Sensus' New 'Bachelor Pad' Turns From Tailgate Pad to Couch

Apr 30, 2019 at 15:16
by Sensus  

PRESS RELEASE: Sensus

The Sensus Bachelor Pad is the culmination of years spent tailgating. We took everything we ever wanted in a tailgate pad and made our dreams come true. She features everything from sturdy and quick bike fastening, to YOUR NEW FAVORITE CHILL ZONE. This is another product in our line up that was designed and aggressively tested by riders.


Features:
- Stink Free Gear Bag
- Tailcooler
- Wicked Tough Stuff
- Double Layered Foam
- "Like A Glove" Fitting System
- Backup Buddy
- Hidden Pockets
- Frame Bumpers
- Snap Straps
- Shuttle Rub Protectors
- Hydration Helpers


There is nothing better than kicking back and relaxing after a badass ride. This inspired us to integrate a back rest into our pad, so you can lounge anywhere you want. With two adjustable straps, it’s an easy one time setup. It’s the perfect spot to change or drink a cold one after a ride. No need to rush!

On the sides of the back rest, we tucked away 3 pockets. They will give you all the space to stash your trail tools and essentials. When you’re ready to rip, just close your tailgate and they are sealed up, away from any prying eyes.


We got tired of our dirty gear stinking up our trucks, so we made the perfect stash spot for all your funk. With your tailgate up, Your New Favorite Chill Zone turns into an exterior gear bag large enough to hold you and your crews muddy gear. Keep that interior mud free and stash your gear in the pad.

Utilizing the Stink Free Gear Bag, we put in some drainage and created the perfect shuttle cooler. Dump a bag of ice in there and toss in some milkshakes. This will solve your hydration issues if your short-bed doesn’t have room for a cooler. She will keep em cold and out of arms reach, officer...


With all these amazing backup cams, it’s nice to be able to use one! Our magnetic flap allows for a full line of sight in most trucks backup cameras as well as doubling as quick access to the tailgate handle. The triangular flap accommodates cameras located on the bottom, top and side of the handle.

Since every truck‘s tailgate is a little different, we installed a system to make your Bachelor Pad fit "Like A Glove". Our adjustable anti-rotational brackets allow you to line up the seams perfectly and keep your pad from rotating over time. No more stitches where padding should be!


We got tired of our pads evaporating into shreds, so we utilized a high quality, UV Protected, Ultra Durable Canvas for the whole pad. The supple material increases cushion, durability and weatherproofing. Your truck will stay looking fresh no matter the conditions.

Since the padding takes so much abuse, we doubled up the foam in the contact zones. This will keep your down tube, forks and tailgates dent free, while extending the life of the pad. The added foam structure really helps snug in your bike on those rough roads.



With how expensive bikes are and how much your buddies complain, it’s nice to have some added padding between the bikes. Our Snap Koozies slide right into place and roll into perfect bumpers. These little guys plus the built in corner bumpers will help keep bikes in their place and separated through chattery dirt roads.

No time to use the standard d-ring straps? The same Snap Koozies used for your bumpers can snap around your frame to work as straps to keep your bike in place. These extra long koozies can fit over the fattest of down tubes. The neoprene interior grips the bike while being easy on the paint.


These dang Snap Koozies have more uses than you ever could have thought! They are perfect for wrapping up shuttle rub hot spots. Pedals on chain-stay? Brakes on top tube? No worries, slap a Snap Koozie on there and you’re good to go. They will protect your expensive carbon frame and keep the resale value up! You can even leave it on your down tube when you rip as added smashing protection.

Hydration is key for riding and our Snap Koozies make it even better. These puppies keep your drink cold and your hands warm. Plus, when you get to the top, you stash the can and slap the Koozie back on your frame. Their low profile allows them to blend into your ride and stay out of the way, while still being accessible in a flash.

Our built in End Bumpers and D-Ring straps will keep your truck and bikes scratch free.

Our goal was to keep this as classy as possible while keeping function our #1 priority.

The next generation of tailgate bike transportation. Now you don't have to settle for less.


For more info, cruise over to thesensus.com.






