The officiating game can be both challenging and rewarding. It can also be expensive. For new umpires or those looking to upgrade their kit, buying all of your gear and equipment can add up to a hefty bill. At a minimum, you need shoes, socks, pants, a shirt, a jacket, a ball bag, and an equipment bag to haul everything around. Maybe you’ve been officiating and need to buy a few new items to stay on top of your game or maybe you’re new and need to start from scratch. No matter your officiating situation, you need the right stuff to go out there and do your job.
So, how do you find quality gear without breaking the bank? Where do you go for cheap baseball umpire equipment that’s anything but cheap?
From plate shoes to polos and jackets, 3N2 has everything you need to stay on your toes and on top of the game at pricing that will make you feel like you’ve just stolen a base. Read on to find your new favorite place to buy affordable baseball umpire equipment.
Jackets & Apparel
Summer days bring the heat but evenings often bring a chill. Be prepared for whatever the weather throws at you with well-made apparel and jackets.
Start with a standard umpire shirt but don’t settle for basic. Find one that’s well constructed and made to last. A little style never hurts, so be on the lookout for details that elevate your umpire shirt to the next level.
A good jacket is an umpire’s best friend. Perfect for layering; put it on when things get cool, take it off when the action heats up. Your jacket is likely the most versatile piece of your umpire gear. Look for one that is made of durable materials with useful pockets and features. Good styling goes a long way here as well.
The 3N2 Umpire Polo features classic styling that will always look great: The 3-button style is a standard among umpires. 100% polyester textured mesh is a versatile fabric that can help you keep your cool or will work well with layers to warm you up. Extended tail and side vents are modern touches that add comfort. The left chest pocket is a convenient place to hold your lineup card.
The brand new Umpire Coldstrike Jacket is made to handle the coldest Northern climates so you can stay warm when temperatures drop. This full-zip jacket features double hand warming pockets to ensure your signals will be on point. A fleece lining is soft, warm, and comfortable. A soon-to-be favorite, this jacket is built to last with tough materials and durable construction.
A staple in any umpire’s wardrobe, a half-zip jacket is comfortable, stylish, and versatile. 3N2’s Umpire Half-Zip Jacket is all of the above and then some. The microfiber shell is soft to the touch while providing warmth. A stand-up collar offers a touch of style. The oversized fit makes this a comfortable jacket that layers well.
You’ll need a way to pack your favorite umpire gear and 3N2 has the bags that will get you to the game in style. From a ball bag to keep on you during the game to a nice big roller that’ll take you wherever you want to go, a 3N2 umpire bag is just what you’re looking for.
The 3N2 Umpire Ball Bag is made of heavy-duty material that can hold up for many seasons. Double stitching and a PVC coating on the back add to the durability while two inside pockets have plenty of space to hold extra balls, your indicator, and your plate brush. Two belt loops make it easy to attach to any standard umpire belt.
3N2’s Big Bag is all you’ll ever need in an umpire bag. Simple and straightforward with just enough bells and whistles to get the job done, the Big Bag makes it easy to pack up and go. A huge interior compartment is roomy enough for whatever you’re packing while two zippered side compartments offer a place to keep your smaller items organized and easy to find. A padded shoulder strap and roller wheels give you the versatility to either roll or carry your stuff. 600-denier polyester and bottom rails help make this bag tough enough to hold up to season-after-season wear and tear. The Big Bag also features plenty of open surfaces for embroidery or screen printing so you can truly make it your own.
Umpire Pants Clearance
If you’re looking for an umpire combo pants sale, 3N2 is offering discount umpire pants for a limited time. These styles won’t last long as quantities are limited so have a look and grab a great deal!
Check out 3N2’s KZone RBI Fleece Pants for those cooler days on the diamond. The SOFTSHIELD water-resistant outer shell provides water-resistance during rainy innings while the soft fleece lining keeps you warm and comfortable. Breathability zones in key areas help evaporate moisture from your skin. These pants offer plenty of pockets as well.
RBI Officials Pants are another great choice for handling all kinds of weather. The outer shell is water-resistant to help keep you dry while the interior fleece lining provides warmth when things get chilly. Breathability zones and ankle zip vents offer efficient evaporation of sweat.
Of all your umpire gear, nothing is more important than shoes. Aching, uncomfortable feet are distracting and pull your focus away from where it’s needed. The right shoes help you keep your head in the game during every crucial moment so you can be at your best every time you step on the field.
When comfort and performance are your top priorities look no further than 3N2’s MOFO Turf Trainer. Lightweight materials keep your movements fast and easy while the ultralight GLIDE midsole helps relieve pressure on your knees and back. Genuine leather and METAMESH upper feature double-stitched reinforcement to handle anything the game brings your way.
Of course, a classic umpire shoe is always a good call. The Reaction Lo features genuine leather construction that is easily polished to keep you looking like a pro. Wear-resistant materials offer durability and comfort while a lightweight EVA midsole helps reduce the knee and joint stress that often arise when you’ve been on your feet for a prolonged time.
If you’re looking for umpire plate shoes with the legendary comfort of 3N2 turfs check out the Reaction Pro Plate Mid and Reaction Pro Plate Lo. These just may be the lightest plated umpire shoes available, weighing in at only 18.7 and 15.7 ounces per shoe respectively. Offering 100% genuine leather construction that’s highly polishable, the Reaction Pro Plate keeps you looking good game after game. A carbon fiber plate and thermo-molded toe team up to offer unrivaled protection while wear-resistant materials keep these kicks looking new. The trademark midsole features the latest technology to help reduce knee and joint stress. The Reaction Pro Plato Lo is available in Black on Black or in a slick looking patent leather version. Both the Reaction Pro Plate Mid and the Reaction Pro Plate Lo are available in D and EE widths to comfortably accommodate all feet.
You’ve taken time and care to find the best umpire shoes so make sure you take the same care in choosing your socks. 3N2’s Full Length Socks pair up with any of our shoes to make a winning team. Moisture-wicking fabric and advanced stitching in key areas keep your feet dry, comfortable, and ready to perform.
3N2 has everything you need to make every game your best game. Unmatched quality and unbeatable pricing mean you can gear up with confidence and make the right calls. Visit 3N2.com to find all your favorite officiating gear and equipment.