Does the Otterbox Defender still peel off in my pocket? Commuter users chime in, too.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by thespazz, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. thespazz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    This was my biggest gripe about the case. I wanted something that didn't constantly fall apart as I used it. The one I had just slipped off all the time. I WANT a heavy duty case that won't fall apart on me, but the defender just derped hard when I had it a year ago.

    Any input?
  2. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    It's not made to put in and out of pocket that's why it comes with a holster clip
  3. HKUSP.40 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2011
  4. Frasern1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    North Carolina
    Yeah mine did. And also it scratched my antenna band at the top so I stopped using it. I have the defender.
  5. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000


    Apr 5, 2011
    Fidalgo Island
    I had one of the new defenders and I did not notice that. My old style defender would peel back on a few places and charging port never stayed closed. The new rubber material isn't as soft, instead of rubber feeling it feels more like plastic…
  6. rapaleeman macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    I have found that while the new defender is less protective due to the large openings, I will say this it is a lot better as a day to day case than it used to be.

    It feels slightly lighter, has a better overall fit due to the felt being gone inside, and the rubber on the outside is very stiff now. You can use it without the clip now and not worry about it peeling away or coming off the plastic shell.

    I use the Mophie Juice Pack plus most days, but when I am not going to need the extra juice, my phone is now in the Defender. I used to use a Candyshell over the commuter since I hate the silicone as a day to day case.

    While the Defender is overkill for that type of use, your phone will be protected and it feels like a normal case with an integrated screen protector. For true protection in a harsh environment the Survivor is the way to go, but for a normal person the Defender can be used daily. To me, it is a better choice than the commuter now since you can get a new Defender on Amazon for roughly the same price as a commuter and it really isn't that much bigger.

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