New pad provides more landing area than standard-sized pads but is almost narrower when folded for a cleaner carry and
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|Weight (lbs / kg) |
Weight (lbs / kg)
In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|14.00 lbs / 6.49 kg|
|Fold Type||Straight Hinge|
|Number of Foam Layers||three|
|Foam Layout||4" (100 mm) foam.|
|Fabric|| Top: 900d body fabric with Ballistics |
Bottom: 900d body fabric with Ballistics
|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
| 3.50 ft x 5.00 ft x 4.00 in|
1.06 m x 1.54 m x 10.00 cm
I nicknamed this "the suitcase pad" because we mostly carry it like a suitcase as an extra/secondary pad. I use our main pad to carry all our shoes and extra gear in. It folds up quick and easy with only one closure strap and it fits into fairly small places with its compact rectangular design, making it very nice as an extra/secondary pad.
When the Velcro flaps are secured and the hinges sealed, the pad is very rigid, which makes it lie perfectly flat on flat ground. When the flaps are secured the rigidness also makes the pad work great as a back pad against a vertical surface or to flatten the landing over a crevice. However, in some instances the rigidity can make the pad difficult to use on uneven terrain.
In use the Metolius Recon crash pad proved to be very durable. The 900d nylon is practically impenetrable. Except for some dirt and sand you can’t even tell it’s been used. This is especially helpful in areas where the ground is very rocky and crash pads take a beating from the landings and being drug around areas like Joes Valley. We got a lot of compliments on the quality of the pad and design from our testers and other climbers. We really can’t think of anything we wished this pad did better. The only time we wanted more was on problems that needed a bigger pad. For that Metolius has the Magnum crash pad, they took the same designs but made it bigger (4′ x 6′).