Top Football Referee Gear & Apparel By Category This Preseason

Aug 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
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.

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most popular shirt

Smitty 2
Smitty 2" Stripe Elite Short Sleeve Football Referee Shirt

2" beats 2 1/4" by almost 2 to 1.

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Most popular pants

NEW Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Tapered Fit Football Referee Pants
NEW Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Tapered Fit Football Referee Pants

The #1 overall NEW item. Now on sale!

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most popular shorts

Smitty Black Football Referee Shorts with White Stripe
Smitty Black Football Referee Shorts with White Stripe

The only time where the value-priced polys beat the poly-spandex.

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most popular shoes

Adidas Turf Hog Low LX Field Shoes
Adidas Turf Hog Low LX Field Shoes

Adidas back at #1 after Under Armour discontinues Turf Trainers.

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MOST POPULAR UNDER Apparel

Under Armour HeatGear Short Sleeve Compression Shirt
Under Armour HeatGear Short Sleeve Compression Shirt
 

Traditional sleeves are most popular but half sleeves are gaining.

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MOST POPULAR UNIFORM SHIRT STAY

 

Neat-Tucks Active Uniform Shirt Stays
Neat-Tucks Active Uniform Shirt Stays
 

These thigh-wrap passed the Flex Belt style to be the go-to shirt holder for football officials.

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most popular penalty Flag

 Premium Ball Center Referee Penalty Flag - Black Ball
Premium Ball Center Referee Penalty Flag - Black Ball

Black ball flags still #1 but all-yellow is back on the rise.

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most popular tHROW DOWN BAG

Champro Single Sided Royal Blue Referee 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.

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most popular Down Indicator

Champro 1
Champro 1" Velcro Referee Down Indicator

The classic strap design is outselling all sweatband styles this pre-season.

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most popular Timer

NEW RefSmart Universal Game Day 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.

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most popular signal Card

Champro Single Sided Royal Blue Referee Throw Down Bag
2019 Football Penalty Signal and Yardage Card by Williams

Updated for 2019-20 season with yardage and signal for illegal kicking / batting.

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most popular information Card

Football Referee Information Cards
Football Referee Information Cards

Tear-away cards are going out more than re-writable gamecards this pre-season.

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most popular game Card Wallet

5
5" Pro Grade Magnetic 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.

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most popular whistle

Fox 40 Classic Referee Whistle with Cushioned Mouth Grip
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.

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About the Author

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Marketing Assistant, 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.

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