Normally on a product such as this, I would lament chitzy products, but this one just happens to hit a nail on the head for me satisfying a need. The Gunsmith Apron by Armageddon Gear is a great piece of kit for the burgeoning home smith or professional, combining practicality and adding some useful functionality to an old concept, the apron.
When I spent the week with Larry Vickers at the 1911 build class, every night I came home positively covered in grease, lapping compound, metal shavings, and other byproducts of smithing. In some cases, the small shavings would get under the shirt, making it entirely uncomfortable. The Gunsmithing Apron would have been a perfect solution.
Using 1000D Cordura, the Gunsmith Apron is ideal for smiths, machinists (and nice overkill for home cookouts). The Armageddon Gear product features velcro spots for motivational patches, a center-chest pocket for common tools, center-line mounted MOLLE for pouches, and four side pockets to hold gear or parts during work. The apron stays donned through two elastic shoulder straps that are fully adjustable to keep the apron in the right place during any anticipated work.
Available colors include Ranger Green, Coyote Brown, Black, and Multicam. All are priced at $59.95 and made in the USA.