Petzl has a few new crash pads they are coming out with at some point this year: Cirro, Alto and Nimbo. They put some serious thought into the design, so I wanted to give you a closer look at what they came up with. At the Winter Outdoor Retailer show this year, I talked with Justin Roth, Petzl’s Communication Manager, about the new pads. Being a boulderer himself, he a some say during the design/testing process. Below is some info I gathered at the show.Petzl opted for a taco design with a zipper that runs all the way along the side and bottom of the pad so you can stuff your gear in the opening at the top and go. When you’re bouldering, the portage system is designed to lay flat and is and protected once the orange flap is unzipped and rezipped around it. See the video below. It is also a very rigged system that allows the pad to move with you so when you’re walking around it doesn’t totally through your balance off. The chest strap and waist belt have large pieces of velcro to secure it around yourself. Weighmyrack.com put together a solid video of Justin demonstrating the features of their new pad.