We feel safer
My husband and I are very happy with our purchase. At first we were concerned about the weight of the stick, thinking it might seem unwieldy for hiking and dog walking. It doesn’t at all. We live in the mountains of So. California where there are mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, and unfortunately occasional loose dogs. What prompted our purchase was that our dog was attacked by a very aggressive dog when we were walking him. It was so frightening that we started to do some research on options for protecting ourselves and our pets. The ZAP Hike ’n Strike makes us feel much safer when we’re out waking our dog or hiking. We ordered a second one so we can each have one handy.