The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic with a Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic with an Seafoam (pale green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic with an Tidal (pale blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with an Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. Side Kick in Wilderness Ballistic with Moss 210 Cerylon interior The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. Side Kick in Wilderness Ballistic with Dusk 210 Cerylon interior The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 630 Ballistic with an Sakura (pale pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with an Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Black Ballistic with an Acai (dark purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black Ballistic with an Cerise (pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black Ballistic with an Seafoam (pale green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black Ballistic with an Zest (orange with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black Ballistic with an Sakura (pale pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Island (bright blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Black 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Black 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) Ballistic with an Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) Ballistic with an Marigold (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) Ballistic with an Seafoam (pale green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Acai (dark purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Coyote (sand brown) Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey with light blue-grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Coyote (sand brown) Ballistic. The Side Kick in Coyote (sand brown) Ballistic. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) Ballistic with an Moss (green with light green grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) Ballistic with an Moss (green with light green grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (midnight blue) 525 Ballistic with Acai (dark purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (midnight blue) 525 Ballistic with Coyote (brown with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (midnight blue) 525 Ballistic with Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue 630 Ballistic The Side Kick in Deep Blue 630 Ballistic The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey with light blue-grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 630 Ballistic with an Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 630 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. new color / photo coming soon; an illustration of shears and a length of fabric.
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Color: Deep Blue Ballistic/Wisteria 200 Halcyon

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An everyday cross-body shoulder bag that can also be used as a sling bag or waist pack.

3 Liters / 185 cu. in.


Add a key strap?
$8.00 - 16”, Snaphook-Snaphook / Coyote Webbing
visible variant TB0514-CT^^A 16-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end.

TLDR

A versatile everyday crossbody shoulder bag that can also be used as a sling bag, waist pack, or organizer pouch.

  • Main compartment with lots of organization: 7 open-top interior pockets of varying sizes 
  • 4 O-rings inside to tether extra organizer pouches and/or Key Straps
  • Zippered pocket on the exterior with 1 O-ring and a clipped 8" Key Strap
  • Wear it crossbody with our 1" Shoulder Strap (included) or as a sling bag / waistpack with a 1" Waist Strap (optional)

Want a smaller version of the Side Kick? Check out the Side Effect. Want a bigger version? Check out the Side Hustle.

Full Description

Main Compartment

The main compartment of the Side Kick opens with two zipper sliders, making it convenient for left or right-handed folks. It also allows you to choose where the sliders end up when the bag is closed. This compartment can fit a small water bottle, a paperback book, or even an ultralight rain shell or down vest stuffed into itself or in a Travel Stuff Sack

On the front interior side of the main compartment are two large open-top pockets. They are sized to fit your phone, wallet, notebook, or even a pair of sunglasses inside an eyeglasses case.

On the back interior side of the main compartment is one large open-top organizational pocket that spans the width of the Side Kick. You can fit 7" - 8" tablets, including the iPad Mini in our size 8A Cache.

In front of this large organizational pocket are four additional smaller pockets. The two on one end can fit items like granola bars, hand cream, or sunscreen. The two on the other end can each fit a pen or pencil.

All interior pockets are made with our super tough 200d Halcyon or 210d Cerylon fabric.

Four O-rings, two on the back side and two on the front side of the interior main compartment, allow you to trick out your organization even further: attach Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches, Mystery Organizer Pouches, and/or any of our Key Strap variants to keep essentials handy and tethered safely.

Zippered Exterior Pocket

The exterior of the Side Kick has a straight zippered pocket that spans the full width of the bag and is designed to fit your passport, notebook, tablet, or anything that is relatively flat. Inside the zippered pocket is one O-ring with a clipped 8" Key Strap. We consider this the front side of the bag, but you can always flip the bag around and make it the back side if you prefer.

Ways to Carry the Side Kick

Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

On either side of the Side Kick are horizontal webbing loops to which you can attach the adjustable 1" Shoulder Strap (included), made from nylon webbing and with plastic clips (but no pad). When you're not wearing the Side Kick, you can use the 1" Shoulder Strap to hang it on a coat hook or from a doorknob.

Waist Pack or Sling Bag

Also on the sides of the bag are unobtrusive webbing loops to which you can attach an optional 1" Gatekeeper Waist Strap, using our ubiquitous Gatekeeper clips. Wear the Side Kick around your waist or hips, and you've got a sweet waist pack. Wear it crossbody with the bag on your back, and you've got a mini sling bag. Either way, it's great for cycling, hiking, or any situation where you need your hands completely free. 

Use as an Organizer Pouch

Clip one side of our Key Strap variants to the Side Kick and then clip the other side to an O-ring inside one of our larger bags. That way, the Side Kick stays tethered to your bag.

What's Included

1" Standard Shoulder Strap

A simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 1" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and has plastic snaphooks at each end. It does not have a pad.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

A Set of Black Zipper Pulls

A set of pulls to extend or replace your metal pulls.

What's Optional

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the sides of the Side Kick if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pack. 

