In this guide we’ll take a look at the best carpenter’s aprons for the UK market.
We’ve compared the dimensions, main material, number of pockets and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Carpenter’s Apron?
More Detailed Carpenter’s Apron Reviews
Hense Unisex Heavy Duty Workman Carpenters Apron Review
We got hold of one of these unisex engineer’s aprons made by Hense and put it through its paces. They make a range of canvas aprons accessories such as chef’s knife rolls, but we chose this style of apron to review because of the classic styling.
You must bear in mind that the heavy waxed canvas is stiff straight out of the box and will take a bit of wearing in before it’s comfortable. That being said, the main job of this item is to protect you and your clothes from damage, so it’s the best work apron for woodworkers and carpenters.
The pockets are deep, and it feels like you could fit most of your tools in there, and the straps are wide and easy enough to adjust. We would have preferred standard tie-up straps but otherwise it’s one of the best carpenter’s tool aprons around.
Draper Leather Workshop Apron Review
Draper are one of those brands known for their affordable reliability. They’ve been making no-nonsense equipment since all the way back in 1919, so they know a thing or two about producing the best carpenter’s apron for the UK market.
The first thing you’ll notice with Draper Leather Workshop Apron is the thick leather material used in the construction. It’s at least 2 mm thick and made of four panels that are well stitched together. It’s thick enough to use for light welding, which sets it apart from the other aprons on this list.
The only thing we would change is the pocket- we would have liked to see it a bit bigger and lower to hold tools rather than just a couple of pens. Otherwise, this is a capable bit that feels like it will last forever.
Case4Life Heavy Duty Water Resistant Work Apron Review
With an impressive range of handy bags, belts and pouches, Case4Life have turned their hand to producing a handsome waxed canvas apron that we just needed to test out. It’s another traditional type of carpenter’s apron with lots of pockets and fully adjustable straps.
It’s a heavy weight apron suitable for engineering projects and workshop use rather than in the kitchen, but it doesn’t mean it’s an ugly bit of kit. Case4Life have put a lot of effort into the details around the pockets, they feel robust and well stitched.
It’s the sort of apron that could be at home in a professional situation as well as in the garden. All round it’s one of the best work aprons for the money, and we’d be happy to wear it every day.
Discoball Cloth Fabric Waterproof Garden Apron Review
Interesting brand name aside, Discoball make a range of products for all occasions, including this handy gardening apron. Made from Oxford cloth, it will repel water and resist even the sharpest thorns on your biggest rose bush.
The front pockets are wide enough to fit most tools, and the top one is wide enough to take a book or even a tablet computer. The only thing we didn’t like was the length. Compared to some of the other aprons it is quite short.
Otherwise, it’s one of the best work apron choices for the garden or home workshop.
NoCry Heavy Duty Canvas Work Apron Review
Yes, you read the specs right, this NoCry carpenter’s apron has a whopping 26 tool pockets and a tape measure holder and a D-Ring loop for holding rolls of tape that you never knew you needed to have before. Honestly, this might even be too many pockets because by the time you’ve loaded yourself up with every tool in your arsenal you might not be able to move.
It’s a good thing that the NoCry has the best work apron straps on this list then, because they’ll need to be able to carry this super-heavy load. They’re wide, well padded and fully adjustable depending on your size, which we liked a lot.
It’s not going to win any beauty contests against some of the more fashionable work aprons on our list though, the red trim around the pockets is practical but not great looking. That being said, the 600D Oxford canvas and double stitching feels very solid and should last for a long time.
After trying out several of the best carpenter’s tool aprons available, we realised just how useful they are for keeping yourself safe and stopping your clothes from getting covered in sawdust. We’d happily use any of them again, but today’s winner must be the excellent and very stylish Hense heavy duty workman carpenters apron. It’s hard wearing and practical but doesn’t sacrifice good looks in the process.