Smitty Deluxe XL Expandable Umpire Ball Bag
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Love this umpire ball bag! Wow! Does it get any better? Wonderful ball bag, holds my pen, indicator, and plate brush well. I bought two. So one will also hold my lineup cards, or lineup card holder usually where the plate brush would go on the second one. Sturdy material, haven't tried it out on the field yet though. Confident that it will last.
Battle Creek, MI
Great ball bag! Large and well made.
This ball bag shrunk after the first wash. However, you can still sit 6-8 baseballs comfortably. Highly recommended ball bag coming from a 150+ games/yr umpire.
Crescent City, CA
I have not used these ball bags yet, but I know that they will be great. They are well made and will last through the season. Also, there is a lot more pocket room than my smaller ball bag and will hold a lot more baseballs and softballs and I will not have to worry about the number of balls fitting or falling out.
Bags expand to hold more balls. Great product.
Love these ball bags! I can easily fit 4-7 baseballs no problem. You will not be disappointed if get these bags.
Good solid umpire ball bag. Plenty of room for baseballs or softballs. The pockets have plenty of room to umpire wallet/lineup card holder as well as a plastic brush. Good price as well.
Quality ball bag and roomy, but I wish the interval pockets were bigger. It’s difficult to fit the most common plate brush size in the pockets.
This umpire ball bag has plenty of room to store enough baseballs at a time. Also has space for a phone or score booklet. Really good product.
I am first time buyer of this umpire ball bag. I love it. Just so much easier getting balls our and of course it holds more. It's durable and looks great.
Great for working baseball and softball especially at high school or higher where recovery foul or out of play baseballs might take more time. A good improvement from the smaller bags that can hold 3 baseballs comfortably. Holding 6-8 baseballs and if preferred on each side in each game helps.
Love this ball bag. Fits up to 5 balls comfortably. Only complaint is, that it fits too tight to body. Somewhat difficult to put balls in.
The bag will hold three balls comfortably, and if you don't mind the crowd and weight will fit five. Smitty will point out the depth of the pockets as a plus which is accurate, but the pockets are so tight I find them inconvenient to use. I wish the loops were a little longer, as the length tends to hold the bag tight against your waist, making it a little difficult to get your hand into the bag.
Love the ball bag, so I got two. Great amount of space for balls, pad, pens, and line up cards. Highly recommend!!!
Work very well with plenty of room for softballs.
Very nice ball bag. The pockets at the top could be a little bit wider for your book.
Large bag, holds 4-5 baseball easily. Wish the pockets at the top were the same size. My book fits in one pocket but not the other.
Fort Wayne, IN
Great umpire ball bag! Pockets on inside can hold most cellphones. The look and style can't be better.
Its a ball bag. It holds balls and other stuff. It works just fine.
Mission Viejo, CA
I love the huge ball bags! It makes access so much easier. These are the only umpire ball bags I will buy anymore.
Kansas City, MO
Love the feel of the expanded.
Love these expanded ball bags and the right size inside pockets for my lineup holder and brush. Great product!
As a single ball bag user, this is an absolute home run. It’s huge and I can easily carry 5 baseballs in there without one popping out on rotations (a problem for me w/ other ball bags).
Great size for baseball and softball. Interior pockets are great for brush, line-up book, etc. Excellent durability. Best bag I’ve used!!!
The Smitty Deluxe XL Expandable Umpire Ball Bags are perfectly sized, which allows for you to carry plenty of baseballs or multiple softballs on you at all times. One of the worst things as an umpire is having to delay the game because you don’t have another ball on hand when one leaves the field of play. With these bags, you will never encounter this issue again, whether you wear 1 ball bag or 2, like I always prefer when working behind the plate. The inner pockets are also sized perfect, just right to fit your plate brush or indicator. They also have a special pocket fit just right for either your pencil or pen. The material has the moisture management technology which will keep the balls dry while in your bag. Also, the water resistant back lining prevents the bag from getting wet from any moisture that develops on your plate pants, especially when working on those extremely warm days. A must have item.
Best ball bag I have used. Material is quality grade and flexible to add more balls without difficulty and still keep your plate brush separated. With fewer balls the bag conforms so it does not bulge out.
Las Vegas, NV
Please do not overthink the ball bag. This is as straightforward as there is and you need it.
