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    Couldn't find it on their site either. This video demonstrates that short of slamming it on concrete that protection should adequate at 8 to 9 feet being dropped on to concrete.
    Just weird that otterbox didn't post something. Realistically for most even a ballistic jewel case which is a lot less bulky than an otterbox defender is rated 6' drop. And only costs $11ish on Amazon, an otterbox defender is around $45-50ish on Amazon.

    For heavy outdoors activities, the jewel wouldn't be adequate, but for most people who don't need this, a jewel is adequate for everyday usage with good drop protection

    What is the best case for a rugged outdoorsman?-uploadfromtaptalk1430620848588.jpg

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    05-02-2015 09:46 PM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    Just weird that otterbox didn't post something. Realistically for most even a ballistic jewel case which is a lot less bulky than an otterbox defender is rated 6' drop. And only costs $11ish on Amazon, an otterbox defender is around $45-50ish on Amazon.

    For heavy outdoors activities, the jewel wouldn't be adequate, but for most people who don't need this, a jewel is adequate for everyday usage with good drop protection

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    I am not going to engage a moderator but have you actually seen the Defender on a GS6 versus earlier models. The drop test shows real world application versus whatever your source for the six foot drop.

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    05-02-2015 09:54 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    I am not going to engage a moderator but have you actually seen the Defender on a GS6 versus earlier models. The drop test shows real world application versus whatever your source for the six foot drop.

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    I haven't seen a defender for the s6 yet,or for that matter the ballistic s6 jewel case. If someone has seen both then I would value their input. For now, I am just basing it in the pictures.

    The 6 foot rating is directly from ballistic. I have a s6e, so a moot point anyway as otterbox doesn't make a defender for it.

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    05-03-2015 03:19 AM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    I haven't seen a defender for the s6 yet,or for that matter the ballistic s6 jewel case. If someone has seen both then I would value their input. For now, I am just basing it in the pictures.

    The 6 foot rating is directly from ballistic. I have a s6e, so a moot point anyway as otterbox doesn't make a defender for it.

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    I'm using the Defender and at this point...I'm not going to do a drop test! No way! I'm sure though, I'll find out soon enough as I drop my phones at least once...

    I haven't seen the ballistic in the wild...nor have I seen another S6 in the wild either. I'm still debating the Ballistic Explorer or the Lifeproof case even though I love this defender.
    05-03-2015 06:38 AM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    I'm using the Defender and at this point...I'm not going to do a drop test! No way! I'm sure though, I'll find out soon enough as I drop my phones at least once...

    I haven't seen the ballistic in the wild...nor have I seen another S6 in the wild either. I'm still debating the Ballistic Explorer or the Lifeproof case even though I love this defender.
    I think what contributes to the slimmer Defender profile is that the silicone outer layer is more dense around the body but the power and the volume rockers are still just as responsive. The Ballistic cases for the GS6E look pretty awesome. The cost of the device, the lack of rugged cases prior to and launch, and the feel in the hand deterred me from buying the device. For the price of the base GS6E, I got a 64GB GS6. That may be why Otterbox gambled on not producing one until demand reaches a certain point. I hope that Otterbox makes a Preserver series as I liked the one I got for my dads GS5.
    05-03-2015 07:28 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    I really liked the otterbox armor series. Imo, the best outdoors case I have used. Unfortunately, it is discontinued. Glad to see otterbox improved.

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    05-04-2015 05:10 AM
  7. Kevin Stevenson's Avatar
    I just replied on another thread here for someone after a waterproof case for the S6.
    My pick is the Dog & Bone Wetsuit. It's waterproof but also military grade shockprooof so ideal for someone doing a lot of outdoorsy stuff!
    07-27-2015 01:53 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    I just replied on another thread here for someone after a waterproof case for the S6.
    My pick is the Dog & Bone Wetsuit. It's waterproof but also military grade shockprooof so ideal for someone doing a lot of outdoorsy stuff!
    Please provide pictures or link.
    07-27-2015 06:20 AM
  9. tlo07's Avatar
    Too bad he didn't wait for the S6 Active. Sounds like that would be perfect for an outdoorsman.

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    07-27-2015 09:47 PM
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