Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Medium Grey Combo Umpire Pants
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Comfortable, true to waist sizing. Plenty of room for shin guards without being overly loose for field umpiring duty.
While I have not yet worn them to umpire, I am not that excited about the fabric the pants are made out of as it's quite different from my other pairs of umpire pants. I'm reserving final judgment until the end of the season when I see how well they wash and wear and perform.
Update: These are the most comfortable, breathable umpire pants I have ever worn. Recently I did back to back 10U games. The second game behind the plane in 90+ degree heat. At least the lower half of me was cool and dry.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Any chance you will be offering this pant with the stretch waist with the same sizing as your other combo pleated heather grey pant? |
– Pam Taylor
|A:||At this time, the Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Heather Grey Combo Umpire Pants do not come with an expandable waist. We have passed along the suggestion to the manufacturer.|
– Josh Mann
Pro School Umpire Graduate
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