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    4.5 5 65

    65 Reviews


    Crush and then chill.

    Mad Rock made its Mad Pad Crash Pad with a cushy five inches of foam padding to boost your confidence as you top out the mantle on your problem. Closed-cell foam on the top of the Mad Pad disperses the force of your fall into the open-cell foam on the bottom. This Mad Rock crash pad converts into an oversized lounge chair when it's time to relax between sends.
    • Converts into a chair
    • Five inches of padding to boost confidence on highballs
    • Unbreakable metal buckles
    • Padded shoulder straps for easy transport
    • Item #MRC0004

    Tech Specs

    [shell] nylon, [padding]
    Dimensions - Open
    48 x 36 x 5 in
    Dimensions - Folded
    24 x 36 x 10 in
    Carrying Mode
    backpack straps
    5 in
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 Year

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

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    Nice pad

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this pad for a few years and I've really enjoyed this one. The backpack straps are great for getting to the crag, and I love having a the little mat that comes with it for dusting off my shoes before I jump on a boulder. This pad is nice and thick to aid your fall, and is nice and soft. I'd recommend this to someone who is looking to get into boulder or is in need of a new pad. If I were to buy this again I would get the tri-fold instead of the bi-fold since you get more surface are coverage with the tri-fold. All around though this is a great pad.

    Ankle Saving Goodness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this pad for 5 years now and sadly the time has come to retire it, but it's been a workhorse on every trip I've taken. For $150, you are getting a 5" pad vs. 4" which is what you find with other pads of similar price. The Mad Pad is lightweight and sturdy, holding up to the gnarliest of falls. I'm a huge fan of the velcro on this pad because if you have multiple Mad Pads like me, then you can fasten them together, creating a seamless landing zone and preventing the pads from separating and exposing you to increased danger.

    Over all the Mad Pad is one of softer pads on the market, which is awesome, but in the long-run this means that it might not see the same lifespan that other pads do. But with sturdy straps, thick nylon outer, and padded shoulder straps, you'll be eating it onto this pad for years to come.

    When the day is done, this also doubles as a fire-side couch and an impromptu mattress whether you're sleeping in your car or on the ground. All-in-all, for the price this can't be beat so if you're looking for a crash pad, I highly suggest the Mad Pad.

    Best fall catching pad under $200

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What you sacrifice: surface area, storage, green color doesn't look like the picture.

    What you gain: maximum cushion.

    This pad doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it performs its main task, fall catching, beautifully. 5 inches of hearty foam in a pad under $200 makes this pad a great bargain.

    Seems solid

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Wanted to have a crash pad and caught this one on sale. Lugged it along on a pretty long hike with no problems, except being stopped every hundred yards by other hikers asking what it was. Haven't taken a big fall on it yet, but it seems sturdy enough to do the job.

    Awesome value, easy carry

    Sand, sea, checking into the flight? No problem.

    Awesome value, easy carry

    Terrific value, light, fun colors

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I went on a trip to the Virgin Islands, and after unsuccessfully searching locally for rental crash pads, i knew i had to bring my own. I was worried about the airline check in as well as damage from saltwater etc, so i decided to buy two of these pads understanding i may need to write them off.

    No need to write them off! Checking them with the major airline was a non issue - they are slightly oversized, but super light, so we had zero trouble. The local small airline was more complicated and the pads ended up arriving a day late, so be mindful of that if traveling.

    We used the pads all week, used them as flotation devices to cross bodies of salt water, used them as beach beds, chairs and tables, we even used them as a privacy screen for changing clothes. Ah yes, we also used them for bouldering ;-) ;-).

    They performed amazing, stood up to the elements, and were super easy to carry around with the backpack straps. The other feature we really LOVED was that they velcro together very sturdily.

    Awesome product!

    Photo: beach bouldering in virgin gorda

    Terrific value, light, fun colors

    Awesome for the price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have two of these pads that I regularly bring out solo bouldering. A couple of highlights:

    One of my pads is 4 years old and still in nearly perfect condition, just a lot softer than it was new.
    The pads can be velcro'd to each other to prevent dangerous gaps.
    Two of these pads together weigh barely more than some other large pads.
    Two of these pads costs less than some other large pads.

    Buying an expensive Black Diamond Mondo won't make you climb harder. These pads will protect you and don't cost a lot. Highly recommended.

    Solid on lowball blocks

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Good pad if you are just getting into climbing, need a couch by the fire, a sleeping pad, or prefer short blocks. I bottom out on this pad almost every fall over 11 feet.

    Great for indoor use

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We built an indoor climbing wall in our basement with a 45 degree and 30 degree walls. We bought two of these crash pads to protect all the neighborhood kids (and adults) when they fall. Yeah, it isn't as crazy as some of these awesome rock climbing shots that some of these other folks share, but it works really well for our purposes! No one has broken anything yet, and it's been about a month. They are small enough that the kids can reposition themselves easily, but thick enough that it doesn't hurt when an adult falls on them either. Overall great pads. Larger ones would be even more awesome I'd imagine! But you can't beat the price on these. The colors are lovely too, and very true to the website pictures.

