"On September 13, 2014 I was bitten by a large timber rattlesnake and was hospitalized for a week. 12 vials of anti-venom later after enduring a terrible amount of pain and pain killers, I was released. I make my living walking wetland boundary lines as I am a Wetland Consultant. I'll never go into the woods again without my SnakeArmor!The most comfortable snake protection currently on the market!"
-Dana Sanders Sr., Wetland Consultant
"I wear [SnakeArmor Chaps] everyday and am impressed with how light weight they are. I have run into 2 more snakes since I have received them. The snakes have sounded off before I have stepped too close to them to be hit, but I can tell you this, it is very, very good peace of mind to be wearing the chaps.
Timothy DeGroff, Owner of High Prairie Farms Flushing Spaniels
"Even though it falls well within the scope of "other duties as assigned," no one from our staff could be sold on the prospect of purposely testing these chaps on live, venomous snakes. We were more than happy to take the folks at Warwick Mills for their word which states that "TurtleSkin SnakeArmor has been tested with live rattlesnakes, successfully repelling both their strikes and venom." This is good enough for us and surely it is for you too. SnakeArmor is constructed of a weave of high strength ballistic fibers, creating an impenetrable barrier from the likes of fangs and thorns as well as wind and water. While one would assume that such protection would come at the cost of weight and comfort that is not the case. One of our testers had the following to say about the use of the chaps in the field, 'They don't feel bulky or heavy...they are easy to walk in without feeling like you have to drag them along. They give you the confidence to walk through dense cover without worrying about burrs, thorns and snakes."
-Montana Sporting Journal
" I live in the Northeastern part of North Carolina very near the Roanoke River basin. In the area I frequent our most common poisonous snakes are the copperhead and the cottonmouth moccasin, both snakes are known to be unpredictable and dangerous. The season for a potential encounter with a snake can run from mid March to the end of November. For years I wore snake boots (18" high) for protection and never felt really comfortable about my feet and legs. Eight years ago a good friend recommended TurtleSkin Snake Chaps. I took his advice and purchased a pair. I have no regrets. They have stood up to swamps, thickets, briars, cut overs, and anything I have gone through. In season I wear them hours at a time three to five days a week. For peace of mind outdoors there is no choice in my opinion but TurtleSkin SnakeArmor Chaps."
"I have been an upland bird hunter for over 50 years and have tried a wide variety of boots, gaiters and chaps. Most recently I purchased a pair of SnakeArmor Total Protection Chaps that I have worn over the last 2 hunting seasons, primarily in South Texas. Not only have I been completely confident in the snake protection provided by the Chaps, but no other product has come close to TurtleSkin's superior protection against a wide variety of thorny plants and cactus in South Texas - no penetration to date. I also appreciate the Chaps light weight and water resistance, both features exactly as advertised."
Gary L. Kerely