Gear Review

4 5

Good Pad, but Overpriced

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Boss Hog pad by Metolius is a really good pad, but the price is a bit steep. The Boss Hog has a great closure system that accommodates for all your bouldering gear and keeps it on the inside so you don't have to worry about losing anything. It has a fully carpeted surface to clean your shoes with, which is a fantastic feature that deserves recognition. The quality of the foam is adequate, and the landing is the right balance between stiff and soft. However, beyond these features, the pad is relatively bare-bones. I'm not sure if it's worth the sticker price. I've only been using mine for a few months, but I have heard that it is a long-lasting pad. Let's hope so..