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

by Ami Icanberry March 06, 2017

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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