The 43 Brands who Sell Crash Pads are listed below. When we know where the pads are made (that may or may not be the same location as the brand headquarters), we’ll include that information too. If you click on a logo you’ll be sent to WeighMyRack where you can see all the pads by that brand.

As with most categories on WeighMyRack we had no idea there were this many brands before starting some intensive research. We were also stoked with the amount of small manufacturers (in the US and abroad) making bouldering pads. Likely there are even some micro brands in other countries that haven’t made it to this list yet because we haven’t stumbled across them. It seems that the textile industry is a little easier to get into versus the hardware industry in terms of manufacturing costs, knowledge, and regulation.

This list used to have well over 50 brands. Sadly, the new trend in this industry for every 1 brand added, 2 disappear. Also worth noting, this list only includes crash pads specifically made for outdoor climbing. It does not include companies that only produce padded mats for indoor climbing or gym/fitness/aerial use.

  1. Alpkit – UK
    Alpkit Logo
  2. Asana – Boise, ID, USA
    Asana Bouldering Logo
  3. Beal
    Beal Logo
  4. Black Diamond
    Black Diamond Logo
  5. Cassin / CAMP
    Cassin Logo
  6. Climb X
    ClimbX Logo
  7. Corazon
  8. Edelrid
    Edelrid Logo
  9. Evolv
    Evolv Logo
  10. Flashed – Canada
    Flashed Logo
  11. Flipp – Sofia, Bulgaria (they also rent pads)
  12. Gadd – Częstochowa, Poland, likely only available in Poland
    Gadd Logo
  13. Gipfel Climbing – India
    Gipfelclimbing Logo Black
  14. Grivel
    Grivel Logo V2 Black
  15. Kinetik – Boulder, CO, USA
    Kinetik Logo
  16. LACD
    Lacd Lost Arrow Climbing Division Logo
  17. LoopwearSpain
  18. Mad Rock
    Madrock Logo
  19. Mammut
    Mammut Logo
  20. Mantle Climbing
    Mantle Climbing Logo
  21. Metolius – US company, pads made in Vietnam
    Metolius Logo
  22. Milo
    Milo Logo
  23. Misty Mountain – Banner Elk, NC, USA
    Misty Mountain Logo
  24. Moon Climbing
    Moon Climbing Logo
  25. Mountain Method
    Mountain Method Logo Black
  26. Mushroom Pads – Madrid, Spain, shipping to all of Europe
  27. Ocun
    Ocun Logo BW
  28. Organic – Philipsburg, PA, USA
  29. Peter Bouldering (rebranded from the original name: Pad)
    Peter Bouldering Logo
  30. Petzl
    Petzl Logo
  31. Psychi
    Psychi Logo Black
  32. Rock Slave
    Rock Slave Logo
  33. Rockstone
    Rockstone Logo Black
  34. Send – Hueco Tanks, TX, USA
    Send Logo BW
  35. Simond
    Simond Logo
  36. Singing Rock
    Singing Rock Logo
  37. Snap Climbing
    Snap Climbing Logo
  38. So Ill
    So Ill Logo Dual
  39. Spotter – Hueco Tanks, TX, USA
  40. Trango
    Trango Logo
  41. Ultra Climbing
    Ultraclimbing Logo Black
  42. Voodoo – Flagstaff, AZ, USA
    Voodoo Logo
  43. Wild Country
    Wildcountry Logo


FWIW, there is no difference whether you refer to your safety zone as a bouldering pad, crashpad or crash mat, foam pad, a mattress, or if you’re totally old school, “carpet.” It wasn’t until the early 90’s that crash pads were commercially available, under the brand Kinnaloa, by Bruce Pottenger. And a hearty shout-out to Cordless and Metolius for taking the risk-plunge in manufacturing crash pads on a bigger scale and allowing them to become an acceptable climbing tool.

Brands who no longer manufacture bouldering pads:

Some of these brands are still making climbing gear but they just stopped making pads.

Base Cubic – 4 bouldering mats

Bittersweet – Utah

Butora – 2 bouldering pads

Charko – 4 crash pads

Chillaz – pad with a middle air layer no longer sells pads

Climb Tech – 2 bouldering pads, made in partnership with Organic. PA


DMM – 4 bouldering pads (pads made in Europe, not at the DMM headquarters)

Five Ten – 1 bouldering pad, made in parternship with Organic. PA

Fixe – 1 crashpad

Franklin Climbing – Utah

Globe – Makes the classic Globe Ground Control Pad


Kush Climbing – Custom printed topsheets and eco-friendly (hemp) taco pads. Boulder, CO. Interview.

Lhotse – 3 crash pads


Pusher – 3 hinge/taco hybrid pads (same folks who created Cordless Pads). Boulder, CO Closed Dec, 2014.

Podsacks – 2 crash pads (Made in the UK)

Red Chili – 2 crash pads – Bought by Edelrid, and Edelrid makes pads

Revolution Climbing – 4 taco pads (a “spawn/brethren” of Cordless). Boulder, CO Closed Dec, 2014.

Revolution Climbing – 2 crash pads (a franchise of the US Revolution Climbing brand, though this brand has the pads made locally in Europe)

Rockstone – Based in Chicago, Illinois, they sell a USA made bouldering pad.

Simond – 1 crash pad

Stonelick – 5 crashpads that all have a step hinge. Vermont! Assumed closed. Website down, no FB updates.

Vcrux – 6 taco style crash pads. Hueco Tanks, TX Re-branded to Spotter.

VLine – 3 bouldering pads, fully customizable options as well, currently all taco style. Salt Lake City, UT

Do you know of any brands we missed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure to add them in!


Update 3/15: Added Gadd and RockSlave thanks to Nicola in the comments.

Update 9/15: We did stumble upon a Nova Scotia brand, Earth Bones Climbing, but it looks like they only have a Kickstarter campaign, and do not have a stock of pads to offer, yet.

Update 10/15: Changed PAD to Peter Bouldering thanks to Lada in the comments.

Update 3/16: Thanks to Lada in the comments for letting us know about Corazon.

Update 7/18: Thanks to Jim in the comments we’ve updated Stonelick’s status and changed VCrux to Spotter. And thanks to Lada for reminding us to add Butora. And thanks to Joel on Facebook for introducing us to Flipp.

Update 4/19: Thanks to an email from Jan we added Milo and Lhotse, and we’re up to 46.

Update 4/20: Thanks to Carlos via the comments we added his company Mushroom Pads.

Update 2/23: Just crossed a lot of brands off the list, not sure if that was COVID and the costs of shipping and challenges with supply or just that we haven’t updated this post in awhile. Either way, sad.

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