The 6 Best Leather Aprons

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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.

2. Steiner Weld-Rite 92166

3. West Chester Ironcat 7012

Editor's Notes

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.

4. Outset F240

5. Lincoln Electric KH804

6. West Chester Iron Cat 7010

Joseph Perry
Last updated by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.

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