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Rockler Broad Shoulder Shop Apron

Wide shoulder straps with vertical back strap distribute weight comfortably, taking the strain off of your neck.
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With its large, padded shoulder straps and adjustable back strap, our Broad Shoulder Apron keeps your most important tools within easy reach without sacrificing comfort. Made from 14 oz. duck cotton, it is sure to stand up to years of hard use. The sturdy waist strap features a quick-release buckle and all openings are generously sized so you can get it on and off quickly and easily.

  • Comfort fit straps distribute weight evenly over your shoulders
  • 17 pockets in a range of sizes from large hardware pouches to pencil pockets
  • Two heavy-duty polyester hammer loops
  • Easily adjustable straps with quick-release buckle
  • Durable duck cotton protects your clothing from glue, finishes, dust and abrasion
(1) Rockler Broad Shoulder Apron
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.8500
Tech Spec
  • 21-1/2'' Top to bottom length
  • 23-1/4'' Wide at the bottom
  • 10'' Wide at the top
  • 54'' Belt
  • (2) Heavy-duty Polyester Hammer Loops
  • Large padded shoulder straps
  • Material: 14oz Duck Cotton
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Broad Shoulder Work Apron
I love it! Plenty of pockets and just the right length. I'm a big guy, at least around the waist, but it fits me great. I was a little concerned that it wouldn't fit but no worries. I highly recommend it.
July 7, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
love it , use it all the time
July 1, 2020
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is great. I have been looking for this for awhile.
June 22, 2020
2 months ago
Should have bought one a long time ago.
June 12, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just what I was looking for. Has plenty of pockets and adjust nicely to fit.
June 11, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very comfortable with plenty of easy access pockets
June 11, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product!
June 11, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very well built and comfortable
I really like the broader shoulder straps. Very comfortable to wear for long periods of time and usefull.
June 2, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Keeps rulers, pencil and other item handy, oh and keeps my clothes dust free.
May 24, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good product
Love it, fits great. Design makes comfortable to wear
May 22, 2020
3 months ago
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I love your products. My brother has the same apron.
Greggery J on Jul 13, 2020
I like having my tools W/I reach-right now .
Clark B on Jul 12, 2020
I love your products. My brother has the same apron.
Greggery J on Jul 13, 2020
Looks like a convenient way carry small tools and marking/measuring equipment.
CheerfulCharley on Jul 12, 2020
I like having my tools W/I reach-right now .
Clark B on Jul 12, 2020
Cooler than wax canvas
Rick H on Jul 12, 2020
nice pockets for pencils, markers and measuring tools
Anthony V on Jul 11, 2020
A regular tool belt keeps pulling down my no butt and this look like it work well. We’ll see
Dirk on Jul 11, 2020
need it!
william s on Jul 9, 2020
Because my clothes have been begging me
Tamer B on Jul 8, 2020
Get my wife off my back for pockets full of sawdust.
James Nelson R on Jul 8, 2020
Needed pocket for my pencil
Paul A on Jul 7, 2020
Should be useful
Mark H on Jul 7, 2020
On sale and well-designed.
Bruce B on Jul 6, 2020
Looks durable and utilitarian.
Lucas E on Jul 6, 2020
I need one !
Argueta C on Jul 5, 2020
holds stuff
Michael on Jul 4, 2020
Need an apron
Michael L on Jul 2, 2020
I needed one
Robert H on Jun 26, 2020
Never had one, was wanting one.
Mark H on Jun 9, 2020
It's a father's day gift
Jace H on Jun 6, 2020
I don't have one
Edward B on Jun 4, 2020
The shoulder strap and the color.
Antonio D on May 29, 2020
A lighter alternative to traditional belts
Ryan L on May 28, 2020
good price lots of pockets
Roberto S on May 28, 2020
I purchased this apron for myself and have found it very comfortable and the pockets are useful. My son mentioned that he too wants one so I'm now ordering it for him.
Carol M on May 25, 2020
Need one. This looked acceptable.
David S on May 23, 2020
I have a traditional shop apron that is a literal pain in the neck. This will be much better and it has good looks.
Ricky S on May 18, 2020
Good reviews
Ricky G on May 16, 2020
I've never had 57, guess its time.
JEFFREY F on May 10, 2020
I chose this Aron because it has shoulder straps rather than the more usual neck strap.
