This is our Best Buy for bouldering pads because it is among the least expensive, most versatile, and featured pads available. That said, this was the stiffest pad we tested. If you don't do many tall problems, you might want a more forgiving pad with an angled hinge like the Metolius Session. The Mad Pad will last a long time and might even be sort of shiny when its time has come. Overall, the Mad Pad has the thickest piece of foam you can get for the money.
The Mad Pad has been updated this year! With a new look and updated stitching, we're excited to check out the latest version. Keep reading for a full summary below.