Handy Backpacker Fix: “tic.” Your Button Because Sewing is for Wimps

tic. is a Swedish company that has solved one of the more vexing backpacker issues: sewing on a shirt button after it has detached.


tic Button Fixer © tic Sweden

Simply push tic through the button, one tic for 2 holed buttons or two tic for 4, pinch twist and done! Imagine the usefulness of such a simple solution to an inevitable complication. 10 minutes before that big board meeting, your cube mate points out your flapping shirt button. Two weeks into a 3-month backpacking adventure, your only button-down develops an unwanted vent. Then, with the flick of a wrist, it’s like it never happened and you’re back on the trail.

Check it out here.

About The Author

Melissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.

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