Whether you’re driving across country or hanging out at a beach rental home, the right soundtrack will improve any vacation, especially if you’ve brought along the right equipment.
We vetted portable speakers to determine which ones deliver big, full sound wherever you go—while also being small enough to stash in your tiniest carry-on, making them true packing essentials.
Better yet, some, like the silicone-encased Boom Urchin, come with bike mounts, carabiner clips, and the other accessories you need to take your tunes along for any adventure. And the best portable speakers connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, which means streaming is a breeze.
If you’re looking for a bit of a victory dance after a daylong hike, take our word for it: “We Are the Champions” at the top of a mountain is pretty tough to beat.