Half Leather Utility Apron

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I'm an old-school workshop type of guy building rat rods, classics and crazy builds. Check out Messedupmotors.com to see my work.

I finally got sick of burning holes in shirts and pants when grinding and welding so went hunting for a welding apron. What's on the market were just lightweight ones, so I set about designing my own. I wanted heavy, quick throw on and built tough. Working with a local leather worker, I designed these to meet my needs as an engineer and also they're great workshop eye candy. These are thick leather so hot steel can rest on the apron. When adjusted they fit like a glove! In addition they make a great carpenters apron!

So if you want a strong NZ handmade half apron that's built to last, grab one of these. They're an incredibly useful item to have in your workshop! These are not imported, but handmade locally from high-quality NZ leather!

Apron front size is 500mm high x 700mm wide with highly adjustable straps they fit from a 5ft person to 6 1/2 foot. One size fits all!

The waist strap adjusts from 120cm - 145cm. If you need larger than this, feel welcome to purchase as is, email us after with the waist circumference and we'll custom make an apron to fit. It's no problem, we just need a couple of days.

We're in Te Kowhai for pickup otherwise can post for $15


Customer Feedback  ;-)

“The real deal!!!! Beautifully made from quality leather!!! Strong and comfortable!! Super impressed with the quality. Very well packed for postage and arrived very quickly. Totally recommend this trader!!!”

"I work with molten metal and make a lot of classic parts. My last Apron has done 30 years. This bit of kit from Julian looks like it will do 50 years but I'm in my 60s so my son will be inheriting it for sure. Easily the best leather apron available in NZ. Now to break the beast in!"

“Great apron, Beautifully made - love it!”

“Great trade thank you it’s better than expected a great addition to the work shop, nice heavy leather very well made. awesome gear cheers!”

“Fantastic apron prompt delivery thanks!”

 “Awesome trade! Got the apron what a great piece of kit can't wait to fire up the forge AAA Highly recommend!”

“Thanks Julian, received apron today really awesome mate will be showing my work mates and will be ordering some more mate, thanks very much. Will be in touch soon mate cheers!”

“Great trader, Item as promised. Exceeded expectations! Would trade with again!”

“Great trade. Easy pick up and nice to see the projects!”

“This is the Bomb. You need one!”

“Top A+ trader .Best investment I’ve made on this custom made leather apron. Quality product, I Highly recommend this if you’re a tradesman working with steel!”

“Very happy with trade and delivery despite lockdown. Thanks!”

“Real happy with my apron, great guy to deal with. Thanks Julian”

“Good trade, fantastic product. Thanks!” 

“Great aprons. Good communication, quick delivery, excellent trade. Thanks!”

“Real cool apron. I’m really happy with it. No more welding burns. Turned up within a few days. Great trader!”

“Great service great product!”