If all you're looking for is protection, primarily against water, dust, or mud, get the Catalyst Waterproof case. It's rated to withstand a dip into the water of up to 10 meters, vs the 3 meters of the HitCase Splash. If you want a case that does a little more than just protect your iPhone, check out the HitCase. Its selection of lenses can help bring out your inner photographer while you're off on your adventure.
Here's the breakdown
There are some key differences between the Catalyst Waterproof case and the HitCase Splash. If you're looking for the maximum protection you can get for your iPhone between these two cases, it's the Catalyst. It's more expensive up front, but it provides overall better protection and there are no additional costs associated with the case.
If you want a case that does more than just protect (while still providing excellent protection), the HitCase Splash is a great choice. Your iPhone should be well protected in most scenarios. It's also less expensive than the Catalyst, though if you want any of the HitCase lenses, be prepared to pay, as the lenses themselves cost $40 each on top of the cost of the case.
|Catalyst Waterproof Case||HitCase Splash|
|Water resistance||Up to 10 meters (33 ft.)||Up to 3 meters (10 ft.)|
|Impact resistance||Up to two meters (6.6 ft.)||Up to two meters (6.6 ft.)|
|Lightning port covered||Yes||Yes|
|Mountable lens system||No||Yes|
You really won't go wrong with either case, but having tested both of them, I just like the Catalyst better. It feels better in the hand, and it just feels more sturdy than the HitCase Splash. If all you want is protection, the Catalyst is the one I recommend. I have no need for additional lenses on my iPhone, so that aspect of the Splash doesn't appeal to me. But if that appeals to you, seriously consider the HitCase with at least one lens. The superwide lens can get you a lot of fun shots, especially if you take it on an outdoor excursion. Close shots with the macro lens are also really cool.
Slim, strong protection
Catalyst Waterproof case
Strong, no-frills protection in a slim case.
Without adding a lot bulk, the Catalyst Waterproof case keeps your iPhone safe from water, dust, and drops, while still feeling great in your hand and providing complete access to all of your iPhone's important functions.
Case with a view
This rugged case provides offers your iPhone both protection and fun.
While not quite as protective as the Catalyst, HitCase's rugged Splash case will not only keep your iPhone safe, but make it more fun to use with the option to add one of the company's magnetically-attaching lenses.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.