I was looking at protective sleeves for my Kindle. I like the neoprene sleeve, but I thought £25 for one was a bit steep. So I decided to have a Blue Peter moment and make one myself. I’ve got a huge roll of silver radiator insulating foil, which I bought for making pot cosies and pouches. While my Kindle doesn’t need to be kept warm (I’m not planning on a polar expedition), the radiator insulator is similar to bubble wrap, only more robust. The pictures above show the result (click to enlarge).
I used a long strip, taped along both sides. I thought this would be the neatest arrangement. I stuck it together with duck tape. I used some sticky sided velcro and staples for the closure. It’s incredibly simple to make.
If I was a perfectionist, I would probably make another as the velcro is not quite square 😉 . It weighs a very modest 29g. If you wanted to be SUL, you could probably make it lighter by using bubble wrap. It’s not waterproof, so it will have to go in a dry bag, but it should be proof against knocks. So my Kindle, in its sleeve, weighs just under 200g, about the same as an average paperback.