outdoor pandawrote a review of Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad on February 27, 2013
I have had this pad for about three years now and I love landing on it. It is unbeatable as far as surface area and pad thickness. However, there are some caveats. While I have had this pad for three years, I don't use it regularly as I usually sport climb. I probably have gotten about 60 days of use out of it including two trips to Hueco Tanks. After only this much use, The fabric near the corners has started to rip. It only started a few months ago, and I was hugely disappointed. A pad for this much money should be as durable as can be. Also, the hip belt doesn't fit people with small waist very well. The hip belt and shoulder straps are not padded. The fabric doesn't hug the foam well and often sags a bit. The straps are connected to the fabric only, not the foam, and because it doesn't hug the foam well, the pad often falls far from the back, creating a feeling of wanting to fall over backwards sometimes. The closure straps are connected to the rubberized surface at the bottom and when cinched tight, they cause the "rubber" to stretch... permanently. A good pad, but probably not worth the price. Hope this helps any interested buyers out there.