I purchased and tested 5 popular pink pepper sprays. There is good and bad with each of them.
What pepper spray you rely on for your safety is a personal choice. Read this article find out what pepper spray features will serve you best. You can watch me test the sprays in the video below.
Watch the video to see these sprays tested and reviewed.
SABRE RED Pepper Gel Spray for Runners
Andrew testing a black one on a dummy
This is a good pepper spray for runners. The wrist holster holds the wrist and spray very good. The velcro and elastic are strong. The wrist strap was not immediately uncomfortable.
The range is 5 to 10 feet. This is a bit short, but it is good enough.
I sprayed a pack of dogs with this model. It worked. The dogs lost all interest in me.
The safety is easy to use and works as it should. If you are OK with a larger spray, then I recommend the mace sport model. It has a longer range and more juice. This spray is also available in black.
- Good Wrist Holster
- Decent Range from a Small Spray
- Wind Fighting Gel
- Kind of Small
- Bigger Wrist Pepper Sprays Exist
Because I used this pepper spray on dogs, I know it will work on animals and humans. The Mace Sport Model is similar but larger and better.
Mace Mini Model
This little pepper spray is a good pepper spray to put on a keychain. It’s super small.
There is a tab below the cap and on the opposite side of spray hole. The tab lets a user get this spray ready to use without looking at it. This spray could be ready to use in a pocket without anyone seeing it.
The range is very short. It’s about 3 to 5 feet. That’s as far as a can this small is going to go. This puts a user within grabbing distance of an attacker.
Because this spray’s range is so short, I recommend only using it as a backup to a larger pepper spray.
- Keychain Attachable
- Orientation Tab
- Very Short Range
- Very Little Spray
If you must have a tiny pepper spray, then this is a good option.
Pepper Spray Bracelet by Little Viper
Little Viper does not state this is a disguised pepper spray. It’s here because it doesn’t look like a pepper spray. To me, it looks like a wearable piece of tech like a Fitbit.
This is a small and comfortable wrist pepper spray. The band is made of soft plastic. I don’t have anything else that feels like it. It’s a kind of soft plastic a doll might be made of.
This has to be shot while attached to the wrist. This is cumbersome. I recommend bringing the spray and the wrist up to the eyes when aiming. This will make shooting more accurate.
It has a short range of 3 to 5 feet. I recommend using a larger pepper spray for more range. The Mace “Sport Model” is much more effective pepper spray.
- Very Comfortable
- Super Short Range
- Awkward Aiming
A good spray for anyone who must have a tiny wrist pepper spray. I can see someone with wrist problems liking this spray a lot.
Mace Sport Model
This pepper spray is a good balance between comfort and effectiveness. It has enough juice for at least 2 assailants. You can see the spray getting used in the video.
The wrist strap is good. It holds a wrist and the spray well. It’s not the most comfortable thing, but neither is it uncomfortable. I would feel confident jogging with this for miles. The spray easily comes out of the strap.
The safety is easy to lift. A toddler could lift the safety so keep this spray away from children. It’s not child proof.
- Good Wrist Strap
- Good Range
- Big for a wrist pepper spray
t’s an excellent pepper spray for running or other outdoor activity.
SABRE RED Lipstick Pepper Spray
This is a decent disguised pepper spray. The top comes off and on easily. The top functions as a safety.
The range is 5 to 8 feet. I recommend getting a larger spray. This spray’s range and liquid content are too low for me.
The trigger has an extended lip. This allows a user to put their thumb on the trigger and get the spray ready to use without looking at it.
Also, I don’t see the point of having a pepper spray look like lipstick. If it’s going to sit in the bottom of a purse, then disguising is unneeded.
- Good Trigger
- Almost Good Range
- Disguised as Lipstick
- Two Hands Required to Use
- Short Range
The best disguised pepper spray I have tested, but it’s still not great. There are better pink pepper spray.
Pepper Spray FAQ
Why Carry Pepper Spray?
There are many reasons to carry pepper spray.
One of the most important is that it’s non-lethal. Most self-defense situations involve non-deadly force aggression. As a result, a non-deadly force self-defense tool is more frequently needed than a deadly force tool.
It’s a crime to use deadly force on an attacker who is using non-deadly force.
How to Use Pepper Spray?
There are two things to always do when using pepper sprays.
Pepper spray should be sprayed at one ear and to the other with a continuous stream. This will get the spray in an attacker’s eyes and noise. The result will be involuntary eyelid closure and painful breathing.
Also, vertical, canister type pepper sprays should be shot using the thumb. This will insure a strong grip with 4 fingers grasping the canister. Shooting with the index finger will result in only 3 fingers gripping the can. The picture below shows the right and wrong way to hold.
To learn more about how to use pepper spray, click the underlined text.
Does Pepper Spray Expire?
Yes, pepper sprays lose their effectiveness over time. They are always leaking pressure. After the expiration date, a pepper spray might not effectively shoot it’s contents. To be super safe, you can replace your pepper spray a year before expiration.
Can Minors Carry Pepper Spray?
In many jurisdictions, it is legal for people under 18 to possess and use pepper spray for self-defense. For example, California permits 16 year olds to carry pepper spray in public. It is often illegal for minors to purchase pepper spray.
What’s the Difference Between Mace and Pepper Spray?
Mace is a company that makes pepper sprays. Just like the word “Xerox” was used to refer to copying documents, some people use “Mace” to refer to pepper spray.