The 10 Best outdoor speakers

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It might not be worth risking them in the June drizzle, but when the sun's out this lot will brighten up your BBQ...

1. Bose Sound Link Mobile

£300, amazon

Requiring a power supply, this one won't fare well if it rains or if you are in a park. But it packs a punch in terms of volume and bass.

2. SpeakerCraft OG Three Outdoor Satellite Speakers

£175, ceiling-speakershop

Despite appearances, this is not a garden lamp – it's a discreet speaker encased in aluminium.

3. Griffin AirCurve Play

£13, amazon

Instead of electricity, this uses acoustic amplification, so you can listen all afternoon with no thought of AA batteries.

4. Monitor audio CL50

£225, audiovisualonline

Pretty, these certainly aren't – but looks aren't everything. They're tough, waterproof and heat resistant with great treble and bass.

5. Doodle OrigAudio

£18, zazzle

Not the most powerful or pitch perfect of speakers – but perhaps the prettiest. Each one comes with a coloured fabric cover.

6. Veho 360

£14, amazon

This is fine for an inexpensive and portable Bluetooth speaker that you can run off your iPad, iPod or smartphone.

7. John Lewis Frontier

£40, johnlewis

Go all 1980s Brooklyn with your very own boombox. Just slot your iPod into the front of the battery-powered player and you're away.

8. Yamaha NS-AW392

£149, amazon

The odd rain shower doesn't scare Yamaha. These two-way 120-watt speakers are nearly – but not quite totally – waterproof.

9. Soundcast Outcast JR

£429, amazon

Part-time audiophiles need not apply, this is a serious bit of "weather resistant" outdoor kit and that's reflected in the price.

10. Jawbone Jambox

£109, amazon

The most enviable speaker in the park this summer is the ice-cool Jambox. It's light, fits into your bag and recharges via a USB port.

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