Portable, Powerful Speakers for the Outdoors

Roughing it doesn’t have to sound bad.

the view outside of a camping tent.
Add a soundtrack to your morning.Scott Goodwill via Unsplash

There’s nothing like a good campfire song. But if you can’t sing? Simple. Fire up one of these portable Bluetooth speakers. They’re rugged, so they’ll work even if they get dirty, wet, or fall from your pack. Each is rechargeable and holds enough juice for multiple listening sessions. They’re also compact enough to tuck into just about any pack. Here are some top choices for small, portable speakers that can withstand the elements.

AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
Durable and powerful.AOMAIS

This tough workhorse is fully waterproof, dustproof, and mudproof, and features a rubber armor that protects the device against impacts. It boasts 20W of power and two Sport II units can be paired together for 40W of surround sound that will fill any campsite. The long-life battery provides up to 15 hours of playtime. It’s available in five colors.

Bose SoundLink Micro
Legendary sound in a portable, weatherproof package.Bose

If you’re looking to fill your campsite with the highest of hi-fidelity, the SoundLink Micro is an audio juggernaut. The speaker features a 30-foot Bluetooth range, is fully waterproof and offers up to six hours of playtime on a full charge. The palm-sized speaker can be paired with a second SoundLink Micro in either party mode or stereo mode for even more sound. It’s available in blue, orange, or black.

JBL Clip 3
Clip-and-go tunes for anywhere.JBL

If your camping adventure takes you far from the trailhead and space is limited, the Clip 3 will provide plenty of quality sound without taking up valuable real estate in your pack. You’ll get 10 hours of playtime from a single charge and the integrated carabiner makes toting the speaker a breeze. It’s IPX7 waterproof and it doubles as a speakerphone when paired with your Bluetooth smartphone.

Tribit MaxSound Plus Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Big on booming bass, small in size.Tribit

Bass-lovers will love this option. The MaxSound Plus boasts MaxSound Plus technology that delivers deep, booming bass for a 24W amplifier. The speaker offers extended 100-foot Bluetooth range and a stout 20 hours of playtime. It’s fully waterproof and weighs just over one pound.