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Go totally ballistic with these nylon Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

Breathe new life into your Apple Watch with a cool, contemporary nylon band inspired by the original NATO watch strap. Best yet, this one won’t leave you cash-dry.

Spanish company Nyloon started with the goal of making high-quality versions of the NATO straps created by the British Ministry of Defence in 1973. The result is a line of fun, versatile and easily interchangeable nylon bands that are now flying off the shelves.

Nyloon's Elysee Nylon Band for Apple Watch in navy, white and red has a comfortable, fabric-like feel.
Nyloon’s Elysee Nylon Apple Watch Strap in navy, white and red has a comfortable, fabric-like feel.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

The original NATO strap needed to be as utilitarian as possible for soldiers. It was designed to be worn over or under clothing, such as a flight or wet suit, keeping the buckle away from the underside of the wrist to prevent it catching on clothing — or weapons. A durable, breathable material was a must.

Nyloon’s Nylon Apple Watch straps echo this early version in a fresh, modern way. Its bands are crafted from two pieces of thick and tough ballistic nylon built to battle the worst weather conditions. The bands are super-comfortable, lightweight and versatile, and add a bit of tacti-cool street cred to your wrist. Swap them out in a flash with Nyloon’s new spring-bar adapter.

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Show your pride and joie de vivre with Nyloon’s rainbow band.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Reflect your personality on your wrist with a range of vibrant colors from Nyloon’s arsenal — there’s a band for every look, from rainbow Pride to the crisp minimalism of the Cambridge band.

The bands are lightweight, comfortable and breathable, and come with nine heat-sealed adjustment holes for both 38 mm and 42 mm Apple Watch sizes. All band feature complementary-colored stitching. Adapters come in either steel or black to match your watch.

Buy now:  Nyloon Nylon Band for $38.95

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Great band for a great price!

I absolutely love this band! It's a bit more malleable than the sport band material Apple uses but I appreciate that as it's more form fitting. I've been wearing this band for almost a month now and I like how simple and elegant (for a silicon band) it is. The pattern on the silicon breaks up what would otherwise be a very dull band! Props to Elkson for a quality band at a VERY nice price point!

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Does not add any bulkiness to the watch. Easy to install and does not interfere with the watch functions.

Excellent watchband

I bought the Mifa brown/tan watchband for the 40/44mm Apple Watch. It looks great and sporty. Well made and very comfortable.

LOVE IT!

I love this watch band! I love the colors and the cool pattern, and it is so comfortable to wear. With all of the colors it goes with everything!

Great quality band

Great quality band
Holding up good so far
Price was right

Shipping horrible need to work on this very disappointed