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Apr 12, 2001

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Apple Watch Ultra 2 and one of Southern Straps' nylon bands to go along with it.


Southern Straps is a small company that has been making high-quality Apple Watch bands since the Apple Watch debuted in 2015. It was the first company to start making nylon Apple Watch bands, and with eight years of experience, Southern Straps has had time to perfect its craft.

Priced at $40, each of the nylon Apple Watch bands is made from a single piece of nylon that's doubled over, heat sealed, and stitched together. This multi-step process ensures that every band is ultra durable and able to hold up for multiple years. In fact, Southern Straps offers a five year warranty for its bands.

There are twelve nylon band options, available in classic solid colors like green, black, and sand, as well as multi-colored striped options in colors that include blue and green, blue and pink, black and grey, blue and red, blue and white, and more.


Each of the bands can be ordered with custom hardware in black, silver, or gold to match whichever Apple Watch you have. The bands come in two sizes, one that covers the 38mm to 41mm Apple Watch models, and one that covers the 42mm to 49mm models. The bands are compatible with every Apple Watch model from the original Apple Watch to the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.

The nylon bands include pegged spring bars so you can change the hardware if you get an Apple Watch in a new size or opt for a new watch color.


Southern Straps bands can be used on a daily basis, and they're suitable for everything from work to sports. The bands are crafted by hand and the company aims to make sure that only the best quality straps end up on customer wrists.

We have one of Apple's new Apple Watch Ultra 2 models to give away, along with one of Southern Straps' nylon bands. To enter to win, use the widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner(s) and send the prize(s). You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (October 6) at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 13. The winner will be chosen randomly on or shortly after October 13 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Nylon Band From Southern Straps
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 22, 2020
That Ultra sure looks a lot like my regular Apple Watch. Brilliant! Now no one will be able to spot the difference.


macrumors newbie
Mar 10, 2012
Fingers crossed I win, I was just drooling over the double tap feature and then my workhorse Series 5 died in me. I don't know how to function without an Apple Watch.


macrumors 68000
Jun 22, 2006
I don't really need the watch, but I do want to find a red and black nylon band for a NATO style watch strap (I know that's not technically NATO style, though).


macrumors newbie
Jul 14, 2015
only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter.
Interesting... people from other countries don't access the site, right???


macrumors regular
Sep 16, 2014
It would be nice to get the Ultra 2, I used my current watch everyday to track exercise/health and I have been a wearer since 2015. It has helped improved my health tremendously.


Jul 11, 2008
Curious, has anyone here win any of these giveaways? If so, what did you win?
Yes, I won a set of Satechi ear buds (wired, not wireless) about 2-3 years ago. They're okay and they did come with a nice carrying case, but, of course, I much prefer my Beats Fit Pro wireless ear buds I have now! But I will tell you, I learned firsthand that these giveaways are the real thing! There are thousands of entries, so you have very low odds of winning, but it's free to enter, so why not?
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