Catalyst Rounds Out Waterproof iPad Case Series with 9.7” iPad Pro

9.7” case now available along with 12.9” and mini 4 iPad cases

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Aug 2, 2016 – Catalyst, the manufacturer of the world’s most protective and versatile iPhone cases and waterproof accessories, will introduce the Catalyst case for the 9.7" iPad Pro, to round out the iPad family of cases at Summer Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 3-6. Catalyst recently introduced waterproof cases for the 12.9” iPad Pro, the only fully functional waterproof, everyday case in the world for this device, as well as the iPad mini 4 case. The newest edition to the series will be available through our distributor for outdoor stores, Summit Distribution exhibiting at Summer OR Booth 19027.

“The 9.7’’ iPad models are extremely popular and versatile for both business, recreation and family use. The newly designed Catalyst waterproof case allows people to take it anywhere without worry,” said June Lai, CEO of Catalyst Lifestyle. “This case strategically rounds out our family of iPad cases. It fits perfectly in our waterproof sleeves or a gear bag to take along on any outdoor adventure and if pre-orders are any indication, the 9.7” iPad Pro case, which also fits the iPad Air 2, will exceed sell through beyond expectations across retail sectors. We are excited to introduce it to the market this month.”

“Catalyst provides several unique solutions to the outdoor market that our retailers are drawn to,” said Larry Locks, CEO of Summit Distribution. “They are committed to making sure the end user has a premium brand experience that comes with one-of- a-kind design and function, and we appreciate the professionalism and commitment of the brand.”

Catalyst Case for 9.7” iPad Pro

The 9.7” iPad Pro waterproof case is designed to be minimal, easy to use, and packed with technical features so you can take your iPad anywhere. The ergonomically designed, impact-ready grippy rubber bumper makes it natural to hold comfortably and is designed to meet military standards for drops. The clear case front and case back showcases the iPad inside. All buttons and features are accessible and acoustics are designed for premium sound output. This stylish yet rugged case protects your device from everything – from drops in the mud, sticky fingers and coffee spills to any of life's adventures.

Catalyst Cases for iPad Family
$149.99 (US) Catalyst Case for 12.9” iPad Pro
$119.99 (US) Catalyst Case for 9.7” iPad Pro
$89.99 (US) Catalyst Case for the iPad mini 4

The 9.7” iPad Pro case is the latest waterproof solution in the Catalyst Lineup. Over the last year, Catalyst has introduced 27 new SKUs including the Limited Edition waterproof cases and sleeves; the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cases; Clip/Stand and Multi-Sport Mount and the iPhone SE case as well as the Floating Lanyard.

Catalyst is also rapidly growing its outdoor retail presence throughout United States. The Catalyst brand is now available in West Marine stores throughout the U.S. and hundreds of independent outdoor stores across the country.

Catalyst iPad Case Family
Catalyst cases for iPad are 100% waterproof tested, designed to meet military standards for impacts and are precision built for total protection wherever you take it. With a grippy rubber bumper, the Catalyst iPad cases feature a clear front and clear back to showcase and compliment the design of the iPad. An integrated touchscreen film provides access to all features including Touch ID, Control Center and swipe notifications while generously sized ports accommodate most aftermarket charging cables and headphone jacks. And, Catalyst’s unique air and watertight acoustic membranes allow for clear sound transmission into and out of the case making video viewing and FaceTime calls a breeze. All cases include a bonus flat‐pack, foldable stand making it convenient to watch movies or read anywhere. The entire portfolio of products can be found on


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About Catalyst
Catalyst is a lifestyle accessories brand founded to create iconic products that enable people to explore and share their world. Catalyst offers the highest performance accessories that are the best value for their customers. Josh Wright is an award‐winning industrial designer who graduated from the Art Center College of Design and June Lai is the research, development and business partner at Catalyst. Together, after seeing a need for a product that fit their needs but did not yet exist, they designed and developed an iPhone case that would protect their products through their many outdoor and underwater adventures. Since Catalyst’s inception in 2011, the brand has launched on Kickstarter and introduced the highest performance line of everyday cases, accessories and sleeves featuring their own proprietary technology.

About Summit
Summit Distribution was born out of desire to redefine everything about distribution and strives to challenge the status quo by focusing on the retailer. Summit Distribution (and its wholly-owned Adventure 16 Wholesale), is one of the largest wholesale distributors for the Outdoor Sports & Recreation Channel, serving thousands of customers across the Americas. Summit Distribution promotes, sells and distributes market leading brands including Catalyst. By making every point of contact a positive, stress-free experience and supported by a passion to assist, Summit Distribution is focused on growing the profitability of its customers.


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