The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic. 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 Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with an Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with an Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (grey-blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Island (bright blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Coyote (goldish) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic with an Viridian (blue-green) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic with an Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Mars Red 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Mars Red 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with an Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 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 Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with an Coyote (brown) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Black (black 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. 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 Night Walk (blue-grey with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Night Walk (blue-grey with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Tidal (faded blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. Person wearing the Side Kick in Taiga cross-body.
The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic. 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 Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with an Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with an Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (grey-blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Island (bright blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Coyote (goldish) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with an Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic with an Viridian (blue-green) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic with an Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Mars Red 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Mars Red 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with an Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 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 Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with an Coyote (brown) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Black (black 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. 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 Night Walk (blue-grey with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Night Walk (blue-grey with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Tidal (faded blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A close shot of the Side Kick Shoulder Strap attached to the Side Kick. A close shot of the Side Kick Shoulder Strap attached to the Side Kick. A close shot of the zipper on the Side Kick. A person with their Side Kick draped over their chair. A person ice skating with their Side Kick worn cross-body. A person on a trail bridge wearing a Side Kick. A person using an iPad with their open Side Kick next to them. A person at the airport with their Side Kick. A close shot of the side pocket of the Side Kick. A person wearing the Side Kick using the included Side Kick Shoulder Strap. A completed Side Kick at the sewing table. A full Side Kick with a couple books, a pocket notepad, pens,  a phone, stamps, and a wallet. An above shot of the open main compartment of the Side Kick. An above shot of the open main compartment of the Side Kick. A person retrieving their clipped-in wallet from the main pocket of the Side Kick. A person removing the Side Kick from the side pocket of an Aeronaut. Thumbnail for a video showcasing the Side Kick. Person wearing the Side Kick in Taiga cross-body.
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Side Kick

$70.00

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

3.0 Liters (185 cu. in.)

Constellation 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Constellation 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Alphaviolet 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Alphaviolet 525 Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Night Walk 400 Halcyon/Tidal 200 Halcyon
Night Walk 400 Halcyon/Tidal 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
A close shot of the Side Kick Shoulder Strap attached to the Side Kick. A close shot of the Side Kick Shoulder Strap attached to the Side Kick. A close shot of the zipper on the Side Kick. A person with their Side Kick draped over their chair. A person ice skating with their Side Kick worn cross-body. A person on a trail bridge wearing a Side Kick. A person using an iPad with their open Side Kick next to them. A person at the airport with their Side Kick. A close shot of the side pocket of the Side Kick. A person wearing the Side Kick using the included Side Kick Shoulder Strap. A completed Side Kick at the sewing table. A full Side Kick with a couple books, a pocket notepad, pens,  a phone, stamps, and a wallet. An above shot of the open main compartment of the Side Kick. An above shot of the open main compartment of the Side Kick. A person retrieving their clipped-in wallet from the main pocket of the Side Kick. A person removing the Side Kick from the side pocket of an Aeronaut.

Description

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

The Side Kick is a larger version of our Side Effect, a bag that evolved directly from user feedback (mostly from folks on our Forums). Though twice the volume, the Side Kick is still of modest size, and is overall a highly useful little bag. We’ve added more internal pockets for further organization, and we’ve nudged the O-ring placement around a bit to better match the design of our Organizer Pouches.

The main compartment of the Side Kick can fit a small water bottle, a paperback book, or even an ultralight rain shell or down vest stuffed into itself or in a Stuff Sack; this main compartment zips shut with two zipper sliders, so you can choose where the sliders end up when the bag is closed.

Inside the main compartment, the beauty of the souped-up pocketry becomes apparent: on one interior side of the Side Kick (we'll call this the “front side"—it's the side with the exterior zippered pocket) are two large open-top pockets sized to fit even the largest phones, a wallet, notebook, or a sunglasses/eyeglass case. On the other—the “back side” if you will, the side with the plain exterior—it gets even better. One large open-top organizational pocket spans the width of the Side Kick and fits 7" - 8" tablets, including the iPad Mini in the Size iPad Mini Horizontal Cache. In front of that organizational pocket are four more pockets: two small-ish pockets (that fit Lara Bars, multi-tool, hand lotion or sunscreen) and two pen/pencil pockets. Four O-rings allow you to trick out your organization even further: attach Mini, Small or Medium 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 zippered pocket that spans its full width and is designed to fit your passport, a notebook, a tablet, or anything relatively flat. Inside the zippered pocket is one O-ring to which is clipped an included 8" Key Strap in Black. 

