We dropped them, sprayed them with a hose, and kicked sand on the toughest water-resistant outdoor speakers to find out which ones are really worth taking on your next adventure. To simulate the abuse these speakers might face at a campsite, beach, or pool, we subjected them to dirt, sand, water, and drops of up to 5 feet. Audio quality was checked before and after, and the ratings reflect both sound and ruggedness.
Jabra Solemate Max
If you're headed to the beach or car camping, the Max is the perfect speaker to throw in the trunk. At 12 inches across and 6.6 pounds, it's not as portable as the others we tested but it had, hands down, the best all-around audio quality. And its padded corners and sneaker-sole-like underside absorbed impacts easily. [$400; jabra.com]