/ First bouldering pad?

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barkell - on 29 Apr 2012
I am looking to buy my first bouldering pad. I will mostly be bouldering with friends who also have pads. I was looking at the following:

Moon Warrior

The climbing factory ground hog http://www.climbingfactory.co.uk/products.html

and any other suggestions for around the same price.

I am really interested in hearing opinions on the climbing factory.
Fishmate - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to oakleboy:

Do a search as this is a common question that gets asked at least once a month. That said, I have the Moon Warrior and have been very pleased with it. Come the time I need a new one, I will get the Saturn purely because it's larger.
wintermute - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to oakleboy:

Climbing Factory pads are absolute rubbish. I have one as a second pad and it is terrible. Felt like a soggy crisp from the day i bought it.
Neil the monkey - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to wintermute: I have the GroundHog and it seems a better build than my Alpkit Thud so all in all happy with the Groundhog took a highball fall on it at the weekend and well cushioned, although I did only pick it up on Friday so really new
Helnorris - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to oakleboy: Hey.


I bought the Metolius Stomp Pad this as my first. I have found it really good, doesnt feel to soft but not to hard. Had so much use and its a really decent size and thickness. Its also really light compared to some pads I have held. Hardly feel it on your back.

Would really recommend it. I did get it at a bargin price of £60 from go outdoors end of last year (not sure why they reduced it as brand spanking) however I would not have any quarms paying the full 100 for it.

This is also awesome http://www.bananafingers.co.uk/edelrid-mantle-pad-p-681.html Is pretty pricey but awesome. The sit start pad fits insdie

barkell - on 30 Apr 2012
I have searched the forum but couldn't find much on the ground hog?
ht3 - on 30 Apr 2012
In reply to oakleboy: I've got a DMM Dyno which I'm really pleased with, got it for about £120 from V12. My friend has a Moon Saturn which is great, but was quite expensive.

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