Urban Armor Gear Apple Watch straps are here. Known for rugged device cases, this is the first line of Apple Watch accessories from UAG. There are two straps: Active, Nato, and Leather. Sporting stainless steel custom hardware and a hook & loop fastener security, the Active Strap allows for you to dive deeper, surf longer, and play harder with your Apple Watch. The Leather Strap, the most premium of the straps, is built exclusively for the modern wanderer. Designed with soft leather, stainless steel custom hardware, and a unique snapping collar, the strap offers refined protection that can keep up with your daily grind. Active Strap: US$59.95; Leather Strap: US$69.95.
I love a good deployant buckle. I’m wearing Monoware’s deployant buckle strap now, and I found a new one for Apple Watch from Monvadan in an Instagram sponsored post. Facebook apparently knows me pretty well. The company has two lines, Caiman and Colorslide, and to be honest, I can’t tell what’s different between them. I haven’t tested either yet, but their deployant buckle looks great. They have many leather colors (black, blue, green, brown—with multiple shades), and the hardware is available in gold, silver, and black. the one shown in the pic is Midnight Black with white stitching and silver hardware. They’re $72 each.
Like most Pad & Quill products, it looks great, but Bryan Chaffin also think it’s a neat story: it’s made from leather that came from a 60-year old stash found in a warehouse in Europe.