I like to use leather cases that cattach to my belt/pants in the horizontal direction. I also would like to have some type of protection for my i5 without the phone being to bulky. I have a Speck candy shell which adds minimal bulk to the phone but just enough bulk so it doesnt fit in an i5 leather case. This dilema was easily solved by using a Galaxy SIII leather case. My phone with the Speck cover easily slides in and out of the SIII case. just a little tip.