I've gone thru numerous clip on type holsters from otterbox and other similar products. They always hang on something and break on me. I picked this up to just be a temporary replacement until I could replace what I had been using, but it turns out I really prefer this holster. With the clip-ons I was always worried I'd lose my $900 phone while riding my motorcycle, but holster gives me complete confidence that I won't lose my phone and it isn't going to break like the clip-ons. A very secure. tough and easy access phone holster.