What's New > Convertible Backpack - Black And White Spirit Desert
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Exterior: Uncoated canvas
Antique silver tone hardware
12.5in L x 3in W x 12in H; Drop up to 21 inches as a messenger, 16 inches as a backpack
Flap closure has a magnetic snap, with a zipper under the flap for extra security
Front slit pocket with magnetic snap closure
Lining features two open multi use pockets and a zippered back wall pocket
Features our signature colored enamel mandala
The sophisticated and tonal look of the Black and White Spirit Desert has quickly become a staff favorite. And we must not be the only ones who love it, it is also a best seller!
Spot clean with barely damp rag mild detergent and air dry.
Meet The Artist
Originally from Venezuela, Valentina Ramos is a graphic designer living and working in Miami, FL. After many years working as a graphic designer, Valentina started to create other arts and crafts. From these creations, Valentina Design was born, her world of uplifting drawings and designs. Her love for artworks with intricate details are the signature element of her drawing style.Read Full Interview
July 4 2017
I really wanted to like this bag, the idea is cute and I love the pattern. Unfortunately the bag has become unusable for me. I mainly use it as a crossbody but the straps slip and droop uncomfortably around my knees. It's gotten to a point where I am considering throwing the bag away. There is a lot of space inside the bag but I can't use it; multiple items weight down. The cute design can't save the functionality.
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September 9 2016
I ordered this bag for school, but as soon as my 27 year old daughter saw it, it became hers. It is a very well-made bag, and the picture does not do it justice. I ordered another one for myself, but a tote bag instead. It will hold a tablet up to 11 inches but not my 13" laptop. Lots of pockets. Thank you for your craftsmanship with great attention to detail.
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August 26 2016
This is the BEST bag! I got it for a six week trip to the UK. It is so great to be able to switch it to a backpack when you're doing lots of walking and want to get it out of the way, and then to a crossbody or shoulder bag when you want to keep it more easily accessible. Also, I love that it zips underneath the flap; it keeps things from falling out as well as keeping things safer from theft. Even though this canvas is not coated, one day it got completely soaked in the rain, but it dried out nicely and kept the contents surprisingly dry. I got the rainbow spirit desert print and I received a compliment on it at least once every day. I hope Sakroots keeps this one around!
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August 15 2016
Really awesome bag, but it is too small to use as a backpack. It can not even fit a binder. Really wish Sakroots would add measurments to the site.
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July 7 2016
I just got this bag today, and it is awesome!!! I was afraid that it was going to be too small, because I carry a LOT of stuff, but it actually has more room in it than the bag I carry every day! I got this for an extended trip to London, and I think it will be perfect. It works as a shoulder bag or crossbody when you need it handy, or it very easily slips in to a backpack when you need it out of the way! I also love that it zips closed. Thank you, Sakroots! Please don't ever discontinue this one! =)
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February 24 2016
I bought this bag for myself , because i'm always on the go , and i was thrilled when i finally received it ,the color and print was amazing, lots of room , however this bag only is functional as a backpack , but if you have a small frame i would not recommend being that the straps are too far apart , when used as a cross body there is no structure to the bag which leads to it getting scrunched up at the bottom and it makes it uncomfortable , I REALLY wish this bag was a constructed a little bit better . i was truly sad when i had to send it back .
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June 8 2015
I got this bag April 11. The seam on the front zipper fell apart the first day I used it (April 12), it was mailed out the 13th and then took until the end of May to give me a credit to get a new one. Just received the replacement on May 28th. The customer service reps that I talked to were all rude and unhelpful. I am VERY dissatisfied with the level of customer care and help. When one pays $70 for a bag they expect it to last more than a day and to get a replacement within less than a month and a half.
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May 26 2015
I love this convertible bag. I've used it for long days around town and on vacations. I like being able to switch from backpack to crossbody or even regular wear. I also like that it has so many compartments and pockets. It's a little wide, but I think that's because I have a narrower frame. I'd definitely recommend this bag to people on the go, mothers, and even students.
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May 6 2015
Bought the White Peace design print, very bright and cheerful. Tons of room inside and easy to convert. The only two things that could be improved would be the addition of more compartments/pockets as things have a tendency to get lost inside. The other thing is that the back of the bag gets a bit slouchy where it attaches to the straps, so that everything inside gravitates toward the bottom in a big clump. Perhaps something to stiffen the back a bit? Other than that it's a great bag!
