Step 11: Bag Flap

Make a duct tape rectangle 35cm x 39cm.

This is going to be the flap over the top of the bag.  Cut out two corners (about 1 inch square) so the flap will fit between the sides of the frame.  Tape this down to the top of the bag.

You can use buckles to secure the flap down, but I'm content with a strip of duct tape.  Both will work just fine.
Just curious, how much does this weigh?
not much very lightweight
<p>how long does it take to make it? is it hard to bend the PVC? can you use any kind of duct tape? Can you add duck tape pockets?</p>
how much does this weigh?
about how many rolls of tape did you use to make this?
probably 1
How has this held up? Is it something that could be used for a long time (year or more) or would it wear down in a relatively short amount of time?
for a while
How much weight can it hold and are the straps comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time?
weight? dude, if you double over a piece of duct tape, you can pull a 2,000 pound car out of a ditch
ya, i'm not being sarcastic. duct tape is really strong
If you're using the right kind. Don't use the Duck brand duct tape for this kind of stuff; those are designed for decoration, not strength. I recommend Gorilla Duct Tape; I hear it's super strong. Don't duct tape yourself to anything.
yah its really strong
The straps are quite comfortable, especially with a little padding. As far as weight goes, I loaded it up with about 55 pounds just to test it out, and the backpack handled it just fine.
Wow! Great job! Have you brought it out on any trips? How long did it take to make? Thanks sharing this project!
The camouflage ducktape would look awesome I think.
its amazing to know that you can make almost anything with ducktape <br>
you can't make ALMOST anything, you can make ANYTHING. it's like legos, and k'nex.
well you cant make it into an organic substance thats what i meant by ALMOST.<br>
i don't know....
this is excellent! my only skepticism about this is how it compares to an average backpack in weight. i gotta say tho, its a great application of duck tape; its waterproof, customizable, and easily repairable. very well done =:^b
yea,it doesn't look trashy if you make a patch job with tape!! wait, duck tape never looks trashy.
I CAN'T BELIEVE I CAME ACROSS THIS!!!! i had made an industrial strength duck tape book bag in 5th grade!!! i used it all year, and it stood the test of time. i didn't use pvc, because one, i vowed to ONLY use duck brand duct tape, and never to use any other object for support. but i thought that it was the only one of it's kind, but i never thought someone would make an instructable of it! it looks like yours would work very well, if not better, since it is strengthened with piping. one thing that you could do, is wrap it in camo and brown duck tape. that might give it a woodsy look.
This is awesome! Well done.
Now all you need is a duct tape tent to go with it. ;) See you at the trailhead. - Uncle B
Brilliant! I would only add a thin adjustable buckled strap which goes across the chest and holds the shoulder straps in place. Adds comfort and is easier on the shoulders as the chest carries some of the weight then.

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