98 Comments

  • + 180
 Now I have to buy a truck
  • + 14
 I need a truck to hold my pain I need a truck just to haul around my name
  • - 58
flag knarf1 (May 1, 2019 at 16:25) (Below Threshold)
 No need for a truck or pad just get a pedal assist bike and save the environment.
  • - 25
flag BenPea (May 2, 2019 at 0:54) (Below Threshold)
 If the democrats get in, pick-up trucks will be illegal by 2022. Any denial of this is fake news.
  • - 18
flag BenPea (May 2, 2019 at 4:58) (Below Threshold)
 Don't do this to me mofos, I've got several roubles riding on this.
  • + 1
 Price?
  • + 124
 Makes way more sense than that full sized couch i was hauling around in my Tacoma for after ride beers
  • + 2
 @woofer2609 Do you know if this will work for the taco?
  • + 13
 anything works for the taco
  • + 39
 @pittman9: why would you make a truck product designed around mountain bikers and not make it compatible for tacomas 90% of mtbers drive one and thats a stat not just some random number i pulled out of my ass
  • + 1
 @pittman9: i don't...maybe i won't get rid of the couch yet!
  • + 2
 @endurogan: I’m in Frontier country with a lot of Tacoma’s as well. Seems like a miss step.
  • + 12
 @pittman9: sorry bud, need some more hands on deck here at Sensus. The Taco/Colorado version is in the works and we should have them ready for sale in a few months
  • + 2
 @endurogan: It's the law. haha. That was the best part of that north shore video last year.
Oh, and I'm pretty sure you pulled that number out of your ass. Smile
I drive a full sized PU or my jeep. Most of the rides a my local trail head are hatches of some sort with trucks and SUVs thrown in the mix.

And this tailgate pad thing is effing ridiculous. Those guys though of everything and then did it. Well done.
  • + 77
 Sensus and OneUp are the two best companies in the bike industry right now!
  • - 17
flag makripper (May 1, 2019 at 16:19) (Below Threshold)
 Idk man 200$usd for a tailgate pad is up there
  • + 9
 That made our hearts melt ????
  • + 7
 -kissy face emoji
  • + 21
 *Checks date*
Nope, not April 1st. Time to get stoked! Lol
  • + 2
 I can't count the times I see a silly April 1 product and think "shit, I'd buy that!" Now, here we are. What a glorious age in which we ride!
  • + 13
 Just needs blue LED mood-lighting and some Barry White on a built-in MP3
  • + 3
 Some after ride riding? Sweaty and dirty, I like the way you think.
  • + 5
 Also needs a limited edition shag carpet version.
  • + 1
 In that case they should make the couch a futon.
  • + 12
 all i see is the dunder mifflin sabre pyramid
  • + 8
 That honestly looks awesome and addresses a lot of the issues I have with tailgate pads (if it does what it says). Price???
  • + 6
 220$ is on the edge....
  • + 1
 220 lol
  • - 2
 @justinhoelzl: that’s half a days pay or less kids. It’s the 50k truck got me messed up
  • + 1
 @endlessblockades: f*ck me what do you do that that's half a days pay? I make like $75k and post taxes I bring home like 180 a day lol
  • + 3
 @endlessblockades: bro good for you making a 100k+ after tax but I your either a real a*shole salary dropping like that or have got something wrong cause your from cali and are paying taxes out the ass
  • - 2
 @justinhoelzl: Gross not net my dudes! Net pay is different based on all kinds of voluntary and involuntary stuff . 100k is sub living wage where I live (Hell) my wife makes the same and we barely scrape by
  • + 4
 @justinhoelzl: Bro... Go look at usdebtclock.org that's a good indicator of how much money there is vs credit.

