Side Trek 

$52.00 
Item # EC-60265
Color:
BlackOlive
Quantity  

Product Information

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

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




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Eagle Creek Side Trek
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • High quality (8)
  • Lots of pockets (8)
  • Good strap length (7)
  • Comfortable strap (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (9)
    • Daily use (8)
    • Running errands (6)
    • Commuting (4)
    • Office (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (8), Comfort-oriented (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    My everyday everything bag

    By Cathy

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Adventurest, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

      The perfect bag for my everyday. Goes from daily purse to waist pack to shoulder bag easily. It's nice to be able to walk with my bag on my shoulder then strap it to my waist for added security when needed. Stylish enough to wear into evening and sturdy enough to last for years. Plenty of pockets to organize essentials. This is my second Eagle Creek waist pack/bag. The first one lasted over ten years with everyday use. Glad to find one with a little more room and more versatility. Thanks Eagle Creek.

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

      A great bag

      By World Traveler

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

        I use this for travel, especially foreign travel. I wear it across the front of my body for safety. Once I used the belt strap for added security. I love the convenience of this bag. I wish it had a padded shoulder strap like my old version of this bag has.

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

        Love this bag!

        By MMunro

        from Easton, MD

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good size
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Strap too long

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

        I love this bag! I own its predecessor and used it every day until one of the zippers broke--its only weakness. Used it for travel as a fanny pack too. So I bought this one to use until I can get the old one repaired. I only gave this one 4 stars (would have given it 4 1/2 if I could) because the pocket arrangement isn't as good and the strap is too long--both very minor inconviences. Bought the green one this time for a color change and like the color.

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

        Best Available - But . . .

        By Bob

        from Estes Park, CO

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Lots of Pockets
        • versatile

        Cons

        • Awkward Clasp

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Office
        • Running Errands
        • Traveling

        Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

        My old Eagle Creek waist pack finally gave out after about twenty years. This somewhat smaller version is the best replacement I could find. The pockets and sleeves are versatile and easy to reach.

        I've only got one gripe. The clasp is on the left side. I'm right-handed, and I find it difficult to fasten the strap. What works is to pull the pack around to my right hip, fasten it, then slide it back to my left hip. Awkward - especially with a phone case on my right hip.

        Switch the phone and the waist pack, you say? But then I can't fasten my seatbelt, and the phone becomes hard to reach. No, no. What we need here is a right-sided clasp. Just like the clasp on my dear old waist pack - which was perfect, but is now deceased. May it rest in peace.

        Other than that, I'm a happy customer.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Still a wonderful pack

        By RJC-CE

        from Coeur d'Alene, ID

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Inside Mesh Pocket
        • No Openspace Wais Attatc
        • On Belt
        • This One Doesn't Have A I

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Daily Use
        • Running Errands
        • Traveling

        Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

        I use this as my main purse... Due to a lot of biking to work ect.so I can just grab and buckle and go. I love it .. This is my third one in 15yrs, .the zippers always get bad but they are used every day!! The only come are as above...1 I miss the inside mesh zipper pocket they used to have.2 i miss the little lupe's or spaces, that used to be on the attached part of the waist belt. I used those to attach a small phone pouch.thanks for asking

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

        A Rose by Any Other Name . . .

        By GreyhoundWalker

        from Southern New Mexico Mountains

        About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

          Have used the Sidekick for years. Had to get used to some changes with this Side Trek. The added zipper fobs on the zipper pulls are very nice, and make the quality zippers glide even easier. The shoulder strap is wide enough that it no longer needs the pesky shoulder cushion that needed constant readjustment.

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

          Terrific bag!

          By SMB

          from AZ

          About Me Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Traveling

            Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

            I can pack an amazing amount of items into this bag. I am on my third bag, as I use them so much, I wear them out from the inside.

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

            Side Trek Not the Same as Old Sidekick

            By voxelman

            from Fairfield Iowa

            About Me Practical

            Pros

            • Good Strap Length
            • I Like The Olive Color
            • Lightweight
            • Lots of Pockets

            Cons

            • Not as described
            • Side Trek Not A Sidekick

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Running Errands
            • Traveling

            Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

            I have a an older Sidekick that I have had for at least 5 years and maybe longer. I wear it around my waist and it has become a part of me. The front pocket zipper failed and I purchased a new Side Trek thinking it would be the same thing since that is what EC claimed. However changes have definitely been made. The organizer pockets have been changed and they don't accommodate my wallet (also and EC product) and point&shoot camera like before. The fabric and belts seem lighter and it doesn't have the same "drape". The top zippers don't close unless I hold the side of the bag. The bag just distorts. I think this is because the lighter weight fabric doesn't hold its shape as well against the force of the zipper being pulled.

            Another area that could use improvement is the handling of the waist strap. On the Side Trek the buckle for the waist strap has been moved from the right to left side. Quite an annoyance after many years of having it on the right side. But even on the Sidekick the management of the extra strap length was poorly thought out. I managed it by rolling it into a small bundle and using a nylon wire tie to hold it to the rest of the strap. This also set the strap length so that I didn't have to adjust it every time I put it on.

            I do like the olive color of the new bag but my other issues outweigh this plus. For the new user that doesn't come to this product with established expectations and habits this is probably a great bag.

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

            Best. For me

            By Trip

            from Nevada

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Daily Use
              • Running Errands
              • Traveling

              Comments about Eagle Creek Side Trek:

              By far the best for my needