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 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 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 Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic. 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 Island (blue) 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 Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. 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 Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. 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 Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Moab (oxblood red 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.
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Side Kick

$75.00

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 Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Alphaviolet Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Black Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Ursa Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Ursa Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Wilderness Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Moab 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Aubergine Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
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 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 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 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

Dimensions

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

Weight

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)

Total O-Rings

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

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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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I really love it, its perfect size fits my every day carry items, ipad mini, sunglasses, facemask, wallet, keys and more, great build quality and materials are high quality as well.

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Perfect for an every day carry!

I like to carry a bag that doesn't have a ton of room for stuff to get lost in and this bag is perfect. Everything has its place, and it fits my kindle paperwhite. I clip in my organizer pouch and my phone and I still have a ton of room for hand cream, sanitizer, and whatever else I feel like putting in there!

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Bought the Side Kick for my dad who's about to travel. He loved it! Said it was just what he was looking for.

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Love it!@

The side kick turned out to be the perfect crossbody bag I never knew I wanted or needed. The size is small but really good because of the inner pocket organization. And I love adding key strap so I can easily grab my keys. I also use one to secure my wallet so I don't leave it somewhere. So good, I bought another in a second color!

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Lightweight with plenty of pockets

I bought this on a whim for a short trip and I was surprised at how well it worked as a day bag. I forgot to order organizer pouches specifically for this but it didn’t matter since there were a good number of pockets inside for all my small things including cords, headphones, AirPods, and even a slim wallet. The strap is great as is as well. I bought it in a Black Halcyon and it was a very lightweight and flexible fabric.

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