Side Trek 

$52.00 
Item # EC060265
Color:
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Product Information

Product Specs

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Side Trek

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. Classics never die...


Product Specs

capacity:
225 cu in / 3.5 L
weight:
12 oz / 0.35 kg
fabric:
915D HP Cordura
dimensions:
10 x 6.5 x 3 in / 26 x 17 x 8 cm




Details and Features

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  • 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
  • Lifetime Warranty

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Eagle Creek Side Trek
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (28)
  • Good strap length (27)
  • High quality (27)
  • Lots of pockets (27)
  • Comfortable strap (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (27)
  • Travel (27)
  • Running errands (20)
  • Commuting (16)
  • Office (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (25), Practical (25), Career (10), Modern (9), Classic style (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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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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
     
    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
       
      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
           
          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
           
          5.0

          Eagle creek side trek ultimate travel accessory.

          By Jules

          from South dakota

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

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

            I traveled through airports and shopping malls. It made my paperwork so much easier to access and more organized. Using the waist strap with my hiking, biking, and sightseeing. So easy to use and carry

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

            Awesome product, just great!

            By Bobbi the kayaker

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Retired Annd Active

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Waist Strap Is A Bit Thin

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

            This product is typical Eagle Creek, just perfect. There is nothing else to say. It has everything in every way that I would put on the list for a perfect everyday bag.

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

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