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A generous cut, spacious pockets and comfortable straps that take the weight off of your neck make this apron a fan favorite.

Rockler Cross-Back Shop Apron

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Rockler Cross-Back Shop Apron

The Rockler Cross-Back Shop Apron offers our popular criss-crossed straps, which take the weight off of your neck, and they've been widened for even greater comfort. The long length of the apron provides good leg coverage, protecting your torso and thighs from dust, glue, finishes and excess wear from friction. On the average height woodworker, the apron will reach nearly to the knees. The generous width reaches well around the sides of your body, keeping dust out of your pants pockets as well.

  • Longer cut for better protection
  • Deep pockets are sewn flat so the contents won't spill when you bend at the waist
  • Wider shoulder straps for greater comfort
  • Highly adjustable for a perfect fit
  • Quick-clip strap closure offers easy-in, easy-out
(1) Rockler Cross-Back Shop Apron
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number 53853
Weight 1.1500
Tech Spec
  • Height of Apron (w/o Straps): 31''
  • Width of Apron (w/o Straps): 35''
  • Max Length of Waist Strap (waist size): 57''
  • Material: 14 oz. Cotton Duck
  • Belt Closure: Quick-Clip
  • Upper Pocket Dimensions: 1-1/4''W x 5''H, 2''W x 5''H, 5''W x 5''H
  • Lower Pocket Dimensions: (2) 8''W x 6''H, (2) 8''W x 8''H
  • Durable 14 oz. cotton duck construction.
Technical Documents N/A
4.4 / 5.0
172 Reviews
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Very good product
September 11, 2018
1 month ago
great gift
I have looked at them for years and got this one and wonder why i didn't buy one years ago. I am a big guy and never thought iany of them would fit but it sweet and all the pockets i havee;'t looked for my 6in rule in weeks its right there.
September 8, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best apron for your money
I have be n wearing them for 20 yrs every work day of the week and I like they changed up the shoulder straps to wider fabric it’s very comfortable . Old style didn’t bother me one bit either . The new style you don’t know that there even there . I’m a cabinet maker and installer . Keep up the great aprons
7 ft custom made circle table made out of smoked Eucalyptus
7 ft custom made circle table made out of smoked Eucalyptus
September 1, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Highly recommend it to anyone especially tall people. I'm 6' 2" and it covers well
Very happy. I use it often. Very comfortable
August 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
Comfortable and handy
I just ordered my 3rd apron. I refinish and repair antique furniture professionally. The shoulder straps are great and the material is strong but also supple. I have been using this shop apron for the last 12 years. All of the pockets are a bonus!
May 11, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Fantastic apron, I put it on first thing after turning on shop lights.
April 28, 2018
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good apron!
This is worth the money. Comfortable to wear, good coverage and not to difficult to get on and off. Definitely recommend it!
April 23, 2018
6 months ago
comfortable apron
This apron is a perfect fit. The length & width give just right fit & wrap around for proper protection. There are ample pockets, all in the right location. I highly recommend this apron for any woodworker.

