I am… notoriously hard to shop for. Like, really hard to shop for. I usually just tell my friends/family to make me dinner or get us tickets to do something. But every now and then you see something and think “WOW now that is brilliant… I wish I had that!” That happened to me this Fall when I was introduced to the LARQ water bottle.
Honestly guys, this is the COOLEST water bottle ever and the perfect gift to give that friend who travels a lot or is really, really hard to shop for. (Basically…. me!) LARQ is a beautiful water bottle… designed to help people access pristine drinking water in a sustainable way. If you travel a lot, to countries where the water isn’t necessarily safe to drink, this is the gift for you! I think about this summer’s travels: Cuba. Asia. Mexico. Morocco. I spent so much money on bottled water (and also used sooooo much single use plastic… gross.) This magical water bottle eliminates that!
How does it work?
The scientific version:
The LARQ Bottle utilizes prorietary UV-C LED technology, emitting UV-C light in the 280mm range which is the optimal wavelength of light. This triggers a photochemical reaction to eradicate bacteria and viruses, eliminating harmful, odor-causing germs by destroying their DNA. It eradicates up to 99.9999% of bacteria and some viruses.
The non-scientific version:
With a click of a button, it makes your water safe to drink, no matter where you are. It also keeps your water cool for up to 24 hours.
The LARQ bottle should only be used with water that is clear to the eyes (with no heavy sediments). There are two modes. Normal which runs for 60 seconds, and Adventure Mode which runs for three minutes (perfect for outdoor use or when you really want to make sure the water is extra clean).
The LARQ bottle is rechargeable.
It comes with a USB cord – you can plug it into your computer to easily charge it. One charge lasts up to 1-2 months of use. And it doesn’t require a filter replacement.
The bottle retails for $95. I chose Granite White for mine but there are four other colors to choose from: Monaco Blue, Seaside Mint, Himalayan Pink, or Obsidian Black!
I am not planning on traveling until after the holidays but this bottle has me pretty excited for my next adventure!
Photography by Carter Fish; created in partnership with LARQ.