Best rugged cases for iPhone 13 Pro Max in 2024

Even though the iPhone 14 Pro series is out, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is still an incredible iPhone, with a three-camera system, Cinematic Mode, fast A15 chip, and a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion. It's one of Apple's most durable iPhones yet, but it never hurts to add an extra layer of protection. Here are some of the best heavy-duty, rugged cases for the iPhone 13 Pro Max you can buy.

Survive a tumble with a rugged iPhone 13 Pro Max case

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Which of the best rugged cases for iPhone 13 Pro Max should you pick?

When choosing the right case for you, think about which features will matter to you. Is the amount of protection first and foremost? If so, the OtterBox Defender for iPhone or a case with up to 20-foot drop protection like the UAG Monarch Series iPhone Case is the way to go.

Do you want MagSafe compatibility, so you can use your MagSafe charger and other great MagSafe accessories? If so, check out a Speck case, like the Speck Presidio Grip.

While you're at it, don't forget the screen: pick up one of the best iPhone 13 Pro Max screen protectors as well. While all of the cases have a lip around the edge of the screen, you really want screen protection for the ultimate defense against cracks and scratches.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.