The 12 (Business) Days of Christmas and Hanukkah: Day 4 – the OtterBox


Here at Men’s Fitness, we don’t believe in taking days off when it comes to fitness, but we do believe in taking days off when it comes to work. Which is why we’re giving you a 12 (Business) Days of Christmas and Hanukkah gift guide. Every (business) day until December 28, we’ll feature a great stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift for your dad, brother, best friend or just forget everyone and get something for yourself. Snag one of these items, or check out our complete holiday gift guide for more ideas.

If your friend is going to invest in an $800 phone that tells him where to find everything from the best steak to the closest bail bondsman, it’s worth dropping some extra cash to get something to protect it. And we’re not talking about a tiny sheath of plastic that makes sure dust doesn’t get on the screen—we’re talking a case that will protect it from bulldozers, giant lizard attacks and eight-storey falls.

The OtterBox will do just that. Well, we wouldn’t test it by dropping it out the window of a high-rise, but this case is one of the most rugged on the market. The Defender, the toughest model in the line, promises to protect it from scratches and cracks sustained from falls thanks to its polycarbonate shell and shock-absorbing silicone jacket. It’s perfect for any active types who carry their phone with them on hiking trips or bike rides. If the Defender is a bit much and he’s the type of person who’s more concerned with style, opt for the the Commuter, Reflex or Impact cases instead. Get a high level of protection without quite as much bulk.

Get it at $20-$60