UDAP Jogger Fogger Pepper Spray Review
For convenience and fiery strength, the UDAP Jogger Fogger is an effective self-defense tool. As the name implies, this pepper spray device is geared toward joggers who may need to ward off attacking dogs or other threats. The canister can be attached to a belt or strapped to the back of your hand, making it easy to carry and deploy.
The device sends out a blast of fog which will quickly incapacitate an assailant. The product’s active ingredient causes extreme inflammation to the eyes, throat and skin. Spray this on an attacking dog, and the animal will most likely run away.
The pepper spray contains 1.34% capsaicin and related capsaicinoids, otherwise knows as CRC (or MC), which is the hot ingredient in peppers. The oil-based spray contains 10% oleoresin capsicum (OC) and has a Scoville heat units (SHU) rating of 2 million.
When buying pepper spray, the CRC is the most important number to consider. It tells you the true strength of the product as the capsaicins are the substance in chile peppers that makes food spicy and self-defense spray effective. Most good pepper sprays are between 1-2% CRC.
The fog spray has a range of 10 feet and discharges 8 blasts of fog, each lasting approximately 1 second. The canister measures 5 x 1.3 inches with a net content of 1.9 ounces.
The device comes with a holster that can be easily strapped to the hand, and a thumb trigger. The price is listed at 22.99 and the material expires after 3 years.
Ease of Use
Because the Jogger Fogger sends out a mist of fog, the user doesn’t have to aim at the attacker with precision. This can make the device much easier to use than a stream style pepper spray device. It deploys in a forceful blast pattern, similar to a shotgun.
The device is easily portable and should be sprayed up and down in a vertical pattern.
Due to its compact size and portability, it is easy to draw and aim. Nonetheless, you should practice gripping the canister (without actually deploying the product) and aiming the nozzle in the correct direction so that these movements become habitual. Knowing how to properly grip the device will increase the likelihood that you will be able to deploy the material quickly in the event of a high-stress situation.
Pros and Cons
When using a fog delivery pattern, the user has a increased chance of hitting the target. You don’t have to accurately hit the attacker in the eyes or nose. Instead, the fog spreads out, creating a wall of defense which can enable you to escape an attack.
For this reason, bear spray usually comes in this delivery style. UDAP, the manufacturer of the Jogger Fogger, is known for their bear deterrent pepper spray, a potent formula that can used for self-defense on hiking and other wilderness outings.
One disadvantage to a fog system is that it can more easily blow back on the user, compared to a stream delivery product, especially on windy days. However, due to the fog’s visibility, you can move out of the way to avoid becoming contaminated by the material.
The Jogger Fogger is a convenient pepper spray device, especially for joggers, because it is easily portable and you don’t have to aim with precision for the material to be effective. Even on a familiar jogging trail, you may need a self-defense tool to prevent a dog attack or other threatening encounter. At 1.34% CRC, the Jogger Fogger has the strength to cause extreme respiratory distress, incapacitate an assailant, and escape from harm’s way.