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Cheap Bastard Crash Pad
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Cheap Bastard Crash Pad

Cheap Bastard Crash Pad

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Cheap Bastard Crash Pad

Manufacturer: Metolius

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: Dan Dalton

Created/Edited: May 18, 2007 / May 18, 2007

Object ID: 3226

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Product Description

If you’re looking for value, look no further! The Cheap Bastard uses our proven hinged-design and the highest-quality fabrics and foams available, but we cut out all the bells and whistles so we could bring it to you at a price that won’t hurt your wallet.


-Durable nylon diamond ripstop cover with textured top for shoe cleaning

- The highest-quality dual-density foam available in a bouldering pad: 3.5" of open-cell to absorb energy layered under 1" of closed-cell to spread force out.

- Unbreakable aluminum buckles - guaranteed for life!

- Angled hinge with hook and loop closure virtually eliminates the gutter in other fold designs

- Rounded corners reduce wear

- Padded shoulder straps

- Waist belt

- Suitcase-style, molded carry handle

- 36"x 48"x 4.5" open, 36"x 26"x 9" folded




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Dan DaltonAn alright pad...

Voted 2/5

I won one of these in a competiton and was really excited. It is definately light, feels really good when carying around for a while on the shoulders, and is pretty cheap (although I guess mine was free.) What I didn't like was the realtively small area and thin-ness of the pad compared to my beloved Mad Pad. Yes, this is one of the cheapest pads out there, but NO it is not one of the best. Too thin and small for any serious bouldering and for the price, not the greatest. I would recomend another pad.

Posted May 18, 2007 1:18 pm

SeahorseI like it

Voted 3/5

Maybe its just cause I went so long without a pad that I really appreciate this one. It is small, but the construction is good. Some pretty useless straps...
Posted Sep 5, 2007 12:07 am

stephoBetter than nothing

Voted 3/5

This pad is inferior to the triple mad pad in my opinion since it is both far smaller, thinner, and in the end not much cheaper. It is better than no pad but I wont be spending my money on one.
Posted Jun 4, 2009 8:03 pm

asaking11Okay pad

Voted 3/5

This pad is pretty light, and easy to carry, but it's too thin, and too small.
Posted Nov 6, 2009 6:49 pm

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