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    77 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
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 Year

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

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    Portable Couch

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    1 year later this thing is still in great condition. Just punch it a few times to get the dirt off.

    The "couch" feature is amazing - space for two! I can fit 3 in the trunk of my forester, and still cram some stuff on the sides.

    Yo, This Pad

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This pad rules. I purchased this as my second crash pad to team it up with the R3 and what a pair. It's not that big when laid out, but light in weight and much more fun to carry around from boulder to boulder. I've got the best of both worlds now.

    I've used this pad every day since purchasing it (yes, every day) and it has withstood the Arizona desert ground like a boss. It hasn't softened up at all yet either. From what I've read and what I've seen, this pad is going to last a very long time. Did I mention how light it is? Carrying it on my back or like a suitcase is a breeze when going up and down the sides of mountains.

    I haven't taken a big fall on this yet, but after a couple shorter falls, I have a lot of confidence in this pad to climb higher and higher. It's seriously such a great crash pad for anyone on a budget. Very simplistic and gets the job done. Oh, and did I tell you how light it is?

    Love This Pad

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This pad is a great to add to your pad collection. It is nice a firm and doesn't soften up too fast making it last several seasons. Its not the biggest pad but works great with other pads, or as a personal pad for those solo bouldering sessions. One of the best things about this pad is the chill-ability, as it turns into a small couch for relaxing around the boulders or around the campfire.

    Bang for your buck!

      If you are looking for your first crash pad without breaking the bank then this is it. I've used mine very heavily over the last 4 years and the foam is still solid, it softens up a little bit over time which isn't always a bad thing. It is light weight and the straps expand far enough to stack & carry two pads. Also, this pad is solid for taking quick power naps after a long day of bouldering.

      Crash On This Pad

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

      Awesome pad for the price -- and super versatile. Have only gotten to use this bouldering one time so far, but it was super easy to transport and had plenty of cushion for landing. I love the side straps that allow you to convert this bad boy into a mini camping couch. Perfect seating for around the fire that can easily convert into a fireside sleeping pad.

      Great pad! Especially for the money.

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

      I ordered this pad as my first crash pad and was very impressed. I was able to make it out between the rain to try it out this past weekend at Hunters Rocks in PA and I really enjoyed it. The pad it easily foldable, in my opinion lightweight, has shoulder straps AND a hip belt contrary to other reviews. The pad was thick enough for me (130lbs) to make a controlled fall onto it at 25ft and not hit the ground through the pad. I love the thickness and so far this is a fantastic pad! Will update once I break it it more!

      Great pad! Especially for the money.

      Great pad for the buy!

        For under $150, you can't beat this pad. The 5 inch thickness allows for high falls without shock and incredible durability. It's a simple pad without too many features but that's expected with the price. Backpack straps are comfortable, has space for gear and backpack but not a whole lot. No complaints for this pad!

        Great pad! Great Price!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        When it comes to best bang for your buck, the Mad Pad is definitely one of the best deals. The colors are awesome, I have a red and blue pad and the colors seen on the website are very representative of what the colors actually look like. The thickness of the pad is great and the backpack straps are very comfortable. However, if you plan on climbing on your own or with someone who doesn't have their own pad, I highly suggest buying two of these. The length and width of this pad isn't anything crazy and therefore it benefits to have more than one.

        Great pad! Great Price!

        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.

        Unanswered Question

        Would this pad work below an aerial silks rig? I'm about 6' off the ground and ideally won't ever fall but if I do I need something thick. Thanks.

        Unanswered Question

        I'm looking to buy some crash pads for our high school monkey bar rig. Our rig gets as high as 15 to 20 feet and it looks as though the 5 inch thickness is right for this. So first question, would we need a thicker mat? Second, these are made with a nylon cover. How easy is it to clean these?

        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? http://www.myspace.com/metoliusclimbing/photos/2422689

        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?

        well bro it depends on how much you want to hurt the next day. i wouldn't push above 20 ft. for sure. and make sure you(or your spotter) moves the pad adequately. don't want to miss if you are falling from 20 feets.