High friction corners keeping the pad in place and adding durability.
|Weight (lbs / kg) |
Weight (lbs / kg)
In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|12.00 lbs / 5.44 kg|
|Fold Type||Straight Hinge|
|Number of Foam Layers||two|
|Foam Layout||Dual density foam|
|Fabric|| Top: Ballistic Nylon|
Bottom: Ballistic Nylon
Removable / Hidden Straps
|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
| 3.33 ft x 4.00 ft x 4.00 in|
1.01 m x 1.22 m x 10.20 cm
For a boulderer a good crash pad is essential, and now, with more options than ever, choosing the right crash pad can be tricky. We’ve taken some of the work out for you and tested three pads from some of the top climbing companies in the world. Today we’ll run through the pros and cons, specs and features of the Organic Simple Pad, Metolius Session Pad, and Evolv Maverick. Before we get started let me give you a quick intro to each pad. The Organic Simple is exactly that, a simple design with high quality, stiff foam, tough, durable exterior, customizable features, and is made completely in the US of A. The Metolius Session is the most affordable of the pads, and features some extra bells and whistles like a flap closure system with a stash pocket and carpet for wiping off dirty shoes. The Evolv Maverick is a slightly larger pad, with a width of 40″, has a flap closure system, and is built to take a beating. Now, let’s get into the details.
The Evolv Maverick Crash Pad is really a great medium/large size pad. Perfect for keeping weight down on long bushwhacking approaches. The features are all things we’ve wished for or appreciated on other pads. And Evolv has added in their own great design features like the colors, gear pocket, and folding design. At the downright reasonable price of $195 this may be the perfect crash pad…