The 10 Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
Whether you're lounging poolside, hitting the beach, or braving the elements for a outdoor adventure, these waterproof speakers will stand up to all the elements.
One of the best parts of summer is hitting the great outdoors. Whether you're camping, basking in nature, or just hanging out in your own backyard, the right music can make a huge difference. But when taking tunes on the go, you need speakers that will stand up to the elements. Enter waterproof Bluetooth speakers: they're perfect for pool parties, but will serve you well anywhere from the shower to the shore.
Whether you're looking for ruggedness or long-lasting battery life, these waterproof speakers boast a range of features that will meet just about any requirement. Be ready for your next beach day with one of these versatile sets.
1. Bose SoundLink Micro
Bose's reputation for sound quality speaks for itself, and this little device is no different. The SoundLink Micro speaker may be small enough to comfortably clip onto your backpack, but that doesn't make the sound any less strong. Also good: It's compatible with Siri or Alexa, and boasts a six-hour battery life.
Buy it: Amazon, $99
2. Polk BOOM Swimmer Duo
Speaking of small packages, this one from Polk Audio is ready for anything. Wrap the flexible tail around handle bars or a beach umbrella and let the tunes flow. It can also be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes, and linked with a second one for a stereo experience.
Buy it: Amazon, $60
3. Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM
The Ultimate Ears Megaboom blasts a wide sonic range in crisp 360-degree sound. It also claims an impressively long battery life (up to 20 hours) and 100-foot Bluetooth range. There's even an associated app that allows you to tweak equalizer settings to your preference.
Buy it: Amazon, $150
4. JBL Flip 4
The JBL Flip 4 keeps it simple and versatile with big sound, compact design, and 12-hour battery life. And, if you don't find the one speaker loud enough, the JBL Connect+ feature allows you to connect up to 100 enabled speakers together.
Buy it: Amazon, $80
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5. Photive M90
Channel the boombox-blasting days of your youth with this Photive device. With 20-watt speakers, it's very loud and the passive bass radiator makes for some deeply rumbling basslines.
Buy it: Amazon, $50
6. Altec Lansing LifeJacket 2
Aside from being waterproof, the Altec Lansing LifeJacket is both shock- and sand-proof. It boasts a 16-hour battery and comes with a mounting attachment for bikes or jet skis. Plus, it floats—so no worries if it goes overboard.
Buy it: Amazon, $96
7. Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM
The Wonderboom packs a ton of sound into its small, round package. At full volume, it's only a few decibels lower than its Megaboom cousin. This smaller option offers added portability, but still boasts a 10-hour battery life and can be paired with a second unit for even bigger sound.
Buy it: Amazon, $68
Though expensive, the Dermerbox may be the last portable Bluetooth speaker you ever need. Encased in a military-grade Pelican case that floats and allows for waterproof storage, the design takes ruggedness to new heights. It can also charge your other devices in a pinch, but don't worry about that cutting into your listening time—the battery lasts a whopping 50 hours.
Buy it: Amazon, $350
9. Photive Hydra
A tough exterior and aluminum grill make this speaker highly versatile. It can handle a tumble down a rocky trail or a dip in the pool—one Amazon reviewer even claims it survived a tornado. Plus, it will also give you eight hours of continuous play.
Buy it: Amazon, $35
10. Anker SoundCore Sport XL
The Anker Soundcore checks off all the important boxes: waterproof, shockproof, long Bluetooth range (66 feet), solid battery life (15 hours). But the dual eight-watt speakers also offer clean sound and strong bass for its size.
Buy it: Amazon, $70