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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 Ballistic nylon has been replaced by Kevlar and other, more effective, bullet resistant fabrics for these cases.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, knife sheaths, and skin-on-frame kayaks.

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 hard to dye, so it is often found in black or similar dark colors.

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Tech Times

Tech Times
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:56:15 -0700

That and the distinctive premium durable body made from ballistic nylon and Kevlar that makes it water-repellent and breaks away from the conventional glass and metal design of most high-end smartphones. You'll find a 21-megapixel camera with dual-LED ...


Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:06:59 -0700

Designed to take a beating, the Razer Tactical Backpack is made from the same materials used for military flak jackets – thick, tightly woven robust ballistic nylon. Its water-resistant, scratch and tear-proof exterior effortlessly protects your gear ...

Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Three, 30-round Magpul PMAG® magazines and three full length rail covers ship with the SR-556 Takedown in a rugged, ballistic nylon case. By: Ed Head, Down Range TV. My first look at this rifle came a couple of years ago while we were filming segments ...

Realty Today

Realty Today
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:18:45 -0700

The Droid Turbo's back is made either of Kevlar with flashy holographic stitch pattern (slippery) or of ballistic nylon (not slippery but is somewhat cheap-looking). The top's thickness is 8.3mm and it gets thicker at the bottom with 11.3mm. Weighing ...


Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:56:15 -0700

Made with ballistic nylon, the Ultimate SleeveCase (iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2 and 3; $59 to $87) features a shock-absorbing neoprene shell lined with suede that provides protection from scratches and bumps—and even helps keep your screen ...

Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:37:30 -0700

The three packs are designed for different gear configurations and are made with ballistic nylon. Each has room for a laptop computer and essential non-photo gear and zippered pockets for quick access. The FirstLight 20L ($230) holds a standard DSLR ...

Droid Life (press release) (blog)

Droid Life (press release) (blog)
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:40:49 -0700

The DROID Turbo, a device that cracked our top 5 phones of 2014, is now available from Verizon in a shiny new Sapphire Blue color. Better yet, that blue is atop the Ballistic Nylon version of the Turbo, which is our personal favorite. Like the black ...

Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:56:15 -0700

Each month, Lust List rounds up the products that made us ride like the wind at double speed. This time we've got all kinds of stuff to make a grown man cry: earphones, wallets and even a (stolen) backpack.

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