Good product, great price
August 22, 2013
I bought this apron to replace an old one by a different manufacturer that was lost in a move. I'm a blacksmith and do all sorts of hot and cold processes, and a leather apron is a must to protect my clothes. This apron has the cross-the-back, cross the waist strap system. If you are new to it, it can be a little strange, but once adjusted, it moves and hangs much better than an over-you-neck apron, and with much less fatigue (a leather apron CAN get heavy on your neck!). This apron has plenty of strap for size adjustment. I'm 5'-11, and the waist strap hits me right at the belt line when adjusted. Leather is not stiff, but is as heavy as typical leather welders' sleeves.
Good material weight
Good proportions/ fit
Functional cross-strap with waist strap design
Cons(minor) The cut is a little strange with "wings" protruding on either side of where the upper straps attach, but that can be trimmed if it bothers you.
The triangular strap holder in the back (where they cross) is made of the same leather as the apron, not a rigid plastic or metal like some other brands. Functionally this has not been a problem.