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Pros Least expensive, compact (small but burly), thick and stiff foam (also a dislike)Straps to attach a second pad, plush suspension, sturdy foam for high fallsVersatility, soft but dense foam with multiple hinges conforms to uneven landing surfaces and cushions short to medium length falls very well. It also hauls a lot of gear well and has handy featuresLarge surface area for medium pad, fits plenty of gear, easy-to-use hooks, grippy waterproof backing, strong shoulder strapsNice suspension, tons of foam, long landing area, many handles, smooth working metal hook buckles.
Cons Thick, stiff square cut foam, hard to pack, hingedFoam is hard for low falls, stiff for uneven landingsSpecialized, the soft, squishy, shredded foam and slightly lumpy "baffles" are not the best for some long, high falls - they could possibly roll an ankleFoam wears out quickly and is relatively thinSoft middle seam, thick foam can roll an ankle, old fashioned hinge can bottom out.
Bottom Line Excellent value pad with thick foam and no frills.Great crash pad distinguished by its innovative strap system for carrying a second pad.A unique pad with plush foam and plenty of space for packing gear.An excellent all-around pad with good cushioning and plenty of features.Lots of foam and features at a high cost.
Rating Categories Mad Rock Mad Pad Mad Rock Duo Mad Rock R3 Drop Zone Mondo Pad
High Falls (30%)
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Low Falls (20%)
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Specs Mad Rock Mad Pad Mad Rock Duo Mad Rock R3 Drop Zone Mondo Pad
Size (inches) 48 x 36 56 x 42 55 x 35 41 x 47 65 x 44
Thickness (inches) 5 5 4 3.5 5
Weight (lb) 10 17 18 10.5 20.5
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