July 13 2017
The Women's Running team picks eight running and recovery items they recommend for runners as the summer season kicks off.
When the catwoman safety device came out, it was a hit. And rightfully so—it was a simple, handheld way for runners to protect themselves that worked quickly. Although we still hope for a time where these things aren’t necessary, it’s great that companies continue to create safer gadgets to run with.
Go Guarded was designed by a runner, for runners, and it overcomes the shortfalls of pepper spray. Go Guarded will not need to be retrieved from a fanny pack, spray back on you, or be knocked out of your hand. It easily slides on your finger and serves as a sharp weapon if needed. The loop also comes with pieces to adjust finger size.
The concept comes in pink and doesn’t stand out as a defense mechanism, but rather looks like a fashionable ring at first glance. And of course, if you run at night, be sure to also dress the part.