These days, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who leaves his or her cell phone at home while on vacation. If you’re like me, your phone is never safe from dropping on the floor, and that seems even more likely when you’re on the go. This is exactly why you need a reliable, durable, versatile phone case when you travel.

The 7 Best Cell Phone Cases for Travel

From all-in-ones, to just plain durable, consider these 7 travel-friendly cases for your next vacation.

OtterBox Strada Series

Sleek, thin, and multi-purpose, the Strada case by OtterBox is one of your best bets for a travel phone case. It has a handy pocket for a credit card, ID, or even a few dollar bills. It’s made of leather, so it’s a bit nicer than some of the bulky plastic cases you find. Available for several phone models including the iPhone XS. and the Galaxy S9. Available in several colors, depending on what model phone you have.

User Review: “OtterBox products are always great, have used them for years. This design is particularly effective since it protects the screen as well. A simple flip to open and close. Esthetically it looks and feels great. Looks great, functions great, great price--they hit the trifecta!”

Price: Starting at $14.84 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

3 Way Water Resistant Pouch

Less of a case and more of a carrier, this pouch is perfect for someone looking for an all-in-one case. It is durable, water resistant, has RFID protection, can be hooked onto your backpack, worn around your neck, or worn cross-body. Plus, along with a spot for your phone, it has plenty of room for all of your travel essentials: your passport, credit cards, and cash. Available in 8 colors.

User Review: “This was the perfect size for carrying passport, phone charger and money cards.”

Price: Starting at $11.90 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

VCommute by Vena

When you’re traveling, the less you have to remember to grab as you’re heading out the door for a day of sightseeing, the better. This wallet case by Vena is an ideal solution for those of you who don’t want to be bothered carrying around a wallet. The hidden card slot will hold your id, credit cards, metro cards, and cash. Available for several phone models including the Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2, and iPhone 8. Available in several colors, depending on the phone model.

User Review: “I love this case!! I travel a good bit and this is perfect for the airport I can pop my ID out quick and get it back in the phone props great so I can watch movies on the plane and I currently have 4 cards and a business card in the wallet, it’s kinda tight but it not made to hold 4 but it will!”

Price: Starting at $16.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Stoon Battery Charger Case

Another worry you may have while traveling is keeping your phone charged. This case from Stoon will do the trick. With a built in charger, you’ll be good to go for the whole day. It gives you 125% more battery life, plus will protect your phone from the inevitable bumps and scratches that befall all phones. Available for several iPhone and Galaxy models, including the iPhone XS and the Galaxy Note 9. Available in black.

User Review: “Was so excited to receive my case. It fits very well on the phone. It gives the phone a nice weight to it but is not excessively bulky. For someone who has never had a battery case before, it may take some getting used to, but I’ve used them in the past and it feels right for having a battery as a case.”

Price: Starting at $23.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 5

ThinOptics Pod Case with Reading Glasses

While not a case in and of itself, this pod attaches to your basic cell phone case, and holds a thin pair of reading glasses (which are included)! It’s the perfect phone accessory for those of us who are forever forgetting our reading glasses. Available in 4 strengths and 12 colors.

User Review: “As I get older I am having trouble seeing close up; even with my contacts in. I saw a friend who had these and I knew I had to have them. everyone admires them. Perfect for vacation. I use them daily. Who doesn't have their phone with them all the time? You can choose frame color, case color. strength...highly recommend!Bought a pair for hubby too!”

Price: Starting at $16.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Effun Waterproof Underwater Case

You’ll need this waterproof case from Effun for your next seaside adventure. Ideal for scuba diving or just a day of swimming, the Effun can be submerged 6.6ft/2m underwater for an hour. It includes a floating wrist strap for easy carrying. Available for various cell phone makes and models, including the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8, and in several colors.

User Review: “It protected my phone from salt water on two consecutive days on a beach getaway.The iPhone x waterproof case is very thin which I like it . It's easier to take pictures with the volume buttons on the side and the photo quality is also well. You do not have to remove the cover or anything to charge. The touch screen is also sensitive, and all the buttons are easy to access. If you want a great a protection phone case, then buy this one!”

Price: Starting at $10.49 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Urban Armor Gear Monarch Case

If you’re just looking for durability, then look no further than the Monarch Case from Urban Armor. With 5 layers of protection, and passing marks on military drop test standards, you’ll be able to drop your phone, and not worry when it’s banging around in your bag while you travel. Available for various Apple and Galaxy models, including the Galaxy S9  and iPhone X. Colors vary by make and model.

User Review: “Love these cases stylish and does the job. I am on my 5th case for my 5th iPhone. Every time I upgrade I trade in my old one and always get the same response. Your phone looks unused. Highly recommend!”

Price: Starting at $59.95 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

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