The Port-Air Pad

This was my final Honours project for my RMIT Industrial Design degree, completed in 2017.

The Port-Air Pad is a modular, connectable and tessellated bouldering pad design that allows for variable arrangement to suit the terrain and landing space. The ported, air-based impact attenuation system provides 23cm of impact attenuation – twice the thickness of most pads on the market. Lightweight and manoeuvrable, the Port-Air pad is very easy to use, with each individual pad weighing just 500g. But most importantly, the Port-Air Pad compacts down to 1/3rd its size and fits into a lightweight backpack for ultra-portability to allow you to take bouldering further.

If you’d like more information on this project, or would like to read my thesis, please contact me directly.

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