After recently updating my personal phone (essentially mini tablet) device to the latest model, I went scouring the interwebs to find the latest and best option for keeping my device safe. As of the last couple years, I’ve backpacked abroad less and have focused more on wilderness travel, camping and hiking, so a solid case is even more important for me these days. I often take photos on my iPhone, and often flirt with the fine line of destruction, be it taking photos over a river, or high up in elevation. Anything can happen at anytime, so it’s important for me to take proper precautions. With this new upgrade, I reached out to Catalyst to give their newly famed case a try. And I was very impressed with the results…
The Catalyst case adds a bit of size to already thin phones, but it’s not as obscenely noticeable as, say Otterbox. My phone still fits smoothly into my pocket, with the case adding a more sticky base, which helps the phone from slipping and falling, or escaping out of slick pockets. The enclosure provides a 6.6 feet/2-meter drop rating of MIL STD 810G, which means it can take a six foot drop, which I’ve tested and came away impressed. Catalyst advertises their cases as snow proof, dirt and sand proof, easy to install/remove (which it is, surprisingly), and with true sound acoustics. All in all, I found Catalyst’s cases to be the best option for the traveling lifestyle, especially if you lean more toward adventure and wilderness travel. They’re built very well, feel good, go together smoothly, and do provide optimum protection for when I’m on the go.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen