I just bought a grey Maratac NATO 18mm band seen in the image below. I was excited to get the band but upon inspection it felt cheap, thin, too stiff, and "plastic-y". Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the band is great - but it's not what I thought it was.
I'm looking for a band that has a very similar thread pattern as the NATO and ZULU bands, but is easily 2-4 times thicker (I don't mean wider). It's also softer, and if held up in the air it quickly drapes back down over your hand. The NATO and ZULU's stick straight up because they are so stiff. I'm not sure where I've seen these straps before but I know I have.
Anyone know what kind of material / band I'm looking for? Any help appreciated!