I like the over the shoulder suspender type like this one:
Once adjusted, I've never had to use the latches, I just slip it over my
I'm on my second one after wearing out the pockets on the first one.
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
I used to wear a leather apron when using 'round under' bits (
I am glad I did as one did come apart on me once. Probably would have
been okay with just jeans as the impact wasn't that serious, but it
was more about confidence and, of course, it is a male thing... the
Hee Hee. I know exactly where you are coming from. Small investment
and all of a sudden I can find pencils without looking for them every
time I want to mark something. Ditto tape measure and other small
Most productive small investment I can think of.
This is the one I'd buy because the shoulder straps are perfect.
The HF and this one, as well as all the others I've seen have too deep
of pockets it appears, both for the tape and the pencils. The apron the
wife made me years ago had a shallow pocket that perfectly held a tape
measure, it was 2 pockets wide so it was easy to "find" w/o looking.
The deep pockets of the HF are not as nice, and since there are 3 of
them, sometimes I have to stop and look to get my hand in the right
pocket. Sounds silly but after using my wifes design, it's annoying to
lose a short pencil or have to search for my tape, the main two (only)
tools I carry in my apron.
So, if I were designing a shop apron, I'd use the Ergodyne style
shoulder straps and I'd have just 2 instead of 3 pockets, one long
shallow one just deep enough to hold a tape, and one deeper one designed
to capture saw dust, cause I seldom put anything in it anyway. For
Pencils I'd have both short pockets and deep ones for short and long
You were wrong, and I'm man enough to admit it.
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