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Gear Review

3 5

Light with some nice features

I like that Metolius has rubberized the high wear areas on these pads for the newest version (corners). The foam is probably adequate for standard bouldering but not firm enough for really high ball problems where you may bottom out. The shoulder straps are comfortable but I am not a fan of the free floating waist belt since it always gets pulled one way or the other and ends up snagging on items. I really do like the CNC aluminum buckles which have always been bomber and will need no replacement. Excellent intro pad (I own or have owned ~6 pads over the years).