The best tough, rugged and waterproof iPad cases and covers

iPads are both expensive and fragile, so we look at the best rugged, tough, and waterproof cases and covers, which will keep your iPad safe from damage – some of these are even military tested.

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The best tough, rugged and waterproof iPad cases and covers

If you've invested in a shiny new iPad but want to keep it safe from both the elements and general knocks and bumps, then it's worth investing in a seriously durable case. We've scoured the net for some of the best on the market that are also available across a number of different iPad models, so you don't have to. 

As many of these cases are military-grade, they look rather rugged. If this is an appearance that's not tailored to your tastes, then take a look at our other roundups of iPad cases, which include a range of styles. 

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If you've invested in a shiny new iPad but want to keep it safe from both the elements and general knocks and bumps, then it's worth investing in a seriously durable case. We've scoured the net for some of the best on the market that are also available across a number of different iPad models, so you don't have to. 

As many of these cases are military-grade, they look rather rugged. If this is an appearance that's not tailored to your tastes, then take a look at our other roundups of iPad cases, which include a range of styles. 

 

Griffin Survivor All-Terrain Case

If you're after a durable case for your iPad, the Griffin Survivor All-Terrain is a great option. It's been tested against conditions for the US Department of Defence (MIL-STD-810) and offers great wind, rain, and dust protection.

The Survivor has also got silicone cladding to protect against vibration, so it's a great protective case for those working with industrial machinery. 

Check out Griffin's entire iPad collection here, which includes rugged options for lots of different generations. 

 

Typhoon Dry Case

If you're looking for the best case to use when taking your iPad to the beach, have a look at the DryCASE. Unlike most cases, this is a clear waterproof bag that's vacuum-sealed.

You use the hand-pump to remove all the air from the bag, and the tight seal keeps it dry even when underwater. It's completely usable inside the bag, and comes with a neoprene armband so you can grab hold of the DryCASE while doing water sports.

The case doesn't offer much physical protection, but it's easy to use and keeps your iPad safe from sand and water. US visitors can find a similar case here for the iPad Pro.

 

Otterbox Defender

We like the Otterbox Defender as it's one of the few iPad cases that manages to be truly protective while offering a sense of style. It's just a bit better-looking than many of the military offerings around.

Cut-out areas expose the Home button, cameras and sensors (as well as the Apple logo on the rear), helping the Ottberbox Defender look more Apple-esque than other protective iPad cases.

It's still rugged, though, with dual-layer cushions and three layers of protection. It also covers the ports and a shield stand covers the screen (or props up the iPad).

On Amazon, the Otterbox is available for numerous iPad sizes, as well as the mini and pro versions. Check these out on Amazon UK and Amazon US

 

MoKo Heavy Duty Case for iPad

Here's a seriously rugged case from Moko. You can expect an anti-slip body and rigorous shock absorption: the case features a two-layered structure that combines a polycarbonate shell with a TPU frame.

The MoKo case also includes a screen protector that snaps onto the front of the case, keeping the iPad insulated from scratches and dust. The design also conveniently bundles in a built-in stand.

You can also get the MoKo Heavy Duty case for the 9.7in, the Air range and the Mini range. Find these on Amazon UK and Amazon US

 

Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Series

The Urban Armour Gear is a great-looking iPad protective case made from lightweight material. It protects the iPad against knocks and scratches, and makes it much easier to hold.

It's also a lot lighter than other iPad cases, so it doesn't add too much to the weight. It's even got a nifty clip for the Apple Pencil.

Availability in the US varies, though you can find it for a few different models on Amazon – be sure to check it fits the model year of your iPad.

For the full range, see Urban Armor Gear's website.

 

Spigen Tough Armor case for iPad 7th generation

If you're not prepared to drop a lot of money on your tough case, then consider this option from Spigen.

Spigen produce good cases all round for a cheap price, and their tough armour case is no exception. Coming in a choice of three colours - gun metal, black and rose gold - this case offers dual-layered protection and a built-in kickstand. 

You can find Spigen's entire range of iPad cases on Amazon UK and Amazon US

 

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Case for iPad 7th Generation

If you're looking to deck out your iPad in a lean and mean rugged case in a bold colour, look no further than Supcase's Unicorn Beetle. 

It wouldn't be a rugged case if it didn't protect your device from drops, bumps, scratches and dust – which it does – but it also includes cut outs for easy access to ports, camera and buttons.

It sandwiches your iPad between a polycarbonate shell with TPU frame and a screen protector, similar to MoKo's case, and also comes with a built-in stand. 

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