How to Convert Your White Elm Gemini into Backpack Form

How to Convert Your White Elm Gemini into Backpack Form

Our Gemini and Gemini Mini bags are designed to be as versatile as your lifestyle. One of their standout features is the ability to transform from a shoulder or crossbody bag to a backpack with ease. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to convert your bag into a backpack, adding some helpful tips and insights along the way.


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Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Extend the Strap

    • Start by locating the long strap that came with your Gemini or Gemini Mini bag. This strap is adjustable, making it perfect for converting your bag into a backpack.
    • Fully extend the strap to its maximum length. This will give you the flexibility needed to create the backpack straps.
    • If this strap is not long enough, we also sell a Gemini XL Strap
  2. Fold the Strap

    • Once the strap is fully extended, fold it in half. This step is crucial as it ensures that both sides of the strap will be even, providing a balanced and comfortable fit when worn as a backpack.
  3. Create the Loop

    • Take the folded end of the strap and thread it through the top ring of the bag. This ring is located at the center top of the back panel of your Gemini bag.
    • Pull the strap through to create a loop. Ensure the loop is large enough to allow the hooks to pass through but not too large that it becomes loose.
  4. Secure the Hooks

    • Drop the hooks attached to the ends of the strap through the loop you just created. This step is crucial for securing the strap and forming the backpack straps.
    • Pull the strap tight to secure the loop. Make sure that the straps are even on both sides. 
  5. Tighten the Knot

    • Once the straps are even, tighten the knot. This ensures that the loop remains secure and the straps do not slip out of place while you are wearing the backpack.
    • Double-check that the knot is tight and the straps are securely fastened.
  6. Attach the Clasps

    • Finally, attach each clasp to the bottom ring on either side of the bag. These rings are located at the lower corners of the back panel of your Gemini bag.
    • Ensure the clasps are securely fastened. This completes the transformation, giving you a stylish and functional backpack.

Additional Tips

  • Adjusting for Comfort: Once you’ve converted your bag, put it on and adjust the straps for comfort. The straps should sit comfortably on your shoulders without digging in or slipping off.
  • Maintaining the Shape: When carrying heavier items, ensure that the weight is evenly distributed to maintain the shape of the bag.
  • Styling Options: The Gemini bag’s convertible feature isn’t just functional—it’s also a fashion statement. Experiment with different ways of wearing your bag to find what suits your style best.

Transforming your Gemini or Gemini Mini bag into a backpack is a simple process that enhances its versatility and utility. Enjoy the freedom of having a bag that adapts to your needs, whether you’re heading to work, running errands, or embarking on a weekend adventure.

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