I purchased these as a upgrade from my previous umpire ball bags and I am not disappointed. Top notch quality and functionality!
Perfect size and well made.
These should be the only ball bags to purchase. Don't even bother with any of the other types or designs. I purchased a pair of these particular ball bags three years ago. They remain in excellent condition today, and, anticipate they will continue holding up for many more years. The holding capacity is better than other ball bags on the market. I purchased another pair recently for that "just in case" moment. Keep these ball bags in stock! Two thumbs up.
Love the size of the umpire ball bag. Perfect room for what I carry. Best bag I have ever used.
Mt. Airy, NC
I highly recommend these umpire ball bags. My hands don't get stuck trying to get a ball out of them.
I love these umpire ball bags. I wish they had been this price 3 years ago when I first purchased them. Sturdy and large enough to hold at least 4 baseballs without falling out while running.
Taking inventory of my equipment for the upcoming spring season. I replaced my ball bags due to sun fade (as every umpire should) and tried these Smitty Expanding ball bags. No more problems with a good supply of baseballs, as well as solving the problems a softball can create. Inside pockets are a plus. For those who want to keep looking sharp, I highly recommended.
Nice size bag and it matches my other ball bag.
Pilot Mountain, NC
These umpire ball bags are the best I've used. You can get 4 baseballs across without stacking them due to the design.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
The best umpire ball bag available.
I loved the material.
New Castle, CO
Love this umpire ball bag! Good quality and looks professional. I have no issues with the inside pockets. They fit my plate brush and umpire book quite nicely. I purchased two of these bags and have two more bags on my Christmas list for my family.
Great ball bag. Can fit a 3rd softball & 5 baseballs comfortably & securely.
Las Vegas, NV
Positives - Strong quality, looks good. Easy to wash. Don’t sag. Negatives - Hot in humid conditions. Gets wet and sweaty. Small pockets but I don’t use them anyway. All considered one of the best umpire ball bags.
Good quality. Pockets need to be bigger for plate brush.
So much better than the non-expandable model. I comfortably carry three or four baseballs per side With this model with plenty of room for my plate brush, pen, and indicator.
Excellent ball bag. A lot of room inside the bag for brush, pen, lineup cards.
Great umpire ball bags. I love the way they expand to allow the balls to stay at the bottom. The bag stays closer to the side without being bulky!
Great ball bag! The pleated design allows the baseballs to "nest" in the bag and not fall out during movement.
Excellent umpire ball bag. The pockets for the indicator and brush are just the right size for easy access. It also has a slot for a spare pen or pencil. Highly recommend.
Best umpire ball bag on the market. I won't use anything else.
Plenty of room for everything you need behind the plate and then some.
The expander umpire bags are great. They are comfortable, and stretch but hold 8 baseball comfortably. I usually keep 5 in my left bag and 3 in my right.
The expander umpire ball bags are great. I just tried them out in a college game and they hold 4 baseballs on each side with no issues. Love these ball bags.
I have tried a few different types of ball bags over the years. Now, I have not tried the expensive ($15+) ball bags, but I am not sure how much better they could be than the Smitty XL. This ball bag is very large and can easily hold 6 baseballs comfortably. I've had as many as 8 in them, but prefer to have 5 or less for a professional appearance. The lining is nice and keeps the baseballs dry, even during rainfall. The lining also prevents sweat from your body getting the baseballs wet. The pockets at the top are nice for the line-up card folder and your plate brush. I recommend these to any new or experienced umpire. These are worth spending a few dollars more to have the larger, expandable sides. It will give you a better appearance and fit better with less flopping when you run.
Took a while for this product to reach me. We have moved to wearing grey pants, so purchasing a grey ball bag was next. I will be using it in January when our season resumes.
I prefer to carry 3-4 baseballs at a time and these bags accommodate this with ease. I bought another set this year so I can change them out periodically to wash.
I really like these umpire ball bags. They are priced economically, and I have had up to 5 baseballs in each bag with no problems.
Spring Valley, CA
Great umpire ball bag, fair/affordable price as well. I love that the bottom of the bag is flared to make room for plenty of gear and balls too! Just about everyone wears these bags in my association, maybe you should too!
Great umpire ball bag for the price. Large, well made ball bag is good for both baseball and softball. The interior lining is a definite plus.
