The Florida Gators have been kicking the pigskin around in Gainesville all the way back to 1906. With three Heisman Trophy wins, another three national championships and eight conference titles under their belts, the Gators have a devoted army of fans who cheer on their sports teams year-round.
While we wait for the battle cries of “Orange and Blue” to echo around the streets of campus again, here are some great items for all Gator fans to add to their collection of gear.
The University of Florida loves to promote that “Real Gators wear masks.” Here’s a great set to own year-round. They have an interior picket for a replaceable filter (not includes) and can be hand-washed and air-dried for continued use.
Use this unisex gaiter – nice pun there, guys – as a face mask, headband, bandana, wristband and more. It’s one-size-fits-all thanks to an elastic fabric. It’s also officially licensed so don’t let any Tennessee Volunteer fan give you any grief.
We love this old school hat that honors the Florida Gators. It has a relaxed fit with a mesh backing that resembles the old “trucker hats” of yesteryear. The Gators logo is definitely new school and is both raised and embroidered. It’s perfect for holding over your heart when they play Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” after the third quarter each game.
These mini garden flags will be the envy of your block. They have graphics on both sides so you can properly celebrate the hostile environment that is “The Swamp.”
We swoon every time we see the orange helmet with traditional Gator lettering on the side. This mini helmet has a real-wire face mask and a complete set of authentic looking interior pads. If you’re a hardcore Gator fan, we also recommend the alternative helmet design.
This grill set – featuring the Florida Gators logo laser-cut into each piece – is stainless steel and features orange-and-blue composite handles. Plus, and we can’t love this enough, there are also built-in bottle openers. Even Florida icon and Heisman winner Tim Tebow would stop by to say cheers with these at your tailgate party.
This Gator chair features a mesh back – to keep you extra cool – and a carry bag so you can tote it anywhere. Did we forget to mention the cup holders? There are two, in case you get extra thirsty.
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.