The other exterior side of the Side Kick is clean: a solid panel of fabric. Which side of the Side Kick is the "front" and which side is the "back" depends on how you wear it.

Ways to carry the Side Kick:

Shoulder/Cross-Body Bag
On either side of the Side Kick are horizontal webbing loops to which you can attach the adjustable Side Kick Shoulder Strap (included), made from nylon webbing and with Double Gatekeeper clips (but no pad). When you're not wearing the Side Kick, you can use the Gatekeeper 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 the optional 1" / 25mm Gatekeeper Waist Strap, using our now-ubiquitous Gatekeeper clips. Wear the Side Kick around your waist or hips, and you've got a sweet waist pack. Wear it cross-body 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.

Materials

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

Dimensions: 9.6" (w) x 7.5" (h) x 2.8" (d) / 245 (w) x 190 (h) x 70 (d) mm
Weight:
1050d Ballistic nylon: 10.1 oz / 286 grams
525d Ballistic Nylon: 9.4 oz / 267 grams
400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 8.1 oz / 230 grams
Volume: 185 cubic inches / 3.0 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)
What's Included:
1x Side Kick Shoulder Strap
1x 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap
1x Black Zipper Pulls w/ Plastic Ends (8-Pack)
Total O-rings: 5 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the side pocket)

Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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Rated 5 out of 5

Ready to go!

My Ursa Side Kick is packed and ready to go when I need a bigger bag than the Everyday Cubelet I am currently using. I love the organization and the size is just right to hold quite a few more items. The color is a really nice brown that will go with everything. Between my Everyday Cubelet, Side Kick and Co-Pilot I am pretty well set with day bags for all occasions.

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EDC that's surprisingly spacious

While it is large enough to hold an A5 notebook, it doesn't feel overly bulky if it doesn't (I'm 5'2"). The organizing pockets nicely fit my phone, pens, and minimalist wallet. The ability to wear the bag cross body makes it helpful when I need both hands free but still need "stuff", it was priceless when I needed to be primary elder caregiver, helps when wrangling a carrier full of foster kittens, or am simply taking a quick trip to the hardware store. The outside (front) zip pocket is great for managing little things that need quick access to (hand sanitizer, spare change). The O-rings make it easy to keep small pouches and keys easy to find.

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Use it every day as my purse.

Just the right amount of organization to be helpful, simple design, sturdy enough for many different uses, easy to clean, and small enough to slip into other bags.

I buy purses I like in different colors, so I know where things are no matter which bag I am using. The Side Kick in several colors fits that requirement nicely. Like that I can wear over the shoulder, crossbody, or as a waistbag. Paired with a Synapse or Luminary for running around town/EDC/work, an Aeronaut or Western Flyer for travel, or a Pop Tote for visiting friends or family with stuff, it is the most used and most versatile bag I have.

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Perfect size, perfect materials.

Whether in 525d ballistic or 400d halcyon, this bag is the perfect accessory for EDC or travel. Holds a surprising amount of stuff, with enough organization not to need lots of pouches & leashes unless that's your mode . Fits neatly into other bags, easily fits an ipad mini in with the normal EDC stuff. Has multiple carry options with the addition of the waist strap from another bag. I just love this bag and now own several in my favorite colors. I love knowing where everything is. Craftsmanship and customer service are top notch. Purchase with confidence!

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Love Side Kicks!

The Side Kick (SK) is one of my favorite Tom Bihn (TB) bags! I now own five of them, so that should be a good indication of how much I love this bag. The SK is ideal for everyday carry, as well as for travel - it holds more of what I like to have with me, than my Side Effect (which is also a great bag). I love all the internal organization of this bag, and I also use TB organizer pouches (OPs). It's great that my mini iPad fits, on days when I need it. In these days of Covid-19, I can easily carry an extra TB mask, gloves, and disinfectant wipes in a small Ghost Whale Pouch inside my SK (hand sanitizer goes inside SK, or is attached to the outside). Additional typical contents include: large cell phone, hard eyeglass case, wallet, earbuds, pens, misc. items inside a Cubelet, folded reusable shopping bag, house keys, car keys.

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