Wednesday, January 19, 2022
iPhoneReviews

I would love the Latigo holster case IF it could hold my iPhone 13 Pro Max with a case installed

I  really like using a holster case for my smartphone. It’s very convenient to be able to grab your iPhone from a case attached to your belt rather than fishing it out of your pocket. 

I really wanted to be enthusiastic about the new Latigo Leather Holster from WaterField Designs, which is one of my favorite companies. At $99, it’s not a case you buy on a whim. But it’s got a lot of great features. 

It protects your smartphone protection and offers hands-free convenience. Both chrome- and vegetable-tanned, the full-grain latigo leather case is strong and durable. With its finished edges and soft, supple design the case looks and feels good. 

If you don’t want to attach it to you belt, the Latino attaches with strong rare-earth magnets to pants, pockets, belts, bag straps, etc. Partially open sides make it easy to get to the power and volume buttons.

A bottom cut-out lets out sound for calls and allows for the use of a USB-C cable or corded earbuds. A magnetic grommet fastens the leather flap at the top of the holster, keeping the enclosed iPhone secure. The Latigo’s Ultrasuede liner helps clear of fingerprints and smudges when the case is inserted and removed.

What’s not to love? Only one thing: with a case installed, I had to wrestle my iPhone 13 Pro Max into and out of the Latigo. Since I’m clumsy, I need a case on my smartphone. Yet, I also want quick access to it. So, for me, the Latigo is a no-go.

However, if you have a smaller iPhone or let your iPhone 13 Pro Max go “naked” (no case), you’ll probably love this holster.

But, for now, my favorite holster case for the iPhone is The Answer 400 from simple.be.

Review overview

Durability10
Looks and feel10
Design5

The Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • Looks and feels great
  • Easy access for connections corded earbuds

The Cons

  • Pricey
  • Not big enough for a large iPhone in a case

summary

8.3WaterField Design’s Latigo holster case has every thing I need — except enough room.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.