With more than twelve square feet of landing space, the Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad has your back when you hit up some of the tallest and scariest boulder problems. Black Diamond made the exterior out of an extremely durable nylon to protect it from the harsh punishments boulderers inflict on their pads every time they head up the mountain. Black Diamond also gave the top a PU coating for water-resistant and abrasive protection, and the bottom has an EPO treatment for waterproof protection that also prevents the pad from slipping underneath your feet. Inside the pad, you get two thin layers of closed-cell PU foam on the top and bottom that dissipate the force of your fall, and you also have a thick layer of high-compression PU foam in the center that keeps the pad sturdy and ready to catch you for many years.
The Mondo features padded shoulder straps and a waist belt for your comfort while you hike, four handles (one on each corner) help your buddies move the pad underneath you while you climb, and two extra stowable shoulder webbings add convenience. This pad folds down small for easy travel, and hooking buckles keep the folded pad secure and ready to go.
The name says it all. The Mondo II is built big to soften those huge falls as you're working out the latest high ball. Pack-style padded shoulder straps and hip belt make this 17 pound pad a breeze to tote around. The dual-layer, duel-density foam provides a cushy catch. The hinge makes the pad easy to open and close, and the three metal buckles cinch you gear in place and keep it there. The buckles won't break like plastic and are incredibly easy to open and secure. Any way you cut it the Mondo II is the rig.