Modern adventures require modern solutions. Our smartphones are a part of ourselves, and they’ve become important instruments of exploration. Your iPhone or Android is likely by your side during each and every ridge you conquer, slope you shred, and rapid your rip through.
So, then, it makes sense that you’d want to protect it. That’s why Cold Case Gear is launching the most everything-proof lightweight phone case on the market—the West Slope Case. We use our smartphones to navigate remote backcountry trails, document our adventures, and keep in contact with the ones we love—they’re a vital part of present-day outdoor recreation.
Unique Features of the Cold Case Gear West Slope Phone Case
So, how does one go about making an ultralight everything-proof phone case? Cold Case Gear is glad you asked.
It all starts with making sure that the phone case is airtight and waterproof. Comprised of a rugged TPU outer shell, the West Slope Case repels any and all moisture and debris that could damage your phone. The RF welded edges are impenetrable, and the main opening can be sealed shut on-demand with its airtight magnetic closure.
Insulation from the Elements
If that were everything that the West Slope Case had to offer, it’d still be a great outdoor phone case. However, Cold Case Gear didn’t stop there.
To ensure that your phone is kept safe during all of your active outdoor pursuits, the West Slope Case is padded with lightweight aerogel that insulates your phone from extreme temperatures and acts as a reliable rock-hopping shock absorber.
That means you can safely travel with your phone from the Sahara to Siberia without the risk of a temperature-related failure. Likewise, the Cold Case Gear West Slope Case will protect your phone while you raft, surf, or rock climb.
Freshwater, saltwater, or sudden falls—you name it, this phone case can handle it all. Plus, it floats, so there’s no risk of losing it in deepwater.
What’s more, the West Slope Case weighs a mere 90 grams—that’s less than half the weight of most contemporary smartphones. Ultralight backpackers and other ounce-counters can add this to their lightweight gear supply without a concern. There’s also a small webbing attachment so that you can clip or tie it wherever you’d like.
And speaking of contemporary smartphones, nearly any phone will fit inside the 6.5-inch by 4.25-inch dimensions of the West Slope Case. Tablets and some of the larger ‘plus-size’ smartphones may not make the cut, though, so be sure to check the size of your phone before you order.
Who is Cold Case Gear?
Cold Case Gear is a Colorado-based cottage company dedicated to solving temperature-related problems for adventure enthusiasts. The brand was built upon the idea that weather shouldn’t dictate the outdoor experience. Cold Case Gear gives back 1% of all revenue to support environmental organizations.
Also, if the faces in these photos seem familiar, it’s because Cold Case Gear Founder Jon Rosenberg and his wife Deirdre have long been gear testers for Backpackers.com! We’re excited to see the success of this new venture and where this journey takes them.
This article is sponsored by Cold Case Gear.
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