Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Charcoal Grey Base Umpire Pants
Crew How-To: Pressing and Ironing Your Umpire & Referee Pants
Ty gives you detailed, step-by-step, instructions to keep your umpire or referee pants looking sharp and crisp.
Real nice umpire pant. Real light and get a nice breeze. If you get these pants you can almost guarantee you will match your partner. These pants are worn at every level of the game.
Kansas City, MO
Really enjoy these umpire pants. They're the darker variety, but keep their crease really well, and the waistline is nice and stretchy when needed.
North Pole, AK
Great umpire pants!! Perfect fit!
Best looking and most comfortable umpire pants out there today. Love wearing them no matter the weather.
Professional looking umpire pants at a great cost. Have purchased several pairs.
Crystal Lake, IL
Great umpire pants. Super light and great for the hot days on turf in the summer. Great price also.
Simply the best umpire pants I have owned thus far. Good fit, the spandex aspect a plus, especially for the warm weather coming our way up north!
Highly recommend - the best base umpire pants on the market!
Sleek & smooth feel. Nice and professional look. I personally prefer the no stretch waistband offered with these umpire pants.
San Diego, CA
I just stocked up on some new umpire pants while they are on sale. Smitty umpire pants wear well, breathe well, and are very comfortable. As many have found, umpire pants tend to run a bit small in the waist, so keep that in mind. Smitty pants on sale are a great value. Time will tell as to the color fastness and anti-fading wear of these pants, but so far (2 seasons) they have not faded at all. In warm climates, I find these to be one of, if not, the best options available.
Absorbs sweat (water), very comfortable, and definitely a professional look!
Diamond City, AR
Fits pretty good.
Great looking and great fit, easy to maintain. Cooler than old-style wool umpire pants. I highly recommend these.
Great umpire pants, very comfortable and light.
Great base and plate umpire pants. The color holds year over year. Hemming is easy just using hem tape. The material may feel thin for early spring games here in the NW, however in the summer when it gets warmer, these are very comfy.
Most comfortable umpire pant, of any type, that I have ever owned. Easy care. Highly recommend.
Las Vegas, NV
This is the best umpire pant in the business. I'll not buy other pants for baseball or basketball.
Very comfortable and cool! These umpire pants look sharp and press nicely.
You can't beat these pants in the heat. They are extremely stretchable and comfortable.
The best umpire pants in the game! The only pants I use on the bases.
Great umpire pants! Just ordered a second pair! Very durable and they look sharp!
I have several pairs of these poly spandex umpire pants and I have to say I will wear nothing else. They are so comfortable and the material is thin which is great for summer ball in Texas.
Round Rock, TX
I love these pants. A very sleek look. They combine the two things you need when on the bases, cool and comfortability. The breathable fabric combines with the spandex makes these pants a slam dunk choice.
Good pants, color sharp, washes well but clasps at the waist a pain to hook up sometimes...
Elk Grove, CA
I like these umpire pants and don't feel they are too baggy, as other reviewers have noted. I do find it difficult to completely remove all of the wrinkles after washing. I may just begin to take these for dry cleaning and pressing so they look crisp for each game.
So much potential. Base pants are way too baggy and they fade way too quick. Everything else is basically perfect.
These are super baggy. I can wear the base pants at the plate and still have room. If you are looking for an athletic cut or look, I do not recommend purchasing these pants.
Ocean Springs, MS
Legs are big enough for shin guards but not so baggy that it looks bad on bases.
Best umpire pants on the market! Comfortable and durable. They look professional! I would recommend these pants over any others on the market.
These umpire pants are the best on the market and now come with the expander waist...a must have!
Union , SC
Perfect fit, great look.
These umpire pants make me look and feel sharp. Very good investment!
These umpire pants look sharp and are comfortable to wear when its hot.
These umpire pants are very light weight and extremely comfortable. The charcoal color also looks very sharp on the field. I will likely purchase another set of plate and base pants of this model next season.
