Top Football Referee Gear & Apparel By Category This PreseasonAug 18th, 2019
Here are the top selling gear & apparel items this preseason from 15 football referee categories.
most popular caps
Richardson Pulse Performance FlexFit Referee Caps
Under Armour Caps are a close #2 in black, #1 in white. Adidas is no longer making referee caps at this time.
most popular shirt
Smitty 2" Stripe Elite Short Sleeve Football Referee Shirt
2" beats 2 1/4" by almost 2 to 1.
Most popular pants
NEW Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Tapered Fit Football Referee Pants
The #1 overall NEW item. Now on sale!
most popular shorts
Smitty Black Football Referee Shorts with White Stripe
The only time where the value-priced polys beat the poly-spandex.
most popular shoes
Adidas Turf Hog Low LX Field Shoes
Adidas back at #1 after Under Armour discontinues Turf Trainers.
MOST POPULAR UNDER Apparel
Under Armour HeatGear Short Sleeve Compression Shirt
Traditional sleeves are most popular but half sleeves are gaining.
All Under Apparel
MOST POPULAR UNIFORM SHIRT STAY
Neat-Tucks Active Uniform Shirt Stays
These thigh-wrap passed the Flex Belt style to be the go-to shirt holder for football officials.
All Uniform Shirt Stays
most popular penalty Flag
Premium Ball Center Referee Penalty Flag - Black Ball
Black ball flags still #1 but all-yellow is back on the rise.
All Penalty Flags
most popular tHROW DOWN BAG
Champro Single Sided Royal Blue Referee Throw Down Bag
Single sided are edging out skinny style but skinny bags are trending upwards. Royal blue color is outpacing black and white by a rate of 2 to 1. Check with your association on which color you should use.
All Throw Down Bags
most popular Down Indicator
Champro 1" Velcro Referee Down Indicator
The classic strap design is outselling all sweatband styles this pre-season.
All Down Indicators
most popular Timer
NEW RefSmart Universal Game Day Timer
Updated for 2019's new NFHS timing rules. So popular it’s out of stock everywhere until the end of August.
All Watches & Timers
most popular signal Card
2019 Football Penalty Signal and Yardage Card by Williams
Updated for 2019-20 season with yardage and signal for illegal kicking / batting.
All Signal Cards
most popular information Card
Football Referee Information Cards
Tear-away cards are going out more than re-writable gamecards this pre-season.
All Information Cards
most popular game Card Wallet
5" is most popular with football officials as it does not stick out of the pocket. Most officials are paying more for the professionally-made magnetic book style.
All Writing MaterialS
most popular whistle
Fox 40 Classic Referee Whistle with Cushioned Mouth Grip
Whether it is on a lanyard or finger-grip, the Classic CMG is the preferred whistle of football officials.
All Whistles & Lanyards
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About the Author
Pro School Umpire Graduate Josh Mann
A native of Chicago, Josh graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Economy & Industry and Sports Management. He attended the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League, and worked in the Chicago Cubs Organization. Josh enjoys baseball, hockey, golf and spending time with his dog Wrigley. He spent 4 years as Ump-Attire.com’s marketing assistant and recently relocated to Arizona.
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