First of all the pad can be, in its most traditional sense as a sit start pad. The pad is filled entirely with closed cell foam. It's is quite firm as a 3 inch pad, but works perfectly as a sit start pad or as a bouldering spotter shield. The true magic to the pad starts once you've opened the outer zipper to find the contents of the inner pad. The secret surprise inside is a folded pad which operates as a "pile pad", cleverly designed lay over all the pads in the stack covering the gaps between the pads. Lastly, this pad when folded one time in half down the long seam will function as a sleeping pad in your tent. Transporting this pad is super easy since it will attach to any of our new 2013 pads.
Load it up for the approach and go crush your projects.
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|Weight (lbs / kg) |
Weight (lbs / kg)
In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|4.00 lbs / 1.81 kg|
|Fold Type||Straight Hinge|
|Number of Foam Layers||one|
|Foam Layout||3/4 inch of closed cell (when you fold it up to pad size it's ~3" tall)|
|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
| 6.17 ft x 3.70 ft x 0.80 in|
1.88 m x 1.11 m x 1.90 cm
Talks about all the features of Asana Bouldering Pads.
This video shows the multi use features of the Pro Spotter Pad, and explains how it can be used in various ways.
This four-in-one pad may have more uses than your Leatherman. At first glance, the Pro Spotter Pad looks like a typical sit-start pad at 36” x 22”, with three inches of sturdy and supportive closed cell foam. Then you notice the handles on the back, designed so the pad can be used for its namesake: a spotter pad that will safely and comfortably push the climber onto stacked pads.
At first glance the pro spotter pad seems to be a simple sit start pad with a shoulder strap running alongside and two handles that allow it to be used as a (spotting) shield, hence the name. Upon closer inspection, however, you can see a zipper that reveals a pad inside. This inside pad folds out to a huge 3/4 in. thick mat that covers 2 large full pads. It will definitely save one from falling between pads, spraining an ankle, and being dubbed Gumby by an online climbing magazine (long story..).
That's not all this bad boy does though! Unfolded, it makes a fantastic sleeping pad, which I used every night at the Dacks. Comfort-wise, it is about equivalent to sleeping in a five-star hotel (well, almost). Who would've thought a small pad could do so much!
A truly innovative feature is how the Pro Spotter can be zipped open to unfold twice into a 74" x 44" "pile pad." Designed to stack over the other pads, the "pile pad" covers any gaps so you don't have to worry about rolling an ankle or losing a friend in a cave. The Pro Spotter also makes a great sleeping pad. When the pad is unzipped and unfolded once, it creates a comfortable, long sleeping pad so you can save some money and space when you're on the road. Because the Pro Spotter is thin, it is not ideal for use as a standalone pad. But as far as supplemental pads go, you couldn't ask for more features at a better value.