Mad Rock R3 Boulder Mat

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 5 reviews
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The eco-conscious pad for complicated landings.

The baffles of the new R3 contain recycled EVA foam that would normally be collected and shipped for disposal. With the lower costs of manufacturing the R3, we were able to provide a 1680 denier shell that is the most durable in the industry. The ground shield unfolds to protect the R3's suspension system from dirt and moisture.

Recycled foam protects the earth while protecting your ankles
Back pack carrying system
1680D Polyester shell - UV resistant treatment
Recycled EVA foam
Packed dimensions: 90 x 67 x 30 cm
Dimensions: 130 x 90 x 12 cm
Weight: 7.8 kg

Review from
“When I needed this pad, I needed this pad,” said one tester who used it for a month in Hueco Tanks, Texas. “The separated tubes of foam wrapped around those hard-to-protect obstacles that tend to be right in the middle of your landing zone, so my ankles (and ass) were protected when I fell.” Although this pad is hefty at 18 lbs., it covers 55” x 35” x 4” (about half a foot longer than other mid-sized pads), and the weight came in handy when protecting angled landings: “It stayed in place without sliding off like smaller pads.” Plus, the weight carries well with the fully padded shoulder straps and waistbelt. The kicker of the R3 is the baffled construction: It’s filled with chunks of inexpensive, recycled EVA foam, instead of the normal costly sheets of open and closed-cell foam. (R3 stands for reduce, reuse, recycle.) This saves on manufacturing costs, so the designers were able to cover the pad with burly 1680-denier polyester while still passing along savings to us dirtbags.Bonus: “I slept on this pad every night in Hueco, and it was as comfortable as my bed at home!”


NOTE:  This item is not available for shipment to Australia

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  • A $10 surcharge applies to Chatham Islands and Waiheke Island addresses
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items to Chatham Islands
  • $24.99 shipping on all Australian orders
  • Shipping charges to other international destinations range between $37.99 and $45
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items internationally

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New Zealand
  • North Island: 3-7 business days
  • North Island rural or PO Box/Private Bag: 3-7 business days
  • Waiheke Island: 4-8 business days
  • South Island: 2-6 business days
  • South Island rural or PO Box/Private Bag: 2-6 business days
  • Chatham Islands: 7-10 business days
  • Oversized or heavy items: 5-7 business days to all NZ addresses (excluding Chatham islands)

Australia: 7–10 business days (metropolitan areas only).

Canada: 10 business days

Hong Kong: 10 business days

UK/Ireland: 10 business days

USA: 10 business days

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    average rating 4.8 out of 5
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    5 Reviews
    Reviewed by Simon B., from New Zealand
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Firm but effective

    Love the handles and back straps. Its firm but not too firm and i love that it environmentally friendly.

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    Reviewed by Sophie P., from New Zealand
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Awesome mat, molds really nicely

    Awesome mat, molds really nicely over uneven landings!

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    Reviewed by Patrick K., from New Zealand
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Used for a couple of times

    Great mat for uneven surfaces. Wraps great around bigger stones in the drop zone. Great to transport due to small packing size. Could be a bit bigger but definitely good value for money. Shipping was very quick as well!

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    Reviewed by Anton
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Used it for a while now (R3 Boulder pad)

    Nice pad, super soft to fall on. Great for those steep low balls where you can fall onto your back. Lots of gear can be stored in the fold for the hike in and straps are great for the carrying. Also the delivery time on this was very quick.

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    Reviewed by Jan C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Fantastic thanks for the fast

    Fantastic thanks for the fast delivery.

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