iPhone 6(s+)

The 5 Best Waterproof iPhone 6 Cases – Updated Aug. 2016

 

The Best Waterproof iPhone Case? Nuud vs Fre vs Obex vs Wetsuit vs Catalyst

 

Need a waterproof case for you iPhone? Here’s our top 5 Best waterproof iPhone 6 cases!

Waterproof iPhone cases are great for vacation but from our perspective may not be good for day-to-day usage only because every waterproof iPhone case that we’ve tested on our site will reduce the functionality of the iPhone. We’ve slowly realized that the cases listed below are more “All-Weather” cases because there are WAY BETTER cases for water-based vacations.Generally for every waterproof case, the touchscreen response will be less, sound will be muted slightly and any sort of conversation will result in people thinking that you’re taking a call in a box.

Everyone of these cases is shockproof and waterproof up to height of 6.6ft so your iPhone will be protected during any sort of water sports such as casual snorkelling and swimming. If you need something more, consider taking a look at the HitCase Pro as the case score is fairly low but it is an amazing product for people who want to take their iPhones even further as the HitCase Pro will allow you to go down to depths of 33ft, it’s GoPro mount compatible so you can mount it to your car, bike and even dog! The Optrix XD6 and ProShot case are also worth checking out. Find out the differences between these three “true” waterproof cases.

We’ve reviewed other waterproof iPhone cases so if you the one you are interested in isn’t in this list, there is a chance that we’ve reviewed it. We take pride in doing these reviews as everything that we review/film is based on our experience with the product. You won’t find us reading product descriptions and other types of marketing fluff on our site!

 

 

1. Dog and Bone Wetsuit Impact (4.3/5.0)

Dog and Bone Wetsuit Impact Review - iPhone 6 Waterproof Cases
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Pros: Comes with a glass screen protector, decent access to the iPhone, able to attach a wrist strap

Cons: Sound is muted (like every other case in this list

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2. LifeProof Nuud (4.0/5.0)

LifeProof Nuud Review - Waterproof iPhone Case
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Pros: Great access to the iPhone’s touchscreen, waterproof headphone jack extension, waterproof/shockproof up to 6.6 ft with no screen protector, one of the thinnest waterproof iPhone cases

Cons: No screen protector so face first drops in rough terrain may damage the screen, sound isn’t great (both ear and bottom speakers), early Nuud models had issues with the lightning port connector, fits only Apple sized lightning cables

Get it now on Amazon!

3. Catalyst Waterproof (3.8/5.0)

Catalyst Waterproof Review - iPhone 6/6 Plus
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Pros: Able to attach a wrist strap to this case, full iPhone coverage, mute switch is easy to access, no viewability issues with the screen protector, waterproof up to 16.4 ft

Cons: Buttons are a little tougher to use, case “squeaks”, screen protector reduces sensitivity slightly

Get it now on Amazon!

4. LifeProof Fre Power (3.8/5.0)

LifeProof Fre Power Review - Take your iPhone further?
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Pros: Feels solid/well-built, doubles the iPhone’s battery life, unique speaker/mic design

Cons: Expensive, screen protector diffuses screen, no rain-bowing effects, glare issues, bulky, can’t attach a wrist strap

Get it now on Amazon!

5. LifeProof Fre (3.8/5.0)

LifeProof Fre Review for the iPhone 6
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Pros: the thinnest shockproof/waterproof case that we’ve come across

Cons: Back scratches easily, screen protector diffuses the iPhone 6’s touchscreen, rain-bowing and glare problems, fits only Apple sized lightning cables

Get it now on Amazon!

So those are the current 5 best waterproof cases for the iPhone 6. Have any questions? Send me a tweet, leave a comment below or send me an e-mail through our “About Us” page.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Eric

    September 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Aaron, would you please do a review on the Thule Atmos x5 waterproof case for the iPhone 6 Plus?

    • Aaron Ho

      September 17, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Working on it.

      • Michael

        October 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm

        Any preliminary thoughts on it thus far?

        • Aaron Ho

          October 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

          Nope. Can’t really tell from all the marketing photos.

          • Jazmine

            October 19, 2015 at 6:33 am

            Yes! Please do a review on the x5. I’ve had so many problems with my Lifeproof nuud (the charging port breaks after a few months use) I’m in dire need of a reliable waterproof case.

          • Aaron Ho

            October 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm

            I’m waiting on my review cases.

  2. Nathan

    September 18, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    What’s the best waterproof case out there

  3. Jamey

    November 1, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Not trying to go over Aaron’s head and “review” the Atmos x5, but I just picked one up yesterday and so far it’s a pretty good case (in my opinion). Only problems I’ve run into so far is that 1. Everything sounds a bit tinny as far as sound coming from the speaker on the bottom of the phone and 2. There is a small gap between the screen and screen protector so you may have to press a little harder when typing. I can’t wait for Aaron to get his hands on one and review it fully to see what he thinks.

  4. Oscar

    December 18, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Hi Aaron!
    I love your comparison tool and reviews. I’ve not found a single website or reviewer which have as thorough reviews and thorough testing as you do, nor a comparison tool as good as yours. But you have both, and for that I am sincerely greatful!
    Enough rambling. I have an issue which I can think of no-one better suited for than you. I have seen all your reviews for waterproof cases and searched high and low on the web, but can’t find a single waterproof case which is reasonably good when it comes to sound quality, camera and flash, accessibility and which at the same time meet the following criteria:
    1. Passes a drop-test (doesn’t crack open)
    2. Has the ability to attach a threaded headphone adapter
    3. Has the ability to attach a lanyard/wrist strap

    There are several which meet criteria 1 & 2 or 1 & 3, but not all three. Is there a case which I perhaps have missed which fulfill these criteria? Or do you have any suggestions on work-arounds?

    I have considered the Lifeproof case with the Lifeproofe Lifejacket, but found that it is too bulky to e.g. have in your ski jacket, and is therefore not an option.

    I am really looking forward to your reply, even if it would be a disappointing “No solution found”.
    Merry Christmas from Sweden!

  5. Roy

    May 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Hey Aaron
    have you done a review on the Pelican Marine Waterproof Case? The price may be a bit high but may be worth it

  6. Steve

    June 29, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Any reason why the Ghostek Atomic 2.0 did not make this list?

    • Felipe

      May 12, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Did you receive any comment about that? Why the Ghostek Atomic 2.0 is not on the list? Thanks!

  7. Joie Gahum

    September 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Roadeavour waterproof cases are pretty good as well.

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