Once in a while, you may run into a traveler who has a backpack decked out in travel patches from all the countries they’ve been to as reminders for themselves, or to show off to the world that they’ve been around.
Say what you like about patches, there are some really tastefully designed ones that can be used to brighten up your backpack and show off a little of your personality.
Take a look at some of these travel patches you need to have on your backpack.
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1. I Am A Traveler
Say it like it is with this simple traveler patch for travelers. Camping enthusiasts will also appreciate the open tent with the night sky filled with stars and the crescent moon. The detailed patch is 4 inches by 3.5 inches in a diamond shape. It’s easy to iron on your backpack in addition to jackets or to accessorize journals.
Get the Traveler travel patch here.
2. Out to Live (glow in the dark!)
Show off your adventurous side with this Out to Live iron patch adorned with mountains in several shades of blue. The patch is three inches in diameter and has a special feature – it glows in the dark.
Get the Out to Live travel patch here.
3. Time Traveler
Brighten up your backpack with this time traveler travel patch. At 3 inches in diameter, the patch looks a bit futuristic with vibrant neon colors and decorated with a canoe and a night sky of planets, the moon and stars.
Get the Time Traveler travel patch here.
4. The Mountains Are Calling
If the mountains are calling you, this travel patch is for you. Mountain lovers will want to put this the mountains are calling and I must go wording on their backpacks. It’s 3.25 inches, in a blue diamond shape with orange detailing to enhance the border and the sun.
5. Mind the Gap
Anglophiles will need this travel patch for their backpacks and travel gear. The London Underground is London’s public transportation system. Their logo is a red circle with white circle in the middle plus a blue background behind the wording, Underground. In this travel patch, Mind the Gap is written in place of Underground and is used to warn passengers to watch out for the gap between the platform and the train when entering the train.
Get the Mind the Gap travel patch here.
6. Smiley Face
You can’t go wrong with a smiley face patch. It’s a simple, classic yellow circle with a face in the middle. So spread some happiness as you travel and iron on this travel patch to your backpack.
Get the Smiley Face travel patch here.
Spread a little humor with this travel patch. This patch with Get in Loser text and a UFO and person in the sky is 3.15 inches in diameter and there are also other styles and texts to choose from to express your sense of humor.
Get the Funny travel patch here.
8. The Mountains You’ll Conquer
Going to climb Mount Fuji in Japan? Or are you planning on seeing it? Or do you just really like the mountain? This travel patch with the elevation of the mountain in both meters and feet is a cool addition to your backpack to show off the mountain you’ve climbed before. And you can continue to add more mountain travel patches as you cross them off your list.
Get the Mountains travel patch here.
9. Country Flags
These are the most basic but essential. Represent your country with your country’s flag, or add the flags of the countries you’ve been to and track where you’ve been to. This United States of America flag is 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches tall. Meanwhile, you can also get a tactical version of the American flag with these reflective flag patches.
Get the Country Flag travel patch here.
10. Banana Time
It’s totally random, but that’s the point. This banana patch is unique in that it features sequins on the 2 inches by 2.125 inches patch. You can also put more of your favorite foods on your backpack for some fun decor.
Get the Sequined Banana travel patch here.
This is a simple patch with personality. The patch measuring 2.52 by 3 inches features the word bye in cursive lettering, plus a paper airplane at the other end in an easy to match any backpack with its black and white color scheme.
Get the Bye Paper Airplane travel patch here.
12. Your Favorite City
Show off your favorite or home city with a city travel patch like this New York City one. It’s 3 inches tall and features an NYC icon – the Statue of Liberty. You could also get a travel patch for other cities you really like that has a landmark plus the name of the city like Paris with an Eiffel Tower or Rome with the Colosseum.
Get the NYC travel patch here.
13. Road Trip
Into road trips? Show off your love of the road with this Road is Life travel patch. It has vibrant, earthy colors for all the details – the sky and sun, forest and road in the middle with words in white and green.
Get the Road is Life travel patch here.
Do you use travel patches on your backpack? Leave a comment below.