I made a stackable pod for my pack. Modeled after Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s pods that they sell in the stuff sack section of their website. Final dimensions are 6.5 in x 12.9 in x 5.5 in.
First, I made the cardboard piece to trace with an exacto knife to cut the cuben. This worked great. Made my cuts very carefully, really thinking about the exact dimensions I wanted, then sewed in the uretek zipper. Used the double sided tape to bond the main seams connecting the top and bottom to the “mouth” of the pouch.
The top, bottom, and back of the pouch are all one piece I cut to reduce the number of seams, then I cut one more front perimeter piece to be the face. I added in seam allowances to all the cuts beforehand to make sure everything worked out well, and it did!
1 - Half yard of 1.0 oz cuben fiber
1 - cuben fiber adhesive tape, 1/2 in
2 ft - Uretek coil zipper, #3
2 - double sided coil slider # 3
2 - Cuben fiber repair tape (in places I thought needed some reinforcement/extra waterproofing , mainly where the zipper ends on the sides)