Smartphones have never been so powerful and are an indispensable part of our everyday lives. Most, however, are no match for water. When you’re travelling, it only takes a second for an accident to happen and your expensive phone will be instantly destroyed. Precious photos, important contacts and essential apps will be gone too.
Here are our top 5 best waterproof phone pouches to protect your phone from contact with water when fully submerged.
5. Topeak Drybag
Designed for the iPhones 6, 6s and 7, the Topeak Drybag is perfect for protecting your phone on long rainy bike rides. The Drybag features an integrated QuickClick mounting system allowing you to either keep your phone securely attached to the handlebars for navigational purposes or for use as a communication device.
It also features foam padding for additional protection and a transparent front window. Its efficacy is due to its sonically welded and completely weatherproof material with fully sealed seams. Choose from black or white and feel confident in the knowledge that you are fully safeguarding your precious phone.
4. Proper Waterproof Smartphone Case
The Proper Waterproof Smartphone Case is a smart waterproof solution to protect your smartphone from the elements, including sand and mud. You can be confident that your smartphone is safe wherever you are; whether it’s at the poolside, at the beach or even in the bath.
The lightweight ultra flat design is compatible with the majority of smartphones and it has many thoughtful features, such as a crystal clear transparent front and back so that the camera is still functional.
When secured in the pouch, your phone can be used with ease, whilst being protected from water even if submerged to a depth of 10 metres. It also comes with an arm strap (very useful when out for a run), and a pair of waterproof earphones.
3. Overboard Window Waterproof Phone Pouch
Providing a “100 percent waterproof” safeguard, the Overboard Window Waterproof Phone Pouch offers peace of mind for your smartphone, so that if you do fall overboard, at least your phone will be safe! And even if the worst should happen and you fall in – your phone will be safe to a depth of 6 metres.
Made from soft polyurethane, it can also float and has full touchscreen functionality. It’s available in three sizes – small, large and one-size, and is compatible with a range of models, including iPhone 7 Plus, 6S Plus, 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, LG G5, and the Sony Xperia ZS. As a matter of fact, it’ll fit anything within the dimensions of the aforementioned devices.
It’s one of the best waterproof phone pouches for taking to the beach as not only does the pouch offer protection against sand, dust and grit, but there’s also a transparent window which lets you use your phone with ease while underwater.
2. Overboard Frosted Waterproof Phone Pouch
Available in three sizes – small, large and jumbo, the Overboard Frosted Waterproof Phone Case offers a tight seal protection against water, dust, dirt and sand for your phone and many other small valuables. It’s ideal for frequent travellers, while surfers especially love it as it can easily fit inside a wetsuit, allowing them to concentrate on catching waves rather than worrying about car keys left on the beach hidden in a towel.
The Overboard pouch is 100 percent waterproof (Class 5), can float if dropped in water and is guaranteed to work after being submerged to a depth of 6 metres. It features a secure locking system and is supplied with a cord and carabiner so you can easily fasten it to something or tie it around your neck.
Made from environmentally-friendly biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) which is thick and strong whilst only weighing 200 grams, the frosted design allows you to identify its contents quickly.
1. Aquapac Waterproof Phone Pouch
From the company that invented the first waterproof phone case and prides itself on its excellent levels of customer aftercare, the Aquapac Waterproof Phone Pouch tops the list of our top 5 best waterproof phone pouches.
There are three sized models; the Aquapac Micro for small smartphones, the Aquapac 348 – that fits the iPhone 6, the iPhone 7, and most Samsung Galaxy S phones, and the Aquapack iPhone 6 Plus that also fits the iPhone 7 Plus, the Google Pixel XL, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
All sizes of the Aquapac phone pouch hold a waterproof rating to IP68 (a recognised standard that guarantees submersion to 5 metres for half an hour).
When the phone is in the case, everything has full functionality although the touch screen will not work when underwater.
The Aquapac Waterproof Phone Pouches are made of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), which is stronger than PVC/vinyl and suitable for hot and cold climates to the extremes. With a stylish and functional design, Aquapac has designed an industry standard case that you will fall in love with – not least because it will allow you to take underwater photos or videos.