Staying Safe on the Road with Sabre

Disclaimer: I received several products from Sabre Safety as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews! No further compensation was given and as always, all opinions are my own. 

Summer’s in the South are brutal. The heat and humidity make it really rough. I often have to run around the sun to avoid overheating. That means lots of early morning and late night runs in the dark. And I don’t always have the luxury of running with someone. So I was thankful to be able to try out several of the runner safety products from Sabre Safety.


The Pepper Gel is really lightweight and fits over my hand comfortably. The strap easily adjusts and sits over the palm of my hand. I can run without having to hold onto it or it jiggling around. I like that it’s gel as opposed to spray too. The gel has a better chance of hitting just the target and not impacting you as well. It doesn’t have the possible blow-back like the spray can. It’s an isolated single stream that has a 20% greater range (12 ft) with up to 35 spray bursts.


The Personal Alarms were so cool too. The Personal Alarm with Clip & LED light is really lightweight and clips onto your running clothes easily. The alarm is super loud at 120 dB and will definitely make someone stop in their tracks. It easily activates and deactivates with a push of the side button. The LED light is a nice little bonus that helps with visibility at night. And I really like the weatherproof design. With our frequent rain storms that’s an added bonus.



img_1267The Runner Personal Alarm with Wrist Strap is a powerhouse of an alarm. It screams out a deafening 130 dB alarm that is easily heard from up to 1,000 feet away. It activates with the pull of a pin (kind of like a grenade). To deactivate it, you have to put the pin back into the unit. The adjustable wrist strap was soft and comfortable and fit my small wrists with ease.

If you’re interested in trying out any of the Sabre Safety products you can save 20% off Sabre with code SABRERUN.

Shading my eyes with Shady Rays

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Shady Rays X Series Shades  as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews! No further compensation was given and as always, all opinions are my own. 

I was able to try out the Shady Rays X Series sunglasses for BibRave as part of being a BibRave Pro. I’m addicted to sunglasses. I need them for my sensitive blue eyes. But I can be picky about shades too. I need them to be lightweight, comfortable, stay put during my runs, and not fog up easily. The Shady Rays X Series delivered on all accounts.

I received the Shady Rays X Series Black Glacier Polarized sunglasses. The first thing I noticed was how lightweight they are. They’re super light and did not pinch or squeeze my head at any of the normal pressure points. I sometimes even forgot I had them on. They’re really comfortable to wear.

The wrap around frame and nose grips help the sunglasses stay put during even the sweatiest of running mileage. They didn’t slip down my nose or flop around at all.

The polarized lenses are really sharp and clear and I love that they offer 100% UV protection and they are also shatter-resistant and even salt water proof.

I can be hard on my sunglasses so the Lifetime Craftmanship warranty and the FREE lost or stolen replacements was a huge bonus. You just pay the shipping and handling fee and Boom, replacement pair mailed to you!

I have a very narrow face and I was a bit worried that they  might be too big or wide for me, but they actually weren’t bad at all. I might like them to be a little smaller for my face, but they were definitely comfortable and didn’t feel overly huge on me.

One of the really great thing about Shady Rays is that they donate 10 meals to fight hunger through Feeding America with every order placed. So you get sunglasses, a family gets fed. Wins all the way around. Such a cool company!

Overall I really liked the Shady Rays X Series sunglasses. The price point is very reasonable for a good pair of running sunglasses. The crystal clear lenses and free replacement was a huge bonus.

If you’re interested in trying out a pair (or two) of Shady Rays sunglasses, you can use code “RAVE50″ for 50% off 2 or more items on their site.