Hi Everyone, Okay, we're several months along and there are a lot of choices for carrying the EVO 4G. I can get a cheap, Chinese knock-off for $3, shipped, or I can mortgage my house and get an Otter, or Seidio. I won't bother asking about the El Cheapo's, but if you have a worthy suggestion, by all means, weigh in! I've read a lot of reviews on the Otter Defender and Seidio Convert. Most are raves, but the negs are very disturbing. For my needs, the Seidio looks to be the winner, but the neg reviews talk about the silly putty case being shoddy (tearing, swelling, bulging), the retention clip being annoying and the exo skeleton breaking. The Otter doesn't seem to offer the same level of protection and there's another BIG issue I have... I am a "gun guy", "gun nut" (the term doesn't bother me), a firearms instructor of significant height. I'm 6'4", so all my belts are pretty thick and all are 1-3/4 in width. ANYTHING I get must have a clip that will accommodate my belts. Funny, no company offers belt dimensions in their adverts, except for Seidio, who states their clip will accommodate a "duty belt". I would like something rugged, durable, something I don't have to replace every year. I plan to keep my phone til it dies, or something that amazes me comes out (long ways away). I love my EVO and want and need to keep it in pristine condition. Being that I have to buy my phones outright and pay to flash to my preferred carrier, I have to make my phone last. Thanks for your help and any advice in advance!