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13 Great Morale Patches for Everyday Carry (EDC)
It’s no secret that we dig morale patches. When done right they can tell a story or a joke, they can be a canvas for an artist’s work or tell the world a little something about the person carrying it. And with so many different styles, shapes and vibes to choose from, they’re a damn good way to help your gear stand out while showcasing your personal style. So if you’re looking for something new to add to your growing collection or you’re looking for a little inspiration, these 12 morale patches are a great choice for giving your everyday carry that added pop of personality.
Bird Ov Prey Scorched Earth Patch (US$6)
The Scorched Earth patch hails from Brooklyn-based brand Bird Ov Prey, headed up by designer Jorden Haley. The embroidered patch measures 2.75″ x 4.5″ with an iron-on backing and black thread for the center graphic.
Seventh.Ink Green Candy Apple Embroidered Patch (US$10)
A perfect patch for anyone who likes a spooky spin on their sweet treats, this design comes from one-man brand Seventh.Ink, created by designer and artist Matthew Johnson. It measures approximately 3.83″ tall x 3″ wide with a heat-transfer backing. And if red is more your jam, you’re covered there too.
Seventh.Ink Xanion (Sorcerer) Doom Skull Patch (US$10)
Part of the Fragmented Souls series from Seventh.Ink, this Xanion (Sorcerer) Doom Skull Patch brings the color pop in its eye-catching embroidered design. It has a heat-transfer backing and measures approximately 4.25″ tall by 2.37″ wide.
Pack Config N-1 Starfighter Patch (US$10)
If you dig the Mandalorian or want to switch things up with a space feel, this patch could be calling your name. The embroidered patch features the Mandalorian’s self-crafted take on the N-1 Starfighter. It measures 1.8″ x 3.0″ and features a hook backing.
Pack Config Mando Bucket Ranger Eye (US$10)
This patch features a Pack Config illustration of the Mandalorian’s helmet design and is made from durable phthalate-free PVC to endure galaxy-wide adventures. It measures 1.9″ x 2.2″ and comes with a hook backing.
Dan Matsuda Hanafuda Patch (US$12)
Available across 12 different designs, these Dan Matsuda patches are inspired by Hanafuda cards (Japanese playing cards) and each measure 2″ x 2″. They feature a woven multi-colored face with a merrowed edge and a hook backing with a loop cover. They can be purchased individually or as a full set of 12 patches.
BBYZ #2 (US$12.99)
If pint-sized galactic cuteness is your jam, this could be your ideal patch partner. The hook and loop patch measures 3″ (75mm) with an embroidered design (and pixels created by Tov Hidayat). A total of 100 pieces have been made.
Carryology Morale Patch Classic Collection (US$16)
What better way to represent the community love than our very own classic morale patch collection! Inspired by the embroidery on baseball hats, this collection features raised 3D effect embroidery across a variety of timeless designs, two of which glow in the dark! Each patch measures 2″ x 3″ with a hook backing.
PS Patch Designs The Simple Life V7 “Campfire” Morale Patch (US$18)
Want to bring a little piece of the outdoors with you wherever you go? This campfire patch from PS Patch Designs is a fine choice, featuring a 100% embroidered 2.25″ round design. It has hook fastener on the back and the stars are created using GITD thread, bringing a pop of secret fun after the sun sets.
CYBRPNK Clown GID (US$21.99)
Badass patch design is no joke with this eye-catching acrylic patch, which stems from a collaboration between PATCHLAB and designer Tov Hidayat. To bring the party wherever you roam, simply expose the patch to a light source to make it glow. The patch measures 5″ (125mm) and has a microhook backing. Limited to 150 pieces, it also comes with an Artcard.
CYBRPNK GEISHA 2.0 (US$24.99)
A striking patch for cyberpunk fans, the CYBRPNK GEISHA 2.0 comes in both rubber and embroidery options (or you can purchase the set at a discounted price). Impressively detailed, these 5″ and 6″ patches are limited to 200 pieces each and can be secured through loop or sewing depending on your preferences.
SXEVEN X PATCHLAB SXEVEN #12 (US$24.99)
Part of a collaborative series between PATCHLAB and concept artist SXVN, the patch takes inspiration from Japan’s Sengoku period with modern pop-culture elements. The 6″ embroidered patch is limited to 200 pieces and includes a numbered Artcard, hook backing, and a loop counterpiece.
Dan Matsuda Article 191 (US$30)
This Dan Matsuda patch takes inspiration from the Article 009 embroidered patch but gives it a laser-engraved spin to create this striking acrylic patch. It measures 3″ x 2″ and comes with a hook back.
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