How to get the Apple Watch Woven Nylon Band look for less
Apple's Woven Nylon band for Apple Watch is definitely a thing of beauty and minimalism, but Apple no longer sells this particular band. It's been replaced by the Apple Watch Sport Loop Band. But if you actually prefer the original style, we've rounded up some bands for you to consider, which costs even less than the original.
The WITHit Nylon Band looks so similar to the Apple version; you'll be hard-pressed to tell the difference. Except, of course, for the price tag. You get a few color choices for each Apple Watch size.
Practical yet classy
If practicality is the name of the game, then Carterjett is the band you want. It comes in a variety of solid colors and stripes that are neutral, and the material is not stiff or scratchy. It also comes in sizes to fit all models of Apple Watch: 38mm, 40mm, 42mm, and 44mm.
Stripes, stripes everywhere!
For those who love stripes and patterns, Pantheon has you covered. These bands feature a myriad of striped patterns and color combinations, and you can choose between 38mm/40mm or 42mm/44mm sizes. The stainless steel clasp gives it a touch of class, but it's highly affordable.
Granted, this doesn't look like Apple's woven nylon, but this is an excellent band in its own right. Clockwork Synergy makes top-notch quality bands at reasonable prices. The braided Perlon fabric band is ultra-light and comfortable. It's nearly endlessly adjustable since you can buckle it anywhere within the weave. Choose from a variety of colors, both for the band and the hardware.
Classic NATO looks
This NATO-style band from Clockwork Synergy comes in a colorful variety of solids, stripes, and flags. The comfortable band has high-quality hardware that comes in your choice of colors. Choose either the 38/40mm or 42/44mm size options.
The real deal
That's right; you can still find the genuine article over on eBay for about half of the original price. As always, be sure to check seller reviews and read the listing carefully to be sure you're getting the real Apple band in the new or used condition you prefer.
Which Apple Watch Woven Nylon Band alternative should you choose?
The WITHit Nylon Band for Apple Watch is a great alternative that looks quite a lot like the original Apple Watch band. You can find a variety of colors and sizes at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy for about a third of the Apple version price.
if you're looking for something a bit different, I'd go for the Clockwork Synergy Perlon Watch Band. I own several Clockwork Synergy's bands, and this is the brand I recommend the most to my friends and family. While the bands are not super cheap, they are still substantially cheaper than Apple's, yet the quality is top-notch. While the Perlon style is probably the closest to woven nylon, Clockwork Synergy also makes NATO-style bands, canvas bands, and many other styles.
However, for just about half the price that it was upon release, you can still find the real Apple Watch Woven Nylon Band on eBay. You'll have to check around to find the color and size you want, and you'll want to shop carefully to be sure you know what you're getting. If you're all in on the newer Sport Loop style, we've got some nice Apple Watch Sport Loop style bands for you to check out.
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.