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Rockler Broad Shoulder Apron

Wide shoulder straps with vertical back strap distribute weight comfortably, taking the strain off of your neck.
Item #
48974
Rating:
88% of 100

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.


Features:
  • 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
4.4 / 5.0
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Rockler apron
Great apron!
March 30, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Shop Apron
Well made item. Keeps my tools at hand when working on a certain project. Keeps my clothes clean too !
March 25, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love is thing
Love this thing, keep up with all your most used tools. The only thing I would add is flaps to cover the pockets. They collect a lot dust and wood while working especially free handing a router.
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Added Mar 24, 2020
March 24, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Perfect for holding things/tools used.
March 19, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Light weight with plenty of pockets. Easy to get on and off.
Very handy.
March 16, 2020
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Best I’ve found
Very comfortable and well made. Best I’ve found
March 16, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
just what i was looking for
just what i was looking for
March 14, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
I’m in industrial arts teacher and the cabinet maker and just recently got your vest which I used on a job and loved it!
I’m in industrial arts teacher and the cabinet maker and just recently got your vest which I used on a job and loved it! It was very comfortable very handy to use as he’s very durable very excited about using it on all my jobs!
March 10, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great tool apron!!!
This tool apron saved my neck!!! After using a tool apron for many years that caused my neck and head to ache, I finally broke down and bought this one. It was a Great choice. The larger straps and back connection do the trick!! by taking the pressure off your neck and putting it on your shoulders
March 9, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Apron
I have had several over the years but this one fits better.
March 5, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
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
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
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
To keep the tools I’m using close by. Tired of hunting for the tool I put down.
James K on Jan 10, 2020
For the pockets and the ease of the tie clasp.
Darrel G on Jan 8, 2020
like the style and the reviews
Joseph B on Jan 8, 2020
Great price and the apron has a lot of pockets which will be useful. I expect a quality product since it is from Rockler.
Dennis R on Jan 8, 2020
Needed
Richard on Jan 3, 2020
This apron will save my clothes from getting glue everywhere <br />plus, look at all the assortment of pockets. <br />I really like the shoulder straps.
SCOTT K on Jan 2, 2020
Hoping it lives up to the reviews. I wish Santa bought this back when it was on sale.
Christopher A on Dec 30, 2019
sloppy, too
Richard T on Dec 30, 2019
Durability and number of pockets
steven L on Dec 29, 2019
I NEEDED AN APRON TO PROTECT MY CLOTHES.
Christine on Dec 24, 2019
Great price. Comfort.
Eric L on Dec 23, 2019
Protect my clothes and save my time to looking for my small tools
Binh P on Dec 23, 2019
Is what I looking for ! Eassy to use. Thanks
Jaime Zayas A on Dec 21, 2019
This looks like a well-made, comfortable shop apron. I'm certain it will save me a ton of time since I won't be hunting for my tape measure and pencil anymore.
Johnny on Dec 20, 2019
I'm always laying down my rule-pencil-square etc. & etc. Because I don't have enough <br />pockets in my pants ! With this new apron I will have a place for all these things. And<br />wherever I go they will go with me.
Richard C on Dec 20, 2019
My current apron is wearing out and an apron always comes in handy especially at this sale price.
Larry on Dec 20, 2019
Have one now, but it is looking pretty ratty.
Paul on Dec 19, 2019
On sale, couldn’t hurt to try it.
Jack R on Dec 18, 2019
price
Bob S on Dec 18, 2019
Finally on sale for a reasonable price
Charles S on Dec 18, 2019
I hope this will cut down on the sawdust on my belly
Eugene K on Dec 17, 2019
No strap around my neck, versatile pockets, long strap around my waist.
James M on Dec 17, 2019
I am always putting my pencils, small glue bottle, and what ever else in my pants pockets or just laying one of them down and then have to search for it. Hoping this will help solve that and for 12 bucks it was a good buy.
Rod Schneider J on Dec 17, 2019
LIKE THE STYLE
Pat H on Dec 17, 2019
needed an apron, it was on sale and sounded adequate
Daniel D on Dec 16, 2019
value!
Scott H on Dec 16, 2019
Price and strap system
Christopher P on Dec 16, 2019
Looked like a good heavy duty apron
Joey on Dec 16, 2019
Keep hubby’s clothes clean
Laura A on Dec 16, 2019
It looks like it will work for me. Made well
Javier R on Dec 16, 2019
Price and design
Jeannine G on Dec 16, 2019
Tired of loosing my tape measure and pencils in my shop...lol
Timothy V on Dec 15, 2019
Christmas gift
DENISE WINSLOW N on Dec 14, 2019
Christmas gift.
Kathleen G on Dec 14, 2019
Christmas Gift
H T C on Dec 13, 2019
Christmas gift
H T C on Dec 13, 2019
For Me.
Patrick P on Dec 13, 2019
Needing a good comfortable shop apron for my wife when we are working.
jOEL glidewell R on Mar 17, 2020
Better apron than my broken on
Don C on Mar 14, 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.