Ken R.
Las Vegas, Nv.
March 27, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This apron is well made and has the right amount of pockets in the the right spots. It's very comfortable and all the adjustments on the straps are very handy. I would recommend this. item to anyone looking for a shop apron.
March 14, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very nice. It works well.
January 25, 2018
9 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I bought one before and really like it.
neil y on Oct 9, 2018
Easy way to have pencils, rules, small objects handy.
Henry S on Oct 4, 2018
I bought one before and really like it.
neil y on Oct 9, 2018
our wood shop preferred apron, long enough, lots of pockets, comfortable.
Bruce A H on Oct 4, 2018
Easy way to have pencils, rules, small objects handy.
Henry S on Oct 4, 2018
I have one and use it all the time. This one is a gift to my son.
Richard F on Sep 29, 2018
I have had this apron for years and finally wore it out
Claude Fusaro W on Sep 4, 2018
Needed an apron.
Dave M on Aug 31, 2018
Finally realized when wood working it's best to have all of your tools of the trade in one place, like an apron.
Jim M on Aug 27, 2018
Might save me money in new clothes.
Michael G on Aug 12, 2018
Worn my old one out
Russ C on Aug 11, 2018
On Sale
Beverly H on Aug 5, 2018
VERY OLD apron worn out . . .
Rick E on Aug 1, 2018
Brother wore his Rockler apron out - B-Day gift
JANE J on Jul 23, 2018
Convenience and to protect my clothes.
Robert D on Jul 14, 2018
It was better reviewed for taller people (I’m 6’2”)
Dominic C on Apr 29, 2018
William K on Apr 22, 2018
Have one and like it and need one for another shop
Leonard L on Mar 30, 2018
Positive reviews. Rockler quality.
Joe S on Mar 9, 2018
I need a new one, I like the shoulder straps versus straps around my neck.
JOHN W on Mar 7, 2018
I like your products.they're good quality
Luis V on Mar 6, 2018
Needed an apron & this looks like it will do the job.
Umpire.20 on Mar 2, 2018
Have been looking for a more useful apron
JAMES D on Mar 2, 2018
Needed an apron and this looked what I needed. Rockler usually has good quality products.
Leonard L on Feb 22, 2018
Excellent Reviews.
Jay S on Feb 3, 2018
Liked the cross back and over the shoulder design.
John E E on Jan 30, 2018
Well built, neck friendly, plenty of well thought out pockets
Kevin C on Jan 28, 2018
Need one for my shop
Joey J on Jan 5, 2018
cross back strap
Nancy B on Dec 21, 2017
Robert B on Dec 17, 2017
Allow you to carry necessary items.
Thomas R on Dec 10, 2017
I have one and like it. This is a Christmas present for my son.
William R on Dec 3, 2017
I have one of my own and like it very much. This one is a gift for a friend.
Robert T on Nov 17, 2017
Because I need it
John G on Nov 15, 2017
Owned & used for years. Buying another.
Alan Dale D on Nov 10, 2017
good apron, need a 2nd one.
Richard503 on Nov 1, 2017
The cross-back straps, price.
John M S on Sep 4, 2017
Best I Seen
Jeff H on Sep 1, 2017
I need a long apron to keep my jeans clean
Milton W on Aug 31, 2017
This apron is similar in design to one I've had for 42 years and have worn out. I chose it because I know it will be comfortable.
Dan S on Aug 21, 2017
Looked for a cross back shop apron and this one fit the bill and had excellent reviews on several blogs. Have purchased from Rockler before and appreciated the quality.
JIM F on Aug 19, 2017
Been wanting one. got it on sale. Good deal.
Terry D on Aug 19, 2017
Wife likes pockets, size, & reviews
Walt F on Aug 17, 2017
Look like a good work apron
Gary L on Aug 16, 2017
The apron I have is worn out
Douglas C on Aug 15, 2017
Try something that doesn't hang from my neck
Michael B on Aug 14, 2017
Husband needed a work apron that had many pockets for his tools. This fit the bill.
Deborah T on Aug 9, 2017
Protect clothes
Robert H on Aug 7, 2017
Needed a longer shop apron
Frank W on Aug 5, 2017
liked the looks of it
Douglas E. C on Jul 29, 2017
Old apron falling apart.
Wade C on Jul 6, 2017
Needed a way to keep track of pencil, small rulers and other small items
James D on Jun 23, 2017
our wood shop preferred apron, long enough, lots of pockets, comfortable.
Bruce A H on Oct 4, 2018
I have one and use it all the time. This one is a gift to my son.
Richard F on Sep 29, 2018
Why did you purchase this item? Is it as great as it sounds? Would you recommend it to other woodworkers and crafters?
Diane E on Jun 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is longer than the standard apron and I wanted the length to protect clothing. The pockets are also deeper and it is easy on/off and I like that! All straps are adjustable so if you are tall, short, or somewhere in between, you should be just fine.
I am a big old fat guy. 40+ inch waist. Will this apron fit me
Dave C on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Dave, this apron will fit. I am 6' tall 300# and a 52" waist and it fits me. I love it. It is the only one I have found that fits good and is comfortable to wear. Thanks, Ted
What does it take to get all the straps around you and snugged up? Looks like it would be hard to get on. Your insight is appreciated!
Larry D on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Larry, It is hard to describe, but here goes, Take the two shoulder straps and hold them to make a loop. Slip the loop over your head. Now slip your arms thru the side straps and then you only have to hook the back strap. Then you can adjust the shoulder/back straps. After this is done, it is only necessary to hook or unhook the back strap each time to put on or take off the apron. Hope this helps.

Mine arrived and was dark blue.Is current one a lighter blue as to not show dust so easily?
P A on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will get a lighter color after a few washing! It kind of like a pair of jeans that lighten after laundering.
Could someone explain how or why this could cause cancer or reproductive harm?!?!? This seems like an important detail.
navyjoe on Mar 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My wife works for a retailer and there are several garments that contain the same warnng. If you notice, it is a california warning. The state of california has a law that states anything made with anything except organic material must contain this warning. I am not an expert on what does or does not cause cancer, but it is a California law.
could a small woman wear this? Is it adjustable?
Sherry C on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think so, I am 5' 5" and it fits very well. Some smaller guest have used my spare ( i have 3 total) and we just tighten things up a bit. The belt around the waist are helps a lot.
Does this apron have the irritating issue of sawdust accumulating in the pockets?
Clay F on Nov 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes it will, but i love this apron and have three of them. One for me and two for guest