Been thinking about getting the Alpkit project bouldering pad (when it’s back in stock). Does anyone have any experience with alpkit pads, they seem very well sized for their price point compared to anything on the market.
I've got the Mujo as my only pad. It's also my first mat, though I've used other people's. I'm getting on with it well. I wouldn't want to take a massive fall onto it, but I'm happy bouldering on my own taking controlled 3 or 4m falls onto it. It's easy to carry once you've managed to get your arm into the straps - I often stuff my rucksack into it and walk for a good 30 - 45 mins without trouble. I've even carried it like that against an absolutely howling wind, and found it comfy. I've also been bouldering places with a lot of sheep shit, and I found the pad easy to clean and dry.
I'd sum it up as: not full of frills and thrills, but it does what you want it to do very well.
> I'm happy bouldering on my own taking controlled 3 or 4m falls onto it.
Thinking more... I was thinking about 3-4m boulder problems, but I would revise falling to 2 to 3m! Jumping off with your feet 4m above the ground would be pretty scary and even 3m would be better to avoid!
I've got the project and don't like it at all. Think it's last year's model though as it's orange and black. The foam moves about inside and folds over itself so I'm constantly having to open it and sort out the top layer of foam. It moves on your back as the cover isn't really that tight, and given its massive, it's a pain to carry. It also doesn't seem anywhere near as durable as my old moon one. That all said it's great as an actual pad once it's open on the ground under you.
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