With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, we’re itching to close our laptops and spend more time relaxing outdoors with friends, food, and good music. And while having the right playlist to set the vibe is key for any good gathering, you’ll also need a portable speaker with killer sound to do your tunes justice. It also doesn’t hurt to have one that’s waterproof, in case you're sitting around the fire pit with friends or lounging on your new outdoor sectional and find yourself—and your electronics—drenched by a sudden downpour.
While upgrading your backyard can be pricey—especially if you're installing larger, more permanent pieces like a pool or hot tub—that doesn't mean you can't make your outdoor space more functional and fun with a set of great portable speakers, even if your budget is limited. Right now, Amazon is offering some amazing discounts on top-quality speakers from brands like Bose, JBL, Sony, and more, but these deals won't last, so snag yours before they sell out!
Looking for permanent backyard speakers to install? Check out our top recommendations.
$45.99 $36.99 (save 20%)
A portable speaker that delivers great sound for less than $40 is pretty tough to beat. But the Tribit XSound Go manages to pack a big punch in a package so small it can fit in the palm of your hand.
It's slim and sleek, with great volume and bass, plus it has an IPX7 waterproof rating and offers up to 24 hours of playtime. It also features excellent wireless range up to 100 feet. If you're looking for a cheap, high-quality option, the Tribit is a no-brainer, and it comes in a choice of black or blue.
Model # TS-BTS20
$149.95 $109.95 (save 27 %)
Customers rave about this JBL waterproof portable speaker, with 88 percent of its more than 35,000 reviewers giving it 5 stars. It features full-spectrum sound with a smooth, deep bass, plus up to 20 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof rating. You can connect either two smartphones or tablets to the speaker to play DJ with friends, and pair up to 100 compatible speakers using JBL's Connect+.
The Charge 4 comes in a dozen different color options, including bright hues, neutrals, and a few camo prints.
Model #: JBLCHARGE4REDAM
$49.95 $39.95 (save 20%)
This stylish portable speaker features a noise-cancelling speakerphone and an integrated carabiner so you can easily clip it to your backpack. JBL's Clip 3 Mini pumps out surprisingly good sound and volume for its size, letting you give your wireless headphones a rest when you're on the go.
At just over a half-pound, it's also lightweight, plus it's available in a dozen fun colors and prints, including cool camo print and basic-but-never-boring black.
Model # JBLCLIP3SQUAD
$129 $99 (save 23%)
Hop off your standing desk chair and grab your laptop and this wireless speaker for an outdoor work sesh. The Bose SounkLink II has a soft silicone exterior that's easy to grip plus a sturdy base, and you can use it to take calls in between listening to tunes.
Expect bold sound and up to 8 hours of playtime, plus the app is intuitive and makes it easy to pair devices. Also, if you want to add a pop of color to your setup, it comes in bright citron or aqua. The speaker gets high marks, with an average 4.7-star rating from more than 47,000 customers.
Model #: 752195-0200
$179.99 $128 (save 29%)
If there's a pool party planned in your near future, this is the portable waterproof speaker you'll want to have to pump out music on the patio. It cranks up loud and has good bass, plus it offers up to 24 hours of playtime and connects with up to 100 compatible speakers using its Party Connect function. It's true that you can't judge a speaker by its appearance, but if it delivers great sound and looks this slick, it's a major win.
This model comes in four colors, each with two speaker lights and contrasting-color line lights to illuminate your poolside dance party after dark.
$99.99 $78.99 (save 21%)
At just over 5 pounds, this is the heaviest portable speaker we cover, but if you're in the market for a boom box with serious bass and powerful sound, the W-King D8 is a fantastic choice. It also has a rechargeable 8000mAh battery and doubles as a power bank to charge small devices, so it's a great choice for car and camping trips.
The speaker is only available in one color, but the design is undeniably cool, and it comes with a wide, adjustable shoulder strap. Other highlights include up to 24 hours of playtime, an IPX6 waterproof rating, and a wireless range up to 100 feet.
Model #: D8