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May 4 2015
Great bag, durable, fun fabrics. Great little carry on, day bag. I use it both as a cross over and backpack. Love to have the option! Holds alot. Wish the top opened a little bit wider.
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February 27 2015
I don't know why this hasn't been thought of earlier! A sidebag that can turn into a backpack. I got this in the cream one world print and I LOVE it. It's easy to go between the purse and the backpack and it's really roomy. I can't wait for concert season to get going so I can use it more.
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February 20 2015
This bag is useful if you need to make a switch from it being on your shoulder to your back. You may need to adjust the straps often because they don't even out when you make the switch. I bike to school everyday, so the adjustment feature is very helpful. This bag is small and light, so over-stuffing it with extra items isn't a good idea. Also, preserve the delicacy of this bag by placing it away from being stepped on or dirtied. Overall, I recommend this bag if you need the adjustable strap, carry light, and desire a uniquely designed bag.
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January 3 2015
By far my favorite, completely satisfied with my order
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August 23 2014
I'm in love with this bag. I ordered it in cherry spirit desert and I'm very happy with my choice. It's just as shown in the picture and even better because the details are so beautiful. I love the vibrant colors and the different textures/deco. It isn't as big as my other Sakroots backpack, but it can carry my textbook and notebook, along with bag my wallet, umbrella, and makeup with no problem. There are two days of the week in which I don't need my big backpack and this is just perfect!
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June 5 2014
This purse has ruined me for conventional purses. The backpack feature is amazing. Converts back and forth with ease. Fits my lifestyle perfectly no matter what I am up to. Great product, great company!
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May 30 2014
Was excited to receive this bag. Loved the idea of using it as crossbody or a backpack. Still like the bag, and it has a lot of great pockets. However, when I wear the bag as a crossbody the strap slowly loosens, expanding the length and making it uncomfortable. I'm constantly having to readjust the strap, making the ability to convert it more of a hassle than a perk. If this issue was resolved, it would be perfect!
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April 19 2014
I'm so glad I bought this bag! It has the perfect amount of pockets to keep me organized. The size is perfect; I can fit a hardcover book, a slim tupperware of lunch, my wallet, and a smattering of the random things I carry with me daily. With the zipper along the main pouch & the magnetized flap covering it, I never worry about anyone getting grabby & trying to steal anything when I'm walking around the city. The convertible factor is also handy when I need to be more adult-like for work. And on top of it all, the pattern is lovely. I'm not one to get so excited about girly things, but this bag makes me happy every morning when I leave because I love carrying it around.
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March 31 2014
This bag is the best. I've had it for about 6 months now and it is just fantastic. I am NOT a purse girl, so this a good transition into grown-up land. I wear it as a backpack to ride my bike to work, then switch it to an over-the-shoulder once I get there and both look great! The bag is a decent size, I often carry a couple 8.5x11 sized notebooks with me and they fit just fine. I do sometimes have a problem with the straps falling down when I wear it as a backpack, but I have very narrow shoulders so I don't think the bag itself is the issue. LOVE IT!
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November 22 2013
I have so many bags I've tried that are now waiting for the donation bin. I hate carrying a purse, but you know how you need to anyway. I like to be able to use a backpack, but backpacks won't stay on your shoulder when you want to do that. Well, this is perfect. It works great and comfortable as a shoulder bag, a crossbody or a backpack. Its big enough to carry a bottle of water and plenty of other things, but its not too big so that you feel like you're carrying a hiking backpack. Its really sturdy, plenty of pockets. Its not floppy like my last cotton backpack, so its easier to find things. This is my new go-to brand. Plus...the print is unique and pretty. Love it!
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August 24 2013
I really like this bag because it is not big and clunky like traditional backpacks. It fits everything I need without feeling bogged down. I typically carry my tablet, notebook, and one large college textbook along with things you typically find in a woman's purse (wallet,keys, phone, lotion, etc.) I love how it can go from over the shoulder to a backpack easily. Such a great function I can switch from student backpack to purse so easily. The material is sturdy and the pattern is so cute! My only complaint is I wish the magnet on the main flap was stronger so it would take less effort to snap the flap closed. The snap itself is strong so I am not concerned about it coming open and losing items I just wish that the magnet was stronger so it would close easier on it's own.
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May 14 2013
I ride my bike with this and then when i get to my destination, i can easily switch it to a crossbody. It adjusts so easily and always looks so cute with my outfits. i love love it!
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