Cold Weather Baseball Gear

O.K. O.K. O.K…… Don’t shoot the messenger! With Winter now upon us, I thought it would be a good time to cold weather baseball gearshare some tips on how to stay warm while playing baseball in the cold. It all starts with finding the proper cold weather baseball gear.

Inside this post, I will show you some of the cold weather gear that we have used throughout the years that kept us warm and proved to be the best value for the money.

Playing in cold weather can be a little uncomfortable at times, but with a few tips on playing warm and the right gear, you can enjoy playing the greatest game on Earth year round. 🙂

So without further ado, let’s check out our favorite cold weather baseball gear.

Cold Weather Baseball Gear & Tips – Handscold weather baseball gear batting gloves

When I was playing as a kid, the thing I hated most was cold hands. The colder my hands got, the harder it was to grip the ball or bat, resulting in numerous throwing errors and stinging hands.

Swinging your hands and arms in a windmill motion helps to force blood to the fingers, making them feel much warmer.

Another great way to keep your hands warm is to keep a hand warmer pack in your back pocket. When you’re out on the field and in between pitches, keep your throwing hand in your pocket with the hand warmer.This is a good way to stay warm and be ready to make a play.

Batting in cold weather can really enhance the sting factor. Having a good pair of cold weather batting gloves is the best way to reduce, or even eliminate this problem.

Also, I always keep the batting glove on my non throwing hand under my mitt. I don’t recommend wearing the batting glove on your throwing hand as this usually leads to throwing errors. I have seen some thermal fielding gloves, but I haven’t had a chance to try any as of yet. The hand warmer pack usually does the trick.

The Franklin cold weather batting gloves that you see in the image are the batting gloves we use throughout the cold months. Assuming the kids can keep track of them, we can usually get at least 2 seasons out of a pair.

We have tried other cold weather batting gloves, but on a price vs features basis the Franklin gloves come out on top.

You can click on the button below for the latest prices and to check out the different colors.

latest price for franklin cold weather batting gloves

Cold Weather Baseball Gear – Body

Keeping the body warm while playing in cold weather can be difficult.cold weather baseball gear for the body

Don’t be idle!

When your off the field, stay active in the dug-out.

I always have the players jog in place while they are waiting to bat. Jumping jacks and windmills are another good way to keep the blood flowing.

I also recommend a well fitting long sleeve compression shirt and compression leggings as a base layer. I suggest the compression because it restricts movement a lot less than say,  long johns or a pair of sweat pants.

The slight bit of pressure also helps to keep the muscles warm as an added benefit.

When it comes to compression cold gear, we usually go with Under Armour. We have tried a lot of others, but when it comes down to actually staying warm and the durability of the product, Under Armour has proven to be the best.

You can click on the button below to check out the shirts and leggings we use, and see the latest prices and styles available. We also made the page so you can see some other latest offerings from Under Armour.

The first 5 items you see are the ones we use.

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Cold Weather Baseball Gear – Headcold weather baseball gear for the head

Most people agree that we lose a lot of body heat through our heads.

Since we are trying to avoid movement restriction, and will most likely not be wearing hooded sweatshirts, the best thing I have found is a good infrared or thermal hood.

Wearing one of these will allow you to maintain good vision in all directions and are breathable, allowing moisture to escape while keeping in the warmth. They are also easier to fit your hat over.

The Under Armour hood in the image above is a hood that we have used and has proven to keep our faces and neck area very warm, while still allowing moisture to escape.

I’m not sure how long the deal will last, but you can click on the button below to see if it’s still available.

latest price for under armour cold gear tactical hoodie

Cold Weather Baseball Gear – Feetcold weather baseball gear for feet

Lets face it… The idea of running around the bases or running down a fly ball with numb toes doesn’t appeal to anyone.

Remember, don’t be idle. Always keep moving. By simply lifting your feet up and down, or jogging in place will go a long way towards keeping your feet warm.

