Best Rugged cases for iPhone 6 Plus

BY Jason

Published 24 Sep 2014

There have been reports of iPhone 6 Plus bending under pressure from being in owner’s pockets, and if you’re worried about this, or if your iPhone risks being exposed to dust, drops or water, then investing in a rugged iPhone case is a good idea.

Here are our best rugged case picks for the iPhone 6:

Ballistic Tough Jacket

The Tough Jacket for the iPhone 6 Plus has extra corner protection to protect your device against corner drops, 6 ft. impact drop protection, and raised lips at the front to protect the screen from scratches and shocks.

The case is available in two colors, and can be bought from the link below.

Buy Now: $35

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Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx

The Tough Jacket Maxx is Ballistic’s advanced version of the Tough Jacket with protection for drops up to 7 ft., corner protection, a screen protector, multi-layered casing and more. It is available in two colors and can be bought for $50.

Buy Now: $50

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Otterbox Defender

Otterbox is well-known for its rugged cases, and the Defender is its rugged case for the iPhone 6 Plus that protects your device from bumps, drops, scuffs, and more. It comes with a triple-layer casing, a screen-protector and a belt-holster.

The Otterbox Defender is available in 4 colors. The Otterbox Defender isn’t available right away, but Otterbox says it should be coming soon. To be updated, you can ask Otterbox to notify you on this page.

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Griffin Survivor Terrain

The Griffin Survivor Terrain is a rugged case for the iPhone 6 with 4 layers of protection that will protect the device from drops, dust, sand, rain, impacts, vibration, and other environmental factors. There’s an inner lining of foam, a shatter-resistant polycarbonate casing and shock-absorbing silicone. The case also comes with a belt-clip.

Griffin claims the case can help your iPhone survive drops from 2 meter drops on concrete.

➤ Buy Now: $59

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The Supcase for iPhone 6 claims to be water resistant, and dust and shock proof. It has a dual layer polycarbonate and TPU casing, a screen protector, and interchangeable covers.

Buy Now: $14

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Pelican ProGear Voyager

The Pelican ProGear Voyager protects the iPhone 6 Plus against drops and sharp objects, thanks to a multi-layer polycarbonate casing and a scratch resistant screen protector. It has a slim design, which isn’t the norm with rugged cases. The case also has a rubber layer in the solid shell to insulate the iPhone 6 against drops and impacts. It has been successfully tested against military specifications.

It is available in 6 color options, including grey, white, black, green and pink.

➤ Buy Now: $60

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Pelican ProGear Protector

Pelican’s Protector case is $10 cheaper than the Voyager case, and is successfully tested against military specifications to survive multiple drops. Just like the Voyager, it has a rubber layer to absorb impacts from drops and shocks. It also has angled edges that keep the screen protected.

The Protector is available in black and white colors.

Buy Now: $40

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Spigen Tough Armor

Spigen is known for its Tough Armor series of cases, and the iPhone 6 Plus version of that case is available for $15.99 on Amazon. The case has a dual layer protective casing, corner protection, and a kickstand.

It is available in 7 color options including gunmetal, gold, blue, slate and more.

Buy Now: $15.99

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If you’re not interested in rugged cases, you can also check our roundup of best iPhone 6 Plus cases.