It's always irritating when you're trying to get a job done several feet up in the air only to battle baby-sized rungs. The Little Giant BigTrex Ladder ($170) solves this problem, and several others, with innovative features like extra-wide, 6.5-inch deep rungs, an integrated no-pinch handle that lets you open and close the ladder with just one hand, an included tool tray with a magnetic cubby for screws, nuts, and bolts and an integrated tool slot, and a weight of just 22 lbs. The downside? You now have even fewer excuses to replace that burnt-out, far-off light bulb.
Made from salvaged, heavily-used canvases and sporting a design based on hours of customer conversations, The Field House Trusty Workshop Apron ($165) is designed to be your go-to cover when taking care of projects big and small. Constructed by third-generation Seattle sailmaker George Broom, this no-nonsense apron features a criss-cross harness system for comfort, two chest pockets — one for a calculator and one for a carpenter's pencil + compass — and a large pouch pocket with dividers for nails, screws, and other tools, all covered by a flap to keep sawdust and debris away from your gear.