Snap Original Wrap Crash Pad
This is a revolutionary crash-pad with a patented variable hardness. The «tournedos» is an exclusive construction : a reinforcement in ’ballistic’ polyester (1680 deniers, the thickest on the market) goes all the way round the crash-pad. No seams along the edges – try to find a harder wearing pad. Climb or boulder without a backward thought! This makes the Original Wrap relatively soft and comfortable for sitting starts and low falls, but the higher you get and the longer the fall, the more the pad firms up. This is because the PU foam is separated into 20 individual cells, each measuring 30x25x12cm. Each foam cell is enveloped in a taffeta wrap, which is lightly pierced. A small fall will cause the air to be driven out through these holes, but not so with a higher fall! In this case the wrap retains the air because the speed of impact is higher and the air has not sufficient time to be evacuated. The net result is to have a firmer pad for a higher impact fall. Simple but so effective! It is a one piece model so no danger of going over on your ankle. Roll it up inside out with a removable shoulder strap that need never touch the underside. The carrying strap has Velcro fastenings and is kept shut with three Velcro patches. The topside is in polyester and the underside is non-slip, waterproof and can be easily sponged clean. The padding is in 1cm PU foam.