The first thing I had planned for when I arrived in Seattle was to ride my bike out to a wedding on Oracs Island, one of the San Juan Islands, not far from Victoria BC in the Salish Sea. Because I would be camping during the bike ride out and for a few days after the wedding I would need to carry my tent and sleeping gear. Before I packed up my sewing machine I took a few hours to make this nylon cordura wrap for my Thermarest Z-Lite sleeping pad.
The wrap helps to compress the pad which makes it much more rigid and stable when it's attached to the bike. It also protects it from scraps and damage. There are several lashing points which allows it to be attached to the back of the saddle, out of the way. It also works as a air-drying rack for clothing by simply lashing it on while riding. I added a small slip pocket to the inside that can hold the tent pole for my Tarptent Contrail tent.