Ever run along a sidewalk or path where it’s a challenge to get around slower runners or walkers? This happened to me on a recent trip to Florida. While not an urban situation, it was challenging to run around tons of shell hunters on the beach each morning. I could have used a cool accessory like the Runbell to politely notify others that I wanted to pass. The entire family rented bikes in Florida as well. All the bikes came with bells, why not bells for runners? Sounds good to me!
According to the creators of Runbell, their goal is to encourage more people to take up running while creating a safe and supportive running environment for runners and pedestrians alike. No need for anyone to yell, “COMING THROUGH!” when you can use a delightful ‘DING’ of the Runbell. Have you watched the video? It really is a pleasant sound. Apparently Runbell selected a brass bell specifically for the clear sound it makes compared to other metals. With pedestrians already conditioned to the sound of a passing bike bell, this runners bell makes great sense.
Not only is the Runbell quite functional, it’s rather stylish as well. At only 1 ounce, the Runbell is super lightweight too. It comes in two sizes, one for men and one for women. Additional silicon inserts allow for adjustability and comfort. Come on, don’t you want to be a hip runner like her? I do!
Runbell is still in the fundraising phase to really get this cool running accessory moving forward (pun intended). You can back them for as little as a buck. When you support Runbell for $25, you’ll receive your choice of a men’s or women’s bell. If you’d like to donate, head on over to their Kickstarter page. Have a runner in your life other than yourself? I think Runbell would make a great gift too. Don’t you?