Prometheus Design Werx

Dispatches Interviews Patrick Ma

An Interview with EDC Founding Father Patrick Ma Patrick Ma is an EDC industry icon, with a career spanning 25 years and his hand in founding some of the best hardware and soft goods companies in the business when it comes to high-performance gear of the highest caliber, no matter the mission. Today he continues to work on exceptional everyday equipment as CEO, Creative Director, and Chief Designer of Prometheus Design Werx, which is...
Posted by: SeedX Inc

Buyer’s Guide: The High Standard in EDC Gear for a Day in the Outdoors

  Everyday Carry (EDC) gear has been integral to the human experience since the day our ancient ancestors picked up their first stone tool. Of course, everyday carry has come a long way since then, but the original intent has always been the same; objects and tools that enhance your daily life in a meaningful way. Everything we design and produce at Prometheus Design Werx is an item that we ourselves would use. Our...
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Morale Patch

The Art and Stories Behind the Morale Patch   A brief statement about the words, "morale patch". On May 25, 2016 Morale Patch Armory LLC filed to trademark those words with the USPTO. After an initial opposition filed by retailer Violent Little Machine was rejected due to a technicality, the “morale patch” trademark remained valid and standing for a number of years. In 2020, Prometheus Design Werx discovered that the initial opposition had been...
Posted by: John Kuhlman

DOWN 101

  WHAT IS DOWN? Down as we know it in the outdoor industry is the layer of fluffy plumage under the outer feathers of ducks and geese. Down has a 3D structure without the stiff quills as found in feathers, and has small filaments growing in all directions. It is this down that traps air molecules in tiny pockets, creating a highly effective thermal barrier. There are approximately up to 2 million filaments per...
Posted by: Patrick Ma

Oasis on the Playa

In the spring of 2015, I planned an expedition to the Great Basin Desert with some of my travel buddies from Prometheus Design Werx (PDW) and Exploro. It was to be a quick weekend of high desert trail riding and exploration and an escape from the monotony of the city surrounding us. Our vehicles for the journey were far from ordinary. Patrick from PDW showed up in his fully restored FJ40, a beautiful green...
Posted by: Chris Van Loan
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