*Disclaimer: I received Sabre Self Defense Products to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!*
Things have been a little scary here lately. People are getting assaulted, chased, or worse while out on a run. A time that’s supposed to be stress revealing, is turning into quite the opposite. We don’t like to talk about the bad things that can happen while out on a run, but I think it’s smart that we do.
Last week, even my boyfriend got assaulted on a run. So if you think that this is a girl’s problem…think again. When BibRave Pros got the opportunity to test out some Sabre Self Defense Products, I quickly opted in! I like to run alone, and I don’t want anyone telling me I can’t. But I can be smart about it.
Sabre sent me several products to test out and share:
2 – Personal Alarm with Clip and LED Light
2- Runner Pepper Gel with Adjustable Strap
1 – Runner Personal Alarm with Adjustable Wrist Strap
The Personal Alarm took me by surprise the first time I tested it out. I was messing with the buttons to see how loud this alarm really is. Well, it is LOUD! It scared my pup into the corner and my boyfriend heard it outside. I used this on a super foggy run with my pup that same day. It was nice having both features on such a small clip. It fit comfortably on my running belt. I did test to see how it would do clipped onto my dog’s leash, but I would not recommend this since the leash tends to thrash back and forth too much for the clip to handle.
The Runner Pepper Gel with Adjustable Strap worked well on my run as well. It was very easy to hold onto, without having the fear that my finger will trigger the spray. I’m lucky so far I haven’t had to test out the actual spraying of the gel. But if I do, I’ll keep you posted.
The Runner Personal Alarm with Adjustable Wrist Strap was also easy to wear. It wraps comfortably around my wrist and has a very durable material. The reflective brand name is also a great touch. To activate the alarm I would only have to pull the ring off, and the alarm can be heard up to 1,000 feet!
I’m very happy with the extra features each item fits into such a small product. I feel safer already when I’m using them out on a solo run. I’ve even put the Personal Alarm with LED light to use on my bike. The flashing mode is perfect on the foggy days when I bike commute to work.
At the end of the day, I’m choosing to take control of the situation. I won’t let the threat of others scare me into missing a run. I just have to be smart about it. And Sabre = Smart.