Need a Safe Place During a Tornado? It’s in the Bag.

By: | November 3rd, 2014

Hundreds of people are killed and left homeless due to powerful tornados every year.

There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and its occupants. Community shelters and family safe rooms can provide  some level of safety but not every apartment or house is built with safety in mind.

For people who don’t have access to a safe room, there is Tuuli Tornado Shield. Tuuli Tornado looks like any regular sleeping bag but it is designed to protect you during tornados.

Tuuli can safeguard you from debris and shrapnel flying faster than 200 mph.

Heavy duty military grade materials are used to make Tuuli puncture-resistant.  You just need to unzip it and step inside with your family. Its adequate enough to fit two adults and a child.

Its Missouri-based creator Steve Anderson has successfully tested this bag against various metal, wood and glass pieces. He fired these objects at speeds ranging from 200 to 260 mph (322 to 418 km/h) to test it out.

Tuuli armor is much cheaper than a safe room

Each Tuuli Tornado Shield will set you back at least $320 but it’s a much better value considering that a safe room could cost more than $5,000.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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