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Aug 28, 2012
I know it's a matter of personal preference, but is there a specific brand of crash pads that stands out?

Asana? Black Diamond? Evolv? Metolius?
IronMan
Joined Aug 25, 2012
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Aug 28, 2012
The standout that I have always heard of/used was organic tho they are pricy BrandonK
From Columbus, Ohio
Joined Apr 25, 2012
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Aug 28, 2012
Organic...and they are right on par as far as price goes. Some folks dont like the pricey shipping, but overall, these are BY FAR the best pads you can land on! Brad Caldwell
From Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Joined May 22, 2010
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Aug 28, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches
evolvsports.com/shop/accessori...
This thing is so awesome as an extra little pad.
Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
Joined Oct 1, 2009
1,499 points
Aug 28, 2012
Ouray Ice Park
I loved Revolution/Pusher/S7 back in the day when they used velcro closures, but Revolution's pads aren't great anymore. Black Diamond's pads are probably the all around best, I think, but Organic is right there for sure. I just got a new pad from Edelrid and love it. It is a monster, but you can check it out on my site.

whiteknuckled.com/2012/08/gear...

Kinetic is a tiny company, but they have some cool ideas (waterproof panels for putting your pad around snow or water, etc.).

bv
whiteknuckled.com
BryanV
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Nov 14, 2008
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Aug 28, 2012
Ouray Ice Park
Oh and Moon Climbing has some pretty good pads as well. BryanV
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Nov 14, 2008
30 points
Administrator
Aug 28, 2012
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Love my old Misty Mountain - Have moved onto the Organic Big Pad. Amazing absorption of energy and Josh is great to work with!

These guys also popped up on my radar when I was looking for a new pad but ultimately I'm very stoked I got the Organic!

stonelickclimbing.com
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
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Aug 28, 2012
organic. The foam is way better. All other companies use the standard cheap foam. There is no middle man when buying organic so they are able to use a higher quality foam. Ask anyone with a 3+ year old organic and see how stiff/new the foam still feels. Now compare that with any 2 year old mondo... generationfourth
From Irvine, CA
Joined Mar 2, 2008
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Aug 28, 2012
Hittin' Miguel's with the new Chimps in tow
Organic +1. Custom Colors for no extra charge! Matt Roberts
From Columbus, OH
Joined Mar 24, 2010
97 points
Aug 28, 2012
+1 on Organic's Full Pad. Josh is awesome to work with and will make+ship your order very fast.

The foam appears to hold its stiffness after much use, and the price is pretty comparable to retail MH/Evolve/etc.

Custom colors doesn't hurt, either.

p.s. I would recommend springing for the hip belt (+$10 or so?)
Donnie Hicks
From Long Beach, NY
Joined Dec 17, 2010
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Aug 28, 2012
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Donnie Hicks wrote:
p.s. I would recommend springing for the hip belt (+$10 or so?)


+1,000,000
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
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Aug 28, 2012
I do love the BD Mondo, first because it's huge, which weeny boys like me appreciate when we get 3' off the ground, and second, I'm 5'10", and as long as I support my head w/ a rope / pack, it makes a great mattress. Louis Eubank
From Portland, ME
Joined Nov 28, 2008
254 points
Aug 28, 2012
Kolob
+1 for the Mondo..

If only because it fits myself and a chica most comfortably. If I had a nickel for every time I coaxed a girl onto my mondo for the night.. well. i'd be broke.
ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Joined Jul 10, 2008
693 points
Aug 28, 2012
Voodoo makes great pads as well. I think you can't go wrong with Voodoo, BD or Organic. After that there seems to be a steep drop off in quality (at least for the pads I've used). Joe Kreidel
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Dec 29, 2007
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Aug 29, 2012
+1 for Stonelick...fantastic pads, made in the US and the best foam of any. Step hinge means no dead spot and no taco crease in the middle. freezeus
From Pittsfield, VT
Joined Oct 17, 2010
2,462 points
Aug 29, 2012
Stonelick! half-pad-mini-jug
From crauschville
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Nov 9, 2012
Zane and me
-1 for the Mondo. Loved this pad when I got it. A year and a half later, with relatively high use, this pad is practically worthless. So if you don't climb a lot or just getting it to have sex on, then a Mondo may get you through. However, if you plan on using your pad a lot for bouldering, I would recommend the Organic. Mr. Mix
From Sauk City, WI
Joined Jan 23, 2007
458 points
Nov 9, 2012
Beagle
great deals on Moon Climbing pads at sierratradingpost.com - though the shipping is steep! Bryan Gilmore
From Your Mama
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,065 points
Nov 14, 2012
Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders
My favorite pad is the Metolius Magnum. I believe it's the largest pad on the market currently. It's not as thick as the Mondo, but it's got an extra 4sq feet of coverage. I do most of my bouldering by myself so I like being able to cover as much area as possible with just one pad. Also the tri-fold is way sleek and makes navigating between boulders or trees much easier with it on your back. Also I think the MSRP is about 75 bones cheaper than the Mondo.

I've only had it for a year so I can't comment on it's durability over the long haul.
Bryan G
From Yosemite
Joined Nov 17, 2007
4,609 points
Nov 14, 2012
Stonelick all the way! Made in VT, best foam on the market, best pad design, and great folks.

wwww.stonelickclimbing.com
freezeus
From Pittsfield, VT
Joined Oct 17, 2010
2,462 points
Nov 14, 2012
Anyone heard of cordless? Wil Sterner
From Topanga, California
Joined Jul 26, 2012
42 points
Nov 19, 2012
Cordless hasn't been around for a while, maybe 10 years or more, but I still see some of their old pads around every now and then. They used to sponsor a bunch of great videos back in the day too. Have you seen new pad from Cordless? Brad Caldwell
From Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Joined May 22, 2010
1,360 points
Nov 26, 2012
Someone has some Cordless pads for sale at $100 each and I was wondering if they are worth it/ If they make a quality pad. Cant find them online anywhere. Wil Sterner
From Topanga, California
Joined Jul 26, 2012
42 points
Nov 26, 2012
To answer your question. No Wil Sterner
From Topanga, California
Joined Jul 26, 2012
42 points
 
Dec 3, 2012
I have a cordless and i think it is one of the best pads i have had. if you can find one, get it Kegan Minock
From colorado springs
Joined Apr 26, 2010
215 points
Dec 3, 2012
why are they so good? Wil Sterner
From Topanga, California
Joined Jul 26, 2012
42 points


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