I’ve had the Lee Valley / Canvas Apron for a month and have been pretty happy with it so far so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it.
To test the concept of using a shop apron I had been using a cheapo model from Menard’s but I really disliked the neck loop. However I did really enjoy keeping things close to hand and up high as opposed to using cargo short pockets; dust collector remote, pencils, ear plugs, etc.
The Lee Valley apron gets 4/5 stars from me. The construction quality is very good and the pockets are well thought-out, especially the large side pockets. My only gripe with the apron is the extra webbing that sticks out from the shoulder straps; when I reach back to manipulate the main buckle I often wind up grabbing a stray strap or one of the adjustment buckle. I need to pin back the excess strapping to keep the back clear as you see in Lee Valley’s product images.
But overall the apron is very comfortable and useful and is worth $40.