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What to Look for When Buying Softball Knickers for Women

13 Mar 2019

For starters: Whenever you’re in public, it is important to have pants on. With that out of the way, it’s equally important that the pants that you are wearing are comfortable and allow you to do your job effectively. This is true whether you’re a plumber, a retail associate or a softball player. For many female softball players this means knickers. Let’s take a closer look at what womens knickers are and what you should look for in a quality pair of softball pants.

What are Knickers?

Knickers is a general term for any type of short pant that is primarily worn by a woman. In softball, a pair of knickers will generally cover from the waist to below the knee, and this is true of the fastpitch knickers offered by 3N2. The low-rise womens softball pants made by 3N2 also come with both an elastic waistband as well as two snaps that ensure a secure and comfortable fit.

What Should You Look for In a Pair of Knickers?

When you’re on the field, the only thing that you want to be thinking about is what pitch to throw or whether you are going to bunt or swing away. There is little time to think about your comfort or whether your pants are going to be able to withstand the impact of a dive or a slide. Fortunately, the softball pants made by 3N2 have double-ply knees, which means that you can focus solely on your gameplay.

Pants Should Have a Certain Amount of Give

You have to be able to dive, bend or stretch if you want to be able to avoid a tag or dive for a line drive before it gets to the outfield. This is why the softball pants made by 3N2 are made from 100 percent polyester with micro yarn. These materials will allow you to move naturally without the pants riding or bunching in areas where you don’t want them riding or bunching.

What Size Is Best for You?

At 3N2, our low-rise softball pants come in a variety of sizes from small to double extra-large. There are also youth sizes that run from small to large. Generally speaking, children under the age of 15 can fit into one of the youth sizes. However, this will be partially determined by a child’s height and other measurements.

Adults may want to wear a size lower than what they might ordinarily wear. This is because the low-rise design tends to run longer than the sizing chart may indicate.

Of course, it is always a good idea to try on as many pairs as possible before making a decision. If you have an old pair of softball pants laying around, it may be a good idea to try them on first to get an idea of what will fit best.

If your pants do run too long, they can always be hemmed or rolled up. Ultimately, the decision should be made based on your comfort and what makes you feel the most confident on the field.

Why Is the Elastic Leg Hem Important?

The elastic leg hem is an important feature to have on a pair of knickers because it protects against chafing and helps your pants retain their size for as long as you own them. Generally speaking, both amateur and professional athletes have a personal preference for exactly how long they like to wear their pants. For some, keeping the pant leg just above the cleat helps them stay warm when playing in colder weather. For others, keeping the pant leg closer to the knee feels more comfortable and allows for better performance on the field.

Belt Loops Make It Possible to Customize Your Look

Whether you play softball in a youth league, at the college level, or professionally, your top priority should be to have fun and part of having fun is being able to express yourself as an individual. Since some of the softball pants from 3N2 come equipped with belt loops, you can wear a custom belt with a design that reflects your personality or matches your team colors. Of course, it is important to check with your coach or with your league to ensure that you won’t be in violation of any team or league specific uniform rules.

Multiple Colors Available

The fastpitch softball knickers available from 3N2 come in multiple color options to meet the needs of almost any player. Our black or white pants go great with almost any overall uniform color scheme. As our navy blue is a relatively dark color, it can do a great job of hiding dirt or grass stains. Gray is also available, and can be ideal for those who want something a little less traditional than basic black or white.

Polyester Is Easy to Wash and Clean

One of the benefits of buying polyester pants is that they are easy to clean. If you are a parent with one or more children playing softball, it is important to buy a product that is both affordable and will last a long time. Polyester is generally not prone to shrinking or fading, so you may be able to pass them down from your oldest to your youngest child.

If you are an adult who plays softball, you will appreciate having something that doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to clean. The less time that you have to spend washing your clothes, the more time that you have to relax between games or spend studying your next opponent.

The Last Word

3N2 women’s softball knickers are simultaneously stylish and comfortable. Rocking them on the diamond lets you look your best and play your best whether you’re a weekend warrior, on a school team, or playing professional ball.