Review of Gutzy Gear

I wasn't sure what I thought about the idea of this product at first.  Since my kids rarely use backpacks, I didn't how how a product that allows kids to customize the straps of their backpacks would fit into our life.  Seeing the product up close and in person, however, changed my view of how neat they are.

Gutzy Gear is a line of backpack strap covers and patches (called "Gutzies) that can be stuck on.  No sewing is required, which is good news for the moms (like me) who are in no way crafty.  They are also very high-quality patches. They are embroidered, and they have very good detail in the designs.  There is also quite an assortment of patches to choose from, and they are expanding their offerings all the time.

These could really catch on as a "collectible" item, something that kids trade or give away as gifts.  I really think they make a good motivational tool; rewarding kids with the patches seems like a fun way to let them know they did a good job in school or with chores!

The website for Gutzy Gear is not the best representation of how neat these products are.  The graphics make them seem cartoonish, when, in reality, they appear like my photo below.

I'm glad I gave Gutzy Gear a chance for a review.  I think my boys will really enjoy customizing their gear to show their favorite patches!  Learn more at!

*Samples received to review.  Opinions are 100% my own.