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Wide shoulder straps with vertical back strap distribute weight comfortably, taking the strain off of your neck.

Rockler Broad Shoulder Apron

Item #
48974
Rating:
88% of 100
Rockler Broad Shoulder Apron
Rockler Broad Shoulder Apron

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
Manufacturer Part Number N/A
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
Technical Documents N/A
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Fits jus right
October 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fantastic
I discarded my old tool belt and switched over to this. Couldn't be happier. Also makes a useful hiding spot for my favorite tools that I don't want the Mrs. or family members who are over helping reallocating.
October 17, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The best
I love this apron, has just enough pockets for all my stuff
October 14, 2018
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Best design and material for an unbelievable price!
I have been on the hunt for a good shop apron. My first was a long, thigh length, canvass apron from another supplier, and while it is nice, there are two few pockets, and they are not well placed. I do like the weight of the canvas material, its stiffness makes placing rulers, pens, punches, etc into the pockets a simple one handed act.

I then got an apron similar to this Rockler apron in look, from another supplier. It was made of lightweigh ballistic material which sounded like a plus. But I didn't like it. The material was said to be strong, but it had no structure, so placing a tool in a pocket required two hands and multiple attempts. Lastly, the ballistic nylon catches on everything and started fraying with little use. This apron was definitely not worth the money to me.

They say the third time is a charm, and my third apron was this Rockler broad shoulder apron. It hit all the desirables for an apron. The material weight is in between my canvas and nylon aprons. It is reinforced in certain areas with a little bit heavier material around the edges of certain pockets. It fits like a dream, very comfortable, although I did have to rethread the buckle as it had a twist in it when it arrived. But once that was done, it functioned without issue. There are lots and lots of pockets, of various sizes. The great thing about this is that you can pick and choose which ones work best for specific tools, rulers, etc. without fear of running out. I don't think you will ever fill them all, and I wouldn't advise doing that as I am not sure the shoulder straps would still be comfortable if the apron was overloaded. But the number of pockets and their placement make it very likely that you will find a convenient spot for your most often used go to tools/rulers/marking knife/pencil.

I do wish that there was a better place to attach my tape measure. I keep it in the bottom center pocket of the apron, which has worked well, but a tape measure specific feature would be helpful. I also wish the fabric/material was a little stiffer. In fact, if this was made out of a waxed canvass material with the same pocket layout, and a designated spot for a tape measure it would be perfect.

And I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for these improvements. As for cost, you can't beat the price. I paid $20 bucks, but now it's on sale for $15. This is a great quality apron, and for the price, it is an unbelievable buy!

My plan is to make an apron of my own design, but this Rockler apron will let me figure out where I like to place various items. But if Rockler updates this apron with a stiffer material and a tape measure holder/feature, I may forgo making my own.

