Best rugged cases for the Apple iPhone 6

The Apple iPhone 6 is here and it's great, but as we already know, pretty things break pretty easily. The 4.7-inch goodness already shattered a number of records, but does this mean that it has to literally break itself as well? Of course not. We bet that several thoughts will pass through the minds of most of the proud iPhone 6 adopters, the first one being "Oh my God, this is beautiful!" and the second one "I should put a protective case on this thing as soon as possible!".

We've already showed you a collection of some iPhone 6 cases that will surely protect your shiny new gadget from the elements and accidental drops just to a slight extent, but more harsh conditions will surely affect your beloved smartphone in a pretty bad way. Things might get a lot more uglier if you are clumsy and bring your new iPhone 6 while, say, trekking in the mountains. Thus, the need for a more rugged and durable case arises. 

We've made a pick of some of the existing rugged cases that will provide your new Apple smartphone with a comparably-better protection against everything you might through it at. Check them out right below. 


Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Are these bendable too? :P

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No need, these cases make sure they won't fit your pockets

20. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Not all people have that issue. I have had the Note 1,2 and 3 all in Otter Boxes. They fit in my pockets. Sure I have a few pairs of shorts that barely keep my keys in them.

7. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

WITHOUT THESE TYPES OF CASES APPLE, WILL TRANSFORM TO BANANA

14. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

OMG.. these phones with that case became the most ugliest and thickest phones i ever seen

22. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Don't wanna lose quality features

2. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Spigen is good,i use spigen for my note 3

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

And it actually looks good, if not the best out of all these cases. I also have a Spigen (a slim armor for my M8), great looking and tough case without too much ugly uncomfortable added bulk. Highly recommend.

5. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

iPhone 6 & 6+ need tank armour to protect them ;-)

6. StarKiller

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

with some missiles

8. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Cases at its best because they have to protect them(iP6/iP6+) from bending

9. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Only stainless steel cases for iphonez.

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I don't know anyone that tries to bend their expensive devices - here's a newsflash though: Bend anything metal hard enough and... it bends. Same for HTC One, same for any metal product, I don't know why this is news to people. 10 Million iPhone 6's pre-ordered and how many people have a problem with bending? Mine is fine, my case hasn't arrived yet, I put it in my pocket, I don't have a problem with it.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

There's quite a lot of people who are reporting that their 6+ bent from just being in their front pocket Even in that guy's video his 6+ was already damage before he started bending That's completely unacceptable, especially since its most of the most expensive phones around It shows poor design, e.g. too thin Or poor choice of materials, e.g. aluminum is soft, so its not suitable for that very thin design, they probably should have used a harder/stiffer metal like steel/stainless steel

13. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I agree, I'm just wondering with such a big deal being made over a relatively small number of "incidents" so far compared to units sold, how much of it is a problem or how much is people (and the media) trying to find one for sensationalism. The exact same stories came about when the iPhone 5 was released. Turned out to be a non-issue... I agree thin metal is a problem, it's a stupid design direction when most people wanted better battery (the battery is still very good in mine but the longer it lasts the better!). I'm not sure why Jony Ive has this obsession with "thin" when ergonomic fit would be a better design direction.

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

i don't think it's defect product, blame the built quality and unfortunately it can happen to that 10 million iphone,

16. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It's nothing to do with build quality - the build of Apple products is great and no-one can realistically deny that. It's a design problem with weak areas of Aluminium around the buttons, if indeed this does turn out to be a common problem for people in the real world. Like I said though - exactly the same stories came out about the iPhone 5 and quickly disappeared again. We'll only know as time goes on! :)

21. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I mean construction when i said built quality, the problem is more worrying than iphone 5, iphone 5 are less prone to bend that's why it's easier to ignore. iphone 6 may not pass easily, no matter what, problem is still there with millions sold iphone 6.

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol rugged against human touch

17. ABC_123

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

anti-bend cases!

18. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus easily prone to accidental bending in your pocket !. Note 3 is far more durable, survived more than what iPhone 6+ failed !! www.gsmarena.com/iphone_6_plus_appears_easily_prone_to_accidental_bending-news-9734.php

19. NKS05

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Use Amzer Crusta

23. shatterarmor

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

THESE DONT PROTECT THE SCREEN OR FROM BENDING, THE ONLY REAL PROTECTIVE CASE THAT IS SHATTERPROOF IS AT SHATTERARMOR.COM OR IPHONEARMOR.COM

24. shatterarmor

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

THE STRONGEST CASE ON EARTH IS AT IPHONEARMOR.COM. BEST PROTECTION BEST VALUE AND SHATTERPROOF YOU JUST CANT BEAT THAT!

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