I’ve been using an Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6/6s Case with my iPhone 6 for the last 5 months. Today, when I remove the device from its shell, the phone looks as good as it did the day that I bought it.

The hard, drop-resistant composite case wraps tightly around the entire phone except for the screen, which is protected by a clear, scratch-resistant, stick-on screen protector. The screen protector works well, but can initially be tricky to install without getting air bubbles trapped underneath.

Last August I took my phone and Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6/6s Case on a six-day river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. On day three, I wrapped my 14-foot raft on a rock, and the one dry bag that was not strapped down happened to have my phone in it. A kayaker recovered the bag a half-mile downstream. I was happy to discover my phone unscratched and totally functional after pinballing through a maze of rocks and across a shallow sandbar. There is no question, the Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6/6s Case protected my phone from harm.

I typically store my phone and Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6/6s Case in the front left pocket of my coat when I’m skiing at our home mountain of Jackson Hole. Whenever I pull out the phone on the chairlift to check email or text, the large buttons on the case are usable without taking my gloves off. I do have to de-glove to use the touch screen with the thin plastic cover, which otherwise behaves normally in the cold temps. The case is also very lightweight. When I slide the phone back into my pocket, I can easily get back to the task at hand without feeling the burden of a heavy phone and case while I ski.

The light and burly Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6/6s Case fits my back and forth, front-country to back-county lifestyle with its adventures and exposure, and the need to bring my phone along in order to stay connected.

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. Available in Black, White, Rust, Plasma, Ice, Cobalt, Ash and Magma.

Bottom Line: The Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6/6s Case offers excellent phone protection for the outdoor enthusiast. With its tough, industrial-looking design, it looks and plays the part of durability and functionality.

Manufacturer’s site: www.urbanarmorgear.com

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