Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Charcoal Grey Plate Umpire Pants
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Absorbs sweat (water), very comfortable and definitely a professional look.
Excellent fit and good pricing. Extremely pleased with the purchase of these umpire pants. Caught them on sale. Thanks for the excellent customer service. Thanks again Ump-Attire.com.
Extremely comfortable and roomy. Easy care. Highly recommend.
These umpire pants are great for those hot days! Great customer service with Ump-Attire.com! FAST Shipping! Great Prices! Love the Video reviews. I have heard complaints about fast fading...after talking to umpire friends, it's recommended not to put these pants in the dryer when washing. ONLY HANG Dry works very well!
I recommend anyone order a size larger than what you think you need as this model pants seem to come in about 2 inches tighter than I was expecting. But kudos to Ump-Attire.com for a flawless returns policy! Even though I returned my first order, once I saw the product I ordered both plate and base pants. Finally, I got to try out my plate pants. Just the right amount of room for the skin guards and very comfortable!
Hays , KS
These pants are by far the best umpire pants on the market. Very professional looking and are amazing for the hot days behind the dish. Would recommend to anyone looking to buy a new pair of pants for the plate or field.
Updating my review post-alterations: Increased my rating from 3.5 stars to 5 stars. These are the best umpire pant material out there, hands down (think golf pants). The color is great; dark gray which lines up nicely and is essentially charcoal gray. They are light and airy and breathe excellently on a hot day. Huge improvement over wool and poly wool. Unaltered, the back rise was way too long, leaving a ton of extra material in my rear making it look very droopy and saggy. While getting the length hemmed, the tailor also shortened the rise and now the pants fit better in the seat. It still baffles me why these associations continue to insist on pleated pants instead of flat front (pleats are dinosaurs, fellas) and it would be nice not to have to spend an extra $30 for alterations, but the pants themselves are definitely 5-star.
Love the comfort and the way they work well in hot or cold weather. They do have a tendency to hold a wrinkle if you dry them in a dryer so I recommend hanging them up by waist and let dry. Usually takes just an hour or two to dry. I ordered a pair last year and two more this year because I do about 250 games a year and they are durable.
Very comfortable umpire pants, look great and move great.
Looks and feels great. Really smooth and cool!
Comfortable, loose fitting and all around amazing. It's nice to have a good pair of umpire pants. I recommend this product highly.
Oklahoma City, OK
Excellent fit. Travels well, (wrinkle free post flight). Looks great.
I was following Scott when the Smitty Poly-Spandex umpire pants launched and inquired. Finally made the change from the Honig's poly-wool and know that I will never look back. In Hawaii both the temp and humidity can easily reach above 90 on both scales. These pants are so much lighter and breathe so much better. It's nice to walk off the field looking as sharp as when I walked on...not saturated from the belt down to my knees. I will keep my poly-wool pants until they wear out but know I will never buy another pair again. I can definitely say that the Smitty poly-spandex pants have become the only pair of umpire pants I will wear moving forward. If there was anything bad to say about them it would be...What the heck took so long!
The best umpire plate pants I've ever worn! Instead of the traditional wool pants, the poly spandex makes you feel like you can move much easier without sacrificing any style or professionalism.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Now I own three pair of these awesome looking umpire pants, 2 plates and 1 base. I'm behind the dish more often than not. They are comfortable and breathable, especially in very warm conditions. Color does not fade like most and as all brethren can see they are well spoken for by MLB, MiLB, NCAA, and all levels of umpires. Buy a pair you will not regret it!
West Covina, CA
Great umpire pants, comfortable and light. Feels and looks like regular slacks. Highly recommend them.
These umpire pants, along with their base style partners, were a perfect upgrade to my uniform this season. I was very pleased with their comfort, style, how well they held up to a full travel ball season schedule, and how much cooler they were on hot days. Highly recommend them and will be adding another pair or two to my equipment bag this off-season.
These umpire pants fit and look AWESOME. Very comfortable. Only downside is sweat shows up quickly below waist band. Didn't stop me from ordering 2 additional sets of base and plate pants.
Best umpire pants on the market. Light weight and comfortable. If you want to stand out and look good doing your job these pants are for you.
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.
Cannot rate these umpire pants high enough!! They are so comfortable and lightweight. They stretch nicely behind the plate and provide plenty of room but not so much where you look sloppy. The material makes for a sharp look and so far show no signs of fading like my prior pair did.
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.
Super nice! All the raves are well-deserved, as these umpire pants look great and feel great. Lighter than my GD polys or my Fech polywools, these have been great during one of the hottest summers I can remember. I wash them in cold, dry them in the dryer, and they come out smooth and ready to wear. As long as they hold up over a couple years or so and don't fade or split at any seams, I'll be totally satisfied. But so far, I really dig them.
Umpire pants fit perfectly and keep me cool. I wish these had the expander waist band only because sometimes the pants get a little lose after doing back-to-back plates and having them fit a little tight at the beginning with the expander waist band would be perfect.
