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    Cordura strap suggestions, please

    I recently purchased a Helm Vanuatu and want to pair it with a two piece cordura or something similar for active use. IMO, the watch is too bulky to work well with a NATO. The single layer zulu they include with the watch is fine but it feels somewhat cheap. I'm looking for something that's 100% synthetic to wear while hiking, swimming, sailing, that sort of thing. Not looking for something with a leather lining.

    The Hadley Roma cordura bands are on the flimsy side, especially the hardware - buckles are tiny.
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    Re: Cordura strap suggestions, please

    Maybe Clockwork Synergy?

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    Re: Cordura strap suggestions, please

    Maybe this would work for you ?

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    Re: Cordura strap suggestions, please

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried the clockwork synergy straps and they appear to be well made but they're just too short for my 8 inch wrist.

    As for the HELM canvas - they're 100% cotton, which almost guarantees they're going to get funky smelling and foul given my use case.
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    Re: Cordura strap suggestions, please

    Quote Originally Posted by LosAngelesTimer View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried the clockwork synergy straps and they appear to be well made but they're just too short for my 8 inch wrist.
    I had that exact same problem with my little 7.25 inch wrist with Blu Shark straps also, which is why I did not mention them. I did mention it to them, and they said they were going to make longer straps, but I have not checked back with them in over a year.
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    Re: Cordura strap suggestions, please

    I was about to suggest a perlon, but i guess that will be on the flimsy side too.

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    Re: Cordura strap suggestions, please

    Quote Originally Posted by DImGR View Post
    Thanks but, as I mentioned, cotton and leather are non-starters for this particular use case.

    I actually just took an Alphashark NATO strap that I already had, sliced off the second piece of fabric and... voila! It's pretty close to what I'm looking for.

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