I Tried the High-Tech Larq Pitcher, and Water Has Never Tasted Cleaner

Updated: May 10, 2024

Filtering water just got a heck of a lot smarter.

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When I moved into my current apartment, one of the first things I noticed was the water. It didn’t taste bad, per se, but it had a faint chlorine smell and lacked a crisp, refreshing taste.

As a renter, my pursuit of clean, tasty water was limited. I couldn’t order a fancy water-dispensing fridge or install a reverse osmosis faucet, so I settled on a water filter pitcher—specifically, the Larq pitcher.

What is the Larq pitcher?

The 64-ounce Larq pitcher looks like a traditional water filtration device—except it’s much smarter. You start by inserting a filter. Larq has two options: Essential, for removing chlorine, heavy metals and VOCs; and Advanced, for further nixing lead, PFAs and pharmaceuticals. When you fill the pitcher, water travels through the filter and begins to purify. Pretty standard stuff.

But then, Larq’s PureVis wand takes purification to the next level. The glowing UV light kills any remaining contaminants, and you’re left with fresh, clean water.

We Tried It

Larq Pitcher

This pitcher filters up to 60 gallons of water with just one filter.

Larq Pitcher Features

  • Box includes pitcher, USB charger, filter and quick-start guide
  • Has a 64-ounce capacity
  • Features a two-step filter process
  • Self-cleaning
  • Has a 12-month warranty
  • Available in two colors: Monaco blue and pure white

How We Tested It

When my Larq pitcher arrived, there were a few prep steps to take before I could start filtering. First, I unwrapped and washed the pitcher. Then, I charged the PureVis wand. I was a little skeptical of bringing another item I need to charge into my home, but luckily, the Larq battery lasts for weeks at a time. Finally, I placed the filter in a bowl of water for 10 minutes to remove any residual dust.

Once all of the pieces were ready to use, I assembled the pitcher and filled it up with water. Putting liquid so close to the high-tech PureVis wand made me a little nervous—water and tech don’t mix, right? But no need to stress, the wand is completely waterproof.

As water enters the pitcher, the PureVis mode automatically activates and, I’ll admit, it’s pretty impressive. The pulsing blue light breathes throughout the entire filtration process to ensure each drop is perfectly purified.

Per the Larq instructions, I poured out the first batch of water. After round two, though, it was finally time to taste. Right away I noticed that the chlorine smell was gone. And even better? My water tasted like, well, nothing. It was smooth, crisp and lacked that slightly metallic tap water aftertaste.

I was also pleasantly surprised by how efficient the Larq pitcher is at filtering water. The traditional pitchers I’ve used in the past seem to trickle water through the filter, drop by drop. Larq provides a steady stream, and the entire process takes less than five minutes.

Plus, for users who want to get even more technical, Larq has its own app. You can track the health of your filter, review water consumption and even activate the PureVis feature with the touch of a button.

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  • Two-step purification process makes water clean and crisp
  • Plant-based filters use less plastic and are more sustainable
  • Technology tells you when it’s time to change the filter
  • Surprisingly fast filtering process
  • Sleek design
  • Integrated app


  • On the pricier side
  • Only works with Larq-brand filters
  • Pitcher capacity may not be suitable for large families


How long does a Larq pitcher filter last?

It depends on how much water you drink. On average, a Larq filter can process 60 gallons of water before it needs to be replaced.

Are Larq pitchers worth it?

Each Larq pitcher filter can process up to 60 gallons of water. Filters cost $26 each when you subscribe to a reoccuring subscription, bringing the cost per gallon of filtered water down to $0.43, which is significantly cheaper than purchasing bottles or gallons of filtered water from the grocery store.

Does the Larq pitcher make water taste better?

The Larq pitcher removes chlorine, lead, and other potentially toxic chemicals, like PFAS, PFOA, PFOS from your water, improving not only the quality of the your water, but also improving the taste.

What Other Reviewers Had to Say

We’re not the only ones turning to the Larq pitcher for cleaner, fresher water. The PureVis has over 800 reviews and a 4.7 out of five-star average rating.

“Easy to set up, battery lasts a long time and makes my tap water taste great!” says verified buyer, Samuel K. “I feel much more comfortable about drinking from my water source now that I have this pitcher.”

“Pouring is perfect,” says five-star reviewer, Kellee K. “Some other brands are hard to pour without spilling. Although the spout appears to be rounded, I can pour water in a straight stream into even the smallest of openings, making it easy to fill whatever container I wish.”

Some reviewers even mention canceling their pricey water delivery service in favor of the Larq. “Can’t image not having the Larq… I canceled our bottled water delivery and love the taste and freshness,” says verified buyer, Maureen M. “I take it with me when I travel and LOVE it!” (If you’re taking your water on the go, check out these smart water bottles, too.)

Final Verdict

First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: There’s no denying that the Larq pitcher is expensive. At $168, it’s nearly five times the price of comparably sized traditional pitchers. If you have clean well water or high-quality tap water, there’s likely no need for a Larq.

But for everyone else, I appreciate the peace of mind the Larq pitcher provides. There’s no denying that it makes my eight glasses a day taste cleaner and more refined. Plus, I can drink easy knowing it’s removing chlorine, heavy metals and mold—and the PureVis wand technology is keeping those pollutants at bay.

Where to Buy the Larq Pitcher

We Tried It

Larq Pitcher

This pitcher filters up to 60 gallons of water with just one filter.

You can pick up the Larq pitcher on Amazon, Williams Sonoma and the brand’s website for $168. This way to fresh, clean water!