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Touchdowns, Tailgates, and Heat Safety

Stay Safe in the Heat while Cheering Your Team to Victory

What’s a football game without the fans? The people in the stands direct the energy of a football game and often inspire players both on and off the field. In one of our previous blogs, we discussed how coaches and team managers can protect their players from heat-related illnesses as the season ramps up. But heat safety doesn’t stop on the field – it’s also essential for the people supporting the team from their tailgates.

Find the Perfect Portacool Outdoor Evaporative Cooler for Your Team

Cyclone 120

The Portacool Cyclone™ 120 is perfect for smaller settings, yet still delivers an impressive amount of air output. The Cyclone 120 provides mobile, energy-efficient, refreshing comfort to your outdoor or open spaces. Perfect for cooling spaces where traditional methods of cooling are inefficient - small patios, garages, hobby areas or single-stalls. We do NOT recommend this product being used inside homes or closed spaces where no ventilation is available.

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Cyclone 130

The Portacool Cyclone™ 130 is ideal for smaller spaces that require a little more air output than the smaller model. The Cyclone 130 is equipped with Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool coolers to provide maximum cooling comfort. Perfect for cooling spaces where traditional methods of cooling are inefficient - patios, garages, hobby areas or single-stalls. We do NOT recommend this product being used inside homes or closed spaces where no ventilation is available.

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Tailgating is where the true school spirit and camaraderie shines through, as people gather with friends new and old to watch games and cheer their teams on to victory. There are often painted faces, color-coordinated outfits, and lots of cheers. Some people may even follow certain rituals, such as wearing the same lucky jersey or sharing the same pre-game toast and chant. It can be a fantastic way to support teams, but when the activity is held outside in the sunshine, it’s important to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses so you can focus on the big game.

You might be careful about doing specific rituals to improve your team’s chance of winning, but you shouldn’t take ANY chances on your own safety while you’re enjoying the game out in the heat. While football games can get hearts racing and adrenaline pumping, you don’t want to be uncomfortable – or worse, unsafe. Thankfully, there are a few tried-and-true rituals that you can use to stay safe and cool while tailgating before a game:

Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during, and after game day activities
Set up a tent for shade from the direct sunlight
Wrap a cool towel around the back of your neck, especially if you feel like you’re getting overheated
Pack on the SPF to protect you from lingering effects of the sun

Jetstream 220

The efficiently designed Portacool Jetstream™ 220 boasts powerful cooling in a compact size. This portable evaporative cooler is perfect for tight spaces or for spot-cooling a challenging personal workspace. Big on portability, but small in size, you can roll the Jetstream 220 where needed and the oscillating louvers will help deliver cooling comfort for cooling spaces where traditional methods of cooling are inefficient - individual work stations, small patios, pet kennels or hobby areas. We do NOT recommend this product being used inside homes or closed spaces where no ventilation is available.

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Jetstream 230

The Portacool Jetstream™ 230 delivers cooling comfort to the single-person workspace. It is an efficiently designed cooler that offers maximum versatility for usage in open or condensed workspaces. Featuring oscillating louvers, low-water shutoff and Kuul Comfort MicroTech™ evaporative media, this cooler is an impressive cooling solution for spaces where traditional methods of cooling are inefficient - individual work stations, small patios, pet kennels or hobby areas. We do NOT recommend this product being used inside homes or closed spaces where no ventilation is available.

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In addition, you can consider adding another element to your tailgate: portable evaporative coolers. Portacool evaporative coolers can make the difference between a hot tailgate and a fun, cool space to kick back and enjoy time with friends before the game. Evaporative coolers operate using the natural process of evaporation to create cool air, without using too much energy. They’re also easy to move around and can run off a generator, so you can make any tailgate a cool haven before the game.

As this football season kicks off, make sure to protect yourself from the heat while tailgating, and consider making Portacool part of your pre-game rituals to decrease your chance of any heat-related illnesses! For more information on Portacool evaporative cooler options to help you and your fellow fans stay cool in the heat, visit our product page.