Gear Guide 2012: Waterproof iPad & iPhone Cases

Protect your valuables on your next paddling trip with these iPhone and iPad cases.


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[iPhone armor]

LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case

Drop it, dunk it, roll it in dirt. Lots of cases out there offer similar protection from hard knocks and the elements, but none are as svelte and pocket-friendly as this one. It adds a barely noticeable ¹⁄16 of an inch to the perimeter of your phone. Bonus: The optical glass lens won’t dull the quality of your photos and videos. $80; 1 oz.;

[iPad protection]

Sea to Summit TPU Guide Waterproof Pouch for iPad

Slip your iPad into this sturdy nylon and TPU sleeve and don’t give rain or canoe trips a second thought. Its drybag-like seal is the best we’ve seen: roll down the flexible (touch screen compatible) TPU, then secure it in two places with Velcro Strips. $40; 2.4 oz.;