Sunday, November 25, 2018

When a little EXTRA protection can go a LONG way!

Disclaimer:  I received SabreRED Runner pepper spray to use and review as part of being a BibRave Pro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), 
and check out BibRave to review, find and write race reviews.

With all of the running-related crimes happening around the United States, it's hard not to be concerned about our safety while out on a run.  As a woman, who mainly runs very early in the morning and often in the dark,  I've taken notice!   It's a shame that we have to be concerned with our safety while we're doing something we love; especially when we want to enjoy our surroundings and connect with nature or even simply just clear our minds and relieve stress!  

I have always had a small pepper spray that I routinely carry with me when I am out by myself.  Thankfully, it's never been used!   However, I was recently given the opportunity to test out the SabreRed Runner Pepper Spray and I am so excited for this product!

You may be thinking... 'With everything runners have to carry while running, how will they have room to carry one more thing?'  Great news!  This pepper spray has an adjustable hand strap and it requires no grip.  It sits effortless around your hand via the strap and the spray is cradled in your palm.  I have used it several times while out on the run and I've barely noticed it's there! Shown below in this picture.

Additionally, I love how easy this pepper spray is to use!  Just a quick click of your finger and you are ready to FIRE!

It’s as easy as a quick flick of the finger to activate the stream of pepper spray! It’s inconspicuous, the hand strap makes it easy to carry and it will help keep you SAFE on your run! #SabreBR #bibchat @SabreRed @BibRave #bibravepro #safetyfirst #selfdefense

Because I run in the dark for the majority of my runs,  I also run with lights for safety.  You can imagine my suprise when SabreRed also gave me the personal safety alarm as well to try!  This product has an intense alarm that can be activated if needed and also a blinking light.  It fits easily on your clothing - I have worn it attached to my hydration belt.  Who can't be excited for another level of protection and a blinking light in the dark!  It's also very affordable too at just $14.99.  It just doesn't pay NOT to be safe!  See this product below.

Also - because I love to live on the edge,  I HAD to spray it.  I will say that it sprays in a very even orange stream and a long ways!  I hope I never have to use it, but if I do I'll have a long distance!

If you're interested in hearing more about this product, make sure to check out our #bibchat on Twitter at 8PM CST on Dec. 4th!  You will be eligible to win some pepper spray of your very own just for participating!


  1. Love your review, Gina! The pepper gel and personal alarm have been so helpful for me, too. I run solo so often - this has given me some peace of mind!

    1. Now that it's so dark, I really need it and I use my treadmill alot if I'm out alone!

  2. I'm a big fan too. And you're right, I never felt like it was one more thing I had to carry. The hand strap makes it very easy to bring along. Great review!