    Great for indoor use

    Great for aerials too.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It's soft enough to break a fall, but firm enough to walk on it too without losing balance. It folds up so I can store it. Has a bunch of straps for carrying it. Great use for aerial arts like lyra and silks.

    Great for aerials too.

    Poorly Made?

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Just returned it after having it out of the box less than 24 hours. The stitching holding the velcro on where the pad opens to the foam was torn away on both halves of the pad. Can't imagine how this product would hold up in use! Bummer.

    Great pad to protect from falls

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have three teenage boys who use these pads. We built a ninja warrior course and these pad have literally saved my kids' butt! They protect their falls and keep them from getting hurt. I have three of them. They are durable and lightweight for easy transportation. Best crash pad around.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    All around awesome, took a fall a big fall today and didn't feel a thing. I haul around two of them since I do a lot of bouldering by myself. At 10lbs it's no problem carrying two at a time, and they are also great for a quick nap or rest. The velcro for the shoulder straps comes undone occasionally with the two strapped together but one by itself is no problem. Don't hesitate, they are great.


    'ol faithful

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have had my Madrock pad for over 15 years and it continues to be our best pad. It has been durable and dependable for soft falls. The thickness of this pad gives you added safety and confidence when falling from high balls. When bouldering solo, only one Mad Pad is needed...there is no need to stack more pads on top of this one! Would love to own another Mad Pad to Velcro them together to make an even better LZ.

    My ankles are safe again!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I picked up this mat because it was on sale. I'm happy with it's weight and padding that it provides. It's easy to toss on your shoulders and move from place to place. It comes stiff, but breaks in well. If I were to do it again, I'd probably try to buy one that's a bit larger, but still, it's a great pad and I recommend it.

    Do the pads being sent now have the new...

    Do the pads being sent now have the new design feature of a waist belt?

    How is this pad for packing some gear...

    How is this pad for packing some gear inside? I know most pads can fit shoes, water, chalk, but any chance of getting a rope and harness into it for days of bouldering and sport climbing?

    Best Answer

    Hey Antonio

    I think if you utilize the back pack straps and waist belt and use some carabiners to attach a rope, shoes, harness ect. to them you can successfully haul all that gear up any approach. However to fold the gear in would be tough. You might be able to get away with a harness, shoes and chalk but a rope on being folded in would be a challenge and would be too heavy. I hope that this helps and if you want to chat about it more just chat in and ask for Jane H.

    Does anyone know if the Mad Pad is supposed...

    Does anyone know if the Mad Pad is supposed to come with the Madgic Carpet piece if you order it off of back country?

    Any opinions as to how this would work for...

    Any opinions as to how this would work for practicing judo throws?

    Anyone know where I can get my hands on...

    Anyone know where I can get my hands on the crashpad in this picture?

    So how is this compared to the Metolius...

    So how is this compared to the Metolius Bailout crash pad?


    The Mad Pad has an extra inch of foam padding and is quite a bit stiffer than the Bailout, which adds a little confidence on high boulder problems where big falls onto uneven terrain are likely. It has the added advantage of backpack straps instead of basic carry handles, and the nylon doesn't pick up much debris like some liners do. It's not as comfy for midday catnaps, but it's a lot of pad for the money.

    Happy trails!

    how dose mad rock compare To the metolius...

    how dose mad rock compare To the metolius Sketch I currently own a metolius but am looking to upgrade

    Best Answer


    Both pads have their merits, but I don't think a Mad Pad is going to replace your Sketch by any means. It's a little bigger, thicker, stiffer, and heavier than your Sketch, which is going to add some confidence on high problems, but definitely hang onto that Sketch for a more plush landing and for protecting odd terrain.

    Happy trails!

    Does this come with the rag you can wipe...

    Does this come with the rag you can wipe your shoes with?

    Just started bouldering....solo. Have no...

    Just started bouldering....solo. Have no idea what types of pads I might need. Want something I can "grow" into. Please help!

    Anyone ever use the "mating" capability...

    Anyone ever use the "mating" capability of this mat, and by mating i mean the velcro so you can attach multiple pads together?

    I'm kind of new to climbing and bouldering...

    I'm kind of new to climbing and bouldering and i'm looking into buying a crash pad. Just like everyone else i dont really want to spend a lot of money and this pad looks like an awesome deal, i just want to know if anyone has found this pad to be too big? Like is it a nuisance to carry around?

    Best Answer

    This is a pretty standard size to have, and a very popular pad. It'll only stick up a few inches above your head when you walk, and probably a few inches out each side. Very little inconvenience....there is also a handle on the side so you can carry it like a large piece of luggage. Also, it is the right size to sit on (and put on your climbing shoes of choice) while it is still closed.

    How high can you climb and still feel...

    How high can you climb and still feel comfortable with the pad if you fall?