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Group Test Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we test seven of the bigger pads on the market. 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

SNAP Guts Bouldering Mat

Rob Greenwood justifies his recent trip to Font with a thorough look at SNAP's latest pad, the curiously named 'Guts'.

Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project

Over the past few years Alpkit have been investing in their UK factory. They've also been working on their range of bouldering mats, which saw a complete overhaul late last year. With six new pads to choose from, we test the three largest.

Group Test Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Rob Greenwood's Bouldering 'Essentials'

Some say that bouldering, due to its elegant simplicity, is the purest form of climbing. Maybe that was once the...

Organic Packs and Chalk Bags

Organic are in vogue in the bouldering world. Their bright coloured pads are instantly recognisable, not to mention some of the best...

SNAP Wrap Original Crash Pad

A bouldering mat that feels harder or softer, depending how high your fall, the Wrap is also comfy to carry. It's a winning...

Ocún Dominator Bouldering Mat

If we had to sum this up in one word... it's BIG! The basic design follows the traditional centre-fold mat...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

New For 2019 - The SNAP Wham, Grand Wham, and Guts

6 years ago Snap launched the original + revolutionary 'Wrap', with its unique air cell technology. At the time it caused something of a stir, blurring the lines between a conventional foam bouldering mat and something completely radical, new and ...

SNAP Guts Crash Pad

Thanks to its intelligent Air Technology this 'smooth but tough' crash-pad is perfectly adapted to both short and high falls. It offers improved security and resilience, as it combines more resistant materials with greater comfort on landing. It can be folded in...

New range of UK made Bouldering pads from Alpkit.

We've been making pads in the UK AlpFactory for over 10 years now and have learnt a little on the way. With the new range some of the names may be familiar but we have redesigned all the pads from scratch, using feedback from athletes,...

The Alpkit Bouldering pad range

Prime bouldering. Equip yourself to tick off those hardest of boulder problems before the warmer weather arrives with our...

SNAP Pad Update

Whilst the winter is where it's at for many boulderers, the sunny summer bouldering scene is not to be underestimated.

20 Years of SNAP climbing

We can't believe it but SNAP is 20 Years old! Born and bred in France, SNAP pads have been littering the forest floors of...

Metolius Session Pad in Orange

The superb, well featured Session Pad from Metolius is now available in Orange. In Stores Now


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