TurtleSkin is a family of new patented materials that are woven with high-strength fibers to be very thin, yet very protective. Gloves made with patented TurtleSkin protect you against threats from nails, wire, glass fragments, metal shards, wood splinters, and all types of needles.
NASA chose a TurtleSkin system for the critical fabric used in the crash bags for their exploration missions to Mars, including the successful Mars Pathfinder, Spirit, and Opportunity missions.
The spacecrafts went through some of the harshest environments imaginable. Enduring the extreme cold of deep space and the flaming entry into Mars' atmosphere, the TurtleSkin crash bags allowed the landing modules to bounce as high as 50 feet before safely skidding to a stop on the planet's jagged surface.
This space age technology is now used to provide an exceptional level of protection and performance in a wide range of activities, even if you're planning on staying a little closer to home.