Ratings Overview - Bouldering Crash Pad

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Black Diamond - Drop Zone

 Black Diamond Drop Zone
The Drop Zone is the best pad for most people. Through the years it keeps getting updates and made better. It has a redesigned multi-density foam layer set up for longer lasting impact protection...  read more >
$250

Editors' Choice Award
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High Falls - 9 of 10
9
Low Falls - 9 of 10
9
Packing Big Stuff - 9 of 10
9
Packing Small Stuff - 9 of 10
9
Comfort hanging out - 7 of 10
7
Foam 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. This pad is very well made and...  read more >
$189

Top Pick Award
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High Falls - 6 of 10
6
Low Falls - 10 of 10
10
Packing Big Stuff - 10 of 10
10
Packing Small Stuff - 10 of 10
10
Comfort hanging out - 6 of 10
6
Foam Durability - 9 of 10
9
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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High Falls - 7 of 10
7
Low Falls - 7 of 10
7
Packing Big Stuff - 6 of 10
6
Packing Small Stuff - 10 of 10
10
Comfort hanging out - 8 of 10
8
Foam 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 Big Stuff - 7 of 10
7
Packing Small Stuff - 5 of 10
5
Comfort hanging out - 6 of 10
6
Foam Durability - 6 of 10
6
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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High Falls - 7 of 10
7
Low Falls - 8 of 10
8
Packing Big Stuff - 7 of 10
7
Packing Small Stuff - 7 of 10
7
Comfort hanging out - 7 of 10
7
Foam Durability - 7 of 10
7
Mad Pad

 Mad Rock Mad Pad
The Mad Rock Mad Pad is one of the least expensive pads out of all the medium size bouldering pads we tested and it has some of the thickest and stiffest foam. It was nearly impossible to "bottom...  read more >
$159

Best Buy Award
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High Falls - 9 of 10
9
Low Falls - 5 of 10
5
Packing Big Stuff - 6 of 10
6
Packing Small Stuff - 5 of 10
5
Comfort hanging out - 7 of 10
7
Foam Durability - 8 of 10
8
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 pretty comfortable...  read more >
$249

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High Falls - 10 of 10
10
Low Falls - 6 of 10
6
Packing Big Stuff - 2 of 10
2
Packing Small Stuff - 4 of 10
4
Comfort hanging out - 6 of 10
6
Foam 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 - 8 of 10
8
Low Falls - 6 of 10
6
Packing Big Stuff - 5 of 10
5
Packing Small Stuff - 5 of 10
5
Comfort hanging out - 7 of 10
7
Foam Durability - 7 of 10
7
Metolius Recon Crash Pad

 Metolius Recon
The Metolius Recon is a medium-to-large sized crash pad that is compactable and easy to carry, hence the name Recon. It was not one of our favorite pads, as we prefer either a light and affordable...  read more >
$265

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High Falls - 8 of 10
8
Low Falls - 7 of 10
7
Packing Big Stuff - 2 of 10
2
Packing Small Stuff - 3 of 10
3
Comfort hanging out - 7 of 10
7
Foam Durability - 7 of 10
7
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