By Guest Writer
on 8.20.10

When the calendar turns to August, the sports world looks pretty bleak. Yes baseball is in full swing, and NFL training camps are underway, but there isn’t much else to occupy our interests. Fortunately, it does bring us one step closer to September, and with September comes football and tailgating (a.k.a. pure joy).

In preparation for all of your tailgating needs this fall, the Direct Designs Notebook Grill ($35) presents a solid, well-designed solution to grilling on the go. It folds up to just an inch thick, weighs in a shade under 9 lbs, and has built-in carry-handles, making it ultra-portable. It also has a stainless steel waterproof finish to protect it as you lug it from your home to games, camp sites, or wherever else there is grilling to be done. Thanks to its 250 square inch cooking surface, there’s room to cook 6 burgers at a time, while side vents below the charcoal grate ensure plenty of airflow to the coals. The only drawback to the grill is the height (19″), so your back may get sore if you’re cooking for big groups (solution: tree stump).

Buy Now: $35

By Patrick Morris