GPS mobile phones now feature some excellent mapping, navigating and tourist information for your ride, but they still don’t like the elements.
The Boxit waterproof phone case cocoons your phone while still letting you view the screen clearly and talk and listen through a Gore-Tex window. You can still use the buttons to a certain degree, depending on your phone.
It’s fully waterproof – we held it in a bucket of water for over a minute without a hint of a leak – shockproof, and you get a lid plug for using a hands-free cable or earphones.
As the basic package only comes with a belt clip, you’ll want to buy either the bar mount at an extra £8.99, or the Velcro/elastic strap for an extra £6.99.
This is a clever way of having your phone heads-up and answerable when out riding, no matter what the weather. We found it particularly good for running Viewranger’s GPS software – GPS navigation and route planning for the whole of Britain – all stored on the phone on your bars.