"The 8 Best Hiking Gadgets of Fall 2018" - Backpacker Magazine, September 2018

September 12, 2018

Our take Batteries and extreme temps do not mix. And for that, we’re happy to have the XP3 as a barrier between our smartphones (and other similarly sized electronics) and the elements without resorting to stuffing them beneath our layers. The sleeve resists sun, heat, and cold, preventing weather-induced power drain and sudden turnoffs when phones are tucked inside.

The details Made with a proprietary insulation, the XP3 ensures that your phone maintains a safe temperature in heat and cold (it preserves the phone’s own warmth). Its foam-like core is shock- and impact-resistant, protecting your phone from drops up to 9 feet (yep, we tested it), and the hydrophobic outer layer guards against light precip and mud splatters. Note: The XP3 is available in two sizes to fit all smartphones.

Trail cred “I used the lashing point to connect the XP3 to my shoulder strap for easy access, because constantly reaching into my pockets on a cold day can get tiresome,” one tester says. “On a ski tour in Banff, temps dipped into the single digits, and my phone battery wasn’t affected.”

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