Go rugged and clear with the Urban Armor Gear case for iPhone 6s

I'm the kind of guy that likes my iPhone 6s to have enough protection to handle a serious drop without bulking it up. This hybrid case from Urban Armor Gear fits the bill perfectly and it comes in a clear option that shows off the original design of the iPhone 6s.

Built to meet military drop-test standards, the Urban Armor Gear case packs a polycarbonate shell with a rubber bumper that's most prominent at the top and bottom of the case. A hexagonal pattern on the inside remains visible through the transparent shell and is accompanied by 5 mock rivets that are there to simply add to the case's rugged aesthetics.

Included with the case was a plastic screen protector, small cleaning cloth, and an applicator card to help push out air bubbles after application. The screen protector worked great with the case installed and didn't lift up around the edges as some others do.

The lip around the front of the case kept the display of the iPhone 6s from rubbing against surfaces while faced down. Urban Armor Gear managed to utilize dual protective layers in a slim form factor that's also incredibly lightweight. The smooth polycarbonate shell had a nice amount of grip and the crevices that extend to each corner definitely assist in the grip factor.

Around the rear camera lens and flash is a thick rubber bezel that keeps them from getting scratched. With the exception of the mute switch on the side, the volume and power buttons are part of the rubber edges that aid in providing a more precise press when the case is installed around the iPhone 6s. On the bottom are standard openings for the speaker, Lightning port, microphone, and auxiliary port. Although I prefer when case manufacturers leave their logos off the cases they create, the blocky chrome UAG logo in the middle actually compliments the rest of the case very well.

The Urban Armor Gear case for the iPhone 6s comes in a variety of different color options, but if you like some transparency to your cases both the Ice (as pictured) and Ash (slightly darker) are your best choices for the Gear case line. I couldn't be happier with this cover; it provided everything I was after in a solid case without fattening up the sleek iPhone 6s. The included screen protector with the case is a nice bonus, too.

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Brent Zaniewski

Your friendly neighborhood accessories guru