Yes, I’m back with another gear review and this time, it’s for Sabre Red, a company who’s mission is to make us feel safer when we’re alone, out and about, and even at home.
I have had panic attacks on a few night runs within the last few years and so I was super excited to be able to try their products out. I was given their pepper gel, their personal alarm with clip and LED light, and their runner personal alarm with wristband and night reflective logo.
Pepper Gel – It has a 12 foot range so whether your attacker is up close or 12 feet away, you’ll be able to spray this gel to sting their faces and run away. The switch to lock and unlock is easy enough to turn, but not so easy that you’ll accidentally unlock it and spray yourself in the face. Much appreciated, Sabre. 🙂
Personal alarm with clip and LED light – Treat this as a LED light that also has the capability of emitting a high pitched frequency that is LOUD when you press a button. It also has the added perk of clipping onto a running belt or a pair of shorts when on a run.
Runner personal alarm with wristband and night reflective logo – It doesn’t have a LED light, but does have a reflective logo to increase your visibility. It, like the other alarm also emits a high pitched frequency and honestly, it scared the shit out of me when I first tested it. This alarm is triggered when you pull a key ring out and the alarm fits into a wristband that you can carry around. If you’re not a fan of the wristband, like I am, and wear a running belt instead, you can also stick it in there and in a pinch, pull the key ring and scare the living daylights out of your attacker. 🙂
Luckily, I haven’t had to use it in a life-threatening situation, but I’m glad to have it on hand. If I need to run alone at night, I’ll definitely be bringing an alarm and my pepper gel with me. If you’re interested in some of these products, you can use “SABRERUN” for 20% off their items. 🙂
For more reviews on these products, check out what my fellow BibRave Pros have to say.
Question for you: Have you ever found yourself in a scary situation when running? Several months ago, I got spooked by a cyclist while running at night. I screamed bloody murder and couldn’t run at night for a few weeks.