Strangely niche topic, right? I mean … a water bottle? To gift? Yup. I’m not going to beat around the bush, but this year – the Larq water bottle just about changed my life. (#NotSpon / #NotGifted / #BoughtByMe). Since I had seeing the Larq bottles launch – I had been so excited waiting for them to announce swimming over to this side of the pond. In fact, I had messaged them multiple times over about 12 months asking if / when they had any plans to launch in England, because I was so freaking excited to get my paws on them, and here’s why.
If you’re anything like me, you have a water bottle that you should be cleaning way more than you actually do. I have always had a water bottle on my person at any given time really. Whether in the car, at the gym, at the office (or out on shoot), where I go, so does the water. Because of this, I get a heck of a lot of use out of mine, and I always felt like I wasn’t cleaning it as thoroughly / or often as I should be. Enter: the Larq water bottle.
For those who don’t know of Larq, this company boasts the first-ever self-cleaning bottle. (Mouth-piece aside, which you definitely should be cleaning if you don’t want any funky smells… ). The Larq bottle uses environmentally-friendly UV-C technology to purify up to 99.9% of bacteria and 99.9% of viruses. Its charge lasts a month, and you can re-charge it simply by plugging it into a USB wall adapter for a few hours. Perfect!
The bottle, which is insulated, also keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. And if all of those little statistics don’t make you go *oooo*, it’s also won a bunch of accolades and praise from all of these publications. And, if you’ve been following Larq’s journey from the beginning, you might remember that the Kickstarter actually pledged $1,374,021 whilst the actual goal was only $30,000. It’s safe to say this bottle is pretty well loved.
Personally, what I love the most about the Larq water bottle is the ease of use. The bottle re-purifies every 2 hours, and for a process that is started with a tap on the top of the lid, it’s effortless and provides great peace of mind. The fact that it looks beautiful in every colour and design helps, too.
One downside is that for a water bottle, it is quite expensive. Coming in at £95, and if you buy from Larq itself, you’ll need to sign up to their e-mail list to qualify for free delivery. It is a fantastic present to gift, though. Whether your friend is a gym-goer, an office worker, or simply a fan of the water bottle itself.
I’d love to know your opinions on the Larq water bottle. Are you a fan, or not? Do you own one too? If you’d like more gifting posts, you can check them out here. Alternatively, you can check out all the subjects I write about right here, too.