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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.
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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
4.4 / 5.0
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handy to have
love all the pockets, the material is tough and it's straps are comfortable.
December 2, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great for the money
December 1, 2019
2 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler apron
I have had numerous aprons over the past 30 years working in my frame shop. Without a doubt this is the best apron ever....plenty of pockets and NO MORE stiff neck....Very Pleased for sure!!
November 18, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
love it
Now I am a small woman so this apron is actually very good for me. I would assume a very large man may not find it not full body coverage. Love all the pockets. I will use it for word working but also in my art studio. Could not beat the sale price.
November 17, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
My Rockler Apron
I love this apron, the fit is perfect and it holds all my tools.
November 15, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Comfortable for hours. Keeps frequently used items easily accessible, and your shirt clean
November 12, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have always wanted a good apron. I am a larger guy around the middle. This fit just right. It keeps me from making too many steps. My legs are not what they used to be so this helps me get my small projects done with ease. I recommend this product!
November 11, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for my needs
Just what I wanted.
November 11, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
November 11, 2019
1 month ago
Works fine
November 6, 2019
1 month ago
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Christmas request
MERRIE H on Dec 12, 2019
Patty A on Dec 11, 2019
Christmas request
MERRIE H on Dec 12, 2019
Looks like it will be more comfortable around the shoulders than the one that I have!
Edward S on Dec 12, 2019
Patty A on Dec 11, 2019
Purchasing for my husband who does woodworking
Sharen M on Dec 10, 2019
Gifts for my son. He just bought himself a shop Smith right after school and needs a few extra tools and gear to get going
Jonnine S on Dec 10, 2019
Needed for my shop
DENNIS M on Dec 9, 2019
Needed a better woodworking apron. It looks comfortable and handy.
Allen A on Dec 9, 2019
need some place to keep up with tools, looks cool
charles u on Dec 9, 2019
Needed for better organization while working
Michael C on Dec 8, 2019
Looks comfortable
Bridget M on Dec 8, 2019
Great price and quality product.
Daniel D on Dec 8, 2019
I have one, this one is a gift.
Alton W on Dec 7, 2019
my son wanted it for christmas
Keith C on Dec 7, 2019
Husband wanted it for christmas
Juanita W on Dec 7, 2019
Great value and comfortable.
David W on Dec 7, 2019
I needed an apron that had pockets, durable and took pressure off my neck.
Chris B on Dec 7, 2019
Versatility and extra pockets
Eduardo on Dec 6, 2019
Needed an apron , looks comfy
DAVID V on Dec 6, 2019
Because of the shoulder harness and for a gift
Christine Sorensen H on Dec 4, 2019
john s on Dec 4, 2019
I'm always looking for my pencil, small square, etc. This will help to organize my most used tools.
Michael H on Dec 3, 2019
I’ve been searching for a good work apron...appears to be a good one
Kenneth W on Dec 3, 2019
Good price for something I plan to wear every time I'm in my workshop.
Daniel L on Dec 3, 2019
When working in shop I have pencil tape etc every where, now maybe they will be on my person
James D N on Dec 3, 2019
Have been looking for a well made comfortable shop apron, this fits my needs well, and buying it on sale is a big plus.
Paul H on Dec 3, 2019
Needed and on sale.
Randy G on Dec 2, 2019
comfort, to keep weight off of my waist and neck
Christopher P on Dec 2, 2019
Needed a new one.
Rebecca J on Dec 2, 2019
Protection - easy on the neck
Connie H on Dec 2, 2019
Micheal M on Dec 2, 2019
Looking for alternative to the normal waistline tool belt. Hope to distribute the weight better.
Steve C on Dec 2, 2019
I don’t know
Dan L on Dec 2, 2019
Convenience and protection in the shop
Ken Huey on Dec 2, 2019
on sale , i've needed one for awhile
Douglas G on Dec 2, 2019
Husband sent it to me and said “just in case you need a gift.”
Jessica D on Dec 2, 2019
Look like it might make a lot of jobs easier
Jacqueline M on Dec 2, 2019
Good Price
Doug B on Dec 2, 2019
Gregory M on Dec 2, 2019
Everett W on Dec 2, 2019
Need marking knife, pencils, measuring tape close at hand vs. always grabbing around for them and wasting a lot of time.
Cameron C on Dec 2, 2019
Dean C on Dec 2, 2019
Need a good, all-purpose shop apron for small tools, tapes, pencils, etc.
Stan W on Dec 2, 2019
My tool belt is to much for shop work
Ron on Dec 2, 2019
It was on sale and I am always walking out into the shop in my good clothes and getting them full of sawdust or glue. This will keep the house keeper happy!
Karroll H on Dec 2, 2019
At wife's suggestion, an apron for husband's wood working shop would be greatly appreciated! Purchasing this as a gift for spouse, who selected this item for comfort and the pockets.
Norah B on Dec 2, 2019
I needed a sturdy apron
Sandra S on Dec 2, 2019
replace mine
Jeff M on Dec 2, 2019
Looks like good quality and has several pockets.
E K on Dec 2, 2019
A more comfortable fit. This one sits on your shoulders and lets you carry things that may not seem heavy until you dangle them from your neck.
Bobby Y on Dec 2, 2019
Price, quality and fit.
James P on Dec 2, 2019
Looks like it will be more comfortable around the shoulders than the one that I have!
Edward S on Dec 12, 2019
Purchasing for my husband who does woodworking
Sharen M on Dec 10, 2019
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.
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.
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.
Is this apron made in the USA?
Tucki on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you want something like this made in USA, better make it yourself.
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.
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