REVIEWED: Native Union CLIC 360 iPhone 6 & 6S case
This drop-proof cover makes the case for British Millerain waxed canvas
Does a phone case need British Millerian canvas? The use of materials once used to make the sails for the British Navy is probably overkill, though Native Union claims its use on the CLIC 360 brings waterproofing as well as stain resistance. When you’re travelling, however, you need something more to protect your smartphone.
Available in black, olive, sand, marsala (maroon-brown) and navy – and also available for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus – the CLIC 360 is drop-proof. Though it’s not exactly a bulky case, a double-injected frame brings much-needed bounce-ability to the corners.
The iPhone’s controls are covered for maximum protection, too. The CLIC 360 also features a diagonally-ranged mesh on the inside of the case, which is there to keep your phone in one place. However, on the rear is a stitched-on leather Native Union logo, which interrupts the clean design. The CLIC 360 would be much better off without it.
Knowing that phones are no longer used in isolation – and that on its travels a smartphone may meet all kinds of docks and chargers – the bottom of the CLIC 360 is left open and unobstructed, which is good design. As an example of a mainstream phone case, the CLIC 360 lacks pizazz, but for travellers after some protection but who do not want to buy an ugly rubber ‘military grade’ case, it makes a welcome companion.