Kinetik KiloNewton vs Organic Big Pad?


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Nivel Egres · · New York, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 130

My big Mad Rock has gotten to the point where, while still usable, should be relegated for the "highball days" - the straps and stitching are falling apart, while the foam appears to be pretty much bomber. Time to start looking for a replacement. 

The two candidates so far are Kinetik KiloNewton and Organic Big Pad. Both are expensive, cause I am rich and got money to burn. Both are 5" thick cause I am a wuss and like 'em fat like pillows. Both are big and square(ish), cause I am blind and just miss smaller pads. Both are pretty cause I am part of the entitled generation and like fancy looking things. So, can anyone tip the scales toward either of the two pads? 

PS. Who else makes 5" BIG pads?

RobG814 · · Wilmington, NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 335

Organic for sure

reboot · · . · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 125

Organic if you want to be the cool (older) kid...

As an owner of Organic & user of both: 

Organic pro:

-- a bit lighter

-- top layer memory foam is nicer to nap on

Kinetik pro:

-- flaps:

   1) completely covers the back strap area (keep dirt & water away)

   2) resists folding if landing on the middle of the pad

   3) can velcro a regular kinetik pad on its back for w/o any compress straps

-- has load lifter on the shoulder strap (maybe not a huge deal w/ just the weight of the pad for a short distance)

-- (2nd hand) supposedly even more durable foam than the Organic

I wish I have the Kinetik, but big pads last a long time. Its features are well suited for Alpine bouldering around here (RMNP, Mt Evans, etc) where you'll be carry the pad for a ways and often laid on snow.

Nivel Egres · · New York, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 130
reboot wrote:

Organic if you want to be the cool (older) kid...

As an owner of Organic & user of both: 

Organic pro:

-- a bit lighter

-- top layer memory foam is nicer to nap on

Kinetik pro:

-- flaps:

   1) completely covers the back strap area (keep dirt & water away)

   2) resists folding if landing on the middle of the pad

   3) can velcro a regular kinetik pad on its back for w/o any compress straps

-- has load lifter on the shoulder strap (maybe not a huge deal w/ just the weight of the pad for a short distance)

-- (2nd hand) supposedly even more durable foam than the Organic

I wish I have the Kinetik, but big pads last a long time. Its features are well suited for Alpine bouldering around here (RMNP, Mt Evans, etc) where you'll be carry the pad for a ways and often laid on snow.

I think I will go with Kinetik - just need to measure if it will fit in my car 

reboot · · . · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 125
Nivel Egres wrote:

I think I will go with Kinetik - just need to measure if it will fit in my car 

If you do, I highly recommend the (anti-spill) chalk bucket as well. Will be the envy of your grew :)

Nivel Egres · · New York, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 130
reboot wrote:

If you do, I highly recommend the (anti-spill) chalk bucket as well. Will be the envy of your grew :)

Actually, I got one for my birthday this year,  - the one that zips up and looks like a banana 

reboot · · . · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 125
Nivel Egres wrote:

I got one for my birthday this year

Aren't you spoiled!

Nivel Egres · · New York, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 130
reboot wrote:

Aren't you spoiled!

Oddly, it was an unwanted present - literally two weeks before I bought a SoIll chalk bucket which is now collecting dust.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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