Best waterproof and rugged cases for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5

Best waterproof and rugged cases for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5
With summer in full bloom, the sunny weather and beaches not too far, many of you will be taking their smartphone for a vacation, and that might include something a bit more extreme than just lying on the beach and tanning. For those of you that plan to get wet, swim, scuba dive, kiteboard, or do whatever extreme crazy stuff one can do, a waterproof case is essential. Not just to capture the moment, but also to be able to be in touch when in need.

That’s why we’ve summed up the best waterproof and rugged cases for the Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5. Cases and housings that vary in function - some will fit use on both land and water, others would feel more appropriate deep underwater, and yet others will be extremely shock-proof.

Pick your favorites right below and let us know which is your favorite waterproof and rugged case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5.

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)




Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

lifeproof is the best one in my opinion.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, and others are ugly.

8. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I've used Lifeproof before, and as a first person experience I can safely say that this case (AND COMPANY!) is phenomenal. Great quality / not bulky like those silly Otter Boxes and cases above. If anything happens to your Lifeproof case, the company will ship you a new one for free.

2. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I don't like iPhone 5s and all versions that preceded it. However I have to admit in terms of number of available cases, it still unmatched against it's closest rivals.

4. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Why don't they every make articles like this for the S5 or Z2? I guess I'll just keep waiting...

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Because they don't need cases...

6. Rydsmith unregistered


10. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Emphasis on the best 'waterproof' case. I'd take a naturally waterproof phone which lets me pick any case I want, instead of having to pick among a select few waterproof cases.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011


9. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Hopefully we'll see an actual article (let alone stores, vendors, companies, and creators that actually make and sell more cases than I can count on my hands) about cases for these two lovely water resistant phones. In terms of iPhone cases, I think I'd need the fingers and toes of California's population.

11. cjawe321

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

If you have an iphone 5 go with a turtlebox waterproof case. It's also snow proof and keeps your phone sade from temperatures as low as -40 degrees. In the summer it's waterproof so you really never have to worries about breaking your phone

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