The 6 Best Leather Aprons
This wiki has been updated 27 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Welders, blacksmiths, glass blowers, furniture makers and any professional working around sparks, heat, and sharp objects cannot do without a quality leather apron. These protective accessories can prevent serious injuries and save your regular clothing from being destroyed by your craft. We've included a variety of options to meet various needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 25, 2019:
Anyone who spends much time working around a shop will find shop aprons handy. And if you do any welding, grinding, woodworking, blacksmithing, or other types of work that could damage your skin or clothes, then you need one of these leather options. Leather is naturally heat resistant and, if it's thick enough, protects against sharp fragments or objects. Some of the best options are sewn with Kevlar threads so the stitching won't be compromised by spatter.
Look for aprons that have enough straps to distribute the apron's weight and keep it off your neck. They're heavier than cloth aprons and one that hangs on your neck can cause chafing and fatigue after wearing it for a while.
In this update, we looked for high-quality items that offer outstanding value and have a strong reputation among users. Removed an item due to concerns about its availability, and added the QeeLink QLWWA01 in one of our top slots. Its six pocket are an attractive bonus, but even without them, it would be a great option.