The best rugged Bluetooth speakers for outdoor summer sounds
Tribit XBoom for $69.99
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The Tribit XBoom packs a heck of a loud sound into a relatively small speaker space.
- Play time: Up to 20-hour playtime, which varies by volume level and audio content.
- Waterproof?: IPX7 Waterproof. Waterproof for 30 minutes immersion at 1m depth.
- Rugged: Sturdy rubber and nylon make this durable for moderate wear and tear.
- How Loud?: 2 x 12W 45mm drivers driver deliver 360-degree sound and really good bass
- Charging time: 4 hours.
- Built in microphone?: Yes. Hands-free calling or access Siri and Google Now.
- Weight: 1.1 pounds.
- Extras? Pair two speakers together for good stereo sound. Alexa and Echo Dot compatible. This speaker will also float on water.
JBL Charge 4 for $119.00
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The JBL Charge 4 is a heavy speaker, but it only delivers mono sound.
- Play time: 20 hours of playtime from its 7,500mAh battery.
- Waterproof?: IPX7 Waterproof for 30 minutes immersion at 1m depth.
- Rugged: Fairly durable with a solid outer shell.
- How Loud?: The Charge 4 only has one speaker at the front of the device.
- Charging time: About 5 hours
- Built in microphone?: No -- but if hands-free is a must, there is a built in microphone in the JBL Charge 3.
- Weight: 3.0 pounds.
- Extras?: Connect multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to deliver amplified sound with the JBL app. The speaker will charge your smartphone too.
Bugani 40W Bluetooth speaker for $79.77
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The Bugani speaker is a nice, loud, and sturdy speaker with excellent playback time.
- Play time: Up to 40 hours with an 8,000mAh battery.
- Waterproof: Rated IPX5.
- Rugged: Strong shock-absorbing shell. Frame and handle.
- How Loud?: 40W sound with two woofers and two tweeters.
- Charging time: 4 hours
- Built in microphone?: Yes, for hands free calls.
- Weight: 4.43 pounds.
- Extras?: The speaker will also charge your mobile phone. You can use an external memory card. It also has TWS to pair speakers together.
Comiso waterproof Bluetooth speaker for $29.99
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The Comiso is a nice light but loud portable speaker designed for outdoors.
- Play time: Up to 36 hours of playtime at 2/3 volume on a full charge of its 4,400Ah battery.
- Waterproof: IPX4-rated water resistant. It can resist gentle water spray and splashes but it cannot be partially or fully submerged.
- Rugged: Yes.
- How Loud?: Two acoustic drivers deliver 2 x 6W stereo sound.
- Charging time: Over 4 hours.
- Built in microphone?: Yes, for making and receiving calls.
- Weight: 1.2 pounds.
- Extras?: Wireless Bluetooth playing for left and right channels through TWS (True Wireless Stereo).
Fugoo for $79.99
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The Fugoo speaker is a nice, compact, and rugged speaker, with six-speaker functionality.
- Play time: Up to 40 hours.
- Waterproof: Rated IP67 waterproof, mud-proof, snow-proof, and shockproof. However, it does not float.
- Rugged: Yes.
- How Loud?: Six drivers on four sides (two tweeters, two woofers, and two passive radiators with four active drivers). Delivers 360-degree sound and 95dB SPL-A volume.
- Charging time: 5 hours
- Built in microphone?: Full-duplex speakerphone for hands free calling. Siri, and Google Now capability.
- Weight: 1.4 pounds.
- Extras: Speakers are tilted upwards at an eight-degree angle for minimal sound loss. Strap mount included.
Tribit XSound Go for $32.99
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The Tribit XSound Go has a nice, balanced sound across the ranges without sounding tinny, and it has a nice look and feel.
- Play time: 24 hours with 4,400mAh battery.
- Waterproof: IPX7 waterproof. Waterproof for 30 minutes immersion at 1m depth.
- Rugged: Fairly durable with a hard exterior coating to protect from scratches.
- How Loud?: 12W -- bass radiators and dual 6W drivers
- Charging time: 5 hours.
- Built in microphone?: Yes. Press play/pause button to answer or end a call.
- Weight: 13.04 ounces.
- Extras: Voice input for Siri and Google Now assistants.
Aomais Go for $69.99
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The Aomais Go has a great range of sounds and will give playback for a heck of a long time.
- Play time: Up to 30 hours at 50%volume from its 8,800mAh battery.
- Waterproof: IPX7 Waterproof -- able to withstand full immersion of up to 33ft for 30 minutes.
- Rugged: Yes
- How Loud?: 2 x 15W drivers and 2 passive radiators.
- Charging time: Around 3 hours
- Built in microphone?: Yes, for hands free calling,
- Weight: 4.2 pounds
- Extras: Pair two speakers to create 60W left and right channels and true stereo. Will charge tablets and smartphones.