The Best Tool Aprons To Wear For Your Next DIY Job

The Best Tool Aprons To Wear
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When it comes to taking on home projects, there are some inevitable truths. You will make multiple trips to the hardware store. You will likely have to watch the same YouTube tutorial or read the same instructions repeatedly. You will probably get some kind of small injury like a paper cut or stubbed thumb that hurts as much as a broken leg (why do the small injuries hurts so much?). And you will very likely misplace your tools.

We can’t help you with the first few issues, but when it comes to misplacing your tools we do have a solution. Tool aprons are an item we often only think of being used by professional blacksmiths or woodworkers, but they should be a must-have for anyone who does anything around the home. With low price points and high usability, tool aprons are about to become your favorite DIY project assistant.

If you plan on doing any kind of project that requires tools, having your measuring tape, screwdrivers, hammer, nails, and level within arms’ reach can make a tough job much easier. There’s nothing worse than finally locating the stud in your wall and realizing that your pencil for marking, hammer for hitting, and nail for hanging are on the other side of the room.

Even if you’re not planning on doing any heavy-duty DIY projects, tool aprons are still a must-have for working around the house. Waterproof options are ideal for planting spring flowers, with longer aprons protecting your knees from the soil and keeping work gloves and shovels on your body. Crafters can also benefit from tool aprons, which not only protect their cloths from paint and glue but also keep all of their small tools in one place. Tool aprons are even great for cleaning the house, with tons of pockets making it easy to move through rooms with microfiber cloths, cleaning sprays, sponges and more.

Which tool apron is best for you? Check are great options below and get to work!


1. EcoZen Shop Apron

Hancrafted from 16 oz. waxed canvas and made with reinforced grommets and rivets, double stitched tool pockets for added strength and durability and thick top and bottom hems, the EcoZen Shop Apron is a heavy duty option built for the toughest DIY projects. Our team loves that the apron is flexible and moves with you, good news for anyone who has to bend, stretch, or move quickly while working on their project. With two adjustable clasps in the mid back and waist, the apron evenly distributes weight and doesn’t pull on your neck, which is good news if you like to load up your apron with heavy tools. The apron even comes with a specially designed cell phone pocket that can fit any phone up to an iPhone 8, keeping it safe and handy for when you need to watch that YouTube tutorial one more time.

EcoZen Shop Apron

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2. Bucket Boss 80200 Duckwear SuperBib Apron

Highly durable and made with 13 waist and 3 bib pockets, the Bucket Boss 80200 Duckwear SuperBib Apron has a huge following thanks its superior craftsmanship and easy to adjust quick release belt. Offering less coverage than the EcoZen, customers like the apron’s durability, but say that users who are 6″ and taller should go for a longer apron.

Bucket Boss 80200 Duckwear SuperBib Apron

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3. NoCry Professional Canvas Work Apron

Made from waterproof 600D Oxford Canvas and featuring double sewn straps for added strength and durability, the NoCry Professional Canvas Work Apron packs a ton of features into an affordable apron. With 16 pockets for holding tools or cleaning equipment and padded shoulder, neck and waist straps that can be adjusted to fit XXS to XXL, the NoCry is a great option for DIY projects. The apron is not flame retardant and can’t be machine washed, which is important to note depending on your project.

NoCry Professional Canvas Work Apron

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4. Arsenal 5706 Canvas Waist Tool Apron

Ergonomically designed and made from 14oz abrasion resistant canvas, the Arsenal 5706 Canvas Waist Tool Apron is a great option for anyone who wants to keep their tools handy and doesn’t require bib coverage. Waist straps can be adjusted from 28 inches to 52 inches and the belt includes 13 pockets and two hammer loops, with Arsenal also offering aprons that go up to 22 pockets.

Arsenal 5706 Canvas Waist Tool Apron

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