You think a person that clears $100k/yr is gonna post about it on PB? LoL
  • + 8
 @drunknride: They cost us as much to make as other Tailgate pads cost retail... Trying to keep the prices as low as possible for you guys, but you definitely get what you pay for! Hopefully it's the last tailgate pad you ever buy
  • + 1
 @Sensus: I'll buy one in the fall when it's on sale cuz you released v2 with metric koozie sizing. Jokes aside, looks good and will probably buy.
  • + 1
 @Sensus: I've been on the fence about which tailgate pad to buy. Thanks for making the decision for me. Meaty Paws for life!!!
  • + 1
 @endlessblockades: damn bro. When did making US$100 grand a year become a sub living wage?
  • + 2
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: its not, unless you live in a clapped place like cali, and you get taxed at 110%, jokes aside, its definitely not, maybe depending on areas it could be, cali wouldn't surprise me if it was, one of the most poorly run states in the United states, cost of living is all based on zip code
  • + 4
 So are you able to use your truck bed without having to un-do the "couch" straps if you want to use your truck bed for something not bike related or do you essentially end up taking the whole thing off? If it's the latter, then I'm afraid you'll have to count me out...
  • + 5
 The seat back straps are buckles. For loading motorcycles or using it like a normal bed, just unclip them and it Velcros flat and closed.
  • + 1
 @Sensus: damn sensus right on
  • + 5
 From the Sensus YouTube page: youtu.be/x1pjn_cXBMU
Takes the marketing in a bit of a different direction...
  • + 2
 yes! that is funny.
  • + 5
 Now the old lady can fetch me a post ride beer when i'm chillin on my tailgate couch.
  • + 2
 This isn’t an original idea, a company called SwitchBack Pads has been making these since 2015. In fact I would be willing to bet these guys are infringing on their patent. Check it out www.switchbackpads.com
  • + 1
 Huh, looks like they have held the approved patent since 2018. Maybe Sensus licensed the utility.
  • + 1
 How does it mount? Looks like straps but I can’t tell if they drop down from the inside or need to be pulled up from the bottom (total fall on many other designs). Also, like the other guys asked, does the couch part fold down easily?

how quickly can the whole thing be removed?
  • + 1
 Bueller?
  • + 4
 "Stink Free Gear Bag"

Hold my gear.
  • + 3
 Let me get my hazmat suit ready....
  • + 3
 Check out the original tailgating pad from switchback pads. Much cleaner. This looks like a direct rip off.
  • + 1
 @crowley739, I thought the same thing, www.switchbackpads.com right? They have been doing this for a few years. Looks like they have a Tacoma version as well as a full sized. And yes I agree, their design is much simpler and cleaner. Quite a bit less expensive than the @sensus pad too!
  • + 2
 Cool and fixes a lot of issues with those 'diapers' Still don't like transporting bikes that way though...beats them up way too much.
  • + 4
 If you have a truck just make a bike rack out of wood.. it costs 20$ vs 220us
  • + 7
 @makripper: I re-used wood from pallets I picked up at local businesses. Cost me screws + time.
  • + 3
 @m1dg3t: that a good idea!
  • + 1
 @makripper: They do occur. Occasionally. LoL
  • + 2
 as a european i cant relate to tailgate stuff -basically non existent over here. would be fun to buy a fat truck ( and the pad) for american style transportation though.
  • + 1
 Very true, this European doesn’t even own a car...
  • + 2
 Awesome marketing, you've sold it to me! Apart from I sold my truck 2 years ago
  • + 4
 sick bra.
  • + 2
 I'd never leave the car park especially if someone handed me a beer.
  • + 1
 Does it work with the older F-150s that have cameras in the Ford Emblem, or will it block that camera?
  • + 2
 Looks like a good multipurpose bit of gear. Also first!!!!
  • + 1
 Are the mounting straps quick release? Do they drop down from the top or do you have to push them up from underneath?
  • + 1
 This is super cool. I dig it.
  • + 1
 Can't wait to put this on the Jeep truck I don't have.
  • + 1
 tailgate pad innovation is on point- take my money
  • + 1
 WHAT SONG IS THIS PLZ HELP
  • + 2
 Libbs- Sensus. Check him out on SoundCloud soundcloud.com/libsworth
  • + 1
 How does it fit curved tailgates?
  • + 2
 It works well. Kyle Strait tested it on his '18 RAM
  • + 1
 @Sensus: Perfect, thanks! Exactly what I was looking for
  • + 1
 Genius
  • + 0
 Awesome Product development! I hope this does well!
  • + 1
 Must.Have
  • + 0
 damn fuck ya. thought about snap on koozies for years.
  • + 0
 "Bachelor Pad" but does not include an insulated pizza warmer
  • + 0
 I'm curious if they'll make one for midsize pickups.
  • + 1
 Very clever.
  • + 0
 cool
  • + 0
 Needs a footrest
  • + 0
 Brand experience win
  • - 2
 I need one sized for a mud sized truck!!!!
  • + 1
 We do! Soon!
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