Jogging Pepper Spray – Top Picks for Runners

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Looking for the best pepper spray for runners?

If you are an active jogger or runner and are looking to carry pepper spray, you have come to the right place. When considering buying pepper spray to bring along on a jog, look for models that have a strap so you have immediate access to the device in the event of an emergency. The strap can also keep the attacker from taking the pepper spray and using it against you.Take a look at our top three picks for the best pepper spray for runners.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel – Police Strength – Runner with Adjustable Hand Strap

jogging pepper spray for runners

The Runner by SABRE Red is our first pick for a couple key reasons. One is the hand strap that allows an individual to have instant access to the spray if encountered by an attacker. It is compact at four inches and extremely light weight at only .75 oz. Other great features are the high capacity with 35 bursts deployed in a powerful stream of gel up to a distance of 12 feet. Overall, this is our top pick for the best pepper spray for jogging category.

Features

Color: Black or Pink

Number of Shots: 35 bursts

Spray Pattern: Stream of gel

Range: 12 feet

Expiration: 4 year shelf life

Features: Adjustable hand strap allows for instant access and provides practical protection while going on a run.

Pepper Defense Premium Self Defense 10% OC Pepper Spray For Jogging, Running, Walking & Hiking

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With 10% OC (the oil that is extracted from peppers), this spray is great for joggers in need of extra self-defense. It includes a hand strap and key ring to easily accompany you in any scenario. The trigger on this device is glow-in-the-dark so you can find it in low light situations.

Features

Color: Black

Number of Shots: 35 bursts

Spray Pattern: Cone

Range: 10 feet

Expiration: 4 year shelf life

Features: Glow-in-the-dark actuator for quick firing in the dark and multiple ways to carry.

UDAP 3P Jogger Fogger 1.9 Ounce

fogger pepper spray for runners

 

The UDAP 3P Jogger Fogger is another great product specifically designed for runners. UDAP uses an oil based formula that is 1.34% Major Capsaicinoids (MC) ozone safe and non-flammable. You will get roughly 8 one second bursts of a powerful fog. The Jogger Fogger can cover a distance of 10 feet to allow a decent amount of distance between you and the attacker. You can wear the device around your hand or fasten it to your belt for quick access using the provided strap.

Features

Color: Black w/white label

Number of Shots: 8 Shots

Spray Pattern: Cone/Shotgun Fogger

Range: 10 feet

Expiration: 3 year shelf life

Features: Universal holster strap for easy access, powerful 1.34% MC heat rating

Pepper Spray Bracelet – INSTANT Pepper Spray For Women & Men

wearable pepper spray for wrist

This bracelet is our last pick for the best pepper spray for jogging category. It is extremely light weight at only 1 oz. and looks nice on the wrist. The wristband strap design allows very quick deployment in the event of an attack. This model comes in both black and pink, and there is even a combination deal if you are looking for his and hers. It was also featured on NBC’s Steve Harvey Show in 2014.

Features

Color: Black or pink

Number of Shots: 3-6 bursts

Spray Pattern: stream

Range: 3 feet

Features: Light weight and comfortable, and features a wristband type strap for easy deployment.

6 Simple Yet Effective Jogging Safety Tips

1) Do not run with headphones. This is a very simple yet effective way to improve your overall safety and awareness of your surroundings when running. This will give you some notice if an attacker is approaching you. If you cannot run without music try using only one headphone or getting a small Bluetooth speaker designed for running.

2) Do not run alone. This may not always be a viable option depending on your situation. But if possible get a running buddy and coordinate times to run together. It is much more difficult for an attacker to take on two individuals, and most of the time they will not see you as a target.

3) Run against traffic. This will give passing drivers more visibility of you and a potential attacker. This will also help prevent you being struck by passing drivers when visibility may be minimal.

4) Switch up your route. This will reduce the chance of someone stalking you or keeping tabs on your routine. This will also force you to be more aware of your surroundings because you are not as familiar with the alternating routes.

5) Carry pepper spray. As you can tell we are advocates of staying safe, check out our recommendations below for more info on these products.

6) Wear reflective clothingYet another simple but effective precaution you can take. Make sure to always wear light colored clothing and carry lights or reflective material when running in early hours or late at night.

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