These umpire base pants are so comfortable. The material is much nicer than the poly-wool that I had been wearing. Nice and cool during the summer months and the color looks sharp.
Naugatuck , CT
Best umpire pants I have ever worn! Sharp looking, breathable and light. I barely feel them, ideal for summer ball! A+
So far so good with these pants (I've only worn them for about three games). I jokingly tell people I'm wearing my pajama bottoms. They are that comfortable. Light weight and breathable. I love how the spandex allows them to stretch. One thing to know...the waistband doesn't expand like the Gerry Davis pants do, so be sure and order the appropriate waist size.
These umpire pants are the most comfortable pants on the market in my opinion. The combination of polyester and spandex is a cool material match which gives you great mobility. I do hope Smitty can make this pant into an expandable waistline for people who are in between even sizes.
Lightweight, no wrinkles, great for multiple games in the heat.
Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA
They are a pleasure to wear and you look sharp. There is some stretch at the waist if you wear Under Armour. Worth every penny.
Channelview , TX
Great fit and feel. They were recommended and it was a great decision to purchase!
Buena Park, CA
Extremely comfortable. Fit is so perfect one of my colleagues asked if I had them tailored. Cannot attest to life and durability as I have only had them a couple of weeks.
Very comfortable pair of umpire pants. I've been using plate pants for both base and plate and needed base pants. I found these and decided to give them a try. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I can get some plate pants of the same material.
Mount Pleasant, TX
Most comfortable pair of umpire pants I have worn so far. I have only called one weekend in them so far, but it was in the upper 90's and they were cooler than the other pants that I have worn over the last several years. Hope they are as durable.
These umpire pants live up to the hype! Other umpires are asking about them. They give that true golf pant feel. I've worn them on 90+ degree days and they were about as cool as could be. Washed, dried and ironed without a problem. Held a good crease.
Personally I love them. They are cool and when pressed look really sharp. They are a bit more shiny than I imagined, but I think the look is great. The waistband is think which I think creates a more comfortable yet snug feel around the waist. I wear these for day or night games and they are fine for both. I'm hoping all my conferences approve these next year.
With all the hype around these, an Ump-Attire.com sale price and my need (okay maybe a want) for new pants I decided to buy a pair of base pants along with a pair of plate pants. I do like these umpire pants! They are more of a slim fit than my other base pants and are cooler for sure. I am not as impressed with others because I think they wrinkle easier than my poly-wools but not terribly. I haven't washed them yet but I'm hoping dry-cleaning isn't a requirement. I usually gentle wash and hang dry all my umpire uniforms. These pants will be my go-to tournament pants!
Great umpire pants! The gripper waist band doesn't go all the way around back; even if you are an in between size you will be able to have the waist altered in or out if needed.
The umpire pants are just amazing. Just last week I had to call a game in the rain and by the time the game ended my pants are already dry. Always listen to what Ump-Attire.com's got to say, they're pretty smart on helping us out with having the right equipment.
The most comfortable umpire base pants out there hands down. I will never wear another brand of umpire pants. Smitty hit a home run with these pants. They're very lightweight & the loose fit helps with the Florida heat.
Absolutely love these umpire pants. Have only worn the plate pants; but they are by far the most flexing, giving, comfortable plate pants I have ever worn. I reiterate what another reviewer wrote, "I will never choose another pair of umpire pants as long as these are an option." And, I can't wait to have the opportunity to wear my base pants version. Easy to care for and lots of give.
I love these umpire pants, perfect for warmer weather and are lighter.
Love these umpire pants! They are lightweight, and they look just as professional as their poly-wool counterparts. I won't buy another pair of pants as long as these are an option.
Super sharp pair of umpire pants. Light weight, true fit, and incredibly comfortable. They do wrinkle quickly, but just as quick as they wrinkle, the wrinkles do go away after wearing them for a little while. You won't regret having these pants!
Most Comfortable Umpire Pants out there.
