Griffin Survivor Summit & Journey iPhone 6 Case Review

Reviews, Smartphone Accessories

Survivor Summit

The Survivor Summit case, from Griffin, is very much a case for those who want the best protection for their smartphone.

It has been tested to withstand and survive 10-foot drops, has been designed for IP-55 rated splash and spray resistance, is resistant to dirt, sand, vibration and shock, and also meets U.S. Military Standard 810G.

It’s safe to say you won’t be damaging your smartphone any time soon if you’re using the Summit case.


During my time testing the Summit with my iPhone 6, it’s been a pleasure to use. It’s a little bulky for my tastes, but is perfect for those of you who go adventuring outside and are perhaps prone to dropping or damaging your devices. Despite the case being almost twice the depth of the iPhone 6, I had no issues fitting it in my pocket.

The sliding high-clarity screen guard does a great job of protecting the screen on your device, but I found that it scratches quite easily because of its plastic design.


Despite this, I didn’t have any issues with touch screen functionality, or using Touch ID, whilst using the device through the plastic screen guard.


All of the ports and buttons are well-protected thanks to the weather-sealed covers scattered around the device.



Thanks to the inclusion of a holster-style clip, which can be clipped on to your belt or even a bag strap, your phone can be kept close and secure without the worry of it falling out of your pocket.

The clip can also be rotated to turn your case in to a stand for watching videos or making FaceTime calls. A very simple, but useful feature.


As well as the black and clear version I tested today, the Summit case is also available in plain black, black and blue, and pink and grey.


Both the Griffin Survivor Summit and Survivor Journey have performed extremely well. There were a few aspects of each case, however, that I wasn’t a big fan of.

The Summit has proven to be an extremely effective way to protect and keep your device safe whilst out in the harsh environments of the great outdoors. With the included clip, it’s incredibly easy to keep your device safe and secure simply by attaching it to your belt or bag strap.

Unfortunately the bulkiness of the case is a little off-putting for me personally, and the easily-scratched plastic screen guard was a little disappointing; however there’s no denying that the case does exactly what it was designed to do.

The Journey, whilst looking quite generic in design, is also an extremely effective way of protecting your smartphone. It’s both durable and slim, so there’s no added bulkiness when using the case, however I was a little disappointed with the lack of grip.

With regards to price, both offer great value for money at around £33 for the Survivor Summit, and £20 for the Survivor Journey.

Griffin are a well-known manufacturer of accessories, so you can be entirely confident in the that you’ll be receiving a high-quality product that will keep your device safe and unharmed when out and about.

8 StarsGreat Value

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