Bands comparison: Nylon woven vs sport.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by joscejrod, Apr 18, 2016.


What band do you prefer?

  1. Nylon woven band

    41 vote(s)
  2. Sport band

    20 vote(s)
  1. joscejrod macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Hello guys. Both bands are the most popular, and only these can match space grey models, so...what are your experiences with both? Thanks a lot!
  2. dwfaust macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2011
    The nylon bands are so incredibly comfortable... and with the woven construction, they breathe much like the Milanese Loop... no build up of sweat as the Sports Bands do.
  3. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2015
    I really like both. Like the sport for wonderful feel and ease of cleaning. I like the woven for it's airiness on the wrist, and the pattern is a really unique look.

    I did vote for the Woven but depending on where you wear it, I suspect anything with a non-solid surface will eventually trap dirt, etc. within the weave. Just like I suspect the Milanese will too. Worse would be getting dirt or mud I suppose or an oil or gooey substance. The woven is spot clean only, whereas the sport can be run under water, Magic Erasered for stains. So they both have their place on a wrist.
  4. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    It's not okay to scrub out the nylon band with soap and water? It's how I kept my other nylon watch straps clean.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm liking my sports band, the only nylon band I have is not very comfortable to wear. I've largely given up using it. Admittedly its not an apple brand.
  6. ascender macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2005
    I like the Sport band for sports and use it when I'm running or biking, it gets cleaned in the inevitably shower afterwards. I use my Nylon one for just general use when kicking around, out walking etc.
  7. SilverDove macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2016
    I prefer the nylon for weekend (casual look) wear and the sport for the gym. I also have the milanese that I wear for work, but the nylon is so comfortable that I forgot to switch it out this morning for work. Have to say the nylon is my favorite by far.
  8. jasie02 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2014
    I prefer them all, nylon, metal, mesh, leather, sports....switching one for appropriated event.
  9. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
    This is a "first world problem" for sure, but the sport band is just a bit too loose, and the nylon band is just a bit too tight, at the equivalent settings. Maybe my nylon bad will stretch a bit.
  10. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I love the Nylon band since it is breatheable. The Sport bands I have give me rashes on my wrist, presumably from moisture getting trapped under and rubbing against my skin all day. Nylon for me, but I do love the look and feel of the Sport bands as well.

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