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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

Flashed Pads - Big Squishy and Drifter

Flashed has only recently entered the UK market, and these pads offer something a bit different to the competition. Built to last, and with some well-thought-out features, they justify their chunky price tags, says Rob Greenwood.

Troll Astro Bouldering Pad

The Astro is Troll's first bouldering pad. From its carrying system to its firm (and replaceable) foam, this robust mid-sized UK-made pad is hard to fault at all, says Theo Moore.

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...

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,...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Flashed Pads Arrive in the UK

We're constantly pushing the boundaries to develop the best gear for (we think) the best sport. We spend months, sometimes years, perfecting the nearly perfect, before its products are unleashed into the wild. Sounds crazy, but you'll b...

Inside Ocún's new range of crash pads

As you make your pad, so you will land on it. There are more differences among crash pads than you might think. A look inside the Ocún crash pad reveals that a reliable crash pad is definitely not just a nicely wrapped piece of foam. 

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,...

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...

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 Alpkit Bouldering pad range

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

SNAP Pad Update

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


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