All of us would love to live in a world where it’s safe to walk home alone at night but, sadly, that’s just not the reality. The solo journey home is, particularly for women, an anxious experience that forces us to be constantly on alert.

We’ve all crossed an empty street to avoid someone suspicious coming towards us. We’ve all nervously held our keys in our pocket when we’ve heard increasing footsteps behind us.

The lone journey home at night might always come with dangers but there are ways you can make it better for yourself. Look below for the best personal safety devices that can make you feel more comfortable while walking home alone at night.

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3 Pack Emergency Survival Whistle

If you ever find yourself in trouble alone at night, being able to alert anyone who happens to be nearby is paramount. These super loud survival whistles from Ruifengsheng can provide up to 120 decibels, meaning they’re very easily heard from far distances. They’re not only a whistle: the 3-in-1 multi-function also includes a compass and a thermometer.

Price: $11.78

SABRE Runner Personal Alarm Safety Devices

This personal alarm comes with a long range, with 130 decibels alarm calls able to be heard up to 1000ft/300m away. The reflective material helps cars and other people locate you easily in the dark. The replaceable 4xLR44 batteries with low battery test button ensure that the device is working when you need it most. It’s also a self-defence option for any age as all you need to do to work it is simply pull the metal ring.

Price: $28.73

Small Flashlight

Although it’s only small, this flashlight is bright enough to be noticed in even the most extreme conditions. It has 4 lighting modes with mode memory plus strobe, all of which are easily turned on by twisting the base. This flashlight is compact, waterproof, and also comes with a 14500 rechargeable battery.

Price: $34.99

Scarf With Hidden Zipper Pockets

Look fashionable while keeping your valuables safe at the same time. This unique design contains 2 hidden zipper pockets, allowing you to put your phone, keys, and cards into separate pockets. The scarf is made of high quality polyester and bamboo material, making it comfortable and breathable. It also comes in a nice variety of colours, including black, leopard, and tie-dye pink.

Price: $32.30