Psychi Dual Fold Crash Pad
The Psychi Dual Fold Crash Pad is your standard bouldering mat with excellent value for money. It has all the standard features, including dual density foam cushioning, a hard-wearing outer shell, padded and adjustable shoulder straps, and aluminium buckles. It even has velcro straps which allow you to connect two Psychi pads together and remove any unfriendly gaps, a feature not always found on more expensive pads. This is a great mat in a do-it-all size and will suit any boulderer looking for versatility and value.
|MATERIALS||Dual density foam|
|OPEN SIZE||120 cm / 90 cm / 12.5 cm|
|FOLDED SIZE||60 cm / 90 cm / 25 cm|
• Constructed from dual density foam with hard wearing material cover
• Comes with padded backpack style carry straps and secured with aircraft grade aluminium buckles
• Can be attached to other Psychi boulder pads with velcro connectors to avoid gaps in the pad and better protect climbers
4 product reviews
Initially I was quite happy with it. But after two years it seems like the foam has given way and I get the feeling that I could bottom out on a higher fall on uneven terrain. Other pads I own have held out better than this one. I will try to replace the higher density foam layer as the outer fabric is still fine.
I don't think this can be beaten for value.
I just took this pad out with me for a couple days bouldering in Portland. It managed everything I hoped it would. Partnered it up with my mates black diamond pad and he couldn’t believe the difference in price I paid. Yes it’s a little bit bulkier but grevat to land on and the back straps are really sturdy. I highly recommend this product.
The Psychi Dual Fold Crash Pad is a great briefcase pad with an affordable price tag. It's large enough to ensure a safe landing but small enough so that it doesn't take up too much space in the trunk. The foam is surprisingly high quality and has remained firm even after taking a good amount of falls.
As for the cons, the strap system could be more comfortable so this is not the most ideal pad for long approaches especially if you need to stuff a lot of heavy gear in the pad. That said, I have biked ~5 km trips to local boulders with the pad on my back and didn't experience too much discomfort. The pad itself is pretty light. Another con is the quality of stitching. The pad hasn't broken or ripped per se, and the stitching has held up nicely in the most critical seams, but it has started to unravel at the attachment points of the carry straps.
Overall, this is an excellent choice for anyone in need of a basic pad that doesn't break the bank.