Very comfortable umpire pants that have great flexibility when you're on the move. Plate pants don't get caught up on your shin guards during your plate work. Nice classy look and easy to clean. In order to have extra room while on the plate I ordered a size up to accommodate for the extra layers during the colder months otherwise I stay with my regular waist size.
Best pair of umpire base pants. Lightweight. Holds form. True charcoal color. The material allows for stretching and movement needed To move around the bases. Great 2 minute product review!!
Ellicott City, MD
One of the best umpire pants on the market. Lightweight, comfortable, and well priced. I love the elastic band around the waist as well. All around great product.
Cincinnati , OH
Best pair of base pants I've ever purchased, .... Material is lightweight and moves with you ... Did I mention that they feel and look good as well ... Buying more.
These pants are amazing! So lightweight, you will feel naked. Awesome in the heat!
Very comfortable and light.
Newberry , SC
Top of the line umpire pants. Great fit....
I disagree, the pants do not fit true to size which is frustrating. You will need to size-up just like other brands. One size up is sufficient though. Very thin and lightweight which is nice in the heat.
I just purchased the new Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Charcoal plate, base and combo pants and in the 22 years I have been doing this is by far the best ones I have used. They look great and are cooler on the field. Job well done!
Saint Paul, MN
Top of the line. These don't wrinkle, they move over and around your shin guards and shoes FAR better than previous pants options. They hold the crease and deflect dirt better. No better pants product has yet been invented, that didn't cost upwards of $150.
Have to say that I've never been a big fan of Smitty. My go to pants have always been Davis, until a partner of mine last year (middle of may) had a pair of these poly spans. They looked great...felt great...so I had to try them out. I've only worn them just a couple times so far this year, but I'm very impressed. I've had multiple compliments on the look. Again I've only worn them a couple times so we will see if they last as long as Davis pants do. These pants will be great for calling those late spring/early summer games when the forecast is 100% chance of sweating through your pants.
I like how they feel and are very comfortable. They look great and also are easy to care for.
I was working a PG Series and one of my fellow umpires was wearing the Poly Spandex Plate Pants and they looked good. So I asked him how did they feel and he spoke highly about them. So I purchased a pair of pair and fell in love with them. I ordered another pair of plate pants and 2 pair of base pants. They are light and keep me cool on hot days. I don't have to pull them up when I take my crouch to see a pitch. I recommend all umpires try them out.
WOW! Just to add another rave review of these pants! These pants are just downright comfortable. So glad I picked them up this season.
I am very happy with these umpire pants. It has been difficult to find an umpire pant that is quality in look, fit and feel since the vendor that supplied the Poly-wool pants decided to decrease their quality. These will be fantastic in warmer weather and are okay in cold weather so far.
Just recently got back into Umpiring again. Tried a pair of the Smitty Performance Poly Spandex pants. Great pants soft, light, durable and got compliments from fellow umpires. Liked them so much got another pair.
The fitted umpire pants look great, wear well, and provide a great look on the field.
Port Angeles, WA
These umpire pants are amazing they fit and breath very well. The are comfortable. Smitty and Ump-Attire.com have out done themselves once again. Another great addition to my gear, well done!!!
Great product- I actually was able to size down due to the flexibility and relaxed fit of these umpire pant s- I normally wear a size up in Umpire pants with polywool and now I can go back to normal sizing. I am excited to use these on the field - a bit thin for the cold weather but will be great during summer/fall ball when it warms up.
St. Joseph, MI
These pants are cut HUGE enough that I can wear them on the plate with comfort. I also bought combos and they are big enough that on a windy day they flap like sails... can't imagine what the plate pants are like..material is great but the cut is HUGE..I'm not a small guy 6'1 205 so not like I'm a breadstick...also why are umpires the only guys since 1980 that are still wearing pleated pants. All in all pants are just OK not my first choice.
ROUND MOUNTAIN, NV
These umpire base pants breathe well and also provide comfort in the cold months of the season. Very durable.
