Since my first trip to Hueco Tanks I have gone through many pads. But my Misty Mountain Magnum Pad is one the best I have ever owned. It has survived over three years of ritual abuse with nothing more than a few blemishes. I would recommend this bouldering pad to all boulderers based on its not too big but not too small size, thick padding, solid reinforced shoulder straps, and highly durable and long-lasting construction.
I recommend this pad to anyone who doesnt mind spending just a little more for time-tested durability. The only competitor in a taco design is the Voodoo-Highball-5000, which comes with a better and more cozy top surface but is also more expensive. If you don't mind the hybrid hinge design, we would go with the Organic Big Pad, which has longer lasting foam and is a little less expensive. If you are really on a budget, it's hard to beat the Mad Rock Triple Mad Pad for the money.