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) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 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 Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with an Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. 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) 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 Constellation (light blue) 525 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 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 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Black 525 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) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 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 (midnight blue) 525 Ballistic with Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon 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 Ballistic The Side Kick in Deep Blue 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) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 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: Black Ballistic/Zest 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.


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$6.00 - 8”, Snaphook-O-Ring / Coyote Webbing
An 8-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Zest (orange) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Black Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Iberian (red) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Island (blue) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Northwest Sky (light grey) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Ultraviolet (purple) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Wasabi (green) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Zest (orange) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Black Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Iberian (red) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Island (blue) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Northwest Sky (light grey) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Ultraviolet (purple) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Wasabi (green) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. An 8-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Zest (orange) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Black Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other with a pocket knife fed through the split-ring o-ring. An 8-inch Iberian (red) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Island (blue) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Northwest Sky (light grey) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Ultraviolet (purple) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. An 8-inch Wasabi (green) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. An 16-inch Zest (orange) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Black Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Iberian (red) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Island (blue) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Northwest Sky (light grey) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Ultraviolet (purple) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Wasabi (green) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and an o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Zest (orange) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Black Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Iberian (red) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Island (blue) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Northwest Sky (light grey) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Ultraviolet (purple) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Wasabi (green) Key Strap with a snaphook at either end. A 16-inch Coyote (tan) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Zest (orange) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Black Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other with a pocket knife fed through the split-ring o-ring. A 16-inch Iberian (red) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Island (blue) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Northwest Sky (light grey) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Ultraviolet (purple) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other. A 16-inch Wasabi (green) Key Strap with a snaphook at one end and a split-ring o-ring at the other.

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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332 reviews
  • Evann M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Durable, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Durable, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect EDC size

    This bag is perfect for my everyday carry. Small thick wallet, small set of keys, and iPhone XR fit along with my two pens, larger Moleskine, small first aid kit, and a Cubelet with basics (lip balm, mints, etc). The kicker is that I can pop a small 18oz water bottle sideways on top of the other items and still comfortably zip the Side Kick closed. I bought the bag planning to use it for days I didn’t need a water bottle and was pleasantly surprised to see how well it fit. The color combo (Constellation ballistic/Solaris halcyon) is sunny and happy. Love this bag.

  • Melanie H.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Durable, Easily Adjustable, Comfortable, Thoughtful Design, Versatile
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Durable, Easily Adjustable, Comfortable, Thoughtful Design, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    My favorite everyday and travel bag!

    The perfect bag for carrying everyday or as a travel/tourist bag. It can easily go from hiking trails to dinner/museums/etc. or even hang from an airplane seatback to hold your in-flight items. The small loops on the exterior allow for attaching a TB Gatekeeper waist strap, to turn this into a belt bag or sling, or piggy-back it on your backpack or other bags. Amazingly versatile!

    Has a slim profile when normally packed but also expands to hold much more than expected. The shoulder/crossbody strap is the most comfortable of any small bag I've carried. It feels great- sturdy yet lightweight, adjusts easily, and does not tangle. Just an awesome bag all around.

    Pictured:

    -Excellent organization inside with well thought-out pockets. I appreciate the quality contrasting trim on the pockets, making it easy to see pocket size/location and adding to long term durability.

    -The pink item is an A5 size journal, for reference. It fits easily in the larger interior slip pocket as well as the exterior zip pocket. (photo also shows a TB size medium Double Organizer Pouch inside)

    -The larger purple pouch is a very full TB Vertical Packing Cubelet. Lots of room left for other items

    -Full size camera fits inside (with lens and large shoulder strap) with room left for small purse items

    -Shown with TB swivel carabiners (ready to hang from airplane seatback), holding an iPad Pro 11" (does not zip with that iPad inside, but works well for in-flight access)

    -Piggy-backed on a TB…

  • Christina
    Verified Reviewer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Thoughtful Design
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Literally always at my side

    I've had my Side Kick in Black Ballistic for a few years now, and it looks like it did the day I bought it. Perfect condition. It's my daily bag, and I travel with it. I carry it in all three intended configurations - shoulder/cross body bag as a purse, as a sling pack on my back, and as a waist pack. Adding the waist strap is definitely worth it. It's perfect for carrying on a bike as a sling pack or waist pack. I use it that way for quick errands on my bike and on overnight bike camping trips. If I'm carrying my backpack to work with my laptop, I throw my Side Kick into my bag as extra organization. I specifically got the Side Kick rather than the Side Effect because it fits my A5 notebook perfectly with a little wiggle room. It also fits a half-liter Nalgene water bottle.

  • Matthew M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Good Storage Size, Versatile
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Good Storage Size, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    I Wanted a Tech Organizer. I Wanted a Shoulder Bag. I Got Both

    I travel a LOT and I like to travel light. I wanted a mid sized tech organizer but I also like to carry a shoulder bag while touring. The Sidekick is BOTH! Love the organization for a pretty comprehensive tech kit and it makes a great shoulder bag for my destination. Win win.

  • Karl B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, Versatile
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect Size, amazing features

    I spent about 2 months trying to figure out how to carry around my prescription sunglasses. I knew I should take the opportunity to expand my edc capacity beyond my pockets, but I also knew (from long experience) that a full-sized bag wasn't going to get carried. Enter the Side Kick! Full of pockets, which means I can find my stuff by touch, easy access zippers mean I can open and close the bag ONE-HANDED while walking. Goldielocks size means it carries all I need, but I'm happy to grab it any time I leave the house. In a word, HORRAY!

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