oh man, talk about timely, I just finished hand sewing some holes on the back of the stretchy nylon pocket of my exos 58.

I thought about sewing one of the many patches I have, but that's a real hassle for exactly the reasons you gave.

I was thinking about using my wife's hot glue gun to secure a patch over the hole I sewed, but I really don't want to lose the patch on the trail.

Years ago, when I was really into patches on my pack, I tried gluing, but they eventually fell off.  Sewing is the only 'for sure' method I've found so far.

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