Nyloon Apple Watch Band Review
My Apple Watch has been an everyday staple of mine since it first launched. I bought it as a product I didn’t need but now can’t live without and because of this, options for different bands are important.
While Apple’s own bands are really well made, the prices can be a bit ridiculous. Nyloon offers some really cool everyday bands that are affordable, fashionable and at times, pretty unique. Read on for more of my thoughts.
A little background on the company:
We are a group of young fashion enthusiasts and techies. We love Apple products and specially our Apple Watch. Nyloon started when we wanted to use the famous NATO straps in our Apple Watch but we weren’t able to find a nice version of the this strap model, specifically made to fit our watches.
…we created few straps for ourselves and we like them so much that we asked…why not sharing this with the rest of the world?
I’ve always been a fan of nylon bands, specifically NATO bands, so when I stumbled upon Nyloon Apple Bands, it was pretty much lust at first sight.
Because Apple is so clever, precise and thoughtful in their packaging, it’s nice when products we buy for our Apple products also pay tribute to those attention to details. I’m not saying it’s necessary, but it does reflect the brand and for someone who appreciates really good branding, those kinds of companies usually get a repeat customer out of me.
Nyloon hit it out of the park with their packaging. It’s definitely something I could see stocked at an apple store and I have yet to trash the packaging (and I rarely keep boxes!).
While I love the classic nylon band look, I also really dig that they also design bands with a little more flavor, specifically the ones with an ethnic and textured fabric look. If you’ve seen photos of my home, you’ll know I love me some texture with my many Persian area rugs. To be able to translate that love to my personal style through accessories is awesome, especially when the rest of my wardrobe is pretty minimal in aesthetic. These pops of color and texture are really a nice addition to my wardrobe.
And times I’m actually wearing prints, the designs still very much blend nicely together.
Something that I also thought was cool was that for their ethnic patterned bands, you can expect unique designs as they craft each of their bands from a single piece of fabric.
The quality of these bands are really good, they’re sturdy at the seams and are made with ballistic grade nylon so you know they’ll last forever. The clasps attach just as securely as original Apple Watch bands.
I’ve started to notice that with time and a lot of wear, they start to look worn… which is a good thing! It’s almost like leather and just like as leather ages and scratches, in my opinion, they start to look better.
I have to note though, for the more stylized designs with texture and thread, the thread may come apart and unravel a bit here and there. It doesn’t bother me because I like the worn look, but just wanted to make a note of that for those who might have that concern.
As mentioned early, Apple bands can be ridiculously expensive for what you get so I’m happy when I find a quality company for a fair price. At the time of writing this, these bands retail for $40 USD for all mm sizes.
All in all, I really love these bands. I plan to get some of the more classic nylon solid and stripe color ways. I feel like those are very timeless and belong in any accessory closet.
Hope you enjoyed this review and as always, if you have any questions about the products I review, drop a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you!