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.