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Rockler Cross-Back Shop Apron

A generous cut, spacious pockets and comfortable straps that take the weight off of your neck make this apron a fan favorite.
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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.
Discountable Yes
4.4 / 5.0
243 Reviews
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Great shop apron
I recommend this apron, works great, looks great, price was comparable to others I shopped for.
February 22, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
My Turning Apron
I do like it, When I'm turning, my tools & pencil are right at hand. The pocket do fill up with chips & dust, but I leave the apron on the lathe when supper is ready..
February 18, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Five stars
Wish it had as many pockets as the other rockler apron but the first is much better. Seems to be very good quality and was a great price too.
February 18, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love it! Fits perfect and has just the right amount of pockets
February 15, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cross back apron
Very well made with strong seem and closures. Large enough for a big man with plenty of adjustments to fit smaller people as well.
Pockets are plentiful and well placed.

Good value for money
February 14, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rick's Apron
Apron is good, many pockets for storing all your much used bench tools.
February 8, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
great apron
Great adjustable fit. Perfect amount of pockets, not too many so things don't get lost. Love the split in front.
January 8, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is the most practical shop apron I have ever used. It is lightweight, comfortable, and has the perfect size and number of pockets for wood-shop work. I have looked and found none better. I highly recommend it.
December 12, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler Cross-Back Apron
Great product. I did add a snap swivel where both straps cross. That keeps everything in place when taking it on and off.
December 12, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cross-back apron
This apron is well-made and comfortable once you figure out how to put it on. The pockets are nice size and there are enough of them. Overall, a nice product.
November 22, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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My husband is a luthier and this is his one and only apron choice!
Julie R on Feb 21, 2020
distributes weight better, off neck.
Robert M on Jan 5, 2020
My husband is a luthier and this is his one and only apron choice!
Julie R on Feb 21, 2020
Need an apron that does not wrap around the neck
Antonio r on Feb 2, 2020
distributes weight better, off neck.
Robert M on Jan 5, 2020
William S on Jan 1, 2020
I've been looking at this style for a while and now it a good time to try it.
Richard R on Dec 26, 2019
Christine D on Dec 2, 2019
Requested by our son-in-law
Nolan J. K on Nov 25, 2019
I bought this apron from Rockler years ago and have found it very comfortable and accommodating while working in my shop. It is time to retire my old apron and I can find no better replacement than the same one from Rockler.
Roy on Nov 21, 2019
A friend has it and I liked it. Safer with pockets so you don't lay things on the table saw.
Deborah S R on Nov 7, 2019
Looking for a shop apron that will fit and have multiple pockets
Rick F on Oct 21, 2019
it was on sale
Hudson on Oct 17, 2019
juan brooks T on Oct 15, 2019
The one I have has only a few big pockets (so everything is in them at once) and the quick release clasp keeps releasing on its own.
Gene L on Oct 15, 2019
My friends have similar aprons & I wanted to get one for myself
David D on Oct 7, 2019
Looked handy to wipe glue on and not lose my pencil.
Cameron K on Oct 6, 2019
Reviews in comparison to alternative apron. Size seemed best.
Jerry S on Oct 6, 2019
This looks like a practical apron for my woodworking husband.
Rosemary D on Oct 6, 2019
Never have had one and were on sale at a good price.
John H on Oct 5, 2019
Needed an apron and liked the reviews
Keith S on Oct 1, 2019
I needed one.
Erwin D on Sep 29, 2019
looked like a nice apron
M A on Sep 26, 2019
on sale
robert c on Aug 24, 2019
Shoulder straps, quick claps, washable.
Mike M on Aug 21, 2019
It was affordable at first for $19.99 but the shipping brought it up to $30, it doesn’t cost $10 to ship this apron, I hope it’s a good quality apron.
Chris K on Aug 14, 2019
On sale
Lance K on Aug 13, 2019
On Sale
kevin c on Aug 6, 2019
Word of mouth thx
John H on Aug 4, 2019
Based on reviews
Jim on Jul 29, 2019
Looking for an apron that’s comfortable to wear and provides good protection.
Lance W on Jul 19, 2019
Want to try the cross-back feature.
Chuck on Jul 3, 2019
Much better too have one of these then to try and get shavings off of your street clothes.
John C on May 29, 2019
I have this apron and love it.
Michael L Kern J on May 17, 2019
My current 50 year old apron wore out.
Terry R on May 12, 2019
For my factory work.
Nicholas S on May 6, 2019
Old one wore out. I'm a chronic glue wiper on the front of my aprons.
Michael C on May 4, 2019
Old apron very worn out. Additional pockets will be a plus. Looks like it covers well.
James P on May 3, 2019
Clothing protection in shop
Larry V on Mar 21, 2019
need one
M C on Mar 16, 2019
New to me will let you know
BC on Mar 13, 2019
Utility of shop apron over a tool belt
David E on Mar 13, 2019
Great reviews and I saw it was on sale!
Adam S on Mar 12, 2019
To keep clean
Tom on Mar 11, 2019
Like the multiple pockets and cross straps to take weight off of neck. Buckles are a nice option.
D A on Mar 11, 2019
Joe really needs an apron he gets glue on everything
Claudette B on Mar 11, 2019
Price and quality
Randy J on Mar 7, 2019
other worn out
GARRY W on Mar 1, 2019
I saw this at woodworking club and liked it
scott ashworth C on Feb 25, 2019
To keep tools, marker & parts on me to stop having to hunt for them.
Arthur C on Feb 25, 2019
I have one and luv it. Bought this for my woodworking buddy for helping me.
Ron H on Feb 23, 2019
It was item I was looking for
John G on Feb 16, 2019
Need an apron that does not wrap around the neck
Antonio r on Feb 2, 2020
William S on Jan 1, 2020
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: It is easy to put on and it fits great. Doesn't bind or move around while being worn. I am a very big man and it is the only Apron that fits without adding extra length to the straps. The straps snap together then you just squeeze them to undo. I am thinking about buying a couple more in case they quit making them. Great buy. Ted Reformed Woodworks.
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.
If you are working around the house how is it for up and down ladders and kneeling?
Fritz on Jun 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: works great on ladders and kneeling it's just when you bend over that stuff in the top pocket falls out and stuff around your waist jabs you. Apron is best in the shop and tool belts with side buckets are best for moving around on job sites. After almost half a century working with tools I know no one solution solves all problems. For shop and home this apron and a tool bucket or bag will get it done. I have a belt rig for job sites, apron for shop, designated electrical bag for wiring, box and bucket for plumbing repairs, and a hand tool bag for everything.
Does this apron have the irritating issue of sawdust accumulating in the pockets?
Clay F on Nov 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm finding less sawdust in these pockets than in previous aprons I've used. I would think it nearly impossible to avoid this problem and also have open pockets for quick access to their contents.
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