Our mid-sized, do-it-all pad, the Drop Zone features a premium foam layup and a taco-fold design with an elastic flap for storing your shoes, chalk and essentials inside.
An ideal daily driver for the dedicated boulderer, the Black Diamond Drop Zone features a redesigned, premium, multi-density foam layup for durable impact protection from Joe's Valley to Magic Wood. This mid-sized pad's taco-style fold offers a clean, continuous surface and easy padding over variable landings, while the quick-closure mesh flap lets you securely store your shoes, chalk and other essentials inside the pad when hiking to the blocs. Side grab handles make for quick pad shuffling when spotting.
|Weight (lbs / kg) |
Weight (lbs / kg)
In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|9.50 lbs / 4.75 kg|
|Number of Foam Layers||three|
|Foam Layout||closed-cell PE foam layup on top, high-compression PU foam on bottom|
|Fabric||Bottom: PU-coated 600d ripstop polyester on bottom and up the sides|
|Dimensions (ft / m)|
Dimensions (ft / m)
In feet and inches / meters and centimeters, the length, width, and height of the bouldering pad, as stated by the manufacturer/brand
| 3.41 ft x 4.00 ft x 3.50 in|
1.04 m x 1.22 m x 9.00 cm
From hiking around, finding new zones far off the beaten track at Castle Rock CA to covering sharp wild landings along the Sonoma Coast and in rugged Mendocino County this pad has done it and will do it all. Perfect for solo bouldering excursions or for use as a vital part of any landing zone pad assortment. The solid foam taco design, storage flap for securing a load, along with the center handle for lifting a heavy load all combine to make the Drop Zone one of our favorite go anywhere, do-it-all pads. For a much thicker and much less expensive alternative, check out the 5" thick foam and basic hinged-style of one of our Best Award winning pads, the popular Mad Rock Mad Pad.
The Drop Zone is almost the perfect bouldering pad. It is well designed, has a high quality outer and gives good coverage on the ground. It is a perfect pad to go to if you are just going to buy one and will fit in the boot of most medium sized hatchbacks (although not my 1 series which may as well have only 2 seats)! The only thing that lets it down is the foam which I feel is a little too soft if you are hitting it from any great distance.