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Harpyyy on 01 Sep 2013 - host86-159-208-254.range86-159.btcentralplus.com
Hi all, looking to buy my first bouldering mat, was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? The main thing i want from it is protection for the fall. I'm not bothered about additional perks like storage pockets... simply want the best protection possible.
In reply to Harpyyy: I've had the big moon one for years now, still seems firm, I can recommend that. others also rate the alpkit as a cheaper version with similar qualities, but they just dont feel as good to me. I've seen alot of people with squashed black diamond pads who say they don't last as long, maybe one to avoid.
In reply to Harpyyy: I love my snap (bun), which has been in near constant use for two years. The size is excellent, the weight is excellent and it's been perfect for mid height to high ball problems. My only criticism is that I find it a bit hard when I land backside first from a sit start, but it's no worse than a moon Saturn in that respect.
This pad will last for years so hunt around for a good one. Look for a taco style pad, and one that closes inwards towards the dirty side so as to keep your back clean. I'm not a fan of the black diamond ones, POD super crash pad or Moon warrior are both really good.