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 share 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.
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Franklin Sports Coldmax Outdoor Gloves
Here is an excellent pair of gloves that are ideal for various purposes. They’re great for coaches and umps but can be used by batters. They’re designed to keep your fingers warm in freezing conditions.
First, these gloves are made of genuine leather, one of the most durable and toughest materials. These gloves should last for many years, and it’s worth noting that each pair of gloves is inspected for quality and durability.
Also, leather is totally waterproof, so your hands won’t get wet even if it is snowing or raining. Moreover, these gloves are touchscreen compatible, so you can continue to use your devices with the gloves on.
The interior features a 270 G polar fleece lining, one of the best and most insulating liners gloves could have. They will keep your hands toasty in double-degree negative temperatures.
On that same note, these gloves are also windproof, which is extremely important for freezing winter temperatures. These gloves also have an adjustable Velcro wrist cuff to ensure they fit well; they won’t come off unless you take them off manually.
- Waterproof and windproof
- Adjustable wrist cuff
- Touchscreen compatible
- Soft and supple
- Very well insulated
- Great durability
- Quite chunky and heavy
MEETYOO Men’s Thermal Compression Shirt
If you need a thermal shirt to keep you warm and dry while playing sports, this might just be it. It comes complete in various sizes, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding the right size for you.
This thermal shirt is designed to keep you warm even in double-degree negative temperatures. For one, it is made with a material that provides excellent sweat-wicking abilities.
This shirt will absorb the sweat from your body, so you don’t stay wet for long. Moreover, this material is designed to dry very quickly. It’s all about keeping you dry when the weather is cold.
As a thermal shirt, it is very well insulated. In addition, there’s a soft, plush, and comfortable-to-wear interior fleece lining to protect you from the cold.
Although it insulates well from the cold, it’s not bulky; it’s actually very thin, highly flexible, and stretchy. This is also something that helps you retain a full range of motion when playing sports.
Remember that this is a compression top, providing some compression benefits. The shirt is exceptionally breathable, so you won’t get too hot. It’s an excellent choice in terms of cold weather temperature regulation.
- 3 shirts included
- Very warm
- Lightweight and flexible
- Sweat-wicking and quick-drying
- Limited durability
ROCKBROS Cold Weather Balaclava
This is a simple yet effective balaclava to keep your head warm. It may not look like anything special, but it comes with everything you need to keep your head and neck warm while playing baseball.
This balaclava is made with two layers of material. The exterior is a windproof ski mask. It’s made of highly durable materials that will not let wind inside. It is also water-resistant, although not totally waterproof. It should help keep your head warm and dry. In addition, it is somewhat breathable, so you won’t get too hot while wearing it.
However, the interior also has a fleece lining to keep you warm even in the coldest of temperatures. Many people like how this fleece lining is incredibly soft and comfortable. It’s exceptionally skin-friendly.
You may also appreciate the elastic design to ensure that it fits well; it’s not going to slip while you play sports. It is also relatively thin, so you can easily wear it inside any kind of helmet.
This balaclava is also machine washable. Of course, sports are sweaty, but at least you can wash this unit in the washing machine.
- Machine washable
- Elastic fit
- Fleece-lined for warmth
- May be too small or tight for some
CelerSport Cold Weather Socks
This is a simple yet practical pair of cold weather socks designed to keep you warm when temperatures get cold.
These socks are a mixture of cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex. This combination allows for great functionality when it comes to sports.
Of course, these socks are extremely warm and well insulated. They are designed to keep you warm when the temperatures drop below zero. Although these socks are somewhat thick to help keep you warm, they’re not so thick that you can’t easily fit inside of a variety of shoes.
The material is also moisture-wicking to help remove sweat from your skin to help keep you dry.
Be aware that these are knee socks, so they will cover everything up to your knees. Moreover, these socks can be used for anything from skiing to baseball and more.
- Ideal for all cold-weather sports
- Can easily fit into shoes
- Well insulated up to the knees
- The sizing is a bit small
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
Great site! I love that you really know what you are talking about. Great advise on keeping warm. Thank you!
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
That is actually a great idea! What better way to play warm up, I mean, how could one play well if not warm?
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
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.
Hi Steve. Definitely no fun when you’re freezing….Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon. ~Jeremy
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
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
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.
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
Don Herman says
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 . . . !
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
Carla Ives says
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!
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