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Metolius Crash Pad Couch – Why You Need One

Seriously, this is one of those pieces of kit that every climber/van-lifer needs to own.
The Metolius Crash Pad Couch is one of those rare products that, when you first see it, you ask yourself, "why did no one invent this before?" Then, if you're like me, you ask, "where do I get one?"
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    Metolius Crash Pad Couch

Seriously, this is one of those pieces of kit that every climber/van-lifer needs to own. Let me explain. If you are anything like me, when you travel to a climbing area for an extended trip (or even for the weekend), the first thing you'll do is set up a base camp for sleeping, food prep, eating and apres-sendage lounging. For the eating and lounging component, most climbers resort to using either small folding chairs or tossing a few crash pads in the dirt as cushions. The Crash Pad Couch, however, easily surpasses any of these options. Constructed from durable plywood, the Couch can be assembled in under a minute, and once a crash pad is added, you have a supremely comfortable spot for eating, drinking and socializing. The fact that it folds down flat and only weighs 22 lbs (9.9 kg) ensures that you can take the Crash Pad Couch with you on almost any trip without worrying about space and weight.
  •  Metolius Crash Pad Couch

    Metolius Crash Pad Couch

Not only has it served as the perfect sitting area for cheering and heckling visiting climbers, but it's also ideal for enjoying post-session recovery beers.
  •  Metolius Crash Pad Couch

    Metolius Crash Pad Couch

I've been using the Couch with a Metolius Basic, Session II and Recon crash pad for the last few weeks as furniture in The Get Strong (our home gym), and I've been thoroughly impressed. Not only has it served as the perfect sitting area for cheering and heckling visiting climbers, but it's also ideal for enjoying post-session recovery beers.
So whether you're looking for a more civilized sitting option at camp or just want a versatile couch at your climbing gym, get the Metolius Crash Pad Couch – you will not be disappointed.
You can find out more about the Metolius Crash Pad Couch and other great Metolius products at www.metoliusclimbing.com.

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Gus Alexandropoulos is a freelance writer who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 25 years. During his career he has been the editor at Canada’s national climbing magazine, as well as the gear editor for a national cycling magazine, triathlon magazine and running magazine. His work has been published in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and he has been a guest on television and radio broadcasts. His passion for climbing began in Ontario in the mid 80s and he continues to travel extensively in search of crisp conditions and steep rock.