I am a guy who loves doing woodworking in the workshop that I have set up in my home basement. Don’t think I am a professional by any means, this is something I enjoy doing in my spare time.
One thing that it took me some time to realize (I really cannot get it how I didn’t think of this much earlier!) is that the most important virtue of a good DIY kind of guy like me, is efficient organization!
Getting all the right tools in place, having them arranged in easy to access places around my shop is already half of the job!
If somebody asked me to list the top five accessories that I need, then the work aprons with pockets would definitely be in that list. I have to confess that if you asked me the same thing two years ago then the idea of wearing an apron while working would be the farthest thing from my mind!
The idea of buying an apron so I can carry my tools around was planted in me from my wife. When she saw me how I struggled with searching for my tools such as hammers or screwdrivers around, while I was busy trying to mend a chair or a table, she suggested I should look for an apron.
So, I was finally convinced to do my research online. And the good thing is that I have a pretty good idea of what the minimum features of a work apron should be: It should be made of a highly durable but light material, have lots of big, easy to reach pockets, padded shoulder straps so it won’t hurt my shoulders, fit nicely over my clothes and most importantly it should keep interference with my moving around the shop to a minimum.
I would absolutely hate the idea of trying to bend down to pick something from the floor or try to reach the top shelf and have a hard time doing this!
Here I am proud to present to you my top five picks! I do hope they will help you find what you are looking for as well!