Arie K on Apr 27, 2020
Design, style, functionality, should straps instead of neck strap!
Scott on Apr 26, 2020
broad shoulder straps
Jon S on Apr 22, 2020
Excellent Reviews
Ronald L on Apr 19, 2020
To keep my tools at hand and my clothes clean.
Joseph T on Apr 16, 2020
Rockler aprons are very sturdy.
Sharon L on Apr 15, 2020
I've worn out two. They last about 1 1/2 years the way I work.
Terry on Apr 12, 2020
Lots of pockets and great even support with the neck support.
Jeff B on Apr 8, 2020
feel like it may be durable and comfortable
william h on Apr 5, 2020
Well I'm at the age where my carpenter bags are starting to get heavy and this apron looks like just what I need. Thank you for making it :)
Robert A on Mar 19, 2020
Needing a good comfortable shop apron for my wife when we are working.
jOEL glidewell R on Mar 17, 2020
it fits my needs well as i will be able to have my tools at easy reach while not hurting my shoulders.
Lynden l on Mar 15, 2020
Better apron than my broken on
Don C on Mar 14, 2020
Easy to carry tools necessary for wood working.
Luis R on Feb 25, 2020
Wanted across between a tool belt and full shop apron. This looks like it.
Bill G on Feb 6, 2020
to have small items more on hand when working
James L on Feb 2, 2020
I have one that I use and love. I am getting this one for my wife.
Dickie B on Jan 30, 2020
Need to stop putting tools down and losing them.
James G on Jan 28, 2020
Buy this apron from this website! Everywhere else is over priced. And sport the Rockler brand! Should start a clothes line!
Alex Q on Jan 23, 2020
I do a lot of stuff in my workshop an I think an apron will be better for me then a tool pouch.
Roger B on Jan 22, 2020
help keep my tools close and organised
Richard G on Jan 18, 2020
trying to find an apron that works for me. the old duck works was best , but have no source for it any more, so will try this one
franklin p on Jan 15, 2020
Looks like a convenient way carry small tools and marking/measuring equipment.
CheerfulCharley on Jul 12, 2020
Cooler than wax canvas
Rick H on Jul 12, 2020
I have this apron and I can't even fit a regular pencil in the pencil pockets, much less a carpenters pencil. The pockets are too small. Has anyone else had this problem?
Kristoffer H on Dec 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I purchased my apron about 6 months ago and I love it. I have been looking for years for a shop apron that did not hang around my neck. I often wear T-shirts and the rubbing is very annoying. This apron solves that problem by distributing the weight across the shoulders. I use # 2 pencils and they fit the pencil slots fine. I love it and would recommend it to anyone.
My husband has a larger waist (51"). Will this apron fit him comfortably?
Janie S on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Janie. I think it would be a tight fit. Also if he is tall, I think the pockets might be too high. I am 5' 10" and I would like the pockets to be a little lower. I have the cross back apron which I rwally like. It is longer and pockets lower. However I think the waist might be a tight fit also. If you have a seeing machine you might be able to add to the waist strap to fit better. Hope this helps. Kevin
Not every one has less than a 54" waist, I need to make an extension for the quick release buckles. What is the correct size for the existing buckle so I can correctly match it up to make an extension?
Deron K on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The end is about 1 11/32 wide and about 3/8 thick. However I think you could remove one end and use it as one end of the extension and use what ever size you could find for the pieces of the other end and the apron strap you removed the other part of the buckle from
Would this fit a child 3 yrs old?
LINDA C on Dec 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The one I bought was for an adult male. Customer service at Rockler should be able to advise you on there products.
How deep is the top bigger pocket, want to see if my phone will fit?
Fordman on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have carried my iPhone in it, but if you bend over it will slide right out. I usually wear a shirt with a pocket underneath
Are the shoulder straps adequately padded?
Matthew S on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine is not padded at all.
Are these aprons washable?
Duff M on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, we are a retired community woodworking guild of over 800 members. we purchase several hundred of these and the longer cross back aprons. they work well.
Is this apron made in the USA?
Tucki on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Are your crazy? No. If you want North American, check out Lee Valley, but this is a quality apron and a great value.
I am 6'6'' and 360 pounds im not the one size fits all type of guy LOL but is anyone close to my size who hast this apron?
William P on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Based on my size on 5'9" 150 lbs this apron would not fit you. It is an excellent apron for working around the home shop.