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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 Ballistic nylon has been replaced by Kevlar and other, more effective, bullet resistant fabrics for these cases.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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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

The black ballistic nylon exterior has a water-repellant coating, big toothy metal YKK waterproof zippers won't snag or splay, the luggage trolley handle pass-through on the back of the bag slips smoothly over a wheeled bag's pull handle, and there's ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700

This premium backpack is made with top quality ballistic nylon with dedicated laptop compartment, tons of convenient and thoughtful storage. Curved main zipper provides a straight path for effortless laptop removal, and unprecedented easy access with ...


Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:11:15 -0700

Consisting of the three items, the Barrage, Citizen, Tool Roll and Dirt Bag, each is built from Chrome's proprietary HD Ballistic Nylon, which is 3x more heat resistant and 4x more abrasion resistant than typical Ballistic Nylons. Plus, it's waterproof ...


Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700

The bottom is trimmed with leather backed by waterproof ballistic nylon so it's not an issue if you accidentally set the case down in a puddle. The main compartment zipper wraps all the way around the case, making it simple to open and find what you're ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:47:36 -0700

The bags will be made from carbon fiber, polycarbonate, ballistic nylon, Cordura, Kevlar and aircraft grade aluminum and will look very similar to the designs on the Kickstarter page. The check-in bag is priced at $324.99 (£202) and the carry-on ...
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.


Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:32:31 -0700

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