Back-of-hand impact gloves provide a layer of shock absorbing material, called thermoplastic rubber (TPR), which protects hands and fingers from impact-related injuries. TPR provides an outer shell with raised sections that are molded or fixed to the glove. Along with providing phenomenal protection against impacts, the TPR also helps to improve hand movement, since the panels are able to bend and flex. This characteristic makes the gloves more comfortable to wear without impairing movement more than is necessary. Padding may be added to the palm to help absorb impacts and shock. Ideal impact safety gloves come in bright colors, to aid visibility, and are water-resistant with breathable fabric and textured areas to improve grip.