With a one-piece hingeless design, the Cirro offers excellent protection for bouldering falls, thanks to a triple-layer foam assembly specifically developed by Petzl for better cushioning. Its patented folding system lengthens the life of the foam and provides a storage space when the crash pad is closed. The carrying system, with its chest and waist adjustments and wide shoulder straps, provides great comfort during the approach.
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|Weight (lbs / kg) |
Weight (lbs / kg)
In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|20.72 lbs / 9.40 kg|
|Number of Foam Layers||three|
|Fabric|| Top: High-strength Cordura Ballistic Fabric|
Bottom: High-strength Cordura Ballistic Fabric
|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
| 4.86 ft x 3.87 ft x 4.90 in|
1.48 m x 1.18 m x 12.50 cm
Warning: This video is dubbed in English. If you're getting antsy, skip to section 7:40-8:15 for one of the most interesting parts, where they show a hardware specific camera inspection.
This video is a really similar vibe to other Petzl RocTrip videos, but it's all bouldering! The athletes/climbers are all decked out with a ton of Petzl pads, and you can see them in various configurations throughout the video. At a touch over 8 minutes I found the video to be a fantastic part of my lunch break and felt like it went by quickly (and entertainingly).
In spite of a few minor drawbacks, for me the Petzl pads offer the best balance of innovative features, comfortable carry, solid durability and good impact protection currently available. Whilst not cheap they do last well and the carry system alone is considerably more advanced and comfortable than any other pad I’ve used. In the Alto and Cirro, Petzl have certainly set a new standard in top-end crash pad design and function.
It’s not often that a new crashpad comes along and makes our diehard bouldering testers stop obsessing over their skin and say “Wow,” but the Cirro did just that. “The unique design of this mat put all others to shame,” one photographer-climber said after carrying upwards of 35 pounds at a time in the pad. The taco-style, hingeless setup (single fold with one section of foam) meant there were no dead spots in the middle, eliminating the fear of bottoming out and creating a uniform amount of support across the large surface area of the pad (58” x 46.5”). Designers also achieved a superb balance of rigidity and cush in the landing with their three-layer foam system that places two layers of closed-cell foam with different densities on top of the softer open-cell foam. This distributes the impact of landing and offers the right amount of squish. Across the board, testers loved the full suspension system, with beefy, padded shoulder straps and waistbelt. The cherry on top was the foldover flap that closes the pad and prevents even the smallest brush from falling out, and then flips over when the pad is open to protect the carry system from getting muddy and gross. An additional single shoulder strap for short jaunts upped versatility.