There's a favorite trail of mine that I frequently visit in the summertime. The first half of the trail is frequented by families, church groups, and lone hikers like myself. But if you deviate off the regular course just a little bit, you find yourself remotely alone. The first few times I deviated, I had my headphones in, my music blaring, and my self-awareness completely "off". I ran through that trail, loved the sun on my face and the pretty views, and returned home when all was said and done.
Over the coming months, I made this trail a regular. Each time blissfully unaware of my surroundings and thinking I was alone on the trail. One Saturday afternoon in the split seconds between music tracks shuffling, I heard voices. It struck me as completely odd to hear others on this trail since I had been completely alone for weeks at a time without seeing even a sign of another human.
I popped out one ear bud and tried to focus in on the voices to see if they were in fact close by. I could make out two male voices but struggled to identify how close they were. My music was paused and I quickened my pace suddenly almost startled and anxious. I ran a little faster, tried to distance myself if they were behind me, and then saw two heads of hair up ahead.
These men were absolutely NOT dressed for this trail and my heart panicked for a second. I mean, they did not belong there. 100%. I pulled my keys out of my Swoob pocket bra and manned myself with the biggest one. Besides my fist and my screaming voice, that would be my only defense.
I was lucky that absolutely nothing happened and that they disappeared afterwards. The overactive imagination that I have still is convinced they were there looking for buried drugs or something, but it also got me thinking about taking better precautions when I'm out and about. So you can imagine how happy I was to learn that my favorite company, Swoob, was partnering with Sabre!
As if our pocket bras weren't already genius enough to hold your phone, energy gels/bars, keys, cash, miniature poodle, and more, now you have something crucial to stuff your bra with: Sabre pepper spray.
The video is definitely more comical, but please don't underestimate the seriousness of our passion for your safety. We love our active, energetic, and adventurous Swoob fit family, and we want you to be safe in all of your adventures. #SafeIsSmart
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