Running is a healthy and fun activity for men and women of all ages. However, there are certain risks that come with running, especially if you’re a nighttime runner. Fortunately, there are some creative ways to protect yourself and stay safe while running. Here are some of the best gadgets on the market to keep you safe on your run.
Xinglet Flash LED – This is one of the best solutions for visibility. A lightweight, battery-operated vest, you’ll be visible to traffic at all times of day and in any type of weather. It’s up to 100% more reflective than other running vests, designed specifically for runners, and doesn’t trap sweat. Perfect for running early in the morning, late at night, or when visibility is poor.
RoadID – When you run, you don’t want to think about things like accidents, serious injuries, or medical emergencies. They do happen, and in such cases, it’s important that medical professionals and others can quickly identify you. As runners often go out without wallets or personal ID, RoadID makes convenient ID tags that provide crucial information in case of an emergency.
Sabre Runner Pepper Spray – This is a useful self-defense product for anyone who runs at night, in cities, or in deserted areas. Sabre makes this model especially for runners, with an adjustable hand strap. You always have easy access to the spray, without having to reach into a pocket to retrieve it. It contains 35 powerful bursts of spray and works at a range of 10 feet. However, make sure to check your local laws before buying this, as it’s not legal in all states.
PetSafe Spray Shield Animal Deterrent Spray – In some areas, dogs are a serious threat to joggers. PetSafe’s spray is an effective way to repel dogs and other animals without inflicting permanent harm. It works at distances of 10 feet for up to 12 seconds.
Tikka RXP Headlamp – If you want a steady source of light without carrying a flashlight, this rechargeable headlamp is the perfect solution. Multiple settings provide you with the kind of light you need. Choose between focused and wide or between a steady and blinking light. This is very useful for helping you see what’s ahead as well as to ensure drivers see you and can help prevent injuries caused by unseen objects or potholes. It’s also practical for hikers, spelunkers or anyone who needs a powerful hands-free light source.
GoGuarded– Because people instinctively defend themselves with their hands, this device works even if you have no special training. Wear GoGuarded like a ring on any finger. It’s sharp, serrated blade is effective for defending yourself in any situation.
Sabre Runner Personal Alarm – This alarm is useful in many situations. It emits a piercing sound that’s audible for 1,000 feet. A loud noise is usually sufficient to scare away attackers who don’t want to attract attention. Alarms are also good for summoning help for any type of emergency, such as fires or medical emergencies. It doubles as a reflective device that you attach to your wrist and is weather resistant.