The 6 Best Leather Aprons

Updated March 23, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

6 Best Leather Aprons
Best High-End
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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Welders, blacksmiths, glass blowers, furniture makers or any professional working around sparks, heat and sharp debris cannot do without a quality leather apron. These accessories can prevent serious injuries and save your regular clothing from being completely destroyed by your craft. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best leather apron on Amazon.

6. West Chester Iron Cat 7010

The West Chester Iron Cat 7010 can stand up to the spark spray that comes from heavy grinding, and has cotton straps that are soft and simple to adjust. Its chest pocket has two compartments so you can separate your sharp objects from your delicate ones.
  • fits extra large wearers
  • good all-purpose shop apron
  • no water-resistant coating
Brand West Chester
Model 7010/42
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Outset F240

The Outset F240, with the words "Grab life by the grills" sewn into the patch, is a good gift for a barbecue master. Its deep pockets can hold seasoning, tongs and other things you need to keep on hand when you're flipping steaks.
  • soft-to-the-touch suede
  • high quality stitching
  • puts some pressure on the neck
Brand Outset
Model F240
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Lincoln Electric KH804

The heavy split cowhide on the Lincoln Electric KH804 makes it suitable for light welding. Its unique patchwork allows for uninhibited movement while you move around your workshop, and an adjustable harness means this apron is one-size-fits-all.
  • fabric is waterproof
  • can withstand a molten glass spill
  • doesn't have any pockets
Brand Lincoln Electric
Model KH804
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Flamantes Handmade

The rugged look of the Flamantes Handmade alone might boost your confidence in your wood and metalwork. It has two strategically-placed pockets at the chest and hip so that you can always keep your tools, pens, and cell phone nearby.
  • quality buckles and hardware
  • attractive flame logo on the pocket
  • adjustable at several points
Brand Flamantes
Model pending
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. West Chester Ironcat 7012

If you just need to protect the lower half of your body the West Chester Ironcat 7012 is a good choice. It's sewn with Kevlar thread, which is incredibly tough and can withstand temperatures of up to 800 degrees without melting.
  • affordable and built to last
  • feels lightweight and soft
  • protects jeans from being shredded
Brand West Chester
Model 7012/18
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Steiner Weld-Rite 92166

The design of the Steiner Weld-Rite 92166 eliminates neck straps and the chafing that can come with them. With rivet-reinforced stress points, it can handle plenty of movement without the leather wearing out and, at 42" long, it provides a lot of protection.
  • convenient bib pocket
  • limited seams for comfort
  • easy to take off quickly
Brand Steiner
Model 92166
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 23, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.


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