Gemini Mini Convertible Backpack - Black
- Four exterior pockets [Large front zipper pocket, two side pockets, and a back pocket that converts to a luggage sleeve]
- Six interior pockets [a padded laptop sleeve, two trimmed pockets, two elastic pockets, and a pen pocket]
- Top zipper closure
- Metal feet
- Long detachable and adjustable strap that can be used crossbody or tied into backpack straps
- Interior key hook
- White Elm logo tassel keychain included
- Luggage sleeve on the back that converts to a pocket with a magnetic snap closure when not in use
- Length: 18"
- Height: 12"
- Depth: 6"
- Top Opening: 15"
- Laptop Sleeve: 12"
- Bottom Panel: 11.75"
- Top Handle Strap Drop: 11"
Exterior Side Pockets:
- Fit water bottles, or tumblers up to 3.75" in diameter
Device Size Recommendations:
- Fit devices up to 14" measured diagonally, or 12" wide
- Snap it in place with devices up to 8" in length
- See if your device fits!
Long Strap Measurements:
- Shortest: 29"
- Longest: 53"
- Adjust the detachable long strap to best fit you!
- See XL and XXL straps here!
on all orders over $99
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In Real Life
I was also very hesitant to purchase this, and read many reviews and looked at many photos. I was worried I wouldn’t actually get much use out of it, as I usually hate carrying a purse at all; but I started attending church and Bible study more and needed a bag to carry my Bible and notebook and things for my kids to avoid carrying multiple bags… after using this a few times, I can say that I love this bag WAY more than I ever thought I would! The pockets make it easy to be organized, and it has the perfect amount of room!
A caveat though: the shoulder straps are very uncomfortable; they’re hard/stiff and dig into my shoulder. I purchased a separate messenger strap, and 10/10 recommend! It makes all the difference! Much more comfortable. White Elm, you may even consider designing your own separate messenger straps to compliment your bags :)
I finally feel like a grown up 🤣 (I’m 34 btw) This bag feels and looks so nice. Lots of great pockets. I was nervous about the size- I’m used to a smaller cross body, but was really needing something larger to fit all my daughters stuff in. I felt the mini was a great step. Doesn’t feel too big. I definitely love this bag and would get another.
I recently traveled for work, with three overnight stays. I did not check a bag, so I traveled with my TSA-approved plastic bag that held all liquids, gels, etc. I also carried my iPad, keyboard, and Kindle Scribe in the Gemini Mini. I felt like there was not enough room and the bag was cramped by the time I placed charging cords, medications, and other essentials that must be kept with me at all times. The zipper could close all the way, but it was a tight, bulky fit. I should have bought the Gemini, not Gemini Mini. But, the Mini is about as heavy as it should be. It feels as if a standard Gemini would be too heavy, yet it would have been roomier for extended travel. I did use the bag like a backpack at times while at the conference, and when traveling through airports, I unzipped the outside pocket that allows for the bag to fit over the carrying handle on the carry-on luggage. It is beautiful and durable, and my water bottle or plastic bottled soda fits the end pockets without any issue. I used the internal key fob hook to hold onto my keys and earbuds. The Gemini Mini is more suited to long day trips when you need only a few items with you, and still look professional and stylish. The iPad and Kindle fit nicely, but my MacBook Air would not fit and allow the snap to lock and secure the device. Fortunately, only the iPad was needed on this trip. The Interior is nice and luxurious. Padded support for electronics. If you want a true taupe color, this is not for you. It is more of a rose color. Pink undertones outweigh any intended beige. As the video ad on fb states, it is a grayish lavender tone. Still a great-looking neutral color. Perfectly complemented the carry-on from Away in "petal".
This bag is perfect! I am currently using it as my work bag but can’t wait to travel with it for vacation as well! So versatile! I hesitated buying at first (the price was a little higher than I wanted to spend) but soooo glad I went for it and let me tell you - it is so worth the price! Prefect size, perfect color (taupe) and amazing functionality! I am just obsessed with the backpack straps! If you are thinking about getting the bag, DO IT! I already want more colors and sizes lol.
I love this bag! I often carry a larger bag bc I seem to bring everyone’s stuff including mine. There is enough room and lots of compartments to stay organized. The different carrying options are great too. It helps to have a backpack when I need to be hands free. But the BIGGEST benefit, it is not overly heavy. Bonus: the material is soft and durable and you really do look so Sophisticated carrying it.
I am so happy. Bought the whole set! Thank you for making a mini version!
I can carry a lot of things around with me normally and never found a bag that fit the things I wanted but left some extra space so I wasn’t digging all over the place. With this bag I have more room, I can see everything and I can wear it as a backpack which I love! The color is amazing in merlot, and everyone has been saying they could never imagine me with this type of bag but say it looks great on me. 100% recommend. I want it in stripe next!
I waited for over a year to buy this bag because I couldn't make up my mind if I really wanted it or not. I watched every ad, googled people wearing/using it, and followed White Elm on social media. 4 months ago I bought a different bag because it was cheaper, but I was not happy with it. The outside pockets couldn't hold my drink cups. I always looked like a hot mess walking into the office, holding two cups, my keys, my bag, and whatever else wouldn't fit in my bag. So, I finally took the plunge and bought the Gemini Mini. I LOVE IT! I feel so put together when I go to work now! I do wish I would have bought the bigger bag. This one does not hold my laptop (12"x8.5") well. I think I'll probably buy the bigger one later. I was just worried that it would be too big and I wouldn't use it. I still love it though.
I have seen many reviews and had been considering a Gemini bag. I already have an Aquila tote which is being used for my school bag. I need something for work. I had a hard time deciding on color and finally chose merlot. It is a beautiful color . I opted to purchase the Gemini mini. i wanted to try the smaller size first.
This bag arrived quickly and the pictures does not do justice. The bag is more roomy than I expected. The bag is a considerable size. I was able to put my necessities in the bag with a lot of room to spare. It meets all my expectations and it is very professional looking. I am so amazed with the pockets because it does help me to be organized and not have to hunt for things.
The ability to convert into a backpack is also amazing. This bag and my Aquila bag in the taupe color is very solid. My previous experiences with different totes and backpacks have left me frustrated. Straps have broken with a few days of use. Unable to put items in bags. I used to carry a purse and 2 bags. I don’t have to do that anymore. I am enjoying the fact that I can carry one bag with my necessities to my destinations with no issues 😊