Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Idea: The Tactical Molle BBQ Apron

tactical molle apron bbq

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It can be hard keeping track of everything you need when when you’re smoking a rack of baby backs, a brisket and a nine-pound Boston butt over ten or twelve hours. Even something as simple as grilling steaks or a few burgers can be a challenge for some.

At any time during the process, you may need a spatula or flipper, a BBQ fork, tongs, a meat thermometer, a spray bottle and – some of you – a brush for barbecue sauce. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll also want to be sure to have a good knife at hand (we’d suggest a Ka-Bar Warthog), fire-making capability, your phone and maybe a bottle opener.

Not to worry, though. We know just the thing that every dad with a Weber kettle will appreciate and there’s still time to have one delivered tomorrow.

tactical molle apron bbq

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The Tactical BBQ Apron with full MOLLE capability (both front and rear) may just be the best barbecue apron on the planet and will save you countless trips back inside the house for those pesky items you’re always forgetting. And just to let everyone know who you are and what you hold dear, there are two — count ’em, two! — Velcro fields on which to affix your favorite morale patches.

tactical molle apron bbq

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Note the thoughtful design that leaves your four o’clock position open for easy home carry and a clean draw.

Since dehydration is every pitmaster’s worst enemy during hours of low and slow cooking, you might consider utilizing some of that backside MOLLE acreage for adding an appropriate hydration pack, though we can’t vouch for what may happen when you try to dispense a carbonated adult beverage like Thirsty Goat amber ale through that tube.

Please be sure to let us know how it works, though, if you give it a shot.


  1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Since it’s molle one could mount a holster for ones BBQ gun.

    1. avatar Lost Down South says:

      I envision being covered with sweet / meaty dripping goo, and then swarmed by bees.

  2. avatar Phantom30 says:

    Would like it better in a lighter color like coyote. black absorbs heat

    1. avatar RGP says:

      I’d hold out for a pink and black version of the Southeast Asian tiger stripe camo….

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        You mean like Crimson Pirate’s gun avatar? 🙂

  3. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    “Buy something” holidays suck.Yeah, I know you don’t have to buy stuff on those holiday and I don’t but they sure sucker a lot of people into unnecessary spending.

    1. avatar Dude says:

      The end justifies the means. 😉

  4. avatar RGP says:

    I don’t normally go for tactical crap, but I think I need one of these things….

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Hahaha. This is kinda cool. Kinda wishing I would have thought of it.

    Speaking of thinking of it, hey Dan, as we roll towards a really important holiday, (July 4th), how about a daily featuring bar-que guns?
    Let’s show off our show pieces, safe queens, pieces we are just darned proud/happy to have.
    Yup, a braggin’ carry dump. Bust out those watches, spendy knives, hand tooled leather holsters and other assorted accouterments.

    Cmon folks, you know you want to….

      1. avatar Chris in VA says:


    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Soo…the usual WICN stuff. A parade of phantasmagorical “operator” EDC loadouts, with a real-life one tossed in from time to time to satisfy the realists in the crowd.

    2. avatar LifeSavor says:

      I like seeing all the fancy “dress-ware” gund and accoutrements. Not intended to be anything more than a fun show-and-tell. Why not?

  6. avatar enuf says:

    Needs pockets for ballistic plates … or dinner plates will do!

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      “Needs pockets for ballistic plates”

      Hate to say it, but I agree with enuf.

      All that acreage and no plate carrier?

      1. avatar Daniel Zimmerman says:

        It accommodates Chinets, both front and back.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Oof. Dan said “Chinets”. Words are becoming less safe in 2020.

    2. avatar Phil LA says:

      Ha! Ballistic plates or dinner plates!

  7. avatar Darkman says:


    1. avatar bastiches says:

      Why not, Mr. Stikindamud?

  8. avatar LifeSavor says:

    Just purchased my Father’s Day gift: a Stetson Stargazer (color: Driftwood –that’s some sort of brown).

    Left my cheapo Outback style hat somewhere, so my wife and daughter insisted I treat myself.


    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Darned fine looking hat.

      1. avatar LifeSavor says:

        Thank you!

  9. avatar Ralph says:


    Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      of course not.

  10. avatar Larry says:

    Tongs in right hand , beer in left , done .

  11. avatar Scott says:

    Since I wear my pistol at home, even when out on the back deck slaving over a hot BBQ I really need this.

    Not only will it hold everything I need to cook a delicious steak, but there’s roof for the IFAK when I cut myself chopping the vegetables, burn dressings for those flare-ups from flipping the burgers, and plenty of room for extra magazines.

    You know, in case I have to defend the steaks from an assault by the neighbor dogs digging under the fence when they inhale the heady aroma of fine meat grilled to carcinogenic perfection.

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