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  • 4 in. of foam absorbs impacts; angled hinge eliminates the gutter found on some folding pads, giving you a flat surface to land on
  • Flap closure system with stash pocket keeps your pad and small gear secure while you're hiking in
  • Tough exterior fabric stands up to regular use outdoors; carpeted logo gives you a place to wipe your shoes clean
  • Padded shoulder straps make it easy to carry in to your favorite problems; waist belt included
  • The Metolius Session Crash Pad has burly aluminum buckles that are guaranteed for life


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Best Use Bouldering
Dimensions (Open) 48 x 36 x 4 / (folded) 36 x 26 x 8 inches
Weight 9 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mad Rock Mad Pad's arch nemesis. For the money, the Mad Rock Mad Pad used to be the best value in crash pads. Then Metolius came along with the Session crash pad and for the same amount of money, you get a lighter pad with more features and a softer landing. I love the design of the Session's hinge; it feels like there is no hinge when you land on it. Another feature worth mentioning is the flap that covers the bottom of the pad when it is folded. This allows you to stuff the closed pad with your gear and not worry about anything falling out. I love it and would definitely buy it again if I ever needed to.
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, Yet Mighty Pleased with this purchase! Like the description states, this crash pad is small and light. It fits perfectly in the back of my wrangler, and gets the job done. Doubles as a great dog bed when not in use. Happy to be climbing outside! Expecting this to last for a while.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good in Theory I have had this pad for close to a month now and have no legitimate complaints. It is lightweight and has a sufficient surface area as long as you have a spotter to move it to always keep it underneath you. The only thing I'm finding to be troublesome or slightly irritating is the process of opening and closing the pad. Because of the over-the-corner style system, after a few hours of climbing, pulling the canvas over the corner can become more laboring than you want when your forearms are pumped. The advantage to this style of system is a sealed off bottom when carrying it, allowing for a much more confident place to put you other gear. Not a deal-breaker, but just food for thought.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you were a crash pad I'd fall for you Excellent Crash Pad, perfect if you have a bit of a hike before you set up at your new problem.
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter crash pad I bought this before my last bouldering trip. It's a great little crash pad. Took falls up to 10 feet into it with no problems.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy Works great so far. Easy to bring in and out of sessions and travels very comfortably.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought this to use as a small stunt pad for a low budget feature. It worked great! It was easy to move around and padded the falls perfectly.
Date published: 2016-08-02
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This says there is an oversize shipping charge of $75. Does that apply even during deals for free shipping on purchases over a certain amount? 

Asked by: Hurls
Due to the shipping size of the Session Crash Pad there would be an oversized fee if you were to deliver to your home address. You can however ship the pad to any of our stores for free shipping. Shipping to any REI retail store waives oversized shipping fees.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10
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