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Patch of the Month

Posted by Adventure 16 | 01.11.2018

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Embroidered patches make just about any piece of gear or clothing look unique. It’s also a fun way to share your interests, proclaim support for a cause, or display the cool places you’ve been.

 

 

Start or add to your cool outdoor patch collection

Each month A16 offers a new, often hard to get, outdoor gear or adventure patch. Proceeds from your purchase of each patch helps to support conservation and restoration efforts of local, California outdoor non-profits.

Get your patch today at any A16 store. (sorry, not available online)

 


 

August

A16 Van Life Patch – only $3*

 

• Approximately 2” x 3-1/2"
• Plastic-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer
 

This patch was inspired by A16’s first official “Shop Van” and "Adventure Mobile" that was primarily used for schlepping products between our early So Cal stores and our factory. During A16's early years it also hauled a ton of wood and props that were used to self-build and decorate many of our stores. By the time it was sold in the late ‘80’s it had well over 200,000 miles and many a tall tale to match.

Nowadays, this iconic van represents the free-spirited, minimalistic life-style of weekend warriors, short-time adventurers and full-time van lifers--all with a common goal:  a balanced lifestyle where experiences are more important than possessions.
 

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the A16 Donate-a-Pack Foundation to help at-risk, disadvantaged SoCal youths partake in an outdoor wilderness experience.

 


 

July

kuhl patch

KÜHL Born in the Mountains Patch– only $3*

 

• Approximately 2-1/2"
• Cloth-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer

 

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the Southern California Chapters of the American Alpine Club.



Since its founding in 1902, the American Alpine Club has been a force in helping safeguard our country’s wild landscapes and natural treasures, focusing on critical issues facing climbers and outdoor recreation such as keeping public lands pristine, wild, and open to human-powered recreation.

 

 
BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS
Born in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah, KÜHL Clothing is the premier manufacturer of high performance and stylish apparel for the most active outdoor lifestyles. Ergonomic design, custom engineered fabric and an acute focus on detail highlight just a few of Kuhl’s hallmarks which have set a new standard in outdoor clothing.


 
KÜHL outdoor clothing fits every activity of your lifestyle including skiing, snowboarding, camping, alpine climbing, hiking, trail running, yoga, mountain biking, world travel, kayaking, swimming, surfing, and more.

 


 

June

The North Face “Seek and Explore” Patch – only $3*

 

• Approximately 3"
• Fabric-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer

 

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the A16 Donate-a-Pack Foundation to help at-risk, disadvantaged SoCal youths partake in an outdoor wilderness experience.

 

THE NORTH FACE

 

Founded in 1966 when two hiking buddies opened a small store in San Francisco, The North Face quickly became famous for their consistent, top-notch performance gear. With innovative products like the first geodesic dome tent and the shingled synthetic sleeping bag, The North Face has always represented the best of what outdoor gear has to offer. Nowadays, The North Face continues to push the boundaries of technology and innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration.

 

As one of the first specialty retailers to offer their reliable, cutting edge gear, Adventure 16 is proud of our 45-year relationship with The North Face.  That’s why you’ll find one of the largest The North Face gear and clothing selections in the West, right here at Adventure 16.

 


 

May

PCT 50 year patch

Pacific Crest Trail 50th Anniversary Patch – only $5*

 

• Approximately 3"
• Plastic-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer

 

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA). Widely recognized as the trail’s champion and steward, the PCTA achieves its work through the strength of its partnerships, staff, volunteers, and the rest of the PCT community.

 

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is an officially designated National Scenic Trail stretching 2,659 miles from the California-Mexico border, through California, Oregon and Washington, to the U.S.-Canadian Border.

 

The trail can be enjoyed as a day hike, section hike, via horseback or as a long-distance thru-hike lasting about five months.  However you choose to traverse it, the PCT offers a unique opportunity to travel through some of the most extraordinarily scenic, wild and remote landscapes of the western U.S.

 

As a SoCal-based specialty retailer, the Pacific Crest Trail has always been near and dear to A16 and we support the PCT and PCTA in many capacities, including acting as Trail Angels, shuttling hikers, making gear drops, hosting PCT events and educational clinics, raising funds via donations or support of PCT merchandise, and advertising in the PCTA Communicator.

 

Check out our PCT Section-hike resource page.

 


 

April

Lowa patch

Lowa Retro Patch – only $3*

 

• Approximately 3"
• Plastic-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer

 

For 90+ years, LOWA BOOTS have been acclaimed as the finest outdoor boots in the world by climbers, mountaineers, hikers, the media and certified quality testers. Their attention to every detail in design and European manufacturing has earned their reputation for building the world's most comfortable and durable boots since 1923.

 

LOWA is also the only outdoor footwear manufacturer in the world to be granted ISO 9001 status for the highest quality construction and process standards.

 

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the American Alpine Club a non-profit organization that works toward a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.

 

Your tax-deductible gift to the American Alpine Club helps the members and volunteers pursue the mission and core programs of the club. From working on the Denali management plan to working with the Huascaran National Park, from Clean Climber campaigns in Indian Creek to the Khumbu restoration project, your donation works to protect the climbing experience for years to come.


Alongside flagship conservation efforts, the AAC Library, the American Alpine Journal and the AAC Grants program serve to inspire generations of climbers to greater heights. 

 

There are many ways to support the American Alpine Club. Click here to find your preferred method of support.

 


 

March

camp on patch

Thermarest “Camp On” Patch – only $3*

 

• Approximately 2" x 3"
• Plastic-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer

 

Thermarest created the first self-inflating sleeping pad in 1971 and has been crafting award winning camping and backpacking mattresses, sleeping bags, cots, chairs, pillows and tents ever since.

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF), the nonprofit cooperating association for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. ABF acquires land for conservation in and around the State Park, educates the public on available resources, and supports research relevant to the region.

 


Support the Anza Borrego Foundation

Volunteer
Donate
Become a member
Leave a Legacy or Gift

 


 

February

 

vasque patch

Vasque Trail Footwear Patch – only $3*

 

• Approximately 3"
• Plastic-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer

 

Vasque Footwear has delivered trust on the trail since 1964. With over 50 years of trail footwear innovation and outdoor know-how to help you go farther, push harder and experience more.

 

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association (SGWA) – a non-profit group dedicated to protecting the San Bernardino National Forest, which includes the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

 

SGWA volunteers provide the following services:
• Lead nature walks and programs
• Completely staff and manage the Barton Flats Visitor Center
• Staff the Mill Creek Ranger Station – issuing permits and information
• Patrol trails to assist visitors, clean up litter call in emergency medical care
• Construct and maintain trails

 

Support the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association

Volunteer
Donate
Become a member

 


 

January

 

Adventure 16 bear patch

A16 California Bear Patch – only $3*

 

• Approximately 3.5" x 2-1/4"
• Plastic-backed, sew-on
• Act fast; Quantities are limited!
• Limit 1 per Customer
 

*100% of purchase price proceeds will be donated to the California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) to help protect and restore the state’s wildest natural landscapes and watersheds on public lands. These important wild places provide clean air and water, refuges for wildlife, mitigation against the effects of climate change, and outstanding opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal for people. CalWild is the only statewide organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the wild places and native biodiversity of California’s public lands.

 

Support the California Wilderness Coalition

• California Based – CalWild's focus is exclusively on preserving wild places in California.
• Credible – All of their proposals are based on data, mapping, science and local buy-in.
• Grassroots – CalWild builds grassroots coalitions to support federal legislation that benefits California.
• Local – CalWild works locally to build consensus among often competing stakeholders.

 


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