Few charging cables can match the Titan for toughness. It is covered by two layers of flexible steel, and made to last for life. TechnoBuffalo Deals has the Micro USB version for $19.95 shipped, and the Lightning version for $27.95 shipped.
The Titan’s metallic armor is fused to the connectors, meaning the cable is completely sealed from the elements. The protection it provides is quite remarkable — you can hang a 10-pound weight by the cable without it snapping. Both versions of the cable are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, while the Lightning version has Apple’s stamp of approval in the form of MFi-certification, meaning it is guaranteed to work with any Lightning device. At 3.25 feet long, the Titan also has good reach, but the outer casing is flexible enough to allow the cable to coil properly.