remember where you cleverly clipped it.
Watertight Transparent Poly Containers
Fire up a toasty tailgate
In the voice of Price Is Right legend Rod Rodney: “Tailgate in comfort with your OWN PORTABLE HEATER! This, and everything else on this blog, can be yours when you SHOP AT McLENDON’S!”
Little Buddy & Portable Buddy Propane Infrared Heaters
A cure for the common cold
Leave bone-chilling misery behind with five hours of toasty goodness. Defrost on the go and share with friends—they’ll appreciate how THAW-tful you are.
Air-Activated Warmer Packets
More repellent than a 49er’s fan
Defy dampness with this silicone waterproofing spray for outerwear, shoes and canopies. Plan ahead though—it dries in 24 hours and fully cures in 72 hours.
Silicone Water Guard 12-oz. Spray
Open up & say ahh
Pop up an instant canopy for 100 square feet of tailgating comfort! Your canopy will successfully thwart rain, but beware—these puppies will take flight in the wind, so anchor with canopy weight plates.
10x10 Canopy & Canopy Weight Plates
What will save your sole? Good ol’ rubber boots, that’s what.You’ll get a ton of wear, whether tailgating, pumpkin patching or low-tide adventuring. Hint: Size up and wear with wool socks for warmth.
Waterproof PVC Boots
What are your tailgate must-haves? Let us know in the comment section.
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