Hunting & Fishing Patches – Selecting The Right Patch For You

In the first of an ongoing series of blog articles, we’re going to be helping you find the custom patch or badge to best fit your needs. Today we’ll be setting our sights on the great outdoors and discussing the best fishing or hunting patches for your next expedition!

What should you look for in a fishing or hunting patch? If you plan on spending lots of time outdoors you’ll need a patch that’s durable. We proudly manufacture patches that stand up to the elements, even in the most adverse conditions. Our patches will remain attractive years after you’ve bought them.

But just being durable isn’t the only thing to look for in your embroidered hunting patch. Just like a patch for any other article of clothing, you want the one you choose to be stylish and attractive. That’s why it’s important to choose a high-quality patch made from durable materials.  Fortunately, we offer patches made from various substances that offer you a variety of styles to choose from. Let’s look at a few & discuss why they might be right for you!

PVC Hunting & Fishing Patches

PVC patches are made from a soft rubber that can make a great choice for your fishing or hunting club’s patch. One of the most notable elements of PVC patches is the ability to provide attention and detail to the small elements of your logo.  Small fonts are no problem. Most people notice how intense the colors are and PVC patches are both waterproof and windproof, making them great for outdoor use.

Advantages of PVC patches:

  • A long-lasting patch that will retain its color for years to come

  • Waterproof and weatherproof

  • Easy cleaning

  • Ability to show small print in detail

Embroidered Hunting & Fishing Patches

Embroidered patches are very traditional and have been a staple of the hunting/fishing industries for decades.  Our patches are a cost-effective way to make sure that your hunting or fishing club looks stylish in the wilderness! We offer a variety of different backings too. This will make it easy to affix your patch(es) to clothes, hats, vests, etc.

There are some advantages for embroidered patches that you should bear in mind when making a purchase, which we’ve listed here:

Advantages of embroidered patches:

  • Flexible and easily affixed to any garment

  • Cost-effective if you need patches for a large group

  • Polyester threads will not fade wash after wash

Dye Sublimated Patches

Dye sublimated patches are patches that have had the design printed on to their top layer. This process uses heat transferring that will prevent your patch from fading with time or repeat washes. Furthermore, a dye-sublimated patch can have additional embroidery added to bring your idea to life.

Much like PVC patches, a dye-sublimated patch will be resistant to exposure to the elements. This makes a patch like this an attractive option for those that are looking for a patch that will see lots of outdoor use. If your hunting or fishing club is looking for patches this might be the right choice with you. After all, who wants a patch that will fade quickly?

Advantages of dye sublimated patches:

  • Long term durability for a patch, especially when compared to other printing methods

  • Since it’s print based, the attention to fine detail is incredible.

Woven Patches

Many fishing clubs and hunting clubs use woven patches for their custom patches. This is due to the high level of detail that woven patches allow in their design. This becomes quite apparent when compared to other styles of embroidered patches. If you’re worried that your club’s patch features a logo with many small details then this is likely the way to go.

Advantages of woven patches:

  • A high-quality patch that allows for fine detail and intricate designs

  • Can be combined with embroidery to make certain areas of the patch stand out

We hope this guide has been helpful to you. This is just the first of an ongoing series intended to help you pick the right patch for your club or organization. No matter what your needs might be, the Artex Group is always here to help!