Tent bag modifications for efficiency

This project removes the side seam from a top-loading tent bag, and inserts a side panel for rapid loading and compression. The materials used are a scrap of X-Pac LS07 (~6×20″), 3 Kam Snap pairs, ~12″ 3/4 inch elastic fabric, and a short length of bias tape to repair the frayed edges of the top flap. A quick upgrade to the packing checklist. 🙂

MSR Carbon Reflex 1 tent
Prior steps were to un-sew the side seam, re-sew original red bias tape onto one of the open side seams, and sew new black bias tape onto the frayed flap.
X-Pac side panel sewn in place
X-Pac sides have been double folded and sewn on one side to raw folded edge of bag.
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 tent with DIY full-size
Complete tent and DIY footprint inserted into open bag.
Closed tent bag
The X-Pac side panel was sized to both easily load the tent and also compress with the elastic strap, two snaps, and the re-purposed top closure.