A simple, all-around pad for day-to-day or entry-level use, the Impact features a clean, hinge-fold design and a premium foam layup.
Built with a redesigned, premium multi-density foam layup and ready for everything from entry-level use to daily training circuits, the Black Diamond Impact Crash Pad is our simple and durable hinge-fold pad. The clean, three-strap closure system and streamlined suspension system make for easy transport, while the two side grab handles allow for quick pad shuffles when spotting.
|Weight (lbs / kg) |
Weight (lbs / kg)
In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|9.50 lbs / 4.33 kg|
|Fold Type||Straight Hinge|
|Number of Foam Layers||two|
|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|
|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
| 3.25 ft x 3.75 ft x 4.00 in|
1.00 m x 1.14 m x 10.00 cm
The Black Diamond Impact is one of the lightest and best crashpads on the market. It’s so light that it even makes sense to carry two of them. This is my go-to pad for international trips, but when it comes to high-ball projects, I’d much rather have a Mondo (or three) beneath me.
This pad is great for someone who does not need a larger size pad but does want a quality product with handy features and really likes the flat folding benefits of the hinge design. It could also be good simply as an extra pad since this pad is just smaller than average size and weight, and folds up so well. The dual carry handles on the top side makes it very streamlined and easy to transport and carry. This would be a great pad to use in conjunction with a larger-sized pad and/or a few other small-to-medium size pads to cover larger landing zones for more intense bouldering, but not used by itself, since the dimensions are not large enough to catch both your butt and your head in a fall. Unless you're very short (under 5') then it's only big enough when used alone for either padding your head area or your butt area if you don't land on your feet in a fall. So, that said, this pad is not meant to be used by itself for extreme bouldering falls but is a great pad for average falls on your feet and to be used in conjunction with another pad or pads for bigger or harder on-your-back type falls.