Open main menu

SealLine E-Case

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: SealLine E-Case waterproof soft case
Version reviewed: small


  • Convenient
  • The small fits in your pocket
  • Adequate protection


  • Price
  • The small is very tight for an iPhone 4S

I have the small version of the Seal Line case so my review is based on that size only. It does the job, is very handy (fits in my pocket), and I can still use the touch screen on my iPhone 4S — all great attributes. I use my case primarily for protecting my phone during runs/hikes in the rain and it has adequately done the job — I cannot attest to how well it would work if it was dropped in the water.

My reasoning for the four-star rating is due to the fact that my iPhone BARELY fits into it (with the case on). It is tight to the point of annoyance and is an effort to insert/remove my phone. It just seems counter-intuitive to me to produce a case that barely fits one of the most popular electronic devices on the market (to include iPod touches).

Perhaps that is narrow-minded of me but I think it would have made more sense to make it a tad larger. If you have a smaller phone (or similarly-sized phone with a similar case or no case), it seems like it would do the job wonderfully.

One could argue that I should have purchased the medium but then it would not have fit in my pocket.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Bought this from REI and it fits my use very well, SealLine E-Reader E-Case - Large, 2.5oz, gray.

I am a little skeptical about its waterproofness and as yet to try though so far so good. I use it on my motorbike, adventure camping and while yacht racing for quick easy course reference.

I do like that it is viewable on one side only as when I roll it up the other side provides much better wear resistance from chafing.

Also I like the two attachment holes which work out perfect for where I tie it across my MC handlebars for easy viewing.  It could also be easily attached across the front of ones chest (flip up viewing) and then any water that comes in contact would drain down and away from the seal.

I do not use it for electronics but for map storage.  I print out maps at home on my pc before departure.  A slight trim to fit and then place in order of use.  Once used the map becomes fire paper if needed while camping or paper planes otherwise.

Price Paid: $19.99

I keep my P&S cam and a cell phone side by side in a medium case, and attach via a locking carabiner to my kayak's webbing. I find this really convenient, and it has yet to let any water in.

I was practicing rolling with this attached, never had any problems with it. Great piece of gear.

Price Paid: $20

Your Review

Where to Buy

Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

You May Like


Price Current Retail: $30.95-$38.95
Historic Range: $0.83-$38.95
Reviewers Paid: $19.99-$20.00
Product Details from SealLine »

Recently on Trailspace

Åsnes Rabb 68 Review

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Review

Campingmoon XD-2F Review

Limmer Boots The Lightweight Review

Alfa Free A/P/S GTX Review

Rottefella Xplore Backcountry Off-Track Review