If you've ever experienced the anguish that comes with smashing an iPhone screen, you'll know full well the value of investing in a protective iPhone case. We carry our phones everywhere we go, so it pays to have a case that's sturdy and durable, as well as easy to grip and, of course, good looking. If you're in need of a new iPhone case but don't know quite where to start – the market is, after all, saturated with all manner of iPhone cases of varying qualities – you've come to the right place. Scroll on for five of the best iPhone cases to suit every taste and need – from eco-conscious cases to ultra-thin shells.

Best slim iPhone case: Nudient

Designed by renowned Swedish product designer Jesper Ståhl, Nudient's tech accessories are as practical as they are stylish. The brand's Thin V3 case is 1mm thin, making it the world's most precise thin case. Crafted from durable polypropylene plastic, it has a soft matte feeling with layers of rubber coating, to ensure that it slides easily into pockets and bags. A built-in MagSafe magnet promises easy charging.

Best sustainable iPhone case: Nortvi

Dutch label Nortvi is renowned for its luggage, but it also makes a superb line of iPhone cases for all iPhone versions. Choose from three sophisticated and versatile hues – Rainforest Green, Midnight Black and Sand White. Not only is the case great to look at, but it happens to be fully biodegradable and made from compostable materials, making it a win for your iPhone and a win for the planet.

Best 2-in-1 wallet iPhone case: Hardgraft

Hardgraft's Mighty Wild iPhone case offers the best of both worlds, keeping your phone protected and your cash and cards well organised in their dedicated slots. Crafted in Italy from vegetable tanned leather with a soft, suede-like Alcantara interior, it will only get better with age. Plus, it's deceptively spacious: it features a secret pocket for two or three credit cards and a larger internal pocket for more cards and cash.

Most stylish iPhone case: Native Union

Native Union is the go-to for iPhone cases that go beyond their function to serve as stylish accessories. Case in point (sorry): its characterful Clic Wooden cases, which are with crafted from genuine walnut and oak wood with one-of-a-kind natural wood grain patterns. We also love the sleek and sophisticated Clic Heritage cases, available in a choice of two elegant jewel tones and finished with gold accents.

Best leather iPhone case: Café Leather

As its name suggests, Café Leather specialises in leather goods, so you can rest assured they'll be meticulously made. Such is the case with its leather iPhone cases. Handcrafted in Spain from vegetable tanned leather, they boast a super smooth feel and a unique look that will age beautifully as it develops a natural pattern over time.  The machined aluminium buttons match the finish, while a microfibre lining inside helps protect your iPhone.

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