I love these umpire pants!! They are fantastic for the hot and humid Alabama summer. I'm a guy that sweats a lot and these pants don't get heavy like all my others.
I like these umpire pants. They are the best pair that I've had in years.
I have used the Poly Spandex base pants for several games this summer, and they are the best, especially when temperatures are hot. The fabric is much cooler than the competing brand of poly / wool pants that I've been using for years. Great job to the folks at Smitty for bringing these out, and of course, great job to Ump-Attire.com for the excellent product description, and the fast shipping.
Bought two pair initially for plate to try - after wearing them had to order more! Love these umpire pants - durable, lightweight, breathable - you won't be disappointed!
Very light fabric. Finally some good looking Summer weight umpire pants!
Though I am a rookie umpire and have not tried but maybe 4 different brands of pants, these are easily the most comfortable that I have owned. The spandex materiel is ideal for calling games behind the plate as they not only move with you, but also very breathable. The fit around the waist is accurate to standard fits.
A great product. Wears wonderful and retains its shape during wear and after being laundered. Feel great while working games. They are not hot to wear. Will most definitely be purchasing this product again.
After wearing these umpire base pants, there's no other comparison! Flexible, lightweight, and have the most professional look with great performance.
Very impressed by the quality, have worn them in about 40 games so far. Waistband is not adjustable, but it does stretch in case anyone wants to know. They look great, but are a bit more high maintenance to keep pressed in comparison to other pants I have. Still the sharpest looking set of pants I have owned. Will definitely buy more. Great job SMITTY!
Very comfortable, look great, and are going to become my pants of choice.
I have worn about every brand out there. I can say these pants are the real deal. Fit, feel and look are fantastic. Smitty set a new standard. Time will tell how they hold up but so far I'm impressed.
I really like the Plate Pants, but the Base Pants are more like Combo's. They need to be tapered more at the bottom.
I just got to wear these pants last night and they are the best pants I've worn. They look good and feel great. I can see that these will be awesome for warmer weather games. I will be ordering associated plate pants soon.
I have been a user of the Smitty pant for 4 years now. I have never had a past problem with any of the pants that I have worn but it was time to upgrade. I have been wearing combo pants the last 2 seasons and decided to go back to a plate and base pant. It's a much better look and so I took 2 minutes and watched Scott Kennedy talk about the NEW Poly Spandex Pant. After watching his video, I had to place an order. I received them Tuesday and the fit is absolutely AMAZING! These are the sweetest pants, bar none! Color, fit, flexibility and sleekness is top notch! I have my first 2 pair at the tailor now and I just ordered an additional pair of each today! I can't wait to wear them in my games next week! The best pants on the market!!!
Purchased the base pants and they are very nice pants, however if you need a short rise pants then these pants may not be for you as they will be very baggy. Overall the quality is excellent, they look and feel great. Since they are more baggy than I would like I may be sending mine back as alterations may be cost prohibitive. Maybe Smitty would consider a short rise base pants, for the plate the regular rise plate pants would probably be OK. I am giving the pants Four Stars only because they are very baggy for short rise individuals. Ump-Attire.com delivered fast, as usual, and are always easy to do business with.
I have never been much of a SMITTY fan... nothing personal they just never seemed to fit me just right and always seemed a tad low quality... The new Spandex Poly Charcoal Baseball umpire pants bar none are the best looking most comfortable pants I have ever worn... they hang like a pair of $500 dress slacks and move with you... they are NOT expandable which is the biggest plus of all... buy the size you need and get rid of that adjuster tab... no more shirt tails coming out and different pieces of extra material coming out at waist. These are very, very, very nice pants... GREAT JOB ALL AROUND... one last political note...I wish they were made in USA and not Vietnam!!!
