College football kicks off this month — make sure your tailgate game is up to speed with these essentials from Metro Detroit retailers
By Amy Gill
Planning to join an adult sports league this fall? This is your perfect pant.
Spartans or Wolverines? Show off your school spirit with these charming, insulated bottles.
Sit comfortably wherever you are in the ultimate camp chair.
YETI TRAILHEAD CAMP CHAIR, $299, Moosejaw.com
The perfect spot to unpack your game day spread.
PENDLETON NYLONBACKED ROLLUP BLANKET, $148.95, Moosejaw
There’s never an excuse for bad coffee. This set will churn out a perfect cup.
STANLEY POUROVER SET, $35. LL Bean, 17370 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, or llbean.com
Speaking of coffee, getting up early for the big tailgate requires the right brew. Locally roasted Populace has a dark roast with notes of toasted marshmallow and chocolate.
POPULACE COFFEE DARK BLEND, $16. The Siren Café, 1509 Broadway St, Detroit, or populace.coffee
Keep your beers cool in a durable beverage backpack that doesn’t look dorky.
COOLER BACKPACK, $64.99, Carhartt, 5800 Cass Ave, Detroit, or carhartt.com
Keep the scent of Michigan summer in the woods going all month long!
PICTURED ROCKS CAMPFIRE CANDLE TIN, $13, Green Daffodil, 624 Livernois, Ferndale, or Greendaffodil.com