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Gear Review: Comparison of Organic, Metolius, & Evolv Crash Pads

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For a boulderer a good crash pad is essential, and now, with more options than ever, choosing the right crash pad can be tricky. We’ve taken some of the work out for you and tested three pads from some of the top climbing companies in the world. Today we’ll run through the pros and cons, specs and features of the Organic Simple Pad, Metolius Session Pad, and Evolv Maverick. Before we get started let me give you a quick intro to each pad. The Organic Simple is exactly that, a simple design with high quality, stiff foam, tough, durable exterior, customizable features, and is made completely in the US of A. The Metolius Session is the most affordable of the pads, and features some extra bells and whistles like a flap closure system with a stash pocket and carpet for wiping off dirty shoes. The Evolv Maverick is a slightly larger pad, with a width of 40″, has a flap closure system, and is built to take a beating. Now, let’s get into the details.

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Gear Review – Metolius Bailout Crash Pad

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We’ve been cooped up for months here in the Northeast and I am thrilled to announce that bouldering season has arrived! You may have to be a New Englander to fully appreciate the joy we get from being outside barehanded, so just go with me on this one. In celebration of the changing season, I’m reviewing the Metolius Bailout Crash Pad. Here we go:

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