• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous band, but will damage your watch glass

    This band is sleek, catches light beautifully and conforms brilliantly to your wrist. It can occasionally catch on arm hair or clothing fabric, but has not caused serious problems in that department.

    HOWEVER, the DLC coating on the band appears to be too strong for its own good--I very lightly rubbed the back of my space black watch with my milanese loop band while cleaning the watch. This left an easily visible cluster of fine scratches toward the middle of the sensor glass, as if I had taken a piece of sandpaper to the watch.

    Love how this band looks, but hate how I feel like I need to baby the watch whenever it's off my wrist.

    59 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The band you all have been waiting for!

    The space black milanese loop is a very high quality band made out of the same materials that went into creating the space black stainless steel casing. Most of the colored milanese loops online are made out of cheap materials that end up chipping or needing to be replaced because of the poor quality. It was for this reason that I waited until Apple released one of their own. The flexibility of the band, the color match to the space black casing, and the well polished design are all things that attracted me to this band. My singular complaint about the watch is that there are times when the magnet feels too weak to keep the watch on, usually this is during physical activities. If they made the magnet just a bit stronger, it would easily be a 5 star

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well done Apple!

    I've had the black Milanese loop now for about 3 weeks and must say it is a great band. It looks very sharp and even though I use the 42 mm Sport model (Space gray) it still is nice to wear in the office. Switching to the sport band for the gym, beach, outdoors is very easy. The only thing to be mindful is the magnet, since it is very good, sometimes the strap (or the charger) gets close to it and they stick together. So be careful not letting it stick as it may scratch or worse. I would also suggest to clean the band regularly along with the watch. It should definitely last for a long time. Finally, the cost was a little pricey but after seeing how easy it is to adjust, remove, or wear, definitely worth the investment.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ingenious design and functional elegance

    A birthday gift from my brother. I have been wearing the space black stainless steel watch with space black link bracelet since they were first available. Didn't think about replacing the band until I received this gift. Changing bands could not be simpler and what a difference! The black link band is sporty and rugged, but the Milanese loop is incredibly light and comfortable, giving the watch an understated elegance. The design is impressive with ingenious fit and security afforded by the magnetic "clasp". Another design home run for Apple.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BE CAREFUL! SPACE BLACK MILANESE LOOP SCRATCHES SAPPHIRE SCREEN AND SENSORS

    So I was excited to see an official Space Black Milanese Loop, and I bought it the day that it was released. I have been using it for about two weeks, and today when I went to clean my watch, I noticed that the sapphire screen and sensors are covered in scratches consistent with the band touching them! The DLC coating on the loop is apparently hard enough to destroy the watch, simply by taking it off and placing it down on a table. I am out of the country for another month or so, and my watch is still under the one year warranty. I am hoping that Apple will replace it for me once I get home, because it was completely spotless before I started using this band, and Apple did not post any warnings about the band scratching the watch.

    SUMMARY: DO NOT LET YOUR SPACE BLACK MILANESE LOOP COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE SCREEN OR SENSORS ON YOUR APPLE WATCH BECAUSE THEY WILL GET SCRATCHED!

    389 of 440 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best apple watch band for the space grey apple watch sport

    Today I just went to the apple store to check out some new bands for my space grey apple watch sport originally I wanted to get the wolf grey leather loop but It was not a good match for my personality then I tried on the 42 mm space black Milanese loop and it was perfect it was the casual watch band I needed. I would recommend you go to an apple store to try it out because it looks more black on the website and in real life its more polished. the only down side to this product is that is $50 dollars more than the regular Milanese loop and if you are going to pick up this band keep in mind that it is not available in all stores and you may need to pick it up online.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick-looking as expected - Great with the Space Grey Sport

    When this was first leaked online, it got me excited. Although the Black Sport Grey is a slick-looking watch, there aren’t really a whole lot of bands that go well with it, at least IMO. So it was really nice to see a nice band come out. I was never a fan of the Milanese type bands and preferred the black link band but the black Milanese Loop just looked sic. Went to the Apple Store to try it on and was very impressed with the feel. I have the black and midnight blue sports band and although they are great, I wanted something that was more comfortable and nicer looking. It was between this and the Black Nylon. Although the Nylon is even lighter and more comfortable, the Black Milanese Loop is just awesome. The perfect balance between looks, light and comfort. I’ve only worn it for a day, but I felt no hairs being pulled. I do wear it form-fitting and not loose, so it won’t slide. Not gonna lie, it almost seems like I have the Black Stainless Steel Watch Face now. Haha. I still may get the Nylon and even though the Apple Bands are more expensive, they are of much better quality. When I initially bought my watch, I never thought I would get into accessorizing the thing. haha

    Also, I don’t like to bash other reviews but I think it’s a disservice to lower ratings based on packaging. To me, the packaging was fine and it’s all about the product in the end.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Impressed

    I bought this for my Space Gray Watch Sport and am very impressed. It looks and feels great! I was a tad wary the band would be uncomfortable over a long duration; however, it is very lightweight and made well, offering a great balance between a casual and professional look.

    114 of 120 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My absolute favorite

    I really love my SB link bracelet, but this is by far my favorite now! how easy it is to adjust, put on; it's beautiful shine. Get this band!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Black Goodness

    This is the definitive Milanese Loop from Apple! I love how the DLC coating makes this band look sleek and powerful. Bonus points for scratch/damage resistance!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels and looks great with Space Black Sport

    Light and completely custom-fit this band feels great with my 42mm Space Black Sport. It's so finely made that it doesn't scratch the surface of my MacBook Pro while typing. Also it doesn't pull the hairs on my arm which I originally worried about.

    170 of 179 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Band Low Quality Case

    The band looks amazing with my Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch. The one down side is that you have to pay a third more and get low quality packaging. I bought the original Stainless Steel Milanese Loop and that came with a vary nice hard plastic case with a nice felt interior. I always felt that is was a nice safe felt lined area to store the band when using a different band. The new Space Black band came in a low quality card board cut out almost like the sport bands come in. Sorry I expected the same pristine packaging/case as the original came in when spending more then the original which is expensive as it is. This product would have gotten 5 stars if not for the poor packaging.

    39 of 127 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its toooooo nice.......

    I wasn't sure that I would be able to justify the £175 price tag... and was pretty sure I would turn it straight back to Apple for refund, I felt guilty spending the money on just a strap.... WRONG. It is lovely. My watch feels so much nicer on my arm than with the standard strap. I Just hope Apple Watch2 when it eventually arrives will not make this strap obsolete.... It looks great ...One last thing... I hope the finish is going to live up to normal use....

    29 of 31 people found this useful