Below, you’ll find a quick list of rugged cases for the newest iPhones. There’s a range of prices and brands to choose from, but we’ve whittled down the options to cases you can buy right now and have delivered before your new iPhone arrives.
So, here we go, starting with the iPhone 11.
The best heavy duty cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
- Spigen Rugged Armor
- Spigen Tough Armor
- Spidercase rugged case
- ROBO rugged case
- Miracase rugged case
- MOBOSI rugged case
- Poetic rugged case
- i-Blason rugged case
- Oterkin rugged case
- Smartish Gripzilla
Spigen Rugged Armor
The Rugged Armor case for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro/iPhone 11 Pro Max from Spigen. It offers resilient shock absorption with a carbon fiber design. It has raised lips to protect the display and cameras, with a flexible TPU case and spider-web pattern on the interior of the case. It has Air Cushion Technology to further protect against falls.
The tactile buttons offer necessary feedback and easy usability.
Based on the reviews, the Rugged Armor case from Spine has a sturdy frame, is plenty durable, and doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the iPhone. However, the case itself may be pretty slick.
The rugged case is thin and lightweight, and supports wireless charging as well. All of this for just $10.99. It’s available for all three new iPhones.
Spigen Tough Armor
Another option from Spigen is the Tough Armor case for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. In an effort to implement another layer of protection, this case has a built-in foam layer. The case is constructed from a combination of Polycarbonate and TPU materials, which means it’s relatively lightweight but also plenty protective for daily use.
There is a reinforced kickstand built into the case, and the raised lips around the iPhone’s display and the rear camera add additional protection. It offers MIL-STD 810G-516.6 certification for durability.
the Spigen Tough Armor case is available now from Amazon in several different color options.
The Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Monarch rugged case is designed to offer up plenty of protection during daily use, but keep the weight of the case as light as possible. Still, the case features both metal and top grain leather, so it has a premium feel to it.
The case is compatible with wireless chargers, so you won’t have to remove it to wirelessly charge your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. There are 5 layers of protection in this case, and a honeycomb traction grip so it’s comfortable and easy to hold onto.
The case meets 2x the military’s drop-test standard, and UAG throws in a 10-year limited warranty. Raised lips protect the display and the rear camera systems.
The UAG Monarch case comes in a variety of colors. It’s available now from Amazon.
This rugged case offers a variety of different benefits, including a built-in screen protector. It has a two-layer structure, and the raised edges to protect the display and rear cameras. It has an anti-scratch design, its shockproof, and it supports wireless charging as well.
Pros for the SPIDERCASE rugged case include its overall design, the textured sides for handling, the full-body protection, and the built-in screen protector. Some reviewers pointed out that the buttons on the case are a bit stiff at first, but they loosen up with general use. One reviewer also pointed out that removing the case also calls for removing the built-in screen protector, which means bubbles might come into play if you reinstall the case/screen protector.
The case is available now for delivery this week for all three models.
The ROBO rugged case is designed to have the iPhone 11 snap into place within the case itself, offering full-body protection as a result. The heavy duty case is not only shockproof and scratch resistant, but also dust proof as well. This case also supports wireless charging as well.
ROBO’s rugged case for the iPhone 11 is available for delivery this week.
The Miracase rugged case is designed to offer full-body protection, while also including a built-in screen protector for good measure. The case will let you charge your iPhone 11 wirelessly, while only adding a little bit of additional size to the total package. Raised edges protect the display and cameras.
Miracase’s rugged case is given high marks for its design, easy installation, and the built-in screen protector as well.
The Miracase rugged case for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is available now, and should deliver to you this week.
This slim profile rugged case from MOBOSI is designed to keep your phone safe without relying on a huge shell to do it. It’s military grade-rated for drop protection, with the back constructed from PC and a transparent build. It features a TPU dual-layer to retain that high level of shockproof.
This case is available in Matte Black, Green, Red, and Navy Blue. It’s available to buy right now, with delivery this week.
This rugged case has everything you’d look for in a case like this — and it also has a kickstand, which helps set it apart. The case is dust proof/shockproof, scratch resistant, and helps keep foreign materials out of the case and away from your iPhone 11 Pro. It’s been rated MIL-STD 810G – 516.6 for drops.
There are raised edges to protect the display, features the standard polycarbonate body and TPU bumpers. It has a built-in screen protector as well.
Buy now and it will arrive this week.
i-Blason’s Ares dual-layer rugged case for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, featuring a built-in screen protector and an enclosed style. The PC back is scratch resistant, and the TPU bumpers make the case shockproof. It supports wireless charging, and the raised edges you’d expect to protect the cameras and display.
The positive reviews praise the durability and design, with one saying they didn’t even need to buy a screen protector thanks to the case itself.
Buy today and it should arrive before your iPhone 11 Pro Max. It comes in three colors: Black, Blue, and Green.
Oterkin’s rugged case offers a slim design, raised edges to protect the display and cameras, and dual-layer protection. It’s designed with a “‘no stretch’ soft TPU case + integrated shock absorbing tech + extra hard polycarbonate back plate”. Oterkin also offers a one-year warranty as well.
Positive feedback on the case indicates the design is well done and the case itself is well made. Again, the relatively thin profile is a bonus, despite adding plenty of protection. It should be easy to use the buttons with the case installed as well. The case might feel “cheap” to some potential owners, though.
The rugged iPhone 11 Pro Max case from Oterkin is available now.
The Smartish Gripzilla Armor case offers grooved edges that make it easier to hold. Rugged design makes it more protective than a standard case. It supports wireless charging for good measure.
There are thin air pockets in the corners of the case, helping to make it shockproof just in case you do drop the phone with the case on.The sides are grooved, helping to boost grip for everyday usage.
It’s available now and comes in either Black or Mint Green.
This full-body enclosure will help keep your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro safe from drops and scratches. It does not feature a built-in screen protector, but it does have port covers to keep dirt and other debris from getting inside the phone’s openings, or inside the case itself for that matter.
There is a solid polycarbonate shell inside the case, which helps keep the phone even more secure. The outer shell is a soft TPU design, helping it resist drops. The soft design should make it more comfortable to hold and grip throughout the day as well.
The rugged case from AICase is available in Black, Red/black, Aqua Mint/white, Black (with belt clip), Black/blaze orange, Grey/white (with belt clip), Night purple/baby pink (with belt clip), Red/black (with belt clip), Stormy Seas Blue/white, and Stormy Seas Blue/white (with belt clip) for the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have the similar colors as well, with a couple of exceptions.
The AICase is available now for all three new phones.
This rugged case from Encased features a 1oFT impact rating with a dual-layer protective design. It’s part of the company’s Rebel Series, which has been available for a bit of time now. It has a fully-bonded two-piece design, which also features easy-press buttons, and it doesn’t block the Lightning port.
The rugged case has an “impact dispersion system”, and with the aforementioned rating makes it shockproof to protect against unexpected drops. To help with comfort while using the case every day, it features rounded edges. It does not come with a built-in screen protector.
Encased also offers a lifetime guarantee with the case as well.
The iPhone 11 Rebel Series rugged case is available in Turquoise Blue, while the cases for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are available in Black. They are available to buy now.
There’s a quick list of rugged cases for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Do you have any other recommendations? If so, add them down in the comments below!