The Mad Rock goes for about R950 and the Beal is up to R1350.
Any real difference between the two?
I'm a Beal fan. It is more expensive, but there are aspects of it that are really good - for one, the fact that it does't slip. The Mad Rock does. And they seem to have fixed the buckles now too, which were the big problem with the old version (my one doesn't have a single working buckle).
The Mad Rock pad is real good, no mistake, but I prefer the Beal. That said, I've been thinking of buying a Mad Rock to complement my Beal..
Oh, and the Beal doesn't fit in the boot of a Chico, but the Mad Rock does, so bear that in mind if necessary.