- LifeProof FRĒ SERIES
- Ghostek NAUTICAL Slim Galaxy S22 Ultra Case
- Pelican Marine Series
- CaliCase Waterproof Universal Case
- JOTO Floating Waterproof Pouch
- Vapesoon Compatible with iPhone 11 Waterproof Case
- Lanheim iPhone Cases
- Spidercase Samsung Cases
- Syncwire Phone Pouch
- ProCase Floating Waterproof Phone Pouch
- Universal Waterproof Phone Pouch
Our phones are very important pieces of technology, whether we like it or not. And they definitely seem more fragile than they used to be. Whether it’s a surprise rainstorm while walking around a new town, a splash fight with the grandkids by the pool, or a spill while kayaking, unprotected phones will inevitably get water damage.
But there’s an easy fix: a waterproof phone case. But be careful, not all waterproof phone cases work as well as expected. This is why we polled members of the travel industry and bring you the 11 best waterproof phone case recommendations from Amazon.
“While it’s only available for iPhones, the LifeProof FRĒ SERIES really is an excellent phone case. Its price point can be a bit much, but they’re not kidding when they call these things waterproof; not splash resistant, not water resistant. Waterproof. Take it scuba diving. Throw it in the ocean and hope a friendly whale retrieves it for you. It’ll be good. It’s also made largely from recycled plastic, making it a great green purchase as well.” — Nick Valentino, VP of Market Operations at Bellhop Las Vegas Movers
“I have been using Ghostek cases for my last few phones. While they may not be the most attractive cases on the market, they do a great job for the price and have never let me down. A waterproof case is important to me as I tend to spend long periods by the pool. The manufacturer claims it will withstand swimming, and while I have not put this to the test, it easily fends off the splashes from the throngs of exuberant kids who seem to surround me all the time. What has been put to test on many occasions is the shockproof qualities. I appear to have an unnatural habit of getting my phone wet at the most awkward moments, but this case has passed the test every time. The fingerprint sensor can be a little temperamental, but this has never concerned me too much. All in all, a great case at a decent price.” — Colin Toh, CEO, Headphonesty
“Waterproof phone cases are great and all, but if you’re going to be in a deep body of water, a waterproof phone won’t do you any good if it’s too far underwater for you to find or reach. This is why I’m a big fan of the Pelican Marine Series floating waterproof cases. While they’re a bit too bulky for daily use, they’re ideally suited to their purpose. The case is still small enough to hold in your hand and use your phone normally, the built-in lanyard adds another layer of protection, and it really does keep your phone dry and above the waves.” — Chris Stevenson, CEO, VirtualRealityRental Las Vegas
“This is the ‘world’s greatest’ floating waterproof phone pouch, according to CaliCase. They most certainly have a compelling case for their lofty assertion. I found the Universal Waterproof Floating Cover, which is made of two layers of plastic based on PVC, to meet all of my requirements for a waterproof phone pouch. The waterproofing not only passed all tests, but it also made it possible for the phone to function flawlessly in both wet and dry conditions. It’s very simple to open and shut the seal and is highly buoyant. I did have one criticism: The case was one of the bulkiest because it was so heavily cushioned. Nevertheless, the CaliCase pouch is reliable and has a few great extras, like a size that essentially fits all phones, 15 various color designs, an adjustable chain, a buckle, and a cleaning cloth.” — William Drow, Product Manager at Starlinkhow
“A waterproof phone case can keep your phone safe from minor spills to complete submersion when things are not really going your way! You can get cases for your phone that stay on it all the time or pouches, backpacks, or special cases that are just used when participating in water sports. I personally tend to prefer the latter ones.
I have the JOTO floating waterproof pouches, which come in packs of two. My favorite thing about these cases is they are compatible with all smartphones up to 7 inches. It has air padding as well, which makes it float when placed into water. The case comes with an adjustable neck strap for simple portability and snaps shut to form a secure seal.
I have an iPhone 12 Pro and this cover fulfills my need perfectly. I’m a big fan of beaches. Once I purposely submerged my phone for 2 minutes straight and was surprised to find the phone dry as a bone. Other than that, I had no trouble using the touch screen, taking clear images, or when using facial recognition.” — Stavros Zavrakas, Founder of Orthogonality
“The Vapesoon Waterproof Case is a reassuringly chunky phone case. While that may be a problem for some, I feel safe in the knowledge it helps my iPhone 11 withstand the bumps and knocks it gets subjected to on a daily basis. I wanted a waterproof case as I tend to use my phone outside and in the rain quite a lot. However, this case really came into its own differently. Enjoying an after-work get-together with my colleagues, one rather tipsy young gent carelessly bumped into the table our drinks were sitting on, resulting in a beer drenching my phone. I fully expected to spend the next few hours desperately trying to save my precious phone, but no, it didn’t get wet in the slightest. All I had to do was to wipe down the case, call a cab for the clumsy young inebriate, and it was time for another beer.” — Colin Palfrey, CMO, Crediful
“If you are an iPhone user, the Lanheim case is the best mobile case you can find. This iPhone case can be submerged in 6 feet of water for up to one hour, and it is dust-proof. This case will protect your phone anywhere from being out in the rain to accidentally splashing water on it from doing the dishes.” — Melissa Terry, CFA, VEM Tooling
“If you are a Samsung user, the Spider case is the right and best option from my experience. It is backed by more than 4,500 five-star ratings and has been tested to withstand 6.6 feet of water for at least one hour. Plus, it’s dust-proof. This shock-absorbent case gives you a secure grip on your mobile phone, making it easy to hold onto while running out and about in the rain. It will also withstand drops of 6.6 feet. There is a built-in screen protector that is resistant to scratches, and it allows you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint and supports wireless charging.” — Melissa Terry, CFA, VEM Tooling
“Your phone remains protected in this water-resistant bag that is sealed up to 30 metres deep. Additionally, the Syncwire Phone Pouch has straightforward switch access that guarantees a tight seal to block out dirt, sand, snow, and water. Most significantly, any phone may be used with it! Just a reminder that it’s not best used with phones with thick cases.” — Aimee Howard, Quality Assessor at Aerosphere
“I love the ProCase Floating Waterproof Phone Pouch. I am an avid kayaker and have dropped my phone in the water more often than I care to admit, which is exactly why I have this case. I have a Samsung Galaxy S10. Yes, it’s an older phone, but this pouch fits it with no problem. The clear case is great for taking pictures while I am on the water. I highly recommend this product, and it’s inexpensive compared to other waterproof cases on the market.” — Steve Morrow, founder of Paddle About
“As a plumber and an entrepreneur, I have to always be available for my current and potential clients. To promote my business, I also have to take photos or upload helpful advice on my website. Therefore, it is essential to have a good phone. However, I spend my days in wet places, surrounded by a sudden gush of water from broken pipelines.
Thus, I need to protect my phone with a waterproof case. I have tried numerous times, but the Universal Waterproof Phone Pouch with Lanyard is the best option. This case has a nice detachable lanyard that is adjustable in length. The phone’s lanyard is simple to detach and worn comfortably around the neck. Taking your phone in and out is simple and helps keep it safe.
In conclusion, if you are an entrepreneur, you must have a phone that can take a beating and stay safe while you’re on the go. This case has a detachable lanyard that makes it easy to take your phone in and out, as well as protective features like waterproofing and dust prevention.” — Alex Woollam, CEO of Waterline Plumbing
Inspired to get outdoors or on the water with your better-protected phone? Consider