Read along for our reviews of the best tailgate tents of 2021 – Amazon Edition!

If you’re starting to plan ahead, like me, you’re thinking about all the tailgate gear you’ll need to refresh going into the 2021 football season. According to recent news, it seems like the world should be getting back to normal by next summer, fingers crossed! And if that’s the case, we’re in for a normal football season, including attending games, and most importantly, TAILGATING! Woohoo!

Even if things are still limited going into the next season, there are so many ways to leverage tailgate gear outside of just setting up at the stadium. You can use it all at home for a tailgate themed game watch, at local parks with family & friends for bbq’s, if you’re lucky to live near a coast, at the beach, and more! See some lovely visuals below ????

Best Tailgate Tents of 2021

When it comes to tailgating equipment, we consider ourselves over at Tailgater Concierge experts! We’re the tailgate professionals and have been able to test out quite a wide array of tailgate products over the years. This blog will be the first of our product reviews but keep an eye out for future posts on best tables, chairs, tailgate games, bbq’s and more!

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If you have any questions about any of the following tent options, feel free to leave a comment below or email the team at [email protected]. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect tailgate tent for you!

Here are some of the BEST TAILGATE TENTS for 2021!
best tailgate tents of 2021UNIQUECANOPY

10’x10′ Ez Pop Up Canopy Tent with Heavy Duty Roller Bag, 4 Canopy Sandbags

Tailgater Team Thoughts:

We really like this tent because of its great durability, included accessories, and price point!

Tailgating can be rough on equipment, you’re popping up and taking down the tent many times, throwing (and most times shoving) things into the back of cars/trucks as you’re trying to tear down in time to make kick-off (the tailgate always runs too long!!), etc. so having a tent made of durable steel, and a canopy with heavy-duty fabric is a must. This will ensure you can use your tent for many seasons to come. Typically, we see tents of this quality going for quite a bit more $$, so this is a steal!

This tent is MUCH easier to set-up and take-down due to the release levers it has. This has been a great advancement in pop-up tents in the last few years. This aspect of tent set-up/take-down is typically the most difficult, so this is a great improvement. With the release levers, it’s very doable for a single person to set-up/take-down the tent all on their own.

You get quite a bit for ~$175 (as of Dec 2020) with this purchase – you get your tent bag with wheel, AND both stakes and sandbags. The only additional tent ‘accessory’ we’d recommend buying outside of what is provided are tent sides for super sunny/hot days or the windy/rainy ones. We’ll get into tent sides later.

Additionally, this tent comes in multiple colors, so you’ve got some options, and could potentially match your team! If you really like this tent, but it doesn’t come in your team color, you can always opt for a neutral white or black tent, and get a team logo sticker that you can iron onto it.

Best Tailgate Tents of 2021

Product Details (from listing):
  • 300D heavy-duty polyester fabric, PU lining, 100% waterproof, 99% UV protect popup canopy, CPAI-84 and NFPA 701 fire retardant certificated
  • Powder-coated steel frame, rust resistance, 3 adjustment heights available 10.7 ft, 10.9 ft, 11.1 ft, easy to set up, cover 10 people at the same time
  • High-quality upgrade wheeled carrying bag for this portable commercial grade canopy provided, convenient to transport
  • Perfect folded 10×10 rain canopy for beach, backyard, gazebos, patio, playground, flea market, garden, wedding, tailgate party, trade show, event, festival, picnics, outdoor sports, etc.
  • Shipping weight – 57.45 lbs; shipping size – 5.58×0.9×0.8 ft
  • Accessories: 1 x Wheeled Bag, 4 x Stakes & Guy Ropes, 4 x Canopy Sandbags, 1 x Instruction Manual. We offer custom printing and 1-year warranty for the canopy tent and life-long service after-sale
    • Carrier bag material: super heavy-duty 1680D polyester tough fabric.
    • High-quality upgrade wheeled carrying bag. The bag with two decks design, the big one for fame and the other for sidewalls or other spare parts. Convenient to transport and fit into a car or trunk.

