Boombotix Rex:

This little hexagon speaker kicks out 95 decibels and features a handy clip to attach it to your messenger bag or backpack. I’ve left it out in a full-on rain storm and it fired right up while still wet. At $29.99, it’s a great decibel-per-dollar deal.

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UE Roll 2:

This little speaker from Ultimate Ears checks two important boxes: waterproof and loud. I use it daily to pump tunes in the shower and have brought it on multiple float trips where it worked without fail. I also like that it fits in the palm of your hand, has a built-in bungee attachment strap, and comes in at under 100 bucks.

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Kicker Bullfrog BF100 Bluetooth:

A small tower of sound, the Bullfrog BF100 Bluetooth unit is advertised to give “360-degree” audio with speakers on both sides. It did indeed provide rich tones and above-average audio considering its water-bottle-size build. For outdoor use, it’s rugged and waterproof. It floats in water, making the Bullfrog a good choice for river trips.

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