The Best Tailgate Tents & Canopies

Not The Sun, The Wind Or The Rain Can Stop Your Tailgate!

Weather usually doesn't stop the game from being played and it shouldn't stop you from having a great tailgate.  Get the protection you need for all of your valuables, such as your Cooler, your food and of course your loved ones.  Because nothing can stop a true fan from enjoying the tailgate you deserve, so here are the best tailgate tents & canopies for the big game.

As always, we will recommend the best tents and canopies for Alumni, Recent Graduates and Students.

Tailgate Tents & Canopies For Alumni

Alumni like to host large tailgates. Such gatherings may include Grills, multiple Tables and plenty of Seating. Most importantly, all these items, and their guests, need to be protected from the elements.

The Tailgate Store's first recommendation for Alumni is the Eurmax 10'x10' Ez Pop-up Canopy Tent.  This tent comes with four side walls, if needed, to help keep out any and all of the elements.  It has three height adjustments to reach a maximum height of 11" 1".  Its frame is easy to put up and its oversized, sturdy bag makes transport a breeze.

Alumni will also like the ABCCANOPY 10' x 10' Pop-up Instant Shelter for their next tailgate. Because its black powder-coated Steel frame with 100% nylon molded brackets makes it 20% stronger than most pop-up tents.  In addition, it includes four sidewalls, an awning for added shade, a super heavy-duty roller bag and weight bags if needed.

Our next choice for your tailgate is the Eurmax 10'x10' Ez Pop Up Canopy Tent.  This tent can easily be erected by one or two people.  Because the thumb button corner slider makes getting the tent to the desired height very easy.  The tent fabric if fire retardant certificated and will block 99% of the Sun's UV rays.  Finally, the roller bag is oversized and very durable.

The final recommendation from The Tailgate Store for Alumni is the AmazonBasics 10' x 10' Pop-Up Canopy.  This Pop-up canopy tent has three removable side walls, an awning and cathedral-style roof for maximum headroom. Also, the high-grade steel frame with a white powder-coat finish will prevent chipping, peeling, rust, and corrosion.

Tailgate Tents & Canopies For Recent Graduates

Tents for Recent Graduates needs to be smaller in size and easily transportable. In addition, they can be used not only for tailgating but for picnics and trips to the park or beach.

Our first recommended tent for Recent Graduates is the Coleman Instant Pop-Up Canopy Tent.  This oversized tent is 13' x 13' and is made with UV Guard material for exceptional sun protection. This tent features two-way roof vents to keep the air circulating when the temperature rises. Assembles in 3 minutes and in just 3 easy steps.

For smaller tailgates, Recent Graduates should look at the Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Cabana. This tents pop-up design is simple to set up. Press the hub together and the shelter opens much like an umbrella. The tent has three mesh windows with flaps and three interior pockets for storage.  And an easy to pack oversize carry bag is included.

The next tent is for the NFL tailgaters out there.  The Rawlings NFL Instant Pop-Up Canopy Tent is 9' x 9' and comes with its own carrying case with team logo for easy storage.  It has a powder-coated steel frame and reaches 108" at peak height.  Finally, you can choose from any NFL team for your next professional tailgate.

The final selection for Recent Graduates from The Tailgate Store is the Quik Shade Go Hybrid Sun Protection Pop-Up Canopy.  This tent is 6' x 6' with slanted legs for added stability. In addition, the polyester top also provides 99% UV protection from the sun.  It also has one side flap and a backpack style carry case for easy storage and transport.

Tailgate Tents & Canopies For Students

Weather can affect even a small tailgate. Students want a simple shade alternative for a few people that can also double as shelter when camping or just hanging out by their car.

So our first solution for car tailgating Students is the Tailbrella Tailgate Hitch Umbrella. The 9' umbrella is water-resistant, has a tilt feature and a hand-crank for easy open and close. This option also includes an umbrella bag, hitch pin and clip.  Multiple color options for the NFL, MLB and College Football.

Another option for tailgating at your car is the Eurow Tail Gator Sunshade.  This tent attaches to the top of your car roof, or to the ledge of the 5th door of your SUV.  It uses flexible, fiberglass folding shock cord poles you would normally find in a camping tent as its backbone and provides the same amount of shade as some tents but requires only one person to set up.

A simple solution for a small tailgate is the Sport-Brella Vented Canopy Umbrella.  This 8' canopy is easy to set-up and provides protection from the rain, wind, or sun. The side zippered windows are for easy airflow and visibility. It only weighs 9 lbs., and stores everything in the easy carry bag, including the 8 steel ground stakes and 3 tie-down cords.

The final tailgate tent recommendation for Students from The Tailgate Store is the Pacific Breeze Easy Setup Beach Tent. This lightweight, compact tent provides protection from the sun, rain and wind. It also weighs just 4.5 lbs. and folds down to a travel size. In addition, it also has a spacious interior and has internal pockets to store personal items.

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