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Diving watch on a 4-ring Zulu style strap made of ballistic nylon fabric, derived from the UK MOD's "Nato" strap design.[1]

Ballistic nylon is a thick, tough, synthetic nylon fabric used for a variety of applications. Ballistic nylon was originally developed by the DuPont corporation as a material for flak jackets to be worn by World War II airmen. The term ballistic nylon takes its name from the fact that it was intended to protect its wearers from flying debris and fragmentation caused by bullet or artillery shell impacts. It was not an effective defense against most pistol or rifle rounds let alone the heavy 20mm and 30mm autocannons Axis fighters were often armed with. Ballistic nylon has been replaced by Kevlar and other, more effective, bullet resistant fabrics for these cases.

Modern applications of ballistic nylon include luggage, cave packs, tool belts, police duty belts, watchstraps, motorcycle jackets, skin-on-frame kayaks, and Horseware Rambo turnout blankets.

The original specification for ballistic nylon was an 18 ounce nylon fabric made from 1050 denier high tenacity nylon yarn in a 2x2 basketweave. Today the term is often used to refer to any nylon fabric that is made with a "ballistic weave", typically a 2x2 or 2x3 basketweave. It can be woven from nylon yarns of various denier such as 840 denier and 1680 denier. Denier refers to the weight, not the strength, of the fabric. Laboratory tests[citation needed] have been run and the double weave 1050 denier fabric is the strongest and most durable fabric for its denier weight level. The 1680 denier is a good alternative that has a similar strength but lighter weight than the 1050[2] as it resists abrasion and tearing, ballistic nylon is typically used for luggage and in the bottom of bags made of a lighter nylon or other fabric. Ballistic nylon is hard to dye, so it is often found in black or similar dark colors.

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Complex.com
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:37:30 -0700

Now the company is bringing its distinctive take to footwear—and surprisingly, it's not a sneaker. Publish is collaborating with Vans OTW for a mixed material take on the Breton Boot SE. Made of water-resistant ballistic nylon with a neoprene tongue ...

Gizmag

Gizmag
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:14:05 -0700

The pack itself is made from ballistic nylon, features multiple padded and microfiber-lined pockets/compartments, and is being made in two models – the 22-liter Metro, and the more streamlined 18-liter Escape. Wolffe is currently raising production ...
 
Los Angeles Times
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:01:22 -0700

The bright red satiny linings seduced us but the myriad spacious compartments laid out oh-so-intelligently won us over. Into the Booq Cobra Brief went the 16-inch laptop computer, the full-size and mini tablets, the smartphone, the e-book reader and a ...

The Denver Post

The Denver Post
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:41:29 -0700

Booq's newest bag is all business, but it's also a stylish pleasure to tote, either by the padded double grab handles or adjustable shoulder strap, which has a slim silicone strip that reduces sliding. The black ballistic nylon exterior has a water ...
 
PR Web (press release)
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Made of ballistic nylon, the case is super tough on the outside, and its unique Cooling Channel technology both protects the laptop and keeps it running cool. A rigid frame system suspends the computer in the middle of the case, cushioning it from ...
 
XXLMAG.COM
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:22:30 -0700

The Vans OTW x Publish Brand collaboration upholds the same ethos, infusing OTW's refined boot design with a sportswear-inspired build. The majority of the upper exhibits an athletic influence, employing water-resistant ballistic nylon swatches from ...
 
Wired
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -0700

The Ames Backpack mixes leather, ballistic nylon, and wool, and easily stows your 15-inch laptop and iPad. The Bashford Duffel is perfectly sized for a weekend trip to the shore. Tumi Capsule Collection Ames Backpack, Large | $495 | Bashford Duffel | $795.
 
Mixmag
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:57 -0700

This week, the news of the collaboration between Publish Brand and Californian footwear purveyor Vans was announced. The pairing are set to release a mixed material take on the Breton Boot SE, which features a water resistant ballistic nylon and ...
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