LifeProof Receives Prestigious Backpacker 2013 Editors' Choice Award

LifeProof iPhone cases withstand rigorous testing by outdoor experts; recognized for outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.

LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, today announced it has received the prestigious 2013 Editors’ Choice Award from Backpacker Magazine for its water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof iPhone cases. Backpacker Editor-In-Chief Dennis Lewon and his staff formally presented the award to LifeProof at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City.

The Backpacker Editors’ Choice Awards honor the products that Backpacker editors have chosen as the best of the year based on months of trail testing by teams of highly experienced hikers and climbers. This process ensures that the performance of the winners is truly worthy of distinction and meets the guiding principle behind the program: gear that is of real value to the readers of Backpacker magazine, who are very active, long-term outdoor enthusiasts.

“We are honored to be recognized for this prestigious award by Backpacker Magazine,” said Gary Rayner, CEO of LifeProof. “We appreciate the extensive field testing and impartial analysis performed by the Backpacker team. At LifeProof, we test every product before it leaves the factory to ensure that outdoor enthusiasts can rely on their mobile devices anytime, anywhere, without worry.”

"BACKPACKER gear reviews set the benchmark by which all others are measured," said Editor-in-Chief Dennis Lewon. "That's because no other magazine or website conducts field-testing as rigorously or impartially as the crew led by Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter. Our core testers each have years of backcountry experience and expertise in multiple pursuits, from climbing to paddling to skiing.”

Fourteen manufacturers are honored as recipients of the 2013 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award, The complete list of Backpacker’s 2013 Editors’ Choice Award winners will be officially announced to the general public in the magazine’s April issue, on newsstands March 5th.

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Based in San Diego, LifeProof designs, manufactures and markets cases for smartphones and tablets that deliver protection, style and functionality. LifeProof is built on the idea of giving everyone the complete freedom and confidence to use their mobile devices in any environment. Designed to defend against water, dirt, snow, shock and the hazards of daily life, LifeProof lets consumers use their mobile device everyday, everywhere, for everything - without worry. For more information, visit