If you’re a music lover you might want a bit of tunes to keep you company on the water. A pair of earphones and your cell phone or an ipod are great, but they present some disadvantages. Earphones can get in the way, and especially if you’re using the ones that came with your ipod you’re going to spend some time through the day fighting with falling earbuds and tangled cords.
The biggest disadavantage to earbuds or headphones? They limit your ability to hear what’s going on around you. Power boats, fish jumping, conversations with landowners or other fishermen…. you need to be able to listen to what’s happening around you.
A better option for music on your kayak is available, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. A simple, cheap, rechargeable pop-up speaker takes up very little space on your kayak, and can be attached to a cheap ipod shuffle or similar music device. It tucks away easily in any corner (or cupholder) of your kayak, provides a solid day of music, and can be set to provide enough volume for your kayak to become the center of the party, or just provide a little background sounds for your fishing adventure.