Larq produces re-usable self-cleaning water bottles with the world's only mercury-free portable water sanitization system.
Honestly this is such a cool product and it is on me for misreading what I was buying. I thought it would make tap water taste better/filter the water, which it did not. It also is a little heavy and does not keep water cold for long periods, but if I were to go camping, I would definitely take my LARQ with me.
- Make it lighter - Better insulation
It's great to have a portable way to drink water that you know is clean! It's especially handy for peace of mind when traveling and hiking. The charge for the LED light in the lid lasts for a pretty long time on one charge so its very convenient. I did think the tag line of a self-cleaning water bottle was a bit misleading at first since I (optimistically) thought I could also never wash my water bottle again which is not true 😅 though you definitely have to wash the bottle a less than regular water bottles.
I've used the original Larq and now the Larq Movement since their launch. I LOVE that I don't have to wash my water bottle as often and I avoid funny smells in my bottle. The only thing that bothers me is that the paint on the inside of the cap is chipping, and they've already replaced the cap for me. I think they need to re-consider what kind of paint they use on the inside of the bottle. I also love the style.
I know, the price feels high at first, but then I quickly got over that because of the quality of the design and features. My other water bottles got moldy and I frankly never was good at cleaning then. I’ve never had that problem with my Larq bottle. It has always stayed clean and the water tasted better (maybe that’s in my head). The other thing that it pretty great is that you rarely have to charge the bottle so It lasts quite long (more than a month). I really love it for travel and I recently bought the 25oz, which I prefer to the 12oz. I’ve also given as gifts to good friends and they are all converts.
When I bought my first bottle I had an issue with the “button”/cleaning feature on the top which would get stuck due to the pressure on a plane. It was fixed but i think they could do a better job with a few easier to find - here’s what you need to know type things.
I was looking for a water bottle that I would fit in my car's cup holder and found Larq. A lot of my other re-useable bottles didn't fit and if I left in my car while running errands the water would be boiling hot. Larq really keeps the water cold for hours. It is lighter weight than most metal bottles which is great for the gym and putting in my tote bag. That two reasons alone make it a great product but, the self-cleaning feature seals the deal. Knowing that the water I am drinking is clean water is reassuring. Not buying plastic water bottles makes me feel better I am doing my part for the environment.