The tool junkie holiday gift guide

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Nov. 11, 2013
iPhones get beat up around the work bench. An Otterbox Preserver case can keep your phone safe and dry should a freak power-washer fight break out at the pit. Photo: Logan VonBokel |

Otterbox Preserver case

Let’s be honest, we are better to our tools and our bikes than we are to our phones. Otterbox acknowledges that and its $90 Preserver case is perfect for the wrench and rider. The Preserver is totally waterproof, so even if you get grease all over it, just wash it off with some WD-40 foaming bike wash.

The Preserver case is Otterbox’s second rendition of a waterproof case — the Armor case was its first, but it was rather large. The Otterbox Preserver is about the size of the company’s Commuter case. The Preserver is durable, yet still slim enough to easily slid in and out of your skinny trousers.

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Logan VonBokel

Logan VonBokel

Equally at home on a mountain bike above treeline and chasing down moves in the heat and humidity of a Midwest criterium, Logan Vonbokel is something of an oddity in cycling. Since he first swung a leg over a road bike as a freshman in high school, Logan has been a lover of both cutting-edge technological innovations and the clean lines of classic handmade bikes. Logan joined the tech team in May 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of high-caliber road racing experience and his undying love for the mud, cowbells, and culture of cyclocross. Logan still races at the Cat. 2 level on the road and in cyclocross, and carries a seldom-used Cat. 1 mountain bike license.

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