Smitty Heather Grey Combo Umpire Pants with Expander Waistband
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New Fairfield, CT
I’ve had these umpire pants for years. I take good care of them and the Combo pants are excellent for me. One of the other reviews is correct. You may need both base and plate pants but, for most of us the combo is fine. The expander waistband is not an insult for overweight umpires. It flexes to allow you to drop down and go up again without rolling the waistband or binding. Very comfortable and they last.
These umpire pants are so much better than the poly spandex ones Smitty has. I’ve tried both and by far the extended waistband makes all the difference and I should’ve gotten a size 34 instead of a 36 but the 34 in the spandex were way to small so I had to get these. But overall great product.
These are the tried and true pants I've always worn. Excellent durability and comfort. I don't plan to purchase any other brand.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||I wear a size 33 to 34-inch waist in Smitty pants for basketball. I'm thinking about getting the 32 inch waist because it has a 2-inch expander. Should I go with the 32-inch waist or should I stick with the 34-inch waist in these pants since I can wear a belt with them?|
– Allan C.
Our recommendation, since you are closest to a 34-inch waist, would be to order the 34-inch waist and allow a belt to assist you. Ordering the 32-inch with a 2-inch expander waistband seems logical, but then your waistband is always being stretched to the max, you could end up popping the seam of the expander section while performing umpiring mechanics.– Ty Unthank
Communication & Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
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