A Side Effect in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with Acai (dark purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) Ballistic with Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) Ballistic with Zest (orange with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with Sangria (red with light red grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic. A Side Effect in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Wilderness (dark blue) Ballistic with Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with Taiga (olive with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Wilderness (forest green) Ballistic. A Side Effect in Deep Blue (dark blue) Ballistic with Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with Moss (green with light green grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Deep Blue (dark blue) Ballistic with Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with Seafoam (pale green with white grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with MountainGrey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Deep Blue (dark blue) Ballistic. A Side Effect in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. A Side Effect in Black Ballistic with Sakura (pale pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Black Ballistic with Acai (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Black 525 Ballistic with Zest (orange with white grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Black Ballistic with Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Black 525 Ballistic with Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Black 525 Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Black 525 Ballistic with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Black 525 Ballistic with Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Black Ballistic. A Side Effect in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic with Tidal (light blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic with Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic with Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Aubergine (dark purple) Ballistic. A Side Effect in Burnt Orange 630 Ballistic with Dusk (blue-grey with light blue-grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Burnt Orange Ballistic. A Side Effect in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Constellation (powder blue) Ballistic with Sakura (pale pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Constellation (light blue) Ballistic with Solaris Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Constellation (light blue) Ballistic. A Side Effect in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic. A Side Effect in Ursa (grey-brown) Ballistic with Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. A Side Effect in Ursa (grey-brown) Ballistic with Moss (green with light green grid) 210 Cerylon interior. A Side Effect in Ursa (grey-brown) 525 Ballistic with Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. A Side Effect in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic.
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$65.00


Color: Black Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon

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3D Organizational Pouch, Shoulder Bag, or Waist Pack: You Decide.

1.7 liters / 105 cu. in.

Looking for the Side Kick or Side Hustle?


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$6.00 - 8”, Snaphook-Snaphook / Coyote Webbing
visible variant TB0513-CT^^An 8-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end.

TLDR

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

  • Main compartment with 2 open-top organizer pockets and 4 O-rings
  • Zippered pocket on the exterior with an O-ring and a clipped 8" Key Strap
  • Wear it as a crossbody bag with our 5/8" Shoulder Strap (included) or as a sling bag / waistpack with a 1" Waist Strap (optional)

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

Full Description

Main Compartment

The main compartment 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 essential items like your phone, sunglasses, wallet, snacks, or sunblock.

On one interior side of the main compartment are two open-top organizer pockets. These are designed to organize your smaller items, like earbuds, chapsticks, or chargers.

Inside the main compartment are four O-rings. Two are set in the middle towards the top of the bag and the other two are midway inside the bag along the side panels. You can use these O-rings to attach any of our Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches or Mystery Organizer Pouches.

Zippered Exterior Pocket

On the outside of the bag is a straight zippered pocket that is sized specifically for a passport. This pocket spans the full width of the Side Effect. There is also one O-ring with an included 8" Key Strap attached. You can choose to wear this as the front side of the bag or backside, depending on your preference. 

Ways to Carry the Side Effect

Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

On either side of the Side Effect are o-rings to which you can attach the adjustable 5/8" Shoulder Strap (included), made from nylon webbing and with the same plastic clips as our Key Straps.  

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 Effect 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. 

Wrist Bag

Clip the Handle Loop to one of the O-rings on either side of the Side Effect and carry the whole affair in hand.

Organizer Pouch

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

What's Included

5/8" Shoulder Strap

A simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 5/8" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and has plastic snaphooks at each end. It does not have extra padding.

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 Effect if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pack.

The main compartment 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 essential items like your phone, sunglasses, wallet, snacks, or sunblock.

On one interior side of the main compartment are two open-top organizer pockets. These are designed to organize your smaller items, like earbuds, chapsticks, or chargers.

Inside the main compartment are four O-rings. Two are set in the middle towards the top of the bag and the other two are midway inside the bag along the side panels. You can use these O-rings to attach any of our Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches or Mystery Organizer Pouches.

On the outside of the bag is a straight zippered pocket that is sized specifically for a passport. This pocket spans the full width of the Side Effect. There is also one O-ring with an included 8" Key Strap attached. You can choose to wear this as the front side of the bag or backside, depending on your preference. 

Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

On either side of the Side Effect are o-rings to which you can attach the adjustable 5/8" Shoulder Strap (included), made from nylon webbing and with the same plastic clips as our Key Straps.  

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 Effect 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. 

Wrist Bag

Clip the Handle Loop to one of the O-rings on either side of the Side Effect and carry the whole affair in hand.

Organizer Pouch

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

5/8" Shoulder Strap

A simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 5/8" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and has plastic snaphooks at each end. It does not have extra padding.

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 Effect if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pack.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

9.0" (w) x 5.5" (h) x 3.1" (d) / 230 (w) x 140 (h) x 80 (d) mm

Weight

6.9 oz / 195 grams

Volume

1.7 liters / 105 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total

5 (4 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 245 reviews
98%would recommend this product
245 reviews
  • Kirstie W.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Versatile, Easily Adjustable, Durable
    4 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Versatile, Easily Adjustable, Durable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Simple, handy little bag

    First bought this to hold my markers and art supplies inside my synik. But the ability to swap out carabiners for crossbody straps l made it a great trip companion as well. I could easily convert it from one use to the other while not having to pack a whole other day bag for walking around. And the heavier halcyon material feels great (and looks great too!)

  • Kathryn H.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Versatile, Durable, Thoughtful Design
    7 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Versatile, Durable, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    This replaced my purse and former crossbody bag!!

    I’m not big a fan of large purses or crossbody bags and this SE is perfect for me! I love how open it is and the ability to add Tom Bihn pouches has made for an awesome and unique carry. It fits my iPhone 13 Pro Max easily with tons of room to spare. On top of it all I love the Taiga Halcyon, the material is VERY light weight and the color is very muted and yet adds a nice touch to almost any outfit. Absolutely love this bag!!

  • AK
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Finishings, Durable, Sewn in USA, Easily Adjustable
    9 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Finishings, Durable, Sewn in USA, Easily Adjustable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Versatile

    Good size when you aren't sure you need a fanny pack/sling or shoulder bag. I got it in black and it is really quite versatile.

  • Sara G.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship, Versatile, Durable
    11 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship, Versatile, Durable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A Side Kicks lil Sis.

    I greatly appreciate all the clips and o-rings. I already know the fabric, Deep Blue Ballistic/Moss 210 Cerylon. It is as tough as my journey's. This is a great addition to my growing Bihn collection.

  • Karie W.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Compact, Durable, Versatile
    12 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Compact, Durable, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great little bag!

    Perfect size for phone, wallet, and kindle. Great design that has little extras that make it so useful. Great for travel or work with my Tom Bihn tote!

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