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) 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 Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (grey-blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 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 Black 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 Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 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. The Side Kick in Coyote (tan) 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 Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Deep Blue Ballistic 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 Original (black with white 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 Black (black 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 Taiga (olive green 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. The Side Kick in Night Walk (blue-grey with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. 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/Island 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Ursa Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Ursa Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Wilderness Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Moab 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Original 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon

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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Work horse bag

The bag looks compact but holds a ton due to its efficient compartments. It has so many well designed pockets - there is a spot for all your necessities. I carry my wallet, keys, lip balm, reusable small tote, phone, masks, and more. A small paperback book even fits nicely. The zipper pulls are easy to add with help from you tube videos. The only complaint (and it’s minor) is the color. It’s more brown or dirty orange than the orange I was expecting.

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Where have you been all my life?

Years I tell you....decades even...I've been looking for a purse that would fit a Moleskine notebook, pens and colored pencils, a small pouch filled with essentials (band-aids, sunscreen, lipstick, aspirin, mints), keys, a phone and a Kindle. In a bag that looks equally chic at the Everett grocery store as it does in a Parisian museum. I've spent a lot of money buying purses that I think will work, only to make compromises.

I finally found THE ONE. The Side Kick is a timeless square shape and not overly branded (the TB logo rests demurely on the sides). I bought black, which goes with everything. The adjustable shoulder strap allows you to wear it as a crossbody bag or cinch it up as a traditional preppy lady purse tucked under the armpit.

And oh my gawd the inside organization makes my bag lady heart swoon. There is a pocket for everything and four o rings to gorge on key straps, which wow I never thought I'd get so much pleasure from lashing straps to more little bags inside a bigger bag. And just because TB can, they put a zippered pocket on the outside, too, and there's another o ring in there. Glorious!

Of course, the quality is the best. This baby is going with me around the world and every stop in between. I have no doubt she'll rise to the challenge, delighting me every time I look inside at her beautiful Moab lining (which reminds me of my home state of Utah). I'm so excited to have found you, Side Kick. Thank you Tom Bihn!

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My Perfect Purse

This is the purse of my dreams. The purse I’ve been waiting for all my life. All other purses owned, up until now, have only been minor players when compared to this Star of Stars.

The perfect size, shape and color. It holds everything without looking stuffed and yet there’s room for the occasional extra item that needs to be carried. And, even then it doesn’t look a bit overweight.

It’s tough and flexible, over the shoulder, crossbody and with accessory, around the waist. The lining inside is light colored so things inside doesn’t get lost in the darkness. Just enough pockets and clips to keep it organized and easy.

My Perfect Purse. Thanks Tom Bihn. 😘

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Looks great

I haven’t use this bag yet but I love the way it’s made. I will use it as a purse when I’m traveling or hiking when the littler everyday bag that I got and also love is too small for my needs on that day. Great organizing options with this bag. I can also see using it as a kit bag for crafts hobbies or similar when on the go.

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Useful For Air Travel

I use this as a waist pack and have everything tethered. When I sit in my airplane seat, I securely have everything I need for a long flight. It attaches to the seat in front. When I get to my destination, it fits in the room safe.

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