Go Guarded

Self defense ring for runners

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orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
Ok, this is a weapon. Is this ok with the PH community?
Emily HodginsPro@ems_hodge · Operations @ Product Hunt
I have felt unsafe running later in the evening in certain areas, especially in winter when it's dark a lot earlier so I can see the reasoning and argument for this product. I wonder of the legality of it though? Carrying a concealed weapon could get people into trouble. Also, if startled by an innocent encounter - colliding with another runner / dog walker in error, could it be too tempting to use and cause someone serious injury as an instinct? It saddens me that there is a need for products like this, but as mentioned, I don't jog after dark when alone anymore so can understand why it's been created.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This is kind of frightening. Curious to hear the backstory on this one.
Kristofer™Hunter@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
Seems perfect to have something at your immediate access, that also is not an annoyance to have with you as you run. Very smart idea
Nicholas Jenson@nicholasjenson
Are you supposed to punch someone with your wrist up like that? 50/50 chance of breaking your wrist. I feel like pepper spray might be more effective.
Lalo@l__a__l__o · Co-founder & Creative Director @ Ment
@nicholasjenson I agree on the punching angle, could be dangerous for the user. I also think that pepper spray could be more effective. Maybe combination of pepper spray with the portability and ease of use of Go Guarded could hit the right spot.