Interesting that you guys all like the beanies. We have them but they're such a pain in the ass to put on and keep on. And I don't feel like they do a good enough job of differentiating scout team from real team when there's bodies flying everywhere.
I'm the same as you on this one. Let me know if you find good quality/pricing scrimmage vests
Helmet deals all day long, every day...so much easier than the jerseys.
Only exception would be if you had a dedicated scout team that you could just issue different color jerseys to and never worry about them trying to put them on or take them off during practice.
If you show up for a fair fight, you are unprepared.