Service Tribute Apparel: How to purchase Lions gear that staff and players wear on the sidelines to honor the US military

The NFL is honoring veterans throughout November with the Salute to Service apparel line. You’ve probably spotted Lions players wearing these camo-colored sweatshirts and caps on the sidelines this month. Profits made from these garments are donated to the NFL’s nonprofit military partners. The NFL does not make money from this gear, according to the product description on Fanatics.

The Detroit Lions have their own line of specific equipment, so you can support the troops and the Lions at the same time. We’ve highlighted some of the best secondary clothing below.

For college fans, there’s also a apparel line for all your favorite college teams called “Operation Hat Trick” that benefits nonprofit military organizations.

1. Detroit Lions Nike 2019 Salute to Service Sideline Therma Hoodie

Detroit Lions Nike 2019 Salute to Service Sideline Therma Hoodie

Price: $99.99

This midweight tan hoodie helps keep Lions players warm on the sidelines. The polyester Nike sweatshirt features a front kangaroo pocket, Detroit Lions logo on the front, American flag patch and Salute to Service logo patch on the sleeve. A similar sweatshirt is also available for women.

2. Detroit Lions Nike 2019 Salute to Service Sideline Performance Long Sleeve Jersey

Detroit Lions Nike 2019 Salute to Service Sideline Performance Long Sleeve Jersey

Detroit Lions Nike 2019 Salute to Service Sideline Performance Long Sleeve Jersey

Price: $39.99

This Dri-FIT long sleeve shirt is perfect for training like the pros during your practice sessions or on game day. This blue Lions t-shirt features the Lions logo screen-printed on the front and NFL Salute to Service crests on the sleeve.

3. Detroit Lions New Era 2019 Salute to Service Sideline 39THIRTY Flex Hat

Detroit Lions New Era 2019 Salute to Service Sideline 39THIRTY Flex Cap

Detroit Lions New Era 2019 Salute to Service Sideline 39THIRTY Flex Cap

Price: $35.99

In an olive green color and adorned with a Lions military crest, this Detroit Lions cap is a curved brim stretch cap. The New Era hat has built-in technology to repel rain, sleet and snow.

4. Detroit Lions New Era 2019 Salute to Service Women’s Sideline Cuffed Pom Knit Hat

Detroit Lions New Era 2019 Salute to Service Sideline Women's Bobble Hat

Detroit Lions New Era 2019 Salute to Service Sideline Women’s Bobble Hat

Price: $31.99

The Salute to Service Women’s Winter Hat will keep your head warm while you cheer on Lions and honor service members and servicewomen. The olive hat features an embroidered Lions logo patch, NFL Salute to Service ribbon and an embroidered “USA” on the side.

5. Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions Nike Salute To Service Limited Jersey

Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions Nike Salute To Service Limited Jersey

Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions Nike Salute To Service Limited Jersey

Price: $91.99 (reg. $159.99)

This limited-edition olive Matthew Stafford jersey features his name and number on the back, the Lions logo on the front and an NFL Salute to Service patch on the sleeve. Fanatics recommends purchasing a size larger than you normally would if you plan to layer the jersey over other clothing.

Charles P. Patton