Taking your music everywhere you go is a must for many people, but it can be difficult to play music where you really want it. Reasonably, people worry about damaging their Bluetooth speakers on hikes or at the beach. For whatever reason, the best places to listen to music happen to be places with a lot of water: beaches, boats, pools, showers, etc. Fortunately, water-resistant speakers make it convenient to play your favorite songs wherever you are, whether that’s blasting hip hop at the pool party or just singing along to “Dancing Queen” in the shower.
These Bluetooth speakers offer big sound in portable packages, and their water resistance means you can set them on the pool deck with confidence. Want to listen to a podcast in the shower or relaxing with some soothing tunes while taking a bath? There’s a waterproof Bluetooth speaker for that. Have little kids who love to play “Baby Shark” on repeat all day? Blast the ‘doo doo doo’s’ through a speaker that can handle little ones, who always seem to find a way to get everything wet, speakers included.
Stop stressing about a sudden downpour during your backyard barbecue and enjoy the clear sound of these durable waterproof Bluetooth speakers.
1. Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
The Wonderboom 2 has a convenient loop for carrying or attaching to a carabiner, and the waterproof design means you can take it pretty much anywhere. It’s a highly compact option that can be clipped to your bag for easy on-the-go listening. These speakers can be paired with another Ultimate Ears speaker for a better listening experience.
Pros: Compact and portable design. Can be paired with another UE speaker.
Cons: Because of its small size, it won’t be as loud as some of the other options on this list.
2. Bose SoundLink Micro
The SoundLink Micro is the outdoors-ready offering in Bose’s popular line of portable speakers. It has a silicone strap on the back that allows it to be attached to anything from bike handlebars to backpack loops. The rugged speaker has an IPX7 rating, making it fully waterproof. You can also link two SoundLink Micros for a stereo experience or to just play the tunes louder. Plus, the built-in microphone allows you to directly engage with your phone’s smart assistant without having to pull out your phone.
Pros: Built-in microphone makes it smart assistant compatible. IPX7 waterproof design. Stereo and party mode.
Cons: Six-hour battery life is less than some other options.
3. Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth
Initially established as a brand with a focus on charging cables and power banks, Anker has branched out into audio gear, such as this great portable speaker. It has a 24-hour battery life, which is impressive considering its small size. It’s IPX7 waterproof, meaning if it takes a dip, it’ll be fine. The BassUp technology is designed to enhance the bass response.
Pros: Compact size and long battery life. IPX7 waterproof. Can be paired with another Anker speaker for a stereo experience.
Cons: Not as powerful sound as some other options.
4. JBL Boombox – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Black
The JBL Boombox’s namesake comes from the big, heavy speakers of the 80s and 90s. This speaker lives up to the name. Not only is it big, but it’s also loud, and the long battery life means you can keep the party going. It’s still portable, of course, thanks to the convenient carrying handle. It’s IPX7 waterproof, and it can be used to charge your devices on the go.
Pros: Big, powerful sound. Long battery life, and can be used to charge your phone. Can connect to another JBL Boombox speaker.
Cons: Some options are more portable and less expensive.
5. Soundcore Flare Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Built for taking on the go, the Flare mini from Soundcore has a 360-degree design. That means that wherever you place it, it’ll play music for everyone to hear. The IPX7 waterproof design means it’ll be perfect for your next pool party. Plus, the LED lights on the bottom of the speaker help enliven the party.
Pros: 360-degree sound ensures there are no bad listening angles. LED lighting on the bottom enlivens the party. Two Flare Minis can be paired.
Cons: No handle or clip for attaching to a bag.
6. JBL CLIP 3
It’s hard to rival the JBL Clip 3 in terms of portability. The tiny speaker can fit right in the palm of your hand, and the convenient carabiner clip can be attached to your belt loop or backpack. That makes it a great option for hikes or outdoor adventures. And if you end up taking a dip? The JBL Clip 3 is IPX7 waterproof. Best of all, the Clip 3 comes in a ton of different colors to suit your taste.
Pros: Super compact size. Integrated carabiner clip makes it easy to take on the go. Available in different colors.
Cons: Sound quality can be harsh at higher levels.
7. Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speakers
For a speaker that works with your AI system, we recommend the Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker. The speaker is compatible with Alexa, and it has up to 24-hours of battery life on its rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. It also has an impressive 66-foot range for reaching Bluetooth devices, one of the longest on our list. Tribit’s speaker is designed to be dust and drop resistant.
Pros: Produces loud, clear sound with good highs and rich bass.
Cons: Works better with audio than video clips.
8. JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
One of the leading names in home speakers has its own waterproof model that can handle dirt, dust, mud and yes, water. The JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker gives users the convenience of a waterproof speaker with the quality of a home stereo system. Designed with dual external passive radiators, the 8-watt speaker delivers a clear and crisp sound. A 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery means users can listen to their speaker for up to 12 hours before needing another charge. Available in several colors and with a hard travel case option, the JBL can wirelessly connect up to two smartphones or tablets at once and up to 100 JBL speakers for a fully immersive sound experience.
Pros: Excellent sound, multiple wireless connectivity options and can be fully submerged in water.
Cons: The battery life may begin to diminish after extensive charging.