5 No-Frills Aprons For Grilling

If you're gonna go all in and grill with abandon, then you shouldn't worry about getting your clothes dirty. A durable apron isn't just something to wear and wipe your hands on — good ones come with pockets for holding your grill gear.

But that's about it as far as the bells and whistles should go. Screw the hokey options emblazoned with "Kiss the Chef" or funny bikini body illustrations and keep it simple, rugged and sharp.

Here are five good options.

Swedish chef Niklas Eksted's collaboration on a canvas and leather-detailed grilling apron with accessories label Sandqvist last year was so popular that they've released a second edition. Available in four solid colors, we like how the dark blue pairs well with jeans. Approx. $120, caliroots.com

Outset's brown suede version doesn't just channel your inner cowboy, but the material is actually flame-retardant. $40, BbqFans.com

This simple option from Williams-Sonoma is inexpensive, fuss-free, and hides stains well. $25, williams-sonoma.com

This workman's apron, the result of Vanport Outfitters' collaboration with Hand-Eye Supply isn't intended for grilling, but it has the same functionality combined with a stylish leather trim, and criss-crossing strap in the back. $115, handeyesupply.com

If you really just want pockets for your tools, Sur La Table's half-apron also does the trick. $18, surlatable.com