Best umpire ball bags. Can hold 4 baseballs easy.
Great umpire ball bags. Have bought several different times as gift for my son who is an umpire.
Good sized ball bags. They are comfortable to wear and hold a lot of baseballs.
One of the best ball bags I've ever used. Able to hold multiple balls to keep the game moving along.
Perfect umpire ball bag for calling little league games!
Great ball bag, best one I have had since I started umpiring.
These are hands down the nicest bags I've owned. Don't waste your money on other bags get these and fall in love with them like I have. Great material, durable and roomy for softballs.
Best ball bags I've ever had since umpiring. Like the depth of the pockets for ball storage along with line up card holder. Looks great and well designed.
Great ball bag. Can hold 6 baseballs and run around the field. Makes wearing one ball bag so much easier.
Belle Plaine, MN
Pockets could be deeper, had issues putting my plate brush in the pocket but other than that it's a decent umpire ball bag.
With the old umpire ball bags, I never liked to carry more than 1 softball in each bag because I feared they would fall out. With these new bags, I can fit 2 softballs in the bag, and have room for 1 more ball.
Love the interior pockets for brush and other necessary items. Holds plenty of baseballs so frequency of asking for baseballs lowers. Sharp looking.
Just received these, ready for the spring! Very sharp looking and very well made. Love the inside pockets for plate brush and backup indicator.
Lehigh Acres, FL
Love the deal of these umpire ball bags. Great construction and light weight!
Great ball bags. Sturdy construction and holds plenty of baseballs.
William G G.
Great umpire ball bags. I have owned the black bags for a couple seasons and recently bought the navy for HS ball. The opening is a little tight, but it comfortably holds SO many baseballs, and the multiple pockets are great.
Great umpire ball bag. Very soft and fits a lot of your needed stuff in there. Along with the baseballs!
I love these ball bags, perfect for softballs. Nice and sturdy bags. Don't have to worry about balls coming out while I run. Very happy with this purchase.
These are my favorite ball bags currently available for sale on the market. They are unfortunately NOT the UA XL bags that were THE best ever. They are sturdy and won't need to be repaired as quickly as the Dry-Lo.
Panama City Beach, FL
I love the extra space for baseballs especially since I only wear one ball bag.
Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Great quality product, material has a soft feel. Easily holds 6-7 baseballs and they stay in the bag on the run. No need for a second bag. Indicator and brush pouch are perfect size. Wish I bought them sooner.
Peace River, AB, Canada
These are great quality bags that hold a ton of baseballs. Midget level game, had 7 balls in board in two bags and they held fast even during a few sprints up the line. You hardly know how many baseballs you are carrying. Good quality, good stitching and materials. Highly recommended.
Great quality, wish held line up card holder easier.
Cheng Chia H.
Only $3 different compare to another Smitty ball bag. This one is more better than another. Good design!!!
If you don't want to worry about running out of baseballs, these are the ball bags for you.
Olive Branch, MS
These are the best umpire ball bags on the market. I have used a number of different bags but these are the best. Finally got the expandable bag for softballs. I will never use another ball bag.
I have two sets of these, blue and black, they are hands down the best.
Hattiesburg , MS
I have purchased three sets of these ball bags. These are the best ball bags for softball officials no matter the organization due to the colors that they provide. With other bags I am limited to one softball per a bag, now I can fit up to three or four if need be.
Great ball bags, allow me to get items and softballs out with no problems! Borrowed them from another umpire to try them out and then ordered the same day from Ump-Attire.com.
This bag is perfect for tournaments with teams that are constantly hitting foul balls, it fits more than 5 baseballs comfortably and is strongly sewn together. The only complaint I have is that the brush pocket and the indicator pocket are switched from what I am used to, which for me makes pulling a brush out with one hand a little more tricky.
Bought first one for this spring season. LOVE IT, roomy and suits my needs. Positive, holds 5 Softballs adequately, negative, it holds 5 Softballs which is heavy. I still use 2 bags, with the second (left) smaller bag relegated to "my office" where I keep lineups, pencils, indicator, and brush.
Great product. This ball bag is large enough to easily use for both softball and baseball. The pockets are great for the indicator and for plate brush. Has a slot for a pen to get to easily. Very durable product. I kinda wish it had the backside zipper pocket for car key or etc.
