The Metolius Session has replaced the Metolius Bailout as one of our Best Buy award winners. The Session is the same basic design as its predecessor but has a handy new flap closure. Is the Session a change for the better over the old Bailout? Yes. Is it worth the extra $10? Yes. Is it the best pad for your specific needs? Maybe. The Session has an angled hinge design that, like all hinges, can bottom out if something protrudes into the hinge from underneath but with the angled hinge it is much less likely. Although no hinge is failsafe, this "angled hybrid hinge" is slightly safer since it is even less likely to bottom out.
The Metolius Session now comes in the standard Grey/Black that we reviewed here, as well as a flashier Orange/Black. We've confirmed with Metolius that there have been no recent changes to the Session besides the addition of a new color.