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Phud [2018] bouldering mat

Full taco pad stripped back to the essentials: lightweight and portable with uncompromising performance, uncompromising quality, uncompromising price.

Phud compact bouldering mat
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You asked for a bouldering mat that was light and compact, one that you could throw in the boot of any car and in a range of colours - our UK factory team have made that possible.

Designed to give you a safe and predictable landing surface this taco style mat has two continuous layers of foam. Moving from boulder to boulder is quick and easy thanks to the durable quick release buckles and simple shoulder strap, just throw it over your shoulder and go find that next problem. Phud is our lightest full pad making it ideal if you are dashing around an evening circuit or used in addition to one of our higher specced units such as Project or Mujo.

Available in a choice of colours our Phud bouldering mats have a 10 year heritage and have become an essential part in a day out bouldering with friends alongside chalk, chat and cheese.

Made right here in our own UK factory you can rest assured as you top out all chalky fingered, pulling with every ounce of energy in your core, that if you do slip you'll have a high quality bouldering mat waiting to catch you.

Tip: We recommend storing Phud flat to extend the life of the foam.

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Taco design
  • Super soft grab handles
  • Versatile single shoulder strap
  • Secure 4 buckle closure
  • Chamfered corners reduce wear points
  • Compact design fits in most car boots
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Outer: 600d PU coated UK woven polyester
Base Layer Foam: 50mm HLB PU open cell foam; density 30 kg/m3
Top Layer Foam: 33 mm of cross-linked PE closed cell foam; density 25 kg/m3
YKK and Duraflex hardware


Weight: 4.1 kg
Open size: 100 x 100 x 8 cm
Closed size: 100 x 50 x 25 cm

Origin: United Kingdom

When developing a new Phud, our focus was on taking the mat back to what it was originally conceived as - a no frills, low cost, entry-level pad for folks just getting into bouldering. Made in our own factory at our base in Nottingham, the design has simple construction to keep production costs to a minimum. High quality foam wrapped in durable 600D PU coated polyester. Simple shoulder strap, Taco construction, Chamfered corners. The foam in the Phud has not been compromised for price and is the same excellent foam as you will find in all our pads. Based on some in-depth research, listening to what our customers have to say, and reinforced by our own climbing team’s feedback we have changed the proportions and densities of the foam of our orignal pads. They now give a sweeter, softer feeling landing surface that is more capable of handling landings from differing heights. The close density match of the layers also combines to increase the long term durability of the foam and reduces the fade noticed after heavy long term use. We have known our foam suppliers for many years and have listened to their advice and knowledge to maximise the performance and value of the foam we buy and we are confident this as good as it gets.

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Love at first fall

I have one of the phud & mojo crash mats honestly couldn't sing the praises more, they have a large landing area, take the impact well & where cheaper that the competitors to buy but didn't lack in quality. You would be daft to not get one!


Being a bit of a newbie to outside bouldering outside I was looking for a mat which wouldn't take up all the space in the car boot but would allow me to do some low level boulder problems while on holiday with the family.
The Phud ticked the boxes and I was more than happy with it.
Probably wouldn't want to take a big fall over rough ground on it but I guess that's what its big brother and sister are for!
4 stars as too early to tell about durability but it looks well made so am pretty confident it will deserve 5 stars after a bit more use.