5 Portable (and Darn Tough) Bluetooth Speakers That Hold Up in the Surf, Sun and Snow

Bose portable speaker
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* Portability and great sound should not be mutually exclusive
* These Bluetooth speakers are durable, waterproof, and sand and snow-ready
* From clip-on speakers to 24 hours of playtime, there is something for every audiophile

Adventurous outings and your curated playlists go hand-in-hand. Because there is nothing sweeter than hitting the high seas with friends or downhill mountain biking on singletrack with the added bonus of having your favorite music to set the tone.

But not all speakers can hold up to the adventure. We searched for five high-quality devices that have both the ability to bump bass and be played via Bluetooth from your iPhone or another device while standing up to the rugged elements.

Each of these speakers, from the hand-held Bose waterproof speaker to the Poweradd shockproof version, can handle any condition—surf, snow and sand—while delivering excellent and crisp sound.

1. Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker

Bose has a reputation in the consumer tech industry for designing high-quality sound, from wireless earbuds to TV sound systems. They apply the same approach to hard-hitting bass and crisp sound to this super-portable micro speaker that is meant to be taken into the great outdoors. It is a waterproof speaker with six hours of playtime and an exterior meant to resist cracks, dents and scratches. So, you can take the bass-bumping speaker out camping and hiking, and even stick it on your mountain bike using the tear-resistant strap for a musical cruise down the hillside.

Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker Courtesy of Amazon

2. Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

The Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker is an impressive little number as well. It comes with a super durable build that can be fully submerged in water without worry and it does your favorite music justice because of its 360-degree design that amplifies any space. With 10 hours of battery life and a collection of artsy colorways, we are big fans of this little boombox.

Wonderboom bluetooth speaker Courtesy of Amazon


3. Rugged Outdoor Wireless Speaker

The Rugged Outdoor speaker is ready to hook on to backpacks, tents, bikes, and even the side of boats for on-the-go jams no matter the adventure. The industrial-quality clip holds up to the challenge and is both water and mud-proof, it holds up on sandy beaches and can even withstand long drops onto concrete. It can play for up to 14 hours and is designed to play loud and clear in all conditions.

Rugged Outdoor Wireless Speaker Courtesy of Amazon

4. Poweradd Musicfly Portable Speaker

For audiophiles who do not want to sacrifice sound for portability, the Poweradd speaker brings the boom with its built-in drivers and subwoofers. It handles well under water and has an impressive shockproof build. It pairs with other Bluetooth capable devices so you can play music from a handful of sources. With an impressive 24 hours of playtime, this is the best choice for weekend adventures in the backcountry where charging is limited.


Poweradd Musicfly Portable Speaker Courtesy of Amazon

5. Nyne Boost Portable Speaker

For a larger speaker that can cater to pool parties and picnics alike, we recommend the Nyne Boost as it delivers impeccable sound with serious water protection (even when submerged). It can pair with other speakers to fill a large space or be played on its own with excellent clarity of sound. It even comes with a rechargeable battery that can keep the jams going for up to 20 hours and includes USB connectivity to charge your phone with its internal power bank.

Nyne Boost Portable Speaker Courtesy of Amazon

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