Updated March 15, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Shop Aprons

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10. Estore F4

9. G&F Welding

8. Dickies Work Gear

7. Hobart 770548

6. Readywares Waxed

5. Joe’s USA Heavyweight

4. Craftsmans Guild Utility

3. Ergodyne Arsenal

2. Gidabrand Brown

1. Hudson Cross-Back

Editor's Notes

March 14, 2019:

By all accounts, the Readywares Waxed is a well-crafted, versatile model, but we found several complaints that the neck strap — which consists of a single band instead of crisscrossing fabric — focuses too much weight on the back of the neck, which leads to discomfort. We dropped it in the rankings for this reason. The Ergodyne Arsenal is one of the more functional, adaptable options out there, as evidenced by the fact that interior designers, sheet metal workers, maids, carpenters, and other professionals have all expressed their satisfaction. For this, we upped its already solid ranking a little bit. The Gidabrand Brown is a quality addition to the list, as reports indicate that users are quite happy with its rugged, handsome appearance and the extra level of comfort provided by its shoulder padding.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on March 15, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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