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 Posted: Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 02:39 am
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Mike T.
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Has anyone been able to put an Isofrane band through its paces? Worn for a month or more solid? Salt water, dry weather, cold weather, etc. Several of my other (Formex) rubber straps wore out very quickly and I was just wondering if the Isofranes were similar.

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Is this for a Dive watch, Tool watch or all around beater?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 05:06 am
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Everything under the sun (or water)!

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They will hold up OK but not for long term. They are really for general use and comfort.

You want something a little more heavy and long term like a Hirsch.

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Isophrane is the best rubber strap you can own imho,they are thick,well made and very comfortabel...under normal wear I can not see them wearing out... well worth every penny spent.ThumbsUp02.gif

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I agree. I have owned many with no issues!

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I've owned several and tbwy'vr held up well to hiking, mountain biking, swimming in pool and ocean, high summer temperatures... thumbsup.gif

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oagaspar wrote:
Isophrane is the best rubber strap you can own imho,they are thick,well made and very comfortabel...under normal wear I can not see them wearing out... well worth every penny spent.ThumbsUp02.gif


Absolutely agree with Oscar and many other comments...I have several (they have seen every element possible...high heat, extreme cold, very dry weather, and chlorine pool water in my location along with high heat, high humidity, and tons of salt water exposure while on vacation (several weeks of exposure total).

My Isofranes have shown absolutely ZERO degradation with exposure to the elements...the best (and most comfortable IMO) rubber strap you can buy! You will really love the strap and it is worth the price of entry IMO. thumbsup.gif

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Thanks for the feedback. Isofrane it is on my next watch!

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 Posted: Sat Apr 7th, 2012 06:14 pm
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I'm wearing my first Iso as I type this, it really is an awesome strap and feels like it will take everything you throw at it.. You should go for itThumbsUp02.gif

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I have both an Isofrane and a Hirsch Extreme. Both are solid choices. However, I tend to prefer the more conservative look of the ISO. It is a solid strap that has held up well and I've never had an issue with it. Good luck!!

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The orange Iso, catches more grime than the darker ones like black and dark blue. I work in the field lots and all the dust and action in kitchens may also be to blame. All orange straps exhibit the same downside. But if it's quality and toughness you want, my vote goes to Isofrane.

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