Since I have been a bit busier than usual lately, I haven’t gotten around to answering a great question posted in the forums. The question being: how does one choose a crashpad to buy??
So this is what I ask of you all, what do you think would be the best crash pad for me to purchase for a starter at a low end price for a decent sized pad? I am a college student so money is tight, thats why I pose this question. I have been looking at the Mad Rock Mad Pad, but I would like second opinions. Also I would like an pad from Organic but, like I said money is tight and their sizes don’t seem to be in the medium range If I’m wrong please correct me. I want to know if the full pad from organic is worth it. Please any opinions and/or advice is welcome.
Good question. It seems like every major manufacturer out there has their take on the crash pad. There are great small companies like Organic that make pads as well. To complicate the matter, a prospective pad buyer has myriad choices between different sizes and closure systems too. It can be an overwhelming decision when you consider the fact that you are about to drop upwards of $200-$300 on something you hope to use for years.
Currently, Mrs. Narc and I are the owners of two pads. We have a Revolution AK Pad that I bought a few years ago. I frankly have no idea why I chose this pad at the time. It has been a solid performer thus far with my only complaint being that the foam has started to maintain a bit of a “taco” shape when opened. Our other pad is an Organic pad. We purchased it a few months ago and so far it has been awesome. It seems to have the perfect combination of durability and performance.
So if you have a crash pad that you are using currently, why did you buy it over a different pad? Feel free to leave a comment with what you are using and why.