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Mad Rock Mad Pad Crash Pad

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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

Material
[shell] nylon, [padding]
Dimensions - Open
48 x 36 x 5 in
Dimensions - Folded
24 x 36 x 10 in
Recommended Use
bouldering
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65

Warning:

This product can expose you to chemicals including Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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>Rating: 5

First Boulder Pad

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I bought two of these for my home climbing wall and to boulder outside (normally sport climb but occasionally boulder). This has been an EXCELLENT pad. It has taken months of abuse and holds its form well. We also use it as a sleeping mat in our tent at night (and actually use the lounge chair option) when car camping. I absolutely love this and will be buying two more of these for extra protection at the home gym. Great product and fun colors!

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>Rating: 4

Good Pad - Blue is Royal Blue

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

Pretty solid pad for the price! The blue is more of a royal blue then the turquoise-y color in the photo. Should’ve gone with the Hera blue... Definitely difficult to bottom out and love how easy it is to turn into a couch!

>Rating: 5

Outdoor Gear Lab - 2019 Best Buy

Outdoor Gear Lab - 2019 Best Buy The Mad Rock Mad Pad is one of the least expensive medium size bouldering pads we tested and has some of the thickest and stiffest foam out there. It was nearly impossible to "bottom out" on sharp rocks under the pad from any height. For its size, it is relatively light and compact. This is our Best Buy Award winner for bouldering crash pads because it is among the least expensive, most versatile, and well-featured pads available. That said, it is very stiff and low falls can be slightly jarring. If you don't do many tall problems, you might want a more forgiving pad with an angled hinge or a softer landing. Overall, the Mad Pad has the thickest piece of foam you can get for the money.

Outdoor
>Rating: 5

Pad has barely changed in 10 yrs, but...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

that’s because Mad Rock more or less got it right the first time. I’m far from a fan of most things Mad Rock makes - generally I’ve found the quality and design to be a bit off, but somehow they nailed it with this pad. The design to secure the hinge (i.e. to prevent punching through) is well thought out and the system to join it to other pads is genius. I have one from 10 years ago that I’ve used and abused and one I just bought - if anything, the quality seems to have improved. Definitely recommend.

>Rating: 5

"It's dope."

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

My brother got this for Christmas, and living in Utah it's too cold to get out to boulder so he hasn't been able to use it yet for climbing, but he loved the density of it. He's super stoked to use it. Also the title was the exact thing he said when he got it.

>Rating: 5

Essential

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Probably the best option for anyone just starting out or anyone looking to boulder by themselves. Having a portable couch is always convenient but this pad is also sturdy and well made; it can take a beating and if it's taken care of, it will last for quite a while.

>Rating: 5

Bulky But For Good Reason

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The only dislike I have with the pad is that while transporting it is it's bulky. The functionality on this however makes up for it all though. The thickness of the pad is calming when you're on a highball. My favorite part about the pad is that it doubles as a couch by extending it's straps.

>Rating: 5

So far so good

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

I dont boulder too much to need a big pad or enough to spend more money than what I did on this. My bouldering is a result of not having a partner for that day and this pad seems to be a solid substitute. 5 inches of foam is plenty thick to catch some bigger falls and my feet or back has yet to complain.

>Rating: 4

mustache pad!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Really solid pad for the price, great size and shape and easy to carry. I have used this pad for years but the mustache edition is pretty swell!

>Rating: 5

Rad Mad Pad

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is a pretty sweet crash pad. 5" of foam is nice for all sorts of falls. The buckles are nice and the fabric feels durable. I started bringing it to the crag regardless if I'm bouldering or not. It's nice to chill on chair mode when the homies are throwing down on sport routes. Can't beat the price either.

>Rating: 5

Worth it

This is by no means the best crash pad out there but for the price there is simply nothing better. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is new to climbing or looking for another pad for more ground coverage.

>Rating: 5

Awesome Pad and Great Customer Service

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This thing is great as a crash pad, a bed, a couch, and a backpack while climbing. The foam is very firm and the fabric and straps are super durable. I ordered two for a trip to JTree and Bishop, unfortunately there was an error at BackCountry's warehouse and only one was shipped. I called their customer service and they were trying to get the second pad to be overnighted to my hotel in Jtree for free! Which was awesome. Unfortunately, the plan didn't pan out (can't remember what happened exactly). But their customer service stayed in contact, refunded my money for the second pad, and even offered a great discount for when I was ready to buy it again. I gotta say, not many companies do things like that anymore.

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

Good at all the things you need

Light and thick pad that is surprisingly nice to fall on.

>Rating: 5

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?

>Rating: 5

Awesome

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Its a great crash pad

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

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>Rating: 4

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.

>Rating: 5

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.

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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.

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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?

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

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

Hey Robby They sure do have a waist belt and it is awesome for those really steep approaches. I hope that this helps and let us know if you have any other questions!

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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?

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.

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Does this pad have a waist belt? Thanks...

Does this pad have a waist belt? Thanks!

Leif, Yes, the Mad Pad has a 2" webbing waistbelt.

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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?

I don't believe so since mine didn't have one when it arrived at my house :( I just bring a small towel with me and it works fine.

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

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

Pretty small target, but ample protection. If you're down to spend some serious money, you could get 2 or 4 of them and connect them with the built in velcro flaps.

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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

That's a little half pad that Metolius used to make. This would be the closest thing to it now. http://www.amazon.com/Metolius-Sketch-Crash-Pad/dp/B000VXTTPS

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What size is the Mad Green Crash Pad?

What size is the Mad Green Crash Pad?

It's the same size as the regular, 48 x 36 x 5 in. It just seems smaller in the picture.

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So how is this compared to the Metolius...

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

Luk, 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!

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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

John, 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!

This pad is a great upgrade from the sketch. You'll get way more protection and way less broken ankles with this thing. I agree with Hunter, the more pads you have the merrier!

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What's the carrying weight for this pad?

What's the carrying weight for this pad?

It weighs 13.8 pounds.

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

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

I purchased the blue color before they changed them up. But it didn't come with the shoe carpet. Kinda of a bummer but i just wipe on the pad.

I got the black version and it came with the shoe carpet. It comes in handy.

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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!

This pad will be fine. A spotter is more important than the pad type. Any pad and a good spotter will get the job done. If you don't have a spotter ... find one.

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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?

Yes, its great for doing higher problems or longer traverses. Velcro goes together easy and holds it strong.

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Does this pad have a gutter?

Does this pad have a gutter?

yes... but peep this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsndgHTUzuk&feature=player_embedded might help you decide

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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?

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.

It's very easy to move around. Back straps (like a backpack) and a handle. It's honestly really easy to just carry around by the handle, but the straps are nice for convenience, no doubt.

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How high can you climb and still feel...

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

i usually don't use a pad(because im broke) but the few times ive been able to borrow these one from a friend, ive felt good with it up to around 15 feet

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.

The highest I've fallen from and landed safely on this mat was 35 feet, and I was sore the next day no doubt, but I was perfectly safe landing on it.