Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron

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Our Fire Hose® canvas Shop Apron was improved by the men who know best – you! Now with brawnier fabric, smarter pockets, more comfortable straps.

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Duluth TradingShop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron
 
4.5

(based on 275 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (228)
  • Comfortable (214)
  • Good protection (159)
  • Breathable (98)
  • Complete coverage (80)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (12)
  • Hot (3)

Best Uses

  • Carpentry (183)
  • Working with power tools (127)
  • Outdoor work (55)
  • Mechanics (38)
  • Inside (11)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      99% 

      (219 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (150), Professional (91), Casual do-it-yourselfer (30)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (190), Business (63)

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4.0

Looks perfect, except

By Nala

from So Cal

About Me Professional

Pros

    Cons

    • Front Pockets Have Mesh

    Best Uses

      Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

      Exactly what I want, except I'd be keeping nails and screws in the front pockets. I don't want them dangling of falling thru the holes. Any chance Duluth will make another version w/o the mesh?

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      1.0

      STRAPS

      By CONTRACTOR

      from Staten Island New York

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cheap Materials
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Inside

        Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

        The straps are made of flimsy materials and are a inconvenience to put on and fasten.I would recommend a Heavy waist BELT fo more comfort and to form up the apron.I expected a much better quality coming from your FIRM

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        5.0

        Love this apron!

        By zingreer

        from Greer South Carolina

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Design
        • Quality Materials

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Inside
          • Outside
          • Woodworking

          Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

          I belong to a large woodworking guild and have been showing off my new apron to other members. Everybody really likes the mesh pockets. My old apron constantly gathered sawdust in the pockets. I did make one addition to the design. I carry a metal 6" ruler in the small vest pocket. I add a magnet (put an iron on patch over it) to the back of the apron to secure the ruler. This apron is way more comfortable than my old one which put a lot pf pressure on the neck strap

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          5.0

          Attractive and Sturdy!

          By mjherring

          from Sherwood, AR

          About Me Professional

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Design
          • Quality Materials
          • Safety Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Jobs
            • Inside
            • Outside
            • Small Jobs

            Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

            My husband uses this for work. He looks great in it, and it is so durable and much better than his old apron-by miles! I couldn't recommend it high enough!

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            4.0

            Great substitute for tool belt!

            By Sam

            from Alto, GA

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good fit
            • Quality Materials

            Cons

            • Neck Straps

            Best Uses

            • Big Jobs
            • Carpentry
            • Gifts
            • Inside
            • Outside
            • Small Jobs

            Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

            I'm a custom home builder and wanted to try something other than toolbelt. To my surprise, this apron fit the bill. Light, comfortable, well made, adequate storage for tools. Surprisingly easy to climb in setting rafters and ceiling joists. I added a clip on hook for my rafter square and my impact driver hangs nicely on the back strap. It can be aggravating to get on full of tools and the neck strap needs a pad or wear a collared shirt to prevent chafing. All in all I'm well pleased with my purchase. 3 months of framing abuse and no signs of wear.

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            4.0

            Good quality at a decent price

            By Pete from Colorado

            from Fort Collins, CO

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Design
            • Quality Materials

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Interior Finish Work
              • Small Jobs

              Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

              I'm using this for work on the interior of my mountain cabin. I like the pockets that "shed" sawdust. That's always been a problem no matter what I was using to access nails and screws. This feature helps alleviate that particular issue. Solidly built as well.

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              4.0

              Wonderful Apron

              By MichelleO

              from Corpus Christi, Tx

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Design
              • Good Weight Durable
              • Love All The Pocktets
              • Quality Materials
              • Soil Resistant
              • Use As A Gardening Apron

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Big Jobs
                • Outside
                • Versatile For Many Outdoo

                Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

                Got tired of staining my favorite shirts. Wanted a medium weight apron with many utility pockets and stain resistant this fits the bill perfectly. avid gardener. Recommend highly

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                5.0

                Great Apron

                By Dan the Man

                from Frankfort, Kentucky

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Design
                • Quality Materials

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Big Jobs
                  • Inside
                  • Outside
                  • Small Jobs

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

                  Much better than a tool belt. The apron offers protection and doesn't pull your pants down. Some of the pockets have web-like material that lets the sawdust fall through.

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                  3.0

                  Interesting, but not the best

                  By ORBlackFZ1

                  from Beaverton, Oregon

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Looks nice

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Standing Only

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

                  This is a fairly decent shop apron depending on what you are doing. Most people have listed the pros of this apron, so I am going to list some of the cons.

                  I have been using this apron in my woodshop for about six (6) months now for 3 to 5 days per week. I am an retired engineer that builds furniture as a hobby. Here are a few of the problems that I have found:

                  1. Notice the photo with the screwdrivers in the center pockets? This does not work for anyone that has to bend over or stoup down. Do I need to say more? So, these pockets are only useful for anyone that stays standing.

                  2. The mesh material that is in the bottom of the pockets is a great idea for keeping sawdust from accumulating, but mine has already torn from keeping a 6" square in it.

                  3. Putting the apron on is quite a "dance". The way the shoulder and waist straps are connected does not work for me. My previous apron, had a shoulder/neck strap and a waist strap that were NOT connected. It was simple to put on and take off.

                  4. The side pockets are great for pocket knives, small squares, etc. but don't squat down, because they are easily pushed out of the pockets and fall to the floor.

                  I had hoped that this apron would be a longer term solution, but I will be purchasing another one of my previous aprons, since it lasted over three (3) years with more tools in it.

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                  4.0

                  Shop Apron

                  By Rich

                  from Boonies north of Milwaukee

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Design
                  • Quality Materials

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Big Jobs
                    • Inside
                    • Outside

                    Comments about Duluth Trading Shop Apron - Improved Fire Hose Bib Apron:

                    I use the apron in the basement. It will hold almost anything and keep it handy. It,s great on ladders short and stays out of the way when you climb.
                    Keeps my clothes clean.

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