Redbubble Tough Case Review (Quality, Design, & Fit of Tough Cases Reviewed)

Are Redbubble Tough Phone Cases Good?

If you’re looking for unique, heavy-duty tough cases designed by independent artists, then your hunt is over!

Since I bought 6 very pretty Redbubble tough cases in the past 2 years for my iPhone, I thought I would share with you my thoughts. Plus, I’ll also mention what 150 customers [RES] had to say about the sturdiness, protection, and look of Redbubble’s tough cases to see if they’re worth your money.

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What Is the Difference Between Snap Case & Tough Case?

Similar to the snap case, customers said that the print quality of the artwork was great. The colors are vibrant, the design is sharp, and the artwork wraps around the edges of the case. I personally love love LOVE the look of my tough cases!

The tough cases appear to be made of the same smooth, glossy material and the same printing process as Redbubble’s snap case. The design is embedded directly into the case so the design won’t fade.

So what’s the difference between snap cases and tough cases?

Two things: protection and fit…

Protection: How Strong Are Redbubble Tough Phone Cases?

Out of Redbubble’s 3 different styles of cases, the sturdy tough case is the most popular and the most protective.

From the 150 customer reviews[RES] I’ve read about the tough case, it’s amazing how many times I’ve read about people dropping their phones multiple times and their phones were still OK!

This style of case has a soft inner skin that wraps around your phone, and also has a very durable, hard outer shell. The hard outer shell is supposed to protect the phone against the impact of a fall, while the soft inner skin is supposed to absorb the shock.

The case is big enough that if you drop your phone with the screen facing down, it will keep the screen from touching the ground.

This is definitely a sturdy, non-bulky case and I love it! I really feel like my phone is protected and, with a few falls, my iPhone is still intact! I personally think it was worth the price.

Although, I did read one testimonial where the person dropped their phone and the case cracked. However, their phone was left unharmed. Replacing a case is cheaper and less traumatic than replacing a phone!

I couldn’t be without my iPhone Tough cases from RedBubble – I’ve used them for the last 4 years and I LOVE them. They’re just excellent; the heights my phone has fallen from and I’m yet to break a phone. Or screen. My toddler constantly chucks my phone around and it protects it even then. The soft silicone inner gives great shock absorbency and I love having my favourite artwork on my phone (as well as on my wall). The artwork on the case doesn’t fade and is represented as accurately as in actual print. Couldn’t be happier. Please always make these cases!

Eleanor on Jun 12, 2019 [RES]

A few customers complained about the tough case scratching easily. I personally find that the tiny scratches on my Redbubble tough case are only visible if I shine the light at a certain angle and I really look for it.

Are Redbubble Tough Phone Cases the Perfect Fit?

All of the reviewers said that their tough cases were still very slim compared to competitors’ tough cases and fit perfectly on their phones. But once you snap it on your phone, it’s really hard to get it off.

In a way, not being able to get the case off your phone is a good thing. It means that the case won’t fall off your phone when you drop it. On the other hand, if you like to change your case regularly, you’ll have a good fight on your hands.

The case also wraps around all the edges of your phone, so you have maximum protection.

One thing to note is that, even though you have full access to ports, the headphone jack and charger port cut-outs are a bit small. It can make it difficult for headphones or chargers that aren’t small enough to fit the cutouts. For this reason, I couldn’t use a selfie stick with my tough case on my phone.

Depending on the type of phone you have, the case might also cover your phone’s speaker…

Very good protection, better than I expected! The area of the sound holes are also covered, I can still hear through but it disturbs me. The printing looks exactly the same as in the pictures. I’m really satisfied with it!

Solange M. on Mar 2, 2021 [RES]

You might also find that the tough case makes the power and volume buttons a bit stiff to press (but only 1 reviewer out of 150 complained about this).

Even though there was a slight issue with the headphone port, the case didn’t affect the camera at all. So you don’t have to worry about taking blurry pictures.

Video: Redbubble Tough Case Review by Mara Grace
Redbubble Tough Case Review (6 Month Update) by Mara Grace

You can also watch Mara Grace’s earlier video: Redbubble Tough Case Unboxing + Review

Conclusion: Are Redbubble Tough Phone Cases Worth the Price?

The answer to this question is, it depends. Redbubble tough cases can be a little bit more expensive than some other brands. However, Redbubble tough cases are made with high-quality, durable materials.

It’s worth noting that, while reading the customer reviews[RES], I noticed that a lot of people said they had the same Redbubble tough case for years, and when they got a new phone, they bought another tough case from Redbubble. To me, that’s proof enough that people love and trust these cases.

I have used Red Bubble iPhone cases on my last 3 phones. Not only are they beautiful, but they are amazing at keeping your phone safe. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dropped my phones, and they’ve never had any damage. I recommend them to everyone.

Jennifer H. on Dec 23, 2020 [RES]

But most importantly, unlike other phone cases on the market, Redbubble’s phone cases are designed by independent artists. This means that each phone case has its own unique style. And because they’re produced in limited quantities, you’re unlikely to find someone else with the same phone case as you.

So if you’re looking for a phone case with personality, then a Redbubble tough case is definitely worth the price. However, if you’re just looking for a cheap phone case or maybe something more rugged, then there are other options available (Amazon).

All customer reviews were taken from Redbubble’s customer review section. To view these reviews, click on any phone case and then click on the “Read all reviews” button on the product page.

You can also visit Trustpilot for more up-to-date reviews on Redbubble’s tough cases.