These umpire pants are by far the lightest and coolest material on the market for umpiring in very humid days. However, I hope Smitty can come up with a way to add the expandable waistline to this pant. This pant becomes a 5 Star for me if they can accomplish this.
Professional look and well worth the cost!
Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Look sharp, "very" comfortable and light. But my Pro9 leg guards are too bulky and don't fit well, so I ordered the lower profile Force3 Ultimate Umpire Shin Guards and look forward to the orders arrival and then wearing them.
Channelview , TX
Very comfortable with great fit and feel. Allows excellent mobility! Most comfortable plate pants I ever worn. They were recommended and I was so happy I placed my order that day!
Really comfortable umpire pants. Wore them for state tournament in 108 heat index and were much cooler than previous pairs.
ROUND ROCK TX
BEST UMPIRE PANTS EVER IN TEXAS HUMIDITY AND HEAT...HANDS DOWN, BEST INVESTMENT EVER AND COMFORTABLE AS WELL....
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.
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!
Santa Barbara, CA
Best umpire pants out there, hands down.
Great umpire pants. They fit well and look great! Every time I've worn them I've had other umpires ask about them. They always finish saying "I need to get me a pair".
Flat Rock, MI
I love these umpire pants!!! I have a hard time keeping the pleat crisp all the way up but, I suck at ironing. This is your boy, Brent Wedge, telling you to buy these pants!!!
Very comfortable & durable! Great umpire plate pants for the hot Florida weather. Will not wear another brand of umpire plate pants again.
Great umpire pants. Super light yet really durable. It doesn't hurt that they look great as well. Definitely will be purchasing more.
Nice and light, perfect for sticky summer ball...
Wearing these umpire pants for 4 months now. Comfortable and gives you that professional look. Easy cleaning.
Super light, great material, and cool in hot games. Good for the money 10/10.
Best pair of umpire pants! Lightweight. Holds form. True charcoal color. The material allows for stretching and movement needed behind the plate and on the bases. Great 2 minute product review!!
Cincinnati , OH
Plate pants are very comfortable, however I will use combo pants for plate work ... Lightweight and charcoal gray has a good look to it ...
Saint Louis , MO
Most comfortable umpire pants I have ever owned.
Love these umpire pants!
These are amazing in the heat! So lightweight that you will forget that you are wearing pants!
Great product! Can't wait to try these new pants. Very comfortable when I tried them on!
Panama City Beach, FL
I love these umpire pants. They fit great and are very lightweight.
San Jose, CA
Awesome umpire pants! They look and fit like dress pants. The plate pants fit my Wilson West Vest shin guards nicely. I bought both plate and base pants and am pleased.
Great item and shipped fast!! Very comfortable and just needed to have altered!! Great!!
Chapmanville , WV
These umpire pants look great! They feel even better...nice and lightweight...seem like they'll hold up pretty good too...I already bought base pants of the same style and probably won't buy any other pants but these...great buy!
Love these umpire pants...I took a chance and ordered two pair. They fit me better than any pants I have ever worn. I bought a second pair in case of emergency. Heck, I am thinking about wearing them to work!
The absolute best Umpire pants I have ever worn. They move with you and are very nonrestrictive. Just ordered my second pair.
They look great and are easy to care for. They are comfortable behind the plate.
Great plate pants! Fits great and looks great! Very comfortable.
I bought a pair of the poly spandex base pants last year and I love them. It was time to purchase new plate pants so I went with the plate version and they are hands down the best pants I've owned. They are light and comfortable and can't wait to wear them in some warm weather games. These pants need to be your default pants.
Really easy to review this item. The best umpire pants I have ever worn. Super comfortable, breathable in hot weather, wind doesn't cut through them, the hold up to dirt well.
These umpire pants are great. Material wicks away moisture, clean, crisp look. Looking forward to wearing these in the TX Temp!
These are great umpire pants. They look super sharp and fit well. The best part is their ultra light weight. It gets mega hot down here beginning by the end of March and all the way through October. In high summer its 110F with 95% humidity. These pants are the closest thing to shorts you can get. Hem them long and sew in a military crease in the front. You'll look sharp and be cooler. These pants are well worth the money, but only if you want to look good and stay cool. If you want to look crummy and overheat...well you can be part of the next GEICO commercial...5-Stars!!!
Lightweight, comfortable, and easy to care for.
Coral Springs, FL
2nd pair I have bought...Love these umpire pants! I'm in south Florida working games all year long. In the summer they are perfect for those hot humid dog days. Very lightweight, true to size and so far I have seen no fading.
This is my second pair of these umpire pants and I absolutely love the way they feel and look! They lay on shoes well and look great even after a season of wear and washing!
Fort Wayne, IN
These are still waiting to be laundered and then altered so I don't have much to review but, I cannot keep from commenting that the stitching for the saddle seat is way too noticeable. At one point early in my career I had a pair of the Fechheimer combos with the saddle seat and the stitching was barely noticeable. These seem to otherwise be great pants so I will give them a try in the spring but, I do not like the looks of the backside.
Oak Harbor, WA
As a woman, it is difficult to find men's slacks that fit well and look professional. These pants fit the bill. The only thing that can make them better is if they came with a permanent crease.
