After a few years with a heavy-duty iPhone case, it was refreshing to snap on the Urban Armor Gear iPhone Ice case. My phone felt sleek again.

The ultra light, military-drop-test tough case covers the sides and back of my iPhone, and has a clear, stick-on screen protector. Together, the case and screen cover protect my phone from scratches.

I like the Urban Armor Gear iPhone Ice case’s design; it looks tough and “military.” At the same time, it’s easy to use, the port openings leave the phone ports and buttons very accessible, and the case adds almost no weight to my phone.

I don’t talk much on my phone, but I seem to spend a good part of my day tossing into and retrieving from my bag or computer backpack to respond to messages and texts, check my email, and kill time on Facebook. So far, the Urban Armor Gear iPhone Ice case has done a great job of keeping my phone free of scratches.

One of the things I like the most about this case–it makes me feel more in touch with my iPhone. I loved my old case, especially since it was waterproof, but it completely hid the sleek design that drew me to the iPhone in the first place.

I think this case would be ideal for anyone looking for lightweight protection who doesn’t need the added weight of a waterproof case.

The Urban Armor Gear case is available for iPhone 5/5c/5s, 6/6s, 6/6s Plus, as well as for several Android phone brands, such as Microsoft, Samsung, and LG. Also available in black.

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buy-now$34.95, shop for Ice cases at Amazon.