Southern Straps is a San Francisco-based company that hand-make a collection of straps exclusively for all sizes of the Apple Watch – and they’re pretty impressive.
Our favourite Southern Straps are made from leather (US$99.95/around £77.83). As well as being much cheaper than Apple’s official alternative, the company uses full-grain leather tanned in Italy, providing a soft-to-the-touch strap that can be worn all day with zero irritation on the wrist – something we can’t say for many other straps.
The leather straps are available in two colours – Black and Brown – with either gold, silver or black buckles, adding to the overall premium look and feel. The best part is that because it’s made from high-quality leather, it’ll continue to age and develop a unique pattern.
If leather isn’t your cup of tea, the company also produces a range of Nylon Apple Watch straps ($49.95/around £39) that look similar to the official Apple straps, but with high-grade heat-sealed and double woven nylon for improved durability over long periods. It’s also pretty cheap when compared to Apple’s official offerings, is available in 12 variations and is compatible across all Watch models.