Late Fall nights and cool early mornings at the baseball field may be a welcome change from the heat of Summer. Equipping yourself for comfort during those cold Fall Ball games and practices is essential.
Here are some of my favorite Baseball Cold Weather Gear and Essentials for getting through those cold Fall Ball games.
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Baseball Cold Weather Gear obviously includes a great base layer. Under Armour Cold Gear is definitely the gold standard. We’ve tried other base layers, everything from Land’s End to long underwear purchased from Costco. While Under Armour could be considered ‘pricier’ than other brands, this is the most comfortable and durable brand we’ve personally used. Constructed of a dual layer fabric that stretches in every direction, it not only made for warmth and comfort, but it also dries fast.
The Under Armour Men’s Cold Gear Compression Mock is the base layer both of my kids wear for every early Spring game (and pretty much every Fall Ball game as well). Even after ‘cold weather’ ends, they keep this shirt in their bags in the event of a cold or windy night game; since they both pitch, this base layer keeps their upper body warm and their muscles loose.
Even if you’re not playing, Under Armour Cold Gear is a great base layer for baseball parents. Here are the other Under Armour layers we use, and love, for cold weather comfort:
Hand warmers are great for pitchers keeping their hands warm and loose. A hand warmer is also great for your baseball players, while sitting in the dugouts, as well as for parents. This rechargeable hand warmer is a step up from the old Hot Hands packets. This hand warmer has three levels of temperture setttings and warms up quickly. It has a rechargeable battery with a USB-C charging port. Please note that this is for only one hand warmer in a set.
While I always keep a waterproof/windproof blanket in my car during Baseball Season, I was recently convinced to give this USB Rechargeable Electric Blanket a try. This portable battery powered electric blanket has 5 heat settings and lasts for 2-4 hours on a full charge. Constructed of ‘weather smart’ fleece, it’s machine washable. I see so many uses for this blanket, from baseball games to camping to outdoor dining.
This beanie has over 26,000 reviews on Amazon for a reason. It’s ridiculously cute, warm, and soft, making it the perfect beanie to throw in your Baseball Mom bag for late Winter and early Spring. Available in over 80 different color options, you’ll be able to find a combination that works with your kids’ team colors. The beanie is lined with fleece and completely covers the ears, and has a cute fuzzy faux fur pom pom on top.
I truly believe that purchasing a pop up spectator tent unlocks a new level of being a Sports Parent. While I never saw these on the field even two years ago, these tents are quickly becoming more popular as sports parents everywhere decide they value comfort over being cold and miserable. I think that if I still had a toddler or baby, I would have purchased one of these the minute these tents became available. The EasyGo Products CoverU 2 Person Sports Shelter has plenty of room for two chairs (and a child or two on your laps). This tent has windows on three sides and sets up quickly, as well as collapses and stores quickly.
While snuggled in your pop up tent, underneath a heated blanket, make sure your players are comfortable too. This portable propane heater will heat an area up to 225 square feet for up to 3 hours, making this heater a great option to keep players in the dugout warm. Just connect your own propane tank and your players will be comfortable while waiting their turn to bat.
Being prepared for the weather is key to having a great time at the ball field. Snow flurries, sleet, wind and rain – it’s all bound to happen at some point this Spring. Nevertheless, I’m sure you agree – no matter the weather, it’s great to have Baseball back! Hopefully these Baseball Cold Weather Gear suggestions help to keep you and your players comfortable during those first cold games of the season.