This is a really solid "filler" pad for your bouldering arsenal. Only four inches thick and a decent size crease in the middle means there's a risk for bottoming out if you l…
- Michael, 04/15/14
If you want some serious Square Footage... this one is for you... works good for resting on it, but not a camping matt... very firm foam (I'm a big boy 225lbs and can't bottom…
- Lawrence, 05/18/11
This is a great pad. When I was praticing boldering I offcourse fall but i know that my partner it there with the crash pad and then I knew I was safe…
- alec, 05/24/13
as far as taking the blow out of fall it is a great piece of gear to bring with you. i wouldnt say its the best out there but its better than my other old pads for sure. no bu…
- Zachary, 04/11/11
I was skeptical about the auto carpet being used on the pad. Great idea. Shoes are easy to clean & a simple brush of the hand & any debris on the pad is off. The unsplit 1" cl…
- Andy, 05/01/09
nice thick pad. I use it at the home wal and the bouldering wall. has a plce to carry your shoes, chalck bag, keys, etc....…
- Marcus, 03/30/13
The tri-fold allows a larger surface area for those unexpected take downs; it's pack harness makes hauling it simple and efficient even for a 5'2" 105lb chick! Extra storage…
- Stacia, 04/24/14
For a casual climber just looking to get into bouldering this is a good pad. I got last summer when I was looking to get into climbing and didn't want to make a huge investmen…
- Isaac, 11/23/13
This little pad from Metolius is really not meant to be used on its own. It is perfect for when you need a little pad to cover up a random rock, to slide underneath you for a…
- Adam, 04/05/13
About Bouldering Crash Pads:
One of the biggest fears I have when I climbing is falling and landing on something hard. Another one of my fears is finding a hidden cave full of spider people. Bouldering pads don’t help much with the latter but they are an essential piece of safety gear for the former. I love having a pad with soft foam cells that cushion me in the event of the fall, it’s pretty reassuring.
Even though they can be collapsed bouldering pads are kind of big. Since its a space investment I try to use my bouldering pad as often as possible. Even when I can’t find the time to go climbing a bouldering pad can still be pretty useful. Lately I’ve been using it to make somersaulting into my bedroom more safe, but I have also used it for filming pratfalls and re enacting that jumper scene from lethal weapon.
A bouldering pad is like insurance or a second slice of pizza. Even though you may not always need it, when the time arises you are going to be really glad you have it. Speaking of which, someone just offered up a bunch of free pizza. I got so excited I fell backwards out of my chair. I probably would have sustained some serious injuries except that I had a reliable bouldering pad behind me. That’s just the kind of safety you can expect when you have some of the best bouldering pads in the world.