The Roo is a game-changer.

Roo Gardening Apron in Purple
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We’ve all been there. Harvest has smiled on your garden fondly, and the casual haul you collected and cradled in your arms has begun to spill over your wrists. Next thing you know, you stumble, and the cascade begins. You’re playing hacky-sack with heirloom tomatoes, punting gourds, smashing the soul out of your pattypan squash.

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Enter The Roo. The apron-cum-pouch is informed by its namesake, the all-star of marsupials: the kangaroo. Whether you’re collecting a harvest or ridding your garden of weeds, the generous pouch and organization system offers space for tools as well as plant and earth matter.

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The body of the apron is fabricated from industrial strength cotton, and a water-resistant nylon lining keeps wet stuff from soaking through. In addition to the flagship apron, a smaller version, called the Joey, strikes a smaller silouhette—like more of a deconstructed fanny pack.

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Both the Joey and the Roo fit in that lovely category of garden gear that can prove to be a game-changer once you discover it. Best of all, both are machine washable.

The Roo Gardening Apron, $36