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This suede sport band for Apple Watch looks sharp but is ready for action [Review]

Mifa’s Hybrid Sports Leather band for Apple Watch is a steal at $25. Not only is it made from genuine vintage suede, it has a sweatproof silicone backing that makes it as comfortable to wear as the softest sports band.

The layering of materials makes Mifa’s band one of my favorite Apple Watch straps. It’s lightweight, soft and comfortable — and it looks dressy but is designed for action.

Mifa Hybrid Sports Leather band review

Mifa’s Hybrid Sport Apple Watch Band is made from genuine suede bonded to a hard-wearing silicone lining. You can see, feel and even smell the leather. But the silicone lining takes the “hybrid” band to the next level. It looks good on the outside, while being super-soft and comfortable on the inside.

The hybrid band is easy to wear all day, and thanks to the sweatproof lining, it’s good for any activity: the office, a night out, bike riding, hiking or powerlifting at the gym.

Not your typical leather Apple Watch band

The outer layer of suede comes in a range of colors — black, brown, green or camouflage. The black and brown bands are also available with perforations for extra breathability. The suede seems like it’ll hold up for a long time. The stitching is very precise and well-finished. There are no hanging threads.

The inner silicone lining is grooved to increase airflow, offering good breathability. This is great when you are working out. The band is so light and comfortable that I often forget it is there.

The stainless steel buckle feels solid. The band boasts 10 holes and two adjustable loops for a nice, snug fit. Note: The band only comes in one size. However, it fits wrists measuring 6.5 inches to 8.5-inches, which should work for most people.

Final thoughts

Mifa’s hybrid leather sport Apple Watch band is made from vintage suede with a sweat-proof silicone backing.
Mifa’s hybrid band pairs vintage suede with a sweatproof silicone backing.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Mifa’s Hybrid Sports Leather Apple Watch Band is a nice way to add a stylish touch to Apple Watch while still enjoying durability for an active lifestyle.

The high quality of the band belies its tiny price tag. At just $25, the Hybrid band costs less than most leather bands — and a lot of silicone ones. But affordability is not its only selling point. The materials are top-notch, the stitching is attractive,  and it’s breathable and comfortable to wear. Plus, its understated style looks good at the office or the gym.

It’s one of my new favorite Apple Watch bands. Everyone who sees it wants one! I dig it.

Buy from: Cult of Mac Apple Watch Store.

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Best band ever

Fantastic product, great fit and look. Extremely durable tough strap. This is definitely the best band I have ever purchased and I have quite a few.


Love the band

Sent the wrong one, twice

Never even got the right case for my phone. I got sent the same case twice, not even the case for my phone.

Good morning Rebbecca, I apologize for this. I have checked my system and cannot see any correspondence with you regarding this. Please email me with the case you actually received, so I can get this sorted for you? Many thanks, Adel.

Great band

My hubby loves the feel and color of the bands

Not impressed

No real easy way to attach cables to it. Also, can't easily use Qi charging for iPhone... The bamboo wood part of it is nice though, even if not very useful. I bought this as an experiment to see how it would work out. Having to actually plug the iPhone cable in to the phone is not what I would call convenient. This will probably end up as a paper weight.