ION Pathfinder 2

Editor Cory McLaughlin

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Just the Facts:


Pathfinder 2 (Grey)

1/8” (3.5 mm) Stereo Aux

Microphone & Cable

Power/Charging Cable

Safety & Warranty Manual

Quick Start Guide             (2.29 MB)


IPX5 water-resistant–shrugs off the harshest elements


Wirelessly connect your Bluetooth® compatible device


Wirelessly connect your NFC compatible device with a tap


Two charging ports to charge your USB compatible devices


AM/FM Radio with presets to save your favorite stations


100-watts of dynamic peak power amplifies the sound


Rechargeable battery provides hours of continuous use


Microphone with cable included



Bass Boost button really kicks up the low end

Powerful 8-inch woofer and wide-dispersion tweeter deliver vibrant sound

Extra deep cup holders on top hold any drink

Bright, multi-color light bar can pulse to music, be steady on or turned off

Bluetooth track control (play/pause, next, back)

100-hour rechargeable battery

1/8-inch (3.5mm) aux input for non-Bluetooth devices

Bright, legible LED display

Rugged enclosure with built-in side handles, telescoping top handle and wheels

Connect two Pathfinder 2 speakers wirelessly

My Story:

Life is music. That statement is one that I will argue to the death. Whether you are a fan of new age tunes or the old stuff you still love it and you want it your way. Well ION is going to give you the power to have it your way and as loud as you want! This became clear to me when I saw the ION booth at the 2018 Outdoor Retailer show. I sat and visited with booth staff and we had a great time rocking out with the Pathfinder 2. I was very excited to test this great speaker out and we made arrangements to see it was done.

The ION showed up on my door step at a great time. We were right in the middle of fall softball season and if you have ever been around 10 year old girls you know that music is an absolute staple. I loaded the Pathfinder into the van and off we went to our tournament. The practice field was filled with all the best of Kids Bop music and the girls loved this great new speaker and the music it brought them.

The weekend was full of some really great ups and downs and when one of our girls stole home to seal the win and secure the championship title it was the ION Pathfinder 2 that belted out the velvet pipes of one Freddie Mercury and Queen’s song We Are the Champions. The Pathfinder 2 belted out that sweet victory song at volume that was nearly painful if too close. Our team’s special moment was only highlighted by the addition of a great speaker’s ability to belt out high volume victory ballads.

The next testing area was simply my garage and back yard. While raking the fall leaves and just working on other odds and ends I used this speaker to keep myself and most of my neighbors entertained. I have a taste for older western music and while I listen to it very loud my older neighbors never seem to complain. I guess that is the benefit of liking music from days past.

The final testing area was during my good friend’s wedding in Montana. When I was packing something told me that I should bring the speaker. I knew that we would be sipping some bourbon around a bonfire after the rehearsal and I was sure it would be nice to have some music. When we arrived I noticed that the venue was beautiful and wild and because of this there was no reasonable way for the DJ to bring power to the area that the actual wedding ceremony would take place. Lucky for everybody attending I had brought the Pathfinder 2 and its ability to act as a PA system was exactly what was needed. The Pathfinder has its own power and so the pesky power problem was solved in an instant.

I am happy to report that the wedding went off without a hitch and the Pathfinder 2 performed flawlessly playing both the music and acting as the PA system for the officiant. If this is not a testament to how awesome this speaker is I don’t know what is? When you trust something to insure the most important day of your life goes as planned you have to give credit when it pulls through. Fine job ION your Pathfinder 2 is a homerun both on the field and off!


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What can be done better?

I cannot at this time find anything that I would change about this great speaker. It is well worth the price and I simply love this thing!

  • Functionality
  • Value
  • Ergonomics
  • Durability