The reason why a person was attacked in the USA and could not use their personal defense items (we all know which ones) because they did not have them with them at that time.

Do not let them take you by surprise, you must always be prepared at all times, so an accessory that allows you to have your self defense items in your bag would be the best purchase you could make. A person was attacked and just for leaving his personal defense item in your car, he ended up getting very injured, the best recommendation by my father who has worked in the Army, is that if you have personal defense items they should always be with you.