Mad Rock Mad Pad Review

The Mad Pad takes the cake for pure shock absorption. With over 4.75 inches of foam, this lunker of a pad almost never bottomed out.

Mad-PadMad Rock Mad Pad, $120

The Mad Pad takes the cake for pure shock absorption. With over 4.75 inches of foam, this lunker of a pad almost never bottomed out. The hinged closure and speed buckles make opening and closing a snap. I would have liked an accessory pocket, but since it costs only $120, I can’t really complain—this pad is a heck of a bargain. Velcro flaps on the bottom and sides let you secure it to other pads if you need to create a larger landing zone.

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Open size: 39x46x4.75 inches (3.5 inches open-cell, 1.25 inches closed-cell foam) Weight: 10 pounds Closure system: Hinged Carpeted deck: No Accessory pocket: No Side carrying handle: Yes Suspension: Padded shoulder straps Cushioning: 5 stars Ease of use: 5 stars Creature comforts: 1 star Final score: 4 stars