Editor’s Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro portable speaker

Editor’s Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro portable speaker

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Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Outdoor Tech’s Buckshot Pro, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.

Buckshot Pro portable speaker, by Outdoor Tech


A flashlight, charging dock and booming sound come standard. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Tech.

There are countless portable speakers on the market—but most don’t offer the unique features of Outdoor Tech’s Buckshot Pro: This puppy comes complete with a flashlight, USB charging port and a handlebar mount to round out its rugged, all-purpose character.

Designed to connect seamlessly to any device with Bluetooth, the Buckshot Pro is IPX5 water-resistant and constructed with extra tough, rubbery materials, minimizing worry when I bring it to the campsite, the beach or along for a bike ride. It’s also small—tiny enough to fit in my pant pocket—and super lightweight. Given its size, the sound quality is great and maximum volume is notably loud.

As aforementioned, the Buckshot Pro has an attachable flashlight that screws onto the opposite end of the device from the speaker, allowing the music to face in my direction while the light brightly illuminates my path. With three settings: standard, strobe and lantern, the flashlight is just as useful guiding the way as it is starting the party or lighting up my tent for the weekend.

Water-resistant and super durable, this thing is ready for the elements. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Tech.

The included handlebar mount attaches in a jiffy to bike handlebars or a backpack strap. With the Buckshot Pro on my handlebars, I can ride my bike at night while jamming to my favorite tunes and actually be able to see in front of me. The combination of speaker and flashlight is remarkably useful if I’m using a GPS to help guide me to a new destination across town: The speaker turns down my music and amplifies each direction loud-and-clear, so I don’t have to look at my phone en-route. No headphones, no headlamp—just the breeze flowing through my hair.

Ten hours of battery life on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, USB port for charging devices on-the-go and a 32-foot connectivity range ensure this is a product I don’t leave behind. All-in-all, the Buckshot Pro is as handy as it is functional, and it comes highly recommended.

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