Green Brook, NJ
Just received my Smitty Poly Spandex charcoal plate pants and as advertised they are AWESOME, the color is the best charcoal BAR NONE, and they are very lightweight and the % of spandex material really makes them stretch. I think Smitty's has hit a home run with these.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Can these be used for the plate or field? |
– Frank Zeman
These Smitty Performance Poly Spandex umpire pants are designed for field work. The sizing through the thigh and leg will be more tapered, not accommodating shin guards. For plate pants, see HERE.– Hunter Fry
Buyer, Customer Service Specialist, Former Basketball Referee
|Q:||Why doesn’t Smitty have a size in 35 and 37?|
– Robert Vogt
Robert, traditionally umpire pants are sized in even numbers. For the in-between sizes, Smitty introduced Performance Poly Spandex Charcoal Base Pants with an Expanding Waistband, providing 3 inches of flexibility. A 34" pant can "expand" to 37" at the max.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee
|Q:||How do I remove wrinkles from the pants? |
– Adam Pomietlarz
Pressing or steaming your pants is the best way to remove wrinkles. We suggest getting familiar with your iron and ironing board. Dialing your iron setting to low-heat or synthetic will reduce the risk of damaging your pants. Using a steamer will also effectively remove wrinkles.– Ty Unthank
Communication & Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
|Q:||These umpire pants look great and I am in the market. I normally wear a 33 waist so should I go up or down on the waistband when ordering?|
– Kevin Kelly
When you are inbetween sizes, it is recommended to order the larger size. If you are still unsure, we offer FREE RETURNS for the contiguous United States, so there is no risk of ordering multiple sizes and see which works best for you.– Sherie Sandifer
|Q:||Are these pants better to not have a crotch that hangs halfway down my inner thighs? I have a combo expandable pair now and it is ridiculous how low the crotch hangs. My tailor says he would be better to make me a pair of pants from scratch rather than fix those. I would like a pair of pants that don't hang so low. I would order a 34 waist. I am also considering whether I need a base pair and a combo pair for behind the plate. Are you able to highlight the crotch fit?|
– Shawn Willis
Extra room is provided for getting into your stance and not ripping out the crotch or back. The “rise” is based off a generic “body type” and some individuals may require extra tailoring. All styles of Smitty umpire pants are manufactured using similar measurments. It is recommended to use umpire plate pants for behind the plate and base pants when working the bases. With FREE RETURNS to the Contiguous United States, there is no risk to you for trying this season's most popular umpire pants.– Staff Member
Ump-Attire.com Customer Service
|Q:||Do these pants have an expandable waistband? I was just wondering if I needed to order the size pants I wear or a size up. |
– Chris Jackson
|A:||These pants do NOT have an expandable waistband. They fit true to standard dress slacks. Most of our customers wear the same size in both umpire pants and dress slacks.|
– Josh Mann
Pro School Umpire Graduate
Articles Related To This Product
We highlight officiating gear & apparel and the innovator umpires and referees behind them.
We identify these 36 umpire gear & apparel products in 6 summer trends for baseball & softball.
Smitty is now the official uniform supplier for the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals and College World Series. See the official Super Sectional Umpire Uniform here.
These products are the most popular with MiLB Umpires
These items make the ranking of what umpires across the U.S. are buying now.
A Twitter survey proves Poly Spandex is the preferred material for umpire pants.
Sky blue shirts, matching mask pads to shirt color, poly spandex pants fabrics, magnetic wallets and advanced cooling are this year’s summer trends in umpire gear & apparel.
See the approved on-field uniforms for Minor League Baseball Umpires
The Best Umpire Products of 2017: Majestic MLB Umpire Shirt, New Balance Umpire Plate Shoes, Pro Grade Magnetic Lineup Card Wallet and Smitty Poly Spandex Umpire Pants square off in semifinal playoffs.
The ACC, SEC, PAC-12, WAC, Sunbelt, Atlantic Sun, OVC, Big West & Big South recently approved the following umpire uniforms for the 2018 season.
Poly wool or poly spandex? The results are in.
Umpires are wearing lighter colors, performance fabrics and lightweight umpire gear to stay cool this summer.
We visit all 4 NCAA Clinics and learned from NCAA umpires these 5 new umpire gear items they want the most this season.