The Metolius Boss Hogg comes with a few things not found on any other crash pads we tested: an added foam layer covering the angled hinge we call an "angled hybrid hinge", car upholstery top, and reinforced corners. This pad is durable and it's comforting to know that your pad is not going to get scratched or ripped when thrashing around the boulders and crags. The upholstery top works great for cleaning/drying wet/dirty shoes and is also nice for sitting on.
It is all about the features and foam stiffness with this bouldering pad. It has some of the best feeling foam to fall on when brand new. Its foam is forgiving without being too soft. If you don't care about the features and want a stiffer pad with foam that will last longer, we recommend the Organic Full Pad or Organic Simple Pad. If you want a stiff and cheap pad with tons of foam look at the Mad Rock Mad Pad.