Tailgating Made Better: Heated, Folding Chair Keeps You Warm
Tailgating is a great summer/early fall activity. Just think of all those outdoor summer concerts and early-season football games in which you spent hours drinking cold beer and eating smoky meat with your closest buddies. But once the cold sets in, tailgating isn't quite as enjoyable. Something about standing around shivering while your beer slowly freezes in the can just doesn't have the same appeal as warm-weather 'gating.
But that doesn't mean you can skip tailgating altogether. You've still got some of the biggest football games of the season, basketball season, concerts, etc. taking place all winter.
You could shut yourself in the car with the heaters blasting or you can get the Chaheati. Look past that awful name for a minute and you'll realize this chair is a Godsend. It looks like your average folding camping chair, but it packs a little secret: a heated seat that provides nearly two hours of 145-degree heat to your tush. If you plan to be out a little longer, you can drop the temp to 100 degrees and get up to six hours of burn time.
In fact, there are four settings in all to give you just the right amount of warmth and run time. And it only takes 10 to 20 seconds for the chair to go from ice cold to oven-fresh. The chair comes with a rechargable lithium-ion battery that's good for up to 500 uses.
Whether your winter plans include a Sweet 16 tailgate, snow camping, apres ski in the resort parking lot or any other outdoor drinking/lounging activity, the Chaheati will make it much more comfortable. And the Chaheati will stick around for spring and summer on those unseasonably cold evenings that you've already committed to being outside.
You can find the Chaheati All-Season Heated Chair for $90 on their website or on Amazon. And in case you have some marathon tailgate sessions in mind, you can pick up extra rechargable batteries for $35 a piece. (Update: This chair is no longer available. Another option for a heated seat is this one.)
Chaheati via Dvice