I would also suggest a good pair of thermal socks, or sock liners. Make sure they are breathable. You don’t want your feet to get wet from sweat, causing them to get even colder.

These Carhartt socks in the image are what I use at work and on the field. They have always kept my feet warm and dry. You can click on the button below for the latest price.

latest price for carhartt cold weather socks

It was always difficult to find a good pair of warm socks for the kids, especially when they were younger. There are a lot of socks for kids, it was just hard to find anything of good quality that fit well.cold weather baseball gear youth socks

What I ended up finding were ski/snowboard socks.

They are a little more expensive than your average thermal socks, but they lasted through the the whole cold season.

Click on the button below to check out the price, sizes and colors.latest price for youth cold weather baseball gear

Cold Weather Baseball Gear – That’s A Wrap!

Last and most certainly not least, I would like to thank all the parents!

I know how much time and sacrifice you put into your kids and sports. So dress warm, grab a warm (and hopefully waterproof!) blanket, a hot cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy watching them play.

Hopefully with these tips and gear, playing in the cold weather will be much more enjoyable.

As always, if  you enjoyed the article on cold weather baseball gear,  have any questions, or have an experience you would like to share, please leave a comment below. Hope to see you again soon ~Jeremy

15 thoughts on “Cold Weather Baseball Gear

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  2. Lyndi

    Great site! I love that you really know what you are talking about. Great advise on keeping warm. Thank you!

    1. Jeremy

      Thank you Lyndi. If you ever need a hand with anything, please do leave a message and I will get back with you as soon as I can. Stop by any time. ~Jeremy

  3. McKing

    That is actually a great idea! What better way to play warm up, I mean, how could one play well if not warm?

    1. Jeremy Post author

      Thank you McKing. Playing when you are freezing is definitely not ideal when you need to be at your best. Following these tips will assure that you are on top of your game this fall. If you ever need a hand with anything, stop back by and I’ll be happy to help. ~Jeremy

  4. Steve

    Great practical and easily actionable info for cold weather ball. Following your tips will be the difference between a miserable or enjoyable game for many.

    1. Jeremy Post author

      Hi Steve. Definitely no fun when you’re freezing….Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon. ~Jeremy

  5. Kristina

    Hi Jeremy! those are some very good suggestions and not only for baseball players. What we wear when we are out in the cold is crucial for having a good time in the fresh air. I have often found that when it is really cold, a thin shirt and a pair of thin leggings made out of wool are perfect because they keep you warm even if they get wet. But that might be best for winter 😉 Regards, Kristina

    1. Jeremy Post author

      Hey Kristina. I’m glad you found the tips helpful. The thin leggings and shirt are a great idea, I just don’t recommend wearing wool while playing sports, just because of the itch factor. Thanks for stopping in! ~Jeremy

  6. Ken

    Thank You Jeremy for a great post to help players and parents stay warm during the fall ball season. I have been a baseball fan for many years. I have played since my childhood and have coach for about 10 years since my oldest was able to play. I will book mark your site and return regularly.

    1. Jeremy Post author

      Hi Ken. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. I played since childhood also, but nowadays it’s mostly coaching for me… Awesome that you have been able to coach your kids for ten years. I love it! Good luck in the future. ~Jeremy

  7. Don Herman

    The Over-50 League is starting up soon. I might need a batting glove. Practicing in the cage I think I knocked a molar loose . . . !

    1. Jeremy Post author

      LOL Don. Batting gloves certainly do eliminate a lot of the sting and vibration. Glad to hear you’re still hitting the cages! Make sure to stop back by and let me know how the season goes. ~Jeremy

  8. Carla Ives

    Sounds like all very good tips, Jeremy! My boys played baseball many years ago when they were young and keeping warm was an issue as it headed toward fall. Like you, their coach kept them active in the dugout. You can tell you love this game!

    1. Jeremy Post author

      Hey Carla. Sounds like your boys were blessed with a good coach. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. Hope to see you soon. ~Jeremy


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