Lastly, Rockler shipping is slow! Getting out their door, and getting to my house takes forever compared to just about everyone else. If I can avoid buying a Rockler product directly from Rockler I do. But sometimes I decide the wait is worth it, as Rockler has many good products and there are times where they are the only source.
September 28, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Finally. No more sawdust in my pockets
Very comfortable and adjustable. Holds all the stuff I need moving from tool station to tool station without having to figure out where I last saw my pencil
September 14, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Apron
Great asset for me use it every time I am in the shop handy item
September 6, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I’m able to adjust to my size
September 4, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Easy on the neck.
The apron helps distribute weight to the shoulders, unlike single strap aprons that put all the weight on the neck. Great design!
August 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
shoulder apron
The apron has proven to be a handy tool when doing projects.
August 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great domes not pull on my neck
August 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
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Joseph W on Oct 19, 2018
I'm hoping that having a shop apron will reduce the amount of time I spend wondering where I put that pencil or other item that I just had in my hand.
Charles R on Oct 14, 2018
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Joseph W on Oct 19, 2018
Not as cumbersome as a full length apron.
FD on Oct 15, 2018
I'm hoping that having a shop apron will reduce the amount of time I spend wondering where I put that pencil or other item that I just had in my hand.
Charles R on Oct 14, 2018
Functional and fashionable.
Laura H on Oct 14, 2018
I do not have this item yet but it looks like it is sturdy and will be the most used item in my shop. I plan to hang it on a hook just inside the door. Another handy tool in the box!
Neal F on Oct 14, 2018
comfort
Michael O on Oct 14, 2018
Rockler's reputation for quality products at a reasonable price.
DAVID A on Oct 7, 2018
Solid construction and good coverage for the shop without restricting movement. Lots of pockets and hammer loops.
Edgar H on Oct 3, 2018
old ones are worn out
Nick H on Sep 28, 2018
i needed one
Benjamin A on Sep 26, 2018
I wanted to try it out since I had the other cross back apron.
Claude Fusaro W on Sep 4, 2018
Location of pockets will make keeping my most used tools readily available. I won't have to hunt for my pencil and rule again.
Randall L on Sep 2, 2018
The fit looked better
matthew v on Aug 18, 2018
Since it reduces load on my neck I felt it would be more comfortable
Michael T on Aug 17, 2018
Quality
S T on Aug 2, 2018
I needed it
Rodney F on Aug 1, 2018
Replacement for old apron.
Rodger M on Jul 31, 2018
Running out of clothes.
John H on Jul 31, 2018
Hoping that it will make me look manly as I work in the garage.
neb m on Jul 31, 2018
looks like good price/feature ratio
HECTOR V on Jul 29, 2018
I like it.
Anthony H on Jul 29, 2018
Present apron has only one pocket. More is good!
William H on Jul 28, 2018
current apron is wearing out.
Paul P on Jul 25, 2018
Seems to be a more convenient way to keep pencils and such close by when working in the shop.
Bob M. on Jul 24, 2018
been wanting one like this for a long time and this is the best price
Loralyn W on Jul 23, 2018
Good price
James C on Jul 23, 2018
i was looking for one !
Ronald J on Jul 22, 2018
Looks like a well thought out apron
Giovanni F on Jul 22, 2018
Good price, never thought of one before
Ron N on Jul 22, 2018
I can use a new apron and the prize is right
Benny G on Jul 22, 2018
looks cool
Tony on Jul 21, 2018
I can use it
Donald S on Jul 19, 2018
Shop work
MICHAEL K on Jul 17, 2018
looked comfortable and wanting to try an apron
Arthur G on Jul 16, 2018
Features and good reviews
Cyril P on Jul 16, 2018
It fits without being over sized and heavy.
Donna H on Jul 16, 2018
Appears to be just what I am looking for.
John M on Jul 15, 2018
More comfortable than standard waist apron
lawrence j on Jul 15, 2018
Looks comfortable. We'll see how well it works.
Rory T on Jul 11, 2018
Functional
Ashwin P on Jul 10, 2018
Professional cabinetmaker and luthier
Terry F on Jul 8, 2018
love it
Thomas W on Jul 7, 2018
looked comfortable
Galen H on Jul 7, 2018
easier on my neck to distribute the weight
Walter F on Jul 7, 2018
Always handy & now I can have one for each work station.
Herman L on Jul 6, 2018
need for my shop
Tom E on Jul 5, 2018
Have needed tools at hand. No hunting for tools I need.
Frederick H on Jun 24, 2018
I was in need of carpenter's apron. After reading the description, I this this is just the apron for my needs.
Don F on Jun 17, 2018
Best apron I have ever. I now will have three our your aprons.
Frank C on Jun 4, 2018
I'm always misplacing small items.
Bill B on Jun 1, 2018
Not as cumbersome as a full length apron.
FD on Oct 15, 2018
Functional and fashionable.
Laura H on Oct 14, 2018
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
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?
Ralph T on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it is made in China
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.
How deep is the top bigger pocket, want to see if my phone will fit?
Lyle S on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Only about 4 inches
Are the shoulder straps adequately padded?
Matthew S on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think they are. I use my apron all the time and it is fine.
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