A fan of the Everest Band from Everest Horology Products, Sheldon Smith posted on his blog:
We discussed the materials and engineering around how and why we designed the Everest band the way we did. Also, being that we are making the band here in the United States of America, it allows us to easily control adjustments and materials better. He points out the benefits of Thermoplastic Rubber and how it molds easily to your wrist but is sturdy enough to handle the elements and day-to-day abuse that your watch goes through. Check out more at the link above and thank you Sheldon for taking the time to review our products!