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Price $168.95 at MooseJaw
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Pros Least expensive, compact (small but burly), thick and stiff foam (also a dislike)Versatility, 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 featuresStraps to attach a second pad, plush suspension, sturdy foam for high fallsLarge surface area for medium pad, fits plenty of gear, easy-to-use hooks, grippy waterproof backing, strong shoulder strapsLeast expensive, turns into comfy couch, innovative way to seal up hinge, big enough to sleep on.
Cons Thick, stiff square cut foam, hard to pack, hingedSpecialized, the soft, squishy, shredded foam and slightly lumpy "baffles" are not the best for some long, high falls - they could possibly roll an ankleFoam is hard for low falls, stiff for uneven landingsFoam wears out quickly and is relatively thinNot most comofortable to carry, can't carry much gear.
Bottom Line Excellent value pad with thick foam and no frills.A unique pad with plush foam and plenty of space for packing gear.Great crash pad distinguished by its innovative strap system for carrying a second pad.An excellent all-around pad with good cushioning and plenty of features.A great large pad that provides a ton of foam at a low price.
Rating Categories Mad Rock Mad Pad Mad Rock R3 Mad Rock Duo Drop Zone Triple Mad Pad
High Falls (30%)
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Specs Mad Rock Mad Pad Mad Rock R3 Mad Rock Duo Drop Zone Triple Mad Pad
Size (inches) 36 x 48 55 x 35 56 x 42 41 x 47 70 x 44
Thickness (inches) 5 4 5 3.5 5
Weight (lb) 9.5 18 17 10.5 24
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