The reason some bands are more comfortable than others

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Luba, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    I think the reason some bands are more comfortable than others is that they have 'give'. I've worn the Milanese, Sport, and Woven Nylon. The Milanese and Sport 'give' when I more my arm and wrist. It's a tiny amount, perhaps 0.1mm, maybe even less. The Sport being made out of a rubber like material stretches, while I am not exactly sure what's going with the Milanese, although I do know after a year of wearing it I now have to tighten it a few times a day. The Woven Nylon doesn't stretch or 'give' so it's uncomfortable . . . to me.
     
  2. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I'm the opposite, to me, the woven nylons are light and comfortable. The sport rubber does not breathe, is clammy in my climate. Milanese feels okay but is metal and a little rough and grabby sometimes. The magnetics have to be worn tight as they loosen.
     
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    Luba thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    Where are you located? What's your climate, tropical humid? So I might need to use a different band come summer time.

    I was surprised to see a tech writer for the Wall Street Journal wore the Milanese loose like a bracelet in a video she made for YouTube. When I had the Milanese I wore it snug. Sounds like I'll need to eventually buy that band again. I found the Milanese quite comfortable wearing it snug over my humid summers. I don't have it anymore as I sold my AW0 along with its Milanese.
     
  4. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Hot TX, I just prefer the woven to all the others. Leather Loop is amazing design, as well as the Milanese. I have a higher quality Monoware nylon (textured like canvas) that is nice too but heavier/thicker than the Apple nylon.
    Sold all my Apple bands but the nylon.
     
  5. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    This. Exactly. I'm in Phoenix and really don't like the way the sport bands feel. My wrist sweats under the band and it's just a big hunk of 'yuck'.

    My favorites are the Apple nylon bands and the NATO bands from Clockwork much more comfortable.
     

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