Purchased both the Navy and Black - the product has plenty of room for baseballs or softballs to weigh you down - just wish the sewn in pockets were a little larger. Can't get a brush in or out and if you drop an indicator in you have to fish it out. Very durable product - would definitely purchase another set.
I absolutely love these expandable larger size ball bags. I umpire competitive softball every weekend spring through summer and put a lot of wear and tear on equipment. These bags not only stand up to the wear and tear while looking professional they add an ease of carrying many large size softballs in each. More than any other ball bag. Quality product!
Too small, cheap material. Not deep enough to be called XL.
Inside pockets are too shallow to hold your brush and line up card wallet. They stick up out of the bag. This bag does not meet my needs.
The expandable bag does a nice job of keeping that one extra ball inside the bag.
I tried a couple of these after becoming more and more dissatisfied with the dry-lo bags with respect to roominess and ease of accessibility. What a difference! The bellows type construction of the Smitty XL Ball Bag allows much more room for carrying more baseballs than the dry-lo's. I can easily carry 8 baseballs in these with no worries of losing any when I need to move out from the plate. They could be just a touch bigger, perhaps a small piece of elastic stitched along the top of the pocket to help with reaching into capability, but it's not any sort of make or break problem. The inside pockets allow for ease of carrying an extra indicator and pen/pencil. I highly recommend these!
Really didn't like this. I found it to be a tight fit - balls and indicator. I went back to the dry-lo's.
I agree with all of the positive comments - great size, great quality. I would love to say I'd get this umpire ball bag again, but I don't think I'll ever have a need to, as I'm sure they'll last a very long time!
Not as big as I was expecting. Normal sized bags, just with a gusset. I was thinking they'd be deeper and wider. Still like them. Quality product!
The interior pockets are on the small side. But after back-to-back days in the 90's with 100% humidity, every ball I pulled from the bag was dry and ready to go. Easily holds 4 baseballs with room for brush and lineup wallet in main pocket. Can't beat it for the price!
Half Moon Bay, CA
Definitely best ball bag available. Quality construction with quality material.
The bags indeed holds many more baseball or softballs than ordinary bags, but the pockets were way too small and the openings were situated at the very top of the bag. My brush was visible from the pocket and indicator almost fell out between innings. Also, I could either clip my pencil in and have the top of it sticking up by my belt, or I could slide it all the way in the pocket and have to hunt for it when I needed it. It looked messy and wasn't convenient. I gave these to a new volunteer who didn't have a set immediately following my first game with them.
Only used this umpire ball bag a few times, but I love it. I use it for fastpitch softball and it holds three softballs easily. I did use the Ultimate bag, but it has turned purple. Hopefully this one will maintain its color.
Mount Juliet, TN
These ball bags are great. I can put 3 softballs in them and don't worry about them coming out when I run.
I have tried 4 new umpire ball bags looking for the best. This is it. None have the right small pocket size, so you will need to sew it to how you like it. But this is easily the biggest and easiest to use. Trust me I tried them all.
Lineup Book, 3 Softballs, Pen, Brush. No problem! No need for 2 bags. Definitely not a "Feed Bag!" Well constructed! I am ordering another one!
So far so good. Bag material is a bit misleading as the material does not feel as thick/sturdy as other bags. But so far the bags have held up well. Easily put 4 Softballs and on occasion fit a 5th when needed. Price match wise 4 dollars cheaper than the Force 3 bags that are pretty much made for baseball.
Best out there. PERIOD.
This is a no-brainer. I've heard some say it was a "feed bag" but those were people who hadn't bought it. They are sleek and slender and have pockets for book, brushes and indicators. You can fit 5 baseballs no problem and 4 softballs.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||What are the inside pocket dimensions?|
– Patrick Goode
A pocket for your plate brush measures 6 x 4 inches and a pocket for your indicator measures 3 x 3 inches.– Renee Gnagie
Customer Service Lead
|Q:||Do you have a softball ball bag?|
– Enrique Rivero
|A:||While not specific to any sport, this ball bag is the preferred ball bag for softball umpires. With its XL size, it can comfortably hold 3 12" softballs or 8 baseballs.|
– Josh Mann
Pro School Umpire Graduate
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