While this blog post is not sponsored, the photos were taken for the brand’s marketing purposes and compensation was both monetary and in the form of the product.
I think Jessica Kirby posted about the bottle first. Then I saw Julia of Gal Meets Glam share a post and many others followed suit. I’m a sucker for well-designed products and the first time I saw the LARQ bottle in person I knew it was a winner in the aesthetic department.
Lee and I always joke that we inevitably fall in love with items with a high price tag (because they’re always the ones that look the best, honestly) and the LARQ bottle does not have a simple price tag. But beyond just a clean and simple water bottle it’s actually an all-in-one purification system that eliminates 99% bacteria with a UV-C light engineered in the cap.
What the company is doing is actually revolutionary. It essentially means you have a guarantee of clean water no matter where you are. It also self-cleans the stainless steel bottle every 2 hours so even if you’re not using it regularly when you do pick it up again you’re not met with that stale water bottle smell.
The science behind the built-in purification system is fascinating – you can read more about the technology behind the bottle on their website – and the insulated stainless steel keeps cold water chilled for 24 hours.
And have I mentioned they’re beautifully designed? I’ve been carry this bottle around since the beginning of December and thus far it’s my most complemented accessory. And when I mention it’s a water purifying bottle a full-blown conversation always ensues.
With a slower year on our horizon, Lee and I are looking forward to spending more time outside exploring the mountains and parks near our home in the Upstate of South Carolina and without a doubt this bottle will be going in my hiking pack.
While I haven’t attempted to purify pond water or drink from a stream, I did bring it along for our December to Indiana and Florida and felt so much better about drinking tap water (especially in FL) when I knew it had been sufficiently purified in my bottle.
I currently have the 17 oz bottle in Granite White, but if you’re looking to purchase I would honestly suggest getting the 25 oz. The extra ounces are worth the slightly higher price tag and if you’re looking for a bit more cost-effective alternative the LARQ Movement is a bit cheaper and created in a 32 ounce version.