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Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad
  • Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad
  • Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad
  • Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad

Drop Zone

Black Diamond

Rating

My vote: None ( 3.2 avg )

Description

Our redesigned, do-it-all Drop Zone now has improved buckles for durability and ease of use, a new suspension system for better transport, redesigned square corners for better coverage when paired with other pads, and updated graphics, while maintaining its premium foam layup.

The perfect daily driver for the dedicated boulderer, the redesigned Drop Zone now features more durable, easier to use buckles on its quick-closure elastic mesh flap which also stores your shoes, chalk, and other essentials. A new suspension system for better transport, redesigned square corners for better coverage when paired with other pads, and updated graphics, while maintaining its premium foam layup.

  • Closed-cell PE foam layup on top High-compression PU foam on bottom
  • Taco-style fold for a continuous landing surface
  • Improved buckles on quick-closure elastic mesh flap, which stores gear inside the pad
  • Updated suspension for better transport with shoulder straps, waistbelt and two side grab handles
  • PU-coated 1000d Nylon on top, sides and bottom for abrasion and water resistance

Retail price

US$ 229.95

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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
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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.