As a Mom who enjoys running, I have often found myself cutting my run short. I’ll admit majority of the time I’m feeling a bit lazy, but every now and again it’s because I do not feel safe. Let’s not fool ourselves. We live in a country where an estimated 100,000 rape cases take place in the country, every year. I’m not saying they’re all taking place whilst women are running. But every time you hit the road you are definitely putting yourself at risk.
Then comes this brilliant little invention. It’s a discreet device which gives runners a superhero edge on their run. And this is not just for the serious runners. If you like to take an afternoon stroll this is most definitely for you.
A company in the US, Go Guarded, designed this sleek and comfortable ring. From their website: “Go Guarded is a new option for active woman to defend themselves. Go Guarded is a heavy-duty plastic serrated-edge weapon that is worn on any finger. It is convenient, effective, comfortable, and always ready. Unlike mace or 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.”
This video shows how the blade works:
The blade is covered by a plastic shield that bends to protect the jogger from accidental injuring themselves.
You’re probably asking, where can I buy this? It’s available from Amazon at just $15.99.
How to order from Amazon for delivery to South Africa? Thanks to this blog post – it’s pretty simple:
“Amazon.com ships products internationally with AmazonGlobal. Available product lines, shipping rates and fees vary depending on the delivery address for your order.
To place your Amazon order from South Africa, simply go to Amazon.com and add the desired items to your shopping cart, then go to checkout and enter your address. At this point you should see if any items in your cart don’t qualify. Once you proceed, Amazon adds in all your fees and import duties up front and delivers your package via courier (Aramex), bypassing the slow and wildly unreliable South African Postal Service (SAPO).”