I did a nice job burning a neat little hole through the top layer of fabric. The foam underneath is fine. Anyone ever have to do a repair on a pad before? Will manufacturers hook you up with a replacement cover or do a repair for you? Just want to patch it somehow before it gets worse with use, and try and make it look decent in the process.
Option 1: Buy it from the dude you borrowed it from - be willing to take the responsibility for damaging it; 2. Patch it - get it done right. Go to a reputable place that can repair packs - gotta be some place near you that can double stitch cordura or similar material; 3. Duct tape - see notes above; 4. Seam Grip the hell out of it. It'll look like you REALLY enjoyed using the crash pad (wink, wink); 5. Select one of the above WITH the dude that you borrowed from and include multiple frosty beverages to smooth things over.
I have a triple mad pad that was just falling apart due to cheap stitching and cheap material (with all that said this pad is still awesome). Took it into a local seamstress, removed all the foam and they patched and stitched it up in a matter of 15 minutes... I think it works better than it did before now.