If you’re interested in learning more about this tent, check it out HERE.

EURMAXBest Tailgate Tent of 2021

10’x10′ Ez Pop Up Canopy Tent Commercial Instant Canopies with Heavy Duty Roller Bag (Bonus 4 Canopy Sand Bags)

Tailgater Team Thoughts:

This is another great tailgate tent option, like the UniqueCanopy. The Eurmax Tent comes with more variety of colors and tent sizes, however, it does have a slightly higher price point and doesn’t have all the accessories as the UniqueCanopy.

Let’s start with the bonuses of Eurmax:

  • Additional Sizes – this tent comes in a 10’x10’ (traditional tailgate tent size), 10’x15’, and 10’x20’ size. If you’re considering getting a larger tent, we think this is a GREAT option for you. However, when it comes to tailgating we HIGHLY recommend sticking with 10’x10’ tents. If you think you need more shade (or rain) coverage, buy a second tent! Having the flexibility of the smaller tents is super nice, for the following reasons –
    • There may be some game days where you have fewer people, and only need one tent
    • There may be times you’re set up in a new location and have less space
    • The 10’x10’ tents are also very easily set-up by one individual, versus when you go larger, you will need a second hand
  • Color Variety – if matching your team colors is of utmost importance (as if should be ????), you have a great chance with the options for this tent.

Something to caution when purchasing this tent, it only comes with sandbags, but no sand, and no stakes. So, you need to plan to either purchase sand or stakes prior to the first use of this tent. Even if it’s not set to be a windy day, one random gust can send these tents flying and they can be very dangerous. If you’re in a bind and need a tent ASAP and won’t have time to do this, I’d suggest ordering stakes with this purchase (if they arrive at the same time) or purchasing another tent.

If you’re interested in learning more about this tent, check it out HERE.

Best Tailgate Tents of 2021

Product Details (from listing):
  • Eurmax canopy is the most trusted & best selling pop up canopy Brand based in the USA. We stock all kinds of accessories and parts for the products we are selling and if you have anything about our products, We are ready to help you.
  • 10×10 Commercial grade canopy tent frame: (1)Strong full truss structure design(2)Hammertoe powder coated finishing, Good looking and rust resistance. (3)The latest thumb lock system, easy to lock and release.
  • Three Height positions, clearance height from-peak Height from 10. 5Ft, 10Ft to 11. 1Ft. Set up and take down easily by 1 or 2 people in minutes without any tools.
  • 10×10 canopy tent fabric: CPAI-84 fire-retardant certificated 500 denier polyester PU coated to Block about 99% UV rays. Stitching lines are all seam sealed to prevent water penetrate from seams to make our canopy tent waterproof.
  • Pop up canopy top front valance with 4 name Banner sleeve to customize and personalize your Shelter. Help you attract customers. Steel D rings on each corner, easy to use a rope to secure your canopy.
  • The canopy tent roller bag: Eurmax unique L shaped roller bag is oversize designed, it is easy to put frame and top in the bag. Big 2. 7″ Diameter wheels, 1680D strong polyester, 2 layers fabric sewed, reinforced handles, all these make the bag long-lasting.
  • The package includes: 10×10 pop up canopy frame + canopy tent top cover + canopy tent roller bag + bonus 4 canopy weights bags. EZ pop up 10×10 canopy for parties, parties, picnics, market stall/market trade show or any outdoor events.
  • Why buy from Eurmax Canopy: 100% satisfaction. 1 year and lifetime accessories and parts supply. Please contact our customer service team for any help. You can simply order any spare parts. Delivery: Free Shipping 3-6 Business Day
MASTER CANOPYBest Tailgating Tents 2021

Pop-up Canopy Tent Commercial Instant Canopy with Wheeled Bag, Canopy Sandbags x4, Tent Stakes x4

Tailgater Team Thoughts:

Here’s another tent you can look into that, all in all, has everything you’d need to make a solid tailgating tent!

