As we mark the first day of autumn, there may be few things better than an outdoor picnic in a scenic location or tailgating with friends prior to a fun sports event. In addition to bundling with a comfy sweater or warm fleece, here are six essentials to consider for a terrific autumn outing.
Delicious Pizza Right At The Tailgate
We warn you advance, but you will be the most popular tailgate with Ooni’s Koda Gas Powered Pizza Oven. Weighing only 20.4 pounds, Ooni’s portable pizza oven makes cooking outside very easy and will provide you with the flexibility to make made-to-order pizzas in 60 seconds. The oven will be ready to cook in 15 minutes and can reach temperatures up to 950°F. The Ooni can also roast fish, vegetables and steaks.
A Very NEAT Hands-Free Napkin
Enjoy the festivities without the hassle of worrying about stains and spills on your beautiful sweater or favorite sportswear. NEATsheets are perfect for picnics and tailgates because they easily adhere to jackets, sweaters, shirts, and laps, and they actually look great. The thin plastic backing of the NEATsheets ensures that condiments, sauces, or liquids will not seep through and when you are done, just toss the NEATsheets into the trash and get on to the next activity.
The Ideal Outdoor Tumbler
As Yeti succinctly puts it, “While most things are better outdoors, it’s especially true of wine.” To take it one step further, no wants to deal with broken glass or flimsy plastic cups. Yeti’s 10 oz. Wine Tumbler is made of stainless steel, available in a range of attractive colors, comes with its MagSlider for extra protection against spills, and is dishwasher safe.
A Delicious Twist On The Common Drink
This is crowd pleaser from the little one to the senior alums. The Twisted Shrub mixers allow you to craft delicious, healthy, and really interesting drinks. The Twisted Shrub has six flavors – from Blueberry Lemon to Peach Habanero -- using only 3 ingredients: apple cider vinegar, real fruit, and 100% cane sugar. Also, Twisted Shrub has no preservatives.
Sound That Travels Well
Not all sounds are what you may want to hear post tailgate, including the roar from the opposing fans celebrating a big play. But the JLB Clip 4 is a terrific portable speaker option for outdoor gatherings. The water- and dust-resistant speaker wirelessly streams music from phones, tablets, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device, and is designed with a sturdy integrated carabiner clip.
Wrapped To Perfection
We have the perfect alternative to the last-resort port-a-potty sanitizer gel. NEATwipes individually wrapped hand wipes will not only be a crowd pleaser, but provide a calming, soothing, and germ-free experience. NEATwipes are 100% biodegradable, infused with aloe vera, and have an amazing lavender scent that everyone will love.
Greg Pesky is a founder and partner of NEATGOODS, LLC., a company focused on innovative solutions, exceptional design, and sustainable practices, motivated to provide better, not more. Greg resides in Minneapolis and these days is kept very busy during the fall cheering on his two high school soccer players.