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Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad Open View
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Drop Zone

Black Diamond


My vote: None ( 3.2 avg )


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.

Retail price

US$ 249.95

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Weight (lbs / kg)

Weight (lbs / kg)

In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

9.50 lbs / 4.75 kg
Fold Type Taco
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
Features Waist Belt
Side Handle(s)
Backpack Carry
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
All the Features of the Mondo, Drop Zone & Impact Bouldering Pads

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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 4.8/5

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.

Climbing Gear Reviews UK Performance 4/5 Quality 5/5 Value For Money 5/5

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.