Larq Water Bottle Review - self-cleaning UV bottle

Larq Water Bottle Review | Self-Cleaning

Self-Cleaning Water Bottle with UV Light


We all have way too many reusable water bottles…. from free handouts, prior purchases, gifts, the list goes on. However, this Larq Bottle is the water bottle to end all water bottles. It is a UV-light water bottle that disinfects water which ensures this bad boy is always clean and odor-free. If you are like me you will go weeks without cleaning a normal bottle just to realize it had a ton of nasty grime in it. In this review, we will break down why the Larq has become my only bottle with its self-cleaning mode, and PureVis UV light technology. Most importantly I will break down why it is worth the extra $$$. Ready for pristine drinking water all day and every day?

Too many reusable water bottles for one man
Too many water bottles for one man – this is just one cabinet!

TB Quick Hits (Summary)

  1. This self-cleaning water bottle has a UV light purification system so you rarely (if ever) have to wash it.
  2. It is more expensive than normal bottles at around $99 but is well worth it for the finest water around
  3. The Larq Bottle PureVis UV-C light in the screw top kills 99.999999% of bacteria and germs so you can be confident that your bottle and water will be clean and odor free

The Larq Water Bottle Review

Larq was featured on Shark Tank (watch here) and has become one of the more successful products to come out of the show. At the time it had the highest valuation ever. On Shark Tank, the Larq Bottle promised a self-cleaning purification system that kills harmful bacteria and drastically reduces the frequency you need to clean it. Effectively solving all the major pain points of a normal reusable water bottle. Most water bottles are not dishwasher-safe, they begin to smell and are never as clean as they were when they were fresh and new.

Key Features

Self-Cleaning Technology | Cleans Itself

The self-cleaning technology of the Larq water bottle is perhaps the greatest feature. It employs UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.99% of bio-contaminants from your water and bottle. With the touch of a button, the integrated UV-C light neutralizes bacteria and viruses, effectively purifying your water in 60 seconds. Even better the water bottle automatically activates the purifying feature every 2 hours, so even if you store it on the shelf for a while it’s still good to go. This technology is all housed in the PureVis cap. The brains of the Larq Bottle.

Adventure mode – Super deep cleaning. If you are worried about the tap water or your water source you can activate adventure mode cleaning which provides an even deeper clean, ensuring you are good to go.

Larq Water Bottle and PureVis Cap

Insulated BPA-Free Construction

The insulated Larq Bottle will keep ice forever, comparable to any leading water bottle on the market – Yeti, Hydroflask, you name it the double-walled insulation is just as good. The water bottle will keep ice and drinks cold for at least 24 hours. The Larq water is also Bisphenol A (BPA) free, a harmful compound in many plastic water bottles. ‘

Product update – You can now purchase a cheaper version of this bottle that is not insulated and cheaper. I leave this choice up to you as it is a personal preference.

Design and Aesthetics

The design of the Larq Bottle is pretty sweet. The sleek top has one rubber button to control the cleaning with an integrated LED ring light at the top. Again, the battery lasts up to 30 days so you are not charging regularly. The LED light not only adds a modern, high-tech swag to the bottle but also serves as a functional indicator. The light illuminates in different colors to display the cleaning status and battery life, providing a visual cue that’s both convenient and badass. With its seamless blend of style, utility, and innovation, the Larq water bottle is far more than standard reusable water bottles – it’s the perfect blend of tech and function. This bad boy also holds 17oz or 25oz

25oz Larq Water Bottle
25oz Larq Water Bottles

Available Colors

Larq is available in black, blue, mint, pink and white.

Larq self-cleaning water bottle color options
Color options for Larq Water Bottle

Suggested Accessories

Active Loop

The biggest drawback to the Larq Bottle is the lack of a handle or carry loop. The active loop is a decent solution for the Larq Bottle and gets the job done. If you are dying for a handle or live a crazy active lifestyle this add-on feature enhances the practicality of your Larq bottle. The active loop makes it easier to carry during activities like jogging, hiking, or gym workouts. Simply slide the active loop onto your bottle and you can easily hook your Larq onto a backpack or bag.

Larq Water Bottle Active LoopTravel Sleeve

The travel sleeve for Larq bottles is another accessory worth thinking about if you are dying for a handle. It is also designed to protect your Larq water bottle from scratches and dents, it features a durable silicone construction that adds an extra layer of protection. Additionally, the travel sleeve adds more insulation. Whether you’re traveling, hiking, or heading to the office, the travel sleeve is another option to get a handle on your Larq Bottle.

Larq Water Bottle Travel Sleeve

Using The Larq Water Bottle

Cleaning Technology and Performance

The performance of the Larq bottle truly shines with its UV-C light technology – the world-famous (maybe?) PureVis cap. UV-C light is scientifically proven to eliminate up to 99.9999% of harmful and odor-causing germs. This technology stands at the heart of Larq’s self-cleaning feature, ensuring your water and bottle remain clean without washing. The UV-C light activates every 2 hours and lasts up to 30 days, providing consistent and automatic cleaning. The Larq bottle cleaning system is not just for water alone; it also extends to the inner surfaces of the bottle itself. The UV-C light illuminates the entire inner chamber, eliminating bacteria and viruses that might lurk there. This makes the Larq bottle a pinnacle of cleanliness, revolutionizing the reusable water bottle market.

Larq PureVis Cap

Pros and Cons – Larq Bottle


  1. Self-cleaning: The Larq water bottle’s primary benefit is its self-cleaning feature utilizing UV-C light technology. This removes the hassle of manual cleaning, ensuring you always have a clean, odor-free bottle without any effort.
  2. Effective disinfection: Larq’s UV-C light is capable of eliminating up to 99.9999% of harmful and odor-causing bacteria and viruses, providing you with safe, clean drinking water at all times.
  3. Integrated LED status light: The bottle’s integrated LED status ring light gives visual signals about the cleaning status and battery life. This feature enhances the user experience by providing intuitive, easy-to-understand cues about the bottle’s condition and some swagger.


  1. Cost: At $99, the advanced technology and features of the Larq water bottle come with a significant price tag. This is a serious roadblock for potential buyers who are looking for a more budget-friendly hydration solution / already have 1,000,000 bottles in their cabinet.
  2. Lack of handle: The Larq water bottle’s design does not incorporate a handle, making it less convenient to carry during outdoor activities. Put simply – you are more likely to drop it. There are accessories you can buy but that is additional money on top of an already expensive bottle.
  3. Charging: The self-cleaning feature of the Larq bottle relies on battery power for the UV-C light. This means that you have to charge yet another device in your life to maintain its cleaning capabilities.
Larq PureVis cap charging
Charging Your Larq PureVis Cap

Verdict and Recommendation

The Larq self-cleaning water bottle offers an impressive blend of innovative technology and functional design. The self-cleaning features, effective disinfection, and sweet LED status light not only ensure your bottle is clean but Larq is a whole new “don’t clean your water bottle” experience. The biggest downside here is the cost and the charging, but the convenience of never having to manually clean the bottle makes it well worth the extra cash and once-a-month recharge. If you’re tired of the odor from reusable bottles and the chore of cleaning them, the Larq bottle will become your one and only hydration station. Let this bottle become your one and only water bottle.

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