Ratings Overview - Bouldering Crash Pad

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Mad Rock Duo
With thick foam and excellent functionality, the Mad Rock Duo took our Editors' Choice award home. For climbers who want to carry multiple crash pads at once, it is a uniquely designed pad with a...  read more >
$240

Editors' Choice Award
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81
High Falls - 9 of 10
9
Low Falls - 6 of 10
6
Packing Gear - 9 of 10
9
Features - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Mad Rock R3 Pad
Mad Rock R3
The R3 is the best pad we tested for conforming to lumpy landings and for packing gear. It is also one of the best pads for steep low-ball falls on your backside. It is very well made and durable;...  read more >
$199

Top Pick Award
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78
High Falls - 6 of 10
6
Low Falls - 10 of 10
10
Packing Gear - 10 of 10
10
Features - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond - Drop Zone
Black Diamond Drop Zone
The Drop Zone is the best crash pad for most people. It has multi-density foam layers that are effective at padding both high and low falls. The foam lay-up is 1" of dense, closed-cell PE foam on...  read more >
$250

Top Pick Award
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78
High Falls - 7 of 10
7
Low Falls - 8 of 10
8
Packing Gear - 9 of 10
9
Features - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond Mondo Pad
Black Diamond Mondo Pad
The name says it all: the Black Diamond Mondo Pad is one mondo piece of foam. It's a crash pad that seems like overkill in the store, but when you take your first big fall on one you wonder how you...  read more >
$400

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High Falls - 9 of 10
9
Low Falls - 9 of 10
9
Packing Gear - 6 of 10
6
Features - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Mad Pad
Mad Rock Mad Pad
The Mad Rock Mad Pad is one of the least expensive medium size bouldering pads we tested and has some of the thickest and stiffest foam out there. It was nearly impossible to "bottom out" on sharp...  read more >
$169

Best Buy Award
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74
High Falls - 9 of 10
9
Low Falls - 6 of 10
6
Packing Gear - 6 of 10
6
Features - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Petzl Alto bouldering crash pad
Petzl Alto
Stacked with innovative features, a quality piece of dense closed-cell foam and a sleek design, this flashy orange pad has a lot to offer. This pad works great for entry to expert level bouldering...  read more >
$300

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73
High Falls - 7 of 10
7
Low Falls - 7 of 10
7
Packing Gear - 7 of 10
7
Features - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Metolius Session
Metolius Session
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...  read more >
$149

Best Buy Award
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72
High Falls - 7 of 10
7
Low Falls - 8 of 10
8
Packing Gear - 7 of 10
7
Features - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Mad Rock Triple Mad Pad
Mad Rock Triple Mad Pad
The Triple Mad Pad is the least expensive of all the big crash pads we tested and comes with a ton of features. It has a convenient strap and tri-fold design that turns it into a pretty comfortable...  read more >
$259

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High Falls - 10 of 10
10
Low Falls - 6 of 10
6
Packing Gear - 3 of 10
3
Features - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond Impact Bouldering Crash Pad
Black Diamond Impact
The Black Diamond Impact crash pad is a basic hinged-stye pad with some modern features. It can fulfill the needs of any level boulderer doing any type of bouldering with the exception of padding...  read more >
$200

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High Falls - 7 of 10
7
Low Falls - 6 of 10
6
Packing Gear - 5 of 10
5
Features - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Metolius Recon Crash Pad
Metolius Recon
The Metolius Recon is a medium-large crash pad that folds into three sections and is easy to carry, hence the name Recon. It was not one a favorite, as we prefer either a light and affordable pad...  read more >
$265

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High Falls - 7 of 10
7
Low Falls - 7 of 10
7
Packing Gear - 3 of 10
3
Features - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
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Total 10 products tested