The main compartment of the Side Kick opens with two zipper sliders, making it convenient for left or right-handed folks. It also allows you to choose where the sliders end up when the bag is closed. This compartment can fit a small water bottle, a paperback book, or even an ultralight rain shell or down vest stuffed into itself or in a Travel Stuff Sack

On the front interior side of the main compartment are two large open-top pockets. They are sized to fit your phone, wallet, notebook, or even a pair of sunglasses inside an eyeglasses case.

On the back interior side of the main compartment is one large open-top organizational pocket that spans the width of the Side Kick. You can fit 7" - 8" tablets, including the iPad Mini in our size 8A Cache.

In front of this large organizational pocket are four additional smaller pockets. The two on one end can fit items like granola bars, hand cream, or sunscreen. The two on the other end can each fit a pen or pencil.

All interior pockets are made with our super tough 200d Halcyon or 210d Cerylon fabric.

Four O-rings, two on the back side and two on the front side of the interior main compartment, allow you to trick out your organization even further: attach Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches, Mystery Organizer Pouches, and/or any of our Key Strap variants to keep essentials handy and tethered safely.

The exterior of the Side Kick has a straight zippered pocket that spans the full width of the bag and is designed to fit your passport, notebook, tablet, or anything that is relatively flat. Inside the zippered pocket is one O-ring with a clipped 8" Key Strap. We consider this the front side of the bag, but you can always flip the bag around and make it the back side if you prefer.

Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

On either side of the Side Kick are horizontal webbing loops to which you can attach the adjustable 1" Shoulder Strap (included), made from nylon webbing and with plastic clips (but no pad). When you're not wearing the Side Kick, you can use the 1" Shoulder Strap to hang it on a coat hook or from a doorknob.

Waist Pack or Sling Bag

Also on the sides of the bag are unobtrusive webbing loops to which you can attach an optional 1" Gatekeeper Waist Strap, using our ubiquitous Gatekeeper clips. Wear the Side Kick around your waist or hips, and you've got a sweet waist pack. Wear it crossbody with the bag on your back, and you've got a mini sling bag. Either way, it's great for cycling, hiking, or any situation where you need your hands completely free. 

Use as an Organizer Pouch

Clip one side of our Key Strap variants to the Side Kick and then clip the other side to an O-ring inside one of our larger bags. That way, the Side Kick stays tethered to your bag.

1" Standard Shoulder Strap

A simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 1" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and has plastic snaphooks at each end. It does not have a pad.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

A Set of Black Zipper Pulls

A set of pulls to extend or replace your metal pulls.

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the sides of the Side Kick if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pack. 

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

9.6" (w) x 7.5" (h) x 2.8" (d) / 245 (w) x 190 (h) x 70 (d) mm

Weight

630d Ballistic Nylon: 9.4 oz / 267 grams

Volume

3 liters / 185 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

5 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the side pocket)

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370 reviews
  • Jim L.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, Unique, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, Unique, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Big, big little bag

    I can't believe how much stuff fits into my Side Kick! It works as a comfortable cross body or fanny-pack-type bag. It would be cool if it had some RFID protection, but I have two pouches I put into the Side Kick, for my wallet/passport and toll transponder. Love this little bag!

  • Yu B.
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    Bought For Myself
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Awesome to use at airport/cruise ship

    I packed this inside a larger backpack and took it out while at the airport/on the plane for easy access to passport, books, and snacks. Also used as the main carry on the cruise and worked well. Great quality and the organization inside just makes sense!

  • Rachel T.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Comfortable, Sewn in USA, Durable
    2 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Comfortable, Sewn in USA, Durable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    I LOVE this bag

    Amazing. This was my first Tom Bihn bag almost a year ago. I have since bought a swift, truck and large zip top bag. They all have their own designated jobs. The sidekick is my every single day bag. It holds a deceptively large amount. If it held anymore, I would fill it with things that are useless or not really needed often, so I love that it holds just the essentials. I take my other bags around for things like groceries/ the library, the gym, and my crafting things.

  • Erica L.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size
    2 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect EDC

    Gosh I love this thing. It's my dream EDC bag. I have a lot of small things that I need organized and this does the trick. I love it so much!! The wilderness color was a little darker and richer than I expected, which was rad. So pretty. I really appreciate the zipper thingys being included with the purchase. Thank you!!

  • Molly M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Versatile, Sewn in USA
    4 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Versatile, Sewn in USA
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great size!

    I love to use the Side Kick as a bag to keep in my backpacks to use when I don’t want to lug around my backpack to run errands or go out to eat. Pictured is the Side Kick in Taiga inside of my Paragon! The Taiga fabric is nice and pliable and can fit a ton of items! The size of the Side Kick great for when you need just a bit more than the essentials and is a like the Goldilocks of the Side Effect/Kick/Hustle series! The only thing I miss when going from the Small Cafe Bag to the Side Kick is the carry handle and the slip pocket. I think if it had those two things, it would be close to perfect! But I really love the removable strap, the amount of organization it has, and the ability to completely zip it up to keep the contents safe and secure. All in all, I would highly recommend this bag!

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