I really cannot add much to all of the previous glowing reviews of these plate pants. I wore them in a summer tournament in mid July - and they were the difference maker. I am (was) a committed Honig's Poly-wool guy, but I have now changed my loyalty.
Very light fabric. Finally some good looking Summer weight pants!
I was excited to try the new pants. They fit nice and feel great. The main reason I bought them is because I sweat a lot in my plate gear, and my poly-wool pants get soaked. My first night wearing them was a muggy 92 degree day. Unfortunately, these pants did the same thing. Maybe Scott can give some tips or tricks to avoid the embarrassing sweat that drenches the front of umpire pants.
Sioux Falls, SD
A great pant for the everyday umpire. Easy cleaning is a plus.
Lehigh Valley, PA
These are the most comfortable pair of umpire pants I've ever owned. They stretch nicely through the seat and over the knees, move with you, and they're so lightweight it feels like you are wearing gym shorts. I might even wear these on the golf course!
Feel great, looks great, and didn't have an issue with these umpire plate pants catching on the shin guards.
If I could rate this product higher, I would. I received my order of these pants recently, and I was even more impressed then what I was after watching Scott Kennedy's product review video. These pants are the REAL deal and I truly believe they become the umpire pant of choice in the foreseeable future. These pants along with the basketball officials Smitty 4 way stretch pants have passed the competition by big time!!
By far are the most comfortable pants on the market. Both pants have a great amount of flex and they look great. Keeps you cool and looking good.
Punta Gorda, FL
Wonderful game changer product. Looks great, light, and breathable. Perfect for Florida umpire weather.
BEST PANTS EVER! Folks, there is no longer any reason to wear wool pants on the athletic field. Wear these pants for one game, and you'll wonder what we were collectively thinking for all these years. The polywools are going on eBAY.
Highland VIllage, TX
I'm usually a late adopter for new products, but purchased a pair of these pants hoping for the best. They are a wonderfully comfortable pair of umpire pants. While not a problem for my waist line, I do wish they had a little more stretch in the waist (I'm hopeful an expansion waistband is included in future iterations of the product). It's not an uncomfortable fit, but take into account the waist doesn't expand when sizing the pants. So far I've been pleased with them on the field, especially with how they hang around the shin guards. Yet to be seen is how they hold up with heavy use over a couple of seasons, but I'm hopeful!
These pants feel great and have a nice charcoal gray color. They are very light and will be great when it gets hot. Although I would like to see them add something to the waist line to prevent them from sliding down. I would still recommend these umpire plate pants :)
These are the most comfortable umpire pants I've ever worn, and it's not even close! Smitty has really taken their brand to another level with this product. Absolutely couldn't be more impressed.
Absolutely top-of-the-line game changers. Incredibly comfortable, sharp-looking, breathable, and do not hang up on even the rattiest shin guards. I am looking forward to the 108-degree July games just to feel the difference. Buy. These. Pants.
Just got my pants a few days ago. After wearing them for one day, I ordered 2 more pair. These pants are the most comfortable plate pants I have worn to date.
I have been a rabid supporter of the Davis pants for over 10 years. I bought these Smitty umpire plate pants on a whim after talking to Scott in Baltimore at the NCAA meeting. While I haven't worn them on the field yet, I have worn them to meetings and for cage work. My recommendation is.....BUY THESE PANTS! They are the future! They have a great feel to them and they look sharp. I'm hoping they hold up to fading as well as the Davis have for me over the years. If they do then I won't buy anything else.
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 umpire pants. GREAT JOB ALL AROUND... one last political note...I wish they were made in USA and not Vietnam!!!
Awesome fit, look, and comfort! ORDER THESE PANTS...you will not be disappointed!
New London, PA
Very disappointed that these pants don't have the expander waist. I start out in the Spring a little heavy and need the extra stretch, then get slimmer as the season goes on. Also don't care for the shiny material. They are thin material and probably are cooler in the hot summer, but need to send them back.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||In OK we use the light grey for High school. Does this style come in light grey?|
– Ray Apple
The poly spandex umpire pants are also offered in "medium" grey which is lighter than these charcoal grey poly spandex pants. All styles of medium grey poly spandex umpire pants can be found here.– Ty Unthank
Customer Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
|Q:||Do these pants have the usual expanding waist?
– Kevin Thibault
These pants do NOT have an expanding waistband. However, these pants run true to size. The traditional polyester umpire pants by Smitty feature the expanding waistband.– Josh Mann
Marketing Assistant, Pro School Umpire Graduate
|Q:||I am a woman. I would want to alter these to fit. Can that be done easily enough?
– Rita Cline
Yes, these pants can be altered to fit women. While still a relatively new product, we have had several female umpires purchase this product. Our female customer base has told us they prefer to purchase the men's cut umpire pants, then have their tailor or seamstress make alterations. There is a size conversion chart in the "Fitting Room" which shows comparable men's and women's sizes.– Josh Mann
Marketing Assistant, Pro School Umpire Graduate
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