Top 10 Trending Summer Umpire Gear

Jul 10th, 2017

If you are working games this summer, you know it's been "HOT! HOT! HOT!". Umpires have seen triple-digit temperatures in the Southwest U.S. and high heat indexes and humidity levels in much of the rest of the U.S.

So what's an umpire to do when you can't just cancel the game and sit in the air conditioning? From analyzing what umpires are ordering this summer, it is obvious many are looking to their gear and apparel for solutions to help them beat the heat.

All the top sellers trend toward:

  • Light, Cool Colors
  • Performance Fabrics
  • Lighter Weight Gear

They are:

  1. POLY SPANDEX Umpire Pants by Smitty
    Charcoal and Heather Grey

    POLY SPANDEX Umpire Pants by Smitty

    POLY SPANDEX Umpire Pants by Smitty Review

  2. SKY BLUE Replica Umpire Shirts
    Smitty and Majestic Brands (Majestics sold out until September 2017)
    SKY BLUE Replica Umpire Shirts

    SKY BLUE Replica Umpire Shirts Review

  3. Richardson Pulse PERFORMANCE Umpire Caps
    Richardson Pulse PERFORMANCE Umpire Cap
    Richardson Pulse PERFORMANCE Umpire Cap Review

  4. WATER-RESISTANT Smitty XL Expandable Umpire Ball Bags

    WATER-RESISTANT Smitty XL Expandable Umpire Ball Bags

    WATER-RESISTANT Smitty XL Expandable Umpire Ball Bags Review

  5. TAN PADDING Force3 V2 Defender Umpire Masks

    TAN PADDING Force3 V2 Defender Umpire Masks

    TAN PADDING Force3 V2 Defender Umpire Masks Review

  6. LIGHTWEIGHT Champro Pro-Plus Umpire Chest Protector
    LIGHTWEIGHT Champro Pro-Plus Umpire Chest Protector

    LIGHTWEIGHT Champro Pro-Plus Umpire Chest Protector Review

  7. CREAM Smitty Umpire Shirts
    (Yes, cream - the best selling traditional umpire shirt color this summer)

    CREAM Smitty Umpire Shirts

    CREAM Smitty Umpire Shirts Review

  8. LOW-CUT New Balance V3 MLB Umpire Plate Shoes

    LOW-CUT New Balance V3 MLB Umpire Plate Shoes

    LOW-CUT New Balance V3 MLB Umpire Plate Shoes Review

  9.  NOSWEAT Cap and Helmet Liners
    NOSWEAT Cap and Helmet Liners

    NOSWEAT Cap and Helmet Liners Review
  10. ULTRA COOLING Towel with Infused Copper by McDavid
    ULTRA COOLING Towel with Infused Copper by McDavid Review

What umpire gear and apparel do you prefer in the summer months?

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President Jim Kirk

Jim has had a passion for sports since he can remember. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire in Kentucky - during the Elbeco shirt years. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought Ump-Attire.com in 2006. Jim is proud of Ump-Attire.com's success, staff and sponsorship of various groups including Minor League Baseball Umpires, Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and UMPS CARE, the charity of MLB umpires. He served on their board of directors and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient.

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