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It's the original Sidekick waist bag, now with a new name: Side Trek. Same versatile carry options with zip-away waist strap and a bonus shoulder strap. Made with the time-tested dependability of Cordura® fabric and featuring smart organization (including a hidden security stash pocket) and lockable zippers.

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Details & Features

  • Two carry options for travel security and versatility: Removable cross-body shoulder strap for close-to-body security and zip-away adjustable waist belt
  • Hidden zippered pocket inside zip-away waist belt compartment can be used as a security stash pocket
  • Lockable, self-repairing zippers on main compartments with finger-friendly zipper pulls
  • Travel-focused organization includes: Interior drop pockets, key fob, and pen slots
  • Exterior front zippered pocket and back drop pocket


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Eagle Creek Side Trek
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Lots of pockets (29)
  • Good strap length (28)
  • High quality (28)
  • Comfortable strap (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (29)
  • Travel (29)
  • Running errands (21)
  • Commuting (17)
  • Office (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (27), Comfort-oriented (26), Career (10), Modern (9), Classic style (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One step down from older better model

I was beyond thrilled when I learned that Eagle Creek was re-releasing the old Sidekick model, which has been my go-to-bag for years. Just received the new bag. It is still pretty great,...Read complete review

I was beyond thrilled when I learned that Eagle Creek was re-releasing the old Sidekick model, which has been my go-to-bag for years. Just received the new bag. It is still pretty great, but why a bunch of things that were not broken had to be fixed is a bit beyond me.

THINGS THAT ARE THE SAME THAT ARE GREAT: Convertibility, weight, durability, construction, color, size, capacity.

THINGS THAT GOT BETTER:
Strap width, Access to fanny-pack straps. (Kind of small potatoes actually... what was great before didn't need that much improvement.

LATERAL CHANGES:
Color of interior, Slight styling changes, Logo now way more prominent (I painted over mine with a sharpee), zipper toggles, arrangement of pockets.

THINGS THAT GOT SADLY AND FAIRLY SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE:
Yawning open non-zipperable pocket in the front. What use is that? It seems to have been traded in for the old zip-sleeve in the back, that was supremely useful. Bad trade. Old full-hand-width handle has been replaced by an anemic loop. How disappointing. Can no longer hang on a door knob or be grabbed easily on the way out the door. Fanny pack arrangement feels like secure... not sure that is true though. Sad to miss the closeable interior pockets inside the "desk accessory" compartment.

All in all, still a great bag, but I'm still confused about why this was discontinued for three years and why the most welcome return is a step down....

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Functionality negated by lack of strap adjustment

I had high hopes that this would be a staple for my travels, and even everyday use, but the strap is too long and does not adjust to my waist. Thus, it loses...Read complete review

I had high hopes that this would be a staple for my travels, and even everyday use, but the strap is too long and does not adjust to my waist. Thus, it loses a great deal of its functionality and I might as well carry a shoulder strap purse.

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4.0

Good,

By GA girl

from Georgia

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Lots of Pockets

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sports
    • Traveling

    Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

    had trouble locating this design
    wish it had a small closure on the open outside pocket-snap, velcro, etc

    the convertible straps from shoulder to waist is my favorite part, especially for shopping hands free.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    This has been my go-to bag for many years.

    By morecatslady

    from Oregon

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Make in blue colour. The Olive Drab is ugly.

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Daily Use
    • Running Errands
    • Traveling

    Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

    I have used this bag for many years, since the side-kick was the side-kick and not the side-trek. I love the bag. I own three currently and have worn out another, but I really want a blue one and they don't come in any other colours...and frankly, the Olive drab is disgusting.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Functionality negated by lack of strap adjustment

    By Traveling woman

    from Richmond VA

    About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Lots of Pockets

    Cons

    • Not Adjustable To Waist
    • Strap Too Long

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Traveling

    Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

    I had high hopes that this would be a staple for my travels, and even everyday use, but the strap is too long and does not adjust to my waist. Thus, it loses a great deal of its functionality and I might as well carry a shoulder strap purse.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By Sunny Smiles

    from SierraVista, AZ

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

      This bag is far more durable than most products. I use this as my purse and constantly overstuff it. My first Side Trek lasted several years with daily use and the fabric and seams are still in great shape but I finally broke one of the zippers, from stuffing too much into it.

      I have not found a better quality bag.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The Old Model Was a Better Travel Bag

      By CS

      from Portsmouth, NH

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Lots of Pockets

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Daily Use
        • Office
        • Running Errands
        • School

        Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

        What I like about this bag is that it has just enough room for all the essentials, without a lot of extra space for things to become lost in. In other words, it is very efficiently organized and compact.

        I purchased this bag as a back-up to my older SideKick, purchased in 2011.

        SG's review describes many of the differences between this bag and it's predecessor. However, one important difference is missing from that review: The new bag has no passport pocket. Yes, it has a mesh pocket the size of a passport, but the zipper opening is so tight that one would shred the edges of one's passport by pulling it in and out frequently. Also, because the new pocket is mesh, when the bag is open, anyone can see where the passport is. The design of the old bag was much more secure.

        In addition, the older bag was available in a lighter color, which made it easier to see inside the bag.

        I will save my older bag for travel, and use the new bag at home. (BTW, I emailed Eagle Creek, asking why they had made the passport pocket change, and received no response.)

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good for travel

        By ocwave

        from rockville, md

        About Me Career, Modern, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Strap Length
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

          na

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          LOVE IT.

          By GOLFER, JEAN

          from PORTLAND, OR

          About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Lots of Pockets
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • More Color Choices

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Daily Use
          • Running Errands
          • Sports
          • Traveling

          Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

          I USE IT 24/7 IT'S SO EASY TO GO FROM CROSS BODY PURSE TO WAIST, HANDS FREE. THERE ARE ENOUGH POCKETS TO HOLD EVERYTHING WITHOUT BULK.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I love the product and yes I would purchase again.

          By Cathy

          from NC

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Strap Length
          • It Is Comfortable
          • It Is Comfortable For The
          • Lots of Pockets

          Cons

          • Product Made Well

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Daily Use
          • Running Errands
          • Traveling

          Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

          I find this product to be very useful for all kinds of wear.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          helps me be prepared for whatever!

          By joey

          from been around a long time!

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best Friend
          • Confidence
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Lots of Pockets
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Daily Use
            • Office
            • Pillow
            • Running Errands
            • School
            • Sports
            • Traveling

            Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

            I am a 65 year old man. this
            bag is with me always. holds
            everything I need to navigate
            my day.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Traveling with Diabetic supplies

            By Dan

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Lots of Pockets
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Color Not As Expected

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Daily Use
            • Office
            • Running Errands
            • School
            • Sports
            • Traveling

            Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

            AS a type 1 diabetic, I carry multiple items for potential failure of my medical equipment. The various pockets and locations allow the cauterization of supplies in an orderly fashion. I am able to explain to a family member where to "find" something. Over time I have ripped the zipper cloth. Have used blue, black and olive colors. Bring back the blue and add a green. This is from the view of a guy. It is a great tough unit. Thanks

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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