Effective protection, convenient access
September 6, 2014
I have owned several Nite Ize phone cases over the years, and have come to appreciate the secure attachment of the fully-rotatable heavy-duty nylon clip with the J-hook at the bottom that they feature, and I was expecting this to be the same clip that was on this case, also. Unfortunately, this was not the clip that the company put on this item; instead, they decided to use a clip design that makes it far easier to attach and remove it from belts, straps, or anything else. I was puzzled by this choice, and it is the only reason this rating is not a five-star rating, but I was able to use the nylon webbing loop with a carabiner to attach this case to my belt. (Since I often wear shirts without pockets, I needed a way to attach the case to my belt, and I found this to be an acceptable option.)
I was initially a little leery about the idea of the attached microfiber cleaning cloth, but it does seem to be quite firmly attached to the case, and it is large enough to be useful for its intended purpose.
The zippered lid is easy to access, and the pull is a loop of nylon cord (similar to paracord) with what feels to be a nylon fob, so the pull stays out of the way when not in use, but is easy to grab when needed, whether opening or closing.
The case is somewhat flexible, so it will not provide __complete__ crush protection (I wouldn't try stomping on this case while my sunglasses were in it, for instance), but it certainly provides enough protection for my needs.
All in all, I am pleased with this purchase; if it came with the clip I had gotten used to from my previous Nite Ize purchases, I would have given it five stars.
Multiple attachment options;
Attached microfiber cleaning cloth
Cons:Lacks the fully-rotatable heavy-duty nylon clip with J-hook to which I have become accustomed in Nite Ize cases