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Pros 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 strapsNice suspension, tons of foam, long landing area, many handles, smooth working metal hook buckles.Least expensive, turns into comfy couch, innovative way to seal up hinge, big enough to sleep on.
Cons Specialized, 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 thinSoft middle seam, thick foam can roll an ankle, old fashioned hinge can bottom out.Not most comofortable to carry, can't carry much gear.
Bottom Line 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.Lots of foam and features at a high cost.A great large pad that provides a ton of foam at a low price.
Rating Categories Mad Rock R3 Mad Rock Duo Drop Zone Mondo Pad Triple Mad Pad
High Falls (30%)
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Specs Mad Rock R3 Mad Rock Duo Drop Zone Mondo Pad Triple Mad Pad
Size (inches) 55 x 35 56 x 42 41 x 47 65 x 44 70 x 44
Thickness (inches) 4 5 3.5 5 5
Weight (lb) 18 17 10.5 20.5 24
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