This tent has all the accessories, comes in a variety of colors, has a few options when it comes to sizes, and is easy to set-up given the release levers on each tent leg. You really can’t go wrong! It was an easy addition to the list of best tailgate tents of 2021.

A bonus of this tent over the previous two it has a vent on the roof which allows for ventilation and cooling. If you’re located in a warmer part of the US, this little feature might swing your decision!

As of December 2020, the tent is at $159.95 and is set on Amazon Prime. If you need a quality tent in a pitch, this would be another great one to review. Read along for some further product details.

Product Details (from listing):
  • Upgraded Frame: Modern and durable design. Conducive for ventilation and cooling with a vent on the roof. Strong and durable with upgraded steel frame construction, reinforced stress points where peak poles meet, and plastic parts. All these make the pop-up canopy last long.
  • Upgraded 3-Height Settings: The improved toggle leg adjustment will keep your fingers pinch-free and is easier to unlatch. Three different height settings allow you to choose the height that meets your needs. Straight Leg height options: High 81′, Medium 77′, Low 73.2′. Perfect for commercial activities, camping, festivals, tailgating, backyard events and etc.
  • Upgraded Package: Includes 10×10 Pop up canopy Frame + Canopy tent top cover + Roller bag + 4 Weight bags. The wheeled bag is 52x9x9, 600D coated PVC fabric to transport the pop-up canopy at ease.
  • Upgraded Fabric: The improved fabric is UV coated to reflect 99% of harmful sun rays and water-resistant.
  • Upgraded One-Minute Set-Up: 1.Take the fully assembled frame with the top out of the bag and pull it open. 2.Place the fabrics over the frame and extend the legs. 3.Use the thumb press buttons to easily adjust the height and then snap into place. Quick and simple.

If you’re interested in learning more about this tent, check it out HERE.

Tent Summary

Overall, you can’t go wrong with any of the above three tent options for your tailgating needs! They are all great tents, and will definitely get the job done. I think the decision will come down to preferences in color, availability, price, shipping times, etc. when you’re ready to hit buy.

One thing to note, when pulling the links to these products, I noticed a lot of other not so great tent options listed on Amazon and various retailers. If you’re looking to purchase a tent, especially for tailgating, you’re 100% not going to buy a quality, durable tent for under ~$150 (unless a sale is happening). There are a lot of tents listed for $30-75, but please be aware these tents are very flimsy and can easily break. You’ll likely have to be replacing these tents far more frequently than a higher quality option we listed, ultimately probably spending more overall than buying the better tent upfront.

If you have any questions about the above tents, please let us know in the comments below. We’d be happy to look into other brands that you’re interested in too! Now onto the accessories…

Tent Accessories

No matter where you live, weather can have an impact on your game day experience. Here are some items that we would suggest purchasing to have on hand to make sure you have the best possible game-day experience.

Tent Sides

These come in the clutch on a hot, sunny day! Depending on kick-off time, the sun can be either rising or setting which means it can be nailing you and all of your guests. Having tent sides handy to set up when this happens allows for shade throughout the entire day experience, and keeps your guests cool!

We all know those pre-season August games can get toasty, no matter where you’re located.


These are a must when it comes to safety. Even on a perfectly calm day, there can be that random gust of wind that comes in and can send your tent flying. That’s the last thing you want. We recommend purchasing either the nail down ones if you’re on grass, or sandbags if you’re on cement. Prior to purchasing either of these items, take a look at the product description of the tent you are purchasing, a lot of them either come with one or both of these!

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If you’re thinking of investing in some new tailgate equipment, be sure to check out our Homegating blog to learn more ways to utilize your equipment outside of the stadium! Or if you’ve realized you don’t want to deal with the hassles of tailgating, check out our home page for all the teams we support and we can handle your tailgate set-up for you –!

This is the first blog in our equipment review series, we’ll next be coming out with the best BBQ/Grills, Chairs, Tables, and more! We’ll be sure to link them here once they are written.

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