Richardson Pro Mesh System5 Combo Plate / Base Umpire Cap
The "ONLY" umpire hat I've worn for the past 6-7+ years. By far the best on the market.
Love this umpire cap. I sweat quite a bit, and the first time I wore this cap I was working the plate on a very humid day. By the end of the game even the bill of the cap was soaked, but the cap still looked good, didn't get heavy from sweat, and worked great under the mask. Once the cap dried it did not have any white salt residue from sweat, which would be the case with a wool blend cap, and it looked good as new. Very comfortable.
I use this as strictly my plate cap and I couldn't be happier. I did have to exchange it since I ordered it a little big. Word of advice, if your hat size is on the smaller end, order the size down to keep this one snug on your head. It will stretch out and mold nicely. I've never pulled it off when ripping my mask off during a game. It also breathes nicely and looks great!
Hat breathes nicely unlike wool hats for those hotter days.
I am very satisfied with my Richardson Pro Mesh System5 Plate/Base Combo Umpire Cap. It fits my head perfectly and works well under my mask. It has endured a heavy work load this spring and summer and the color has remained true. Also, it has kept its shape. Wonderful product.
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