Several months ago, I bought a Saber Red Pepper Spray Keychain and I am so glad to have it. I feel confident in my ability to use it and love the size, shape and ease of use it provides. Mine is pink, too, because Saber Red donates a portion of proceeds from the pink Pepper Sprays to Breast Cancer Research! Win-win!
I only run without it when I'm doing a large group run where I feel protected by numbers, but otherwise I always have my Sabre Red!
Sabre Red has offered the Sole Sisters different types of products to review!
Here we have Erica reviewing the Spitfire and Meghan with the Runner:
Sabre Red Pepper Spray was kind enough to let us try out quite a few of their products. Since the Sole Sisters were testing so many different designs, we all got to joking who was going to really try it out, if you know what I mean. Well, after dry heaving over the toilet and still feeling it in my throat and nose, I guess that would be me. Sometimes, I am such a moron.
I was sitting down to write the review when I thought I’d give it a spray one more time. It’s very easy to use, but also has a little resistance to make it safer. I sat in my basement and sprayed just the tiniest bit away from me. It was within seconds I started coughing and could feel it all in my throat & nose. Oops! I’m still trying to clear my throat! I can tell you without question that this stuff works!! That being said, there is a bigger reason then my stupidity that this will never become part of my running routine: MY KIDS.
The night I brought it home I put it up on the counter and went to bed. The next evening I came home and it was out of the plastic wrapping and sitting under my kitchen table . That is terrifying to me. I am a person ridden with anxiety. I thought pepper spray would leave me feeling confident & ready for any attacker. But, my anxiety about my kids getting sprayed trump any feelings of good I get from having the pepper spray. My children are young, 4 and 1, and I can’t think of a single place in my house that I would feel confident storing the pepper spray without worrying about them.
So, although I thank Sabre for allowing me the opportunity to try out their product (quite literally), this is not a running must for me!
When I heard about pepper spray for runners I was interested but scared. My last experience with pepper spray was in high school on my key chain and I sprayed myself in the face and it was horrible. My husband even saw what I was going to use while running and said " Be careful you would be the type to spray yourself in the face." I laughed and said thanks hon ( he knows me well). The good news is I ran with it and did not spray myself in the face. I love the cute pink color ,it matched my shoes and running shorts, and the fact that it straps to your hand. I was running as it was starting to get dark and I felt safe because it was in my hand ready to use if needed. It is easy to use just turn dial and spray. It was not too easy though as in spray yourself too easy :) I really liked this product and felt safer having it in my hand.
Now for some fun news! Sabre Red is giving Away a Pepper Spray product to a lucky reader!! You have several ways of entering, please comment on this blog post for each individual entry and be sure to leave us with a way to contact you!
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A winner will be chosen via Random.org on Monday October 8, 2012