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Rated3out of5byPeeplover12fromA solid piece o' equipmentMy first, and latest, time using this crash pad was in Bishop, CA on some of the happy and sad boulders. Most of the landings on that tableland are nice to begin with, but padding some of the more sketchy terrain definitely let me focus more on the climb then the possibility of falling and rolling an ankle or something like that; and this was a great pad to have at my disposal.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated4out of5bysheajafromMad Pad, Mad FunThe Mad Pad is a great purchase for anyone who wants to boulder outside. It is super light weight and doesn't hinder me at all on steep or rocky approaches and the waist and chest straps help a lot to hold it in place on my back. Once set up it is super easy to maneuver and conforms fairly well to most terrain to provide a nice cushy fall. The padding is great and I have never felt the ground on any of my falls. It is also great for a quick afternoon nap in between sessions! The only problem I found was that on narrow trails the wide load makes maneuvering around things a bit difficult but unless you get a roll up pad, I think this is unavoidable. That being said, even though it did snag on some trees and branches, the fabric was completely unperturbed and the pad stayed totally intact. Great buy!
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated4out of5bychanclimberfromSolid PadI built a bouldering wall in my basement earlier this year, and I realized I needed to buy pads so I wouldn't die landing on concrete. I looked at the Mad Rock pads since they were the thickest since these pads would primarily be in my basement. There is velcro to join pads together which is quite nice. They are a little thicker carrying around if you wish to bring it outside, but honestly compared to other pads it's not too much of a difference. It does have the two separate pads that fold instead of the 'taco' style pad, but there is no noticeable gap. Bouldering is for training, so lugging around a bigger pad could be akin to weight/cardio training. Overall this is a solid pad, and the ability to link pads with the velcro makes it more safe and useful.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated5out of5byWild Bill BfromGreat PadGreat buy. Easy to hike with to bouldering spots.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated4out of5bylisee45181fromMental reassuranceI've taken this pad out a few times and I'm really happy with it. It is bulkier than some pads but definitely not the bulkiest I've seen out there. The thickness of this pad really gives me the extra mental confidence I need outdoors. Ultimately, for me, that is the most important thing as a beginner and someone who wants to keep from getting injured so I can keep improving my skills.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated4out of5byJim BaughfromNice landingI took this pad on my families spring break trip to Moab. The pad worked great as my wife, kids and I took falls on it over and over again. My kids also slept on it, though 2 would have made a better bed. It is a little on the bulky side, but was nice to fall on.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated5out of5byjsturgesfromBest double fold crash padThis crash pad is my favorite one to use. It is the thickest pad of any crash pad that I know of. It might not have the biggest landing area, but if you have another one, or friends who have this pad, you can combine them to increase the landing area. Since this is the thickest crash pad, it will inherently be on the bulky side. It is still very light for transportation. This is hands down the best crash pad for the price.
Date published: 2013-01-15
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