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If you spend much time in the water, you’ll need a “SwiMP3”—a waterproof set of headphones with an MP3 player that straps to the back of your head. The Finis Duo is fully submersible down to nine feet, has four gigabytes of storage (enough for 1,000 songs), and uses bone-conduction…

Waterproof, dustproof, and buoyant, the No Bounds speaker was one of our favorite pieces of waterproof gear in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Plus, the speaker has a 10-hour battery life so you can play music all day without worrying about running out of juice.

This waterproof speaker was made for shower singers—it’s got a suction cup that sticks to the wall for hands-free listening. The Barnacle syncs to your phone via Bluetooth so you can jam to your Spotify playlists, but it also has enough storage for 1,000 songs if you want to leave…

This speaker was our top pick in our roundup of portable bluetooth speakers. “The Newport is a go-almost-anywhere midsize speaker that does retro and does it really well,” our tester said. With its classic look, easy-to-use controllers, and rich sound, it’s a speaker that rises above the rest.

These Headphones deliver audio through your cheekbones, so you can stay vigilant while listening to music. These are a great option for running and bike riding, especially in an urban environment.

True wireless headphones, these fit snugly inside your ears. And they can handle spray from a shower or the sweatiest workout of your life with no problem. The sound quality is great, there’s a built-in microphone for calls, and 4.5 hours of play time on a single charge isn’t shabby.

The Charge 3 is a favorite of ours for several reasons: it has great battery life (up to 20 hours of play time), it can charge your phone (via the USB output), and it’s IPX7 waterproof (read: it’s fully submersible). Oh, and there’s that ample bass. Lash this speaker to…

You don’t have to drop serious cash for serious sound. Anker specializes in budget-friendly speakers, and the SoundCore Sport is no exception. It’s shockproof and waterproof, so you can take it on the trail, river, or out in a rainstorm without worry. Its eight-ounce frame belies its rich sound and…

This little dynamo’s best feature is its 360-degree sound—you don’t have to worry about where the thing is pointed for unobstructed listening. Other perks: it’s completely waterproof and floats, plus you can pair two devices at once for friendly DJ battles.

Ariella Gintzler talks through the features of her favorite running headphones, which stay put even when she's taking a break from the beats

Keep your kid comfortable (and give yourself some peace)

Because sometimes you don’t want to listen to bird sounds

It's waterproof, floats, and is 20 percent louder than its predecessor

Some cut down on waste. Some funnel proceeds to environmental organizations. Some are green literally and figuratively.

The runner turned entrepreneur talks about her most essential gear

The sound is amazing, plus it’s tough as nails

From pasta makers to candy bars, these eight items have totally transformed how we get after it

Let the music play, wherever your workout takes you.

Good looking and totally customizable

For 16 grand, you can bring the orchestra to your living room

Some designs endure. And for good reason.

Earin buds are fully wireless so there’s no cord to tangle or accidentally yank out. Plus, they sound great.

Travel feels the most glamorous when you’re not physically traveling. So it follows that the nicest thing you could give someone is a way to escape the dreariness of airports, nonreclining seats, and sad airplane food.

Headphones: Any device used for playing music close to or within a wearer’s ears.

The future has arrived, and because it’s built to fit you perfectly, it’s not going anywhere

Kuai is wireless, and doesn’t need your phone to track your workout

Buy them if for no other reason than they’re pretty

Portable sound for the active lifestyle.

With so many new tools to track performance, choosing the right one is its own sport.

Stop using that beat-up suitcase—and pack your new luggage with these foolproof essentials

New gear for more informed—and more fun—training

Your pounding headache is no excuse to not get after it on the mountain.

Music to your ears, training for your heart

A portable sound system built for the demands of the outdoors

Running to work is hard, especially when you have to contend with cold weather, poor visibility, and icy roads. On those days, your gear matters.

Tech to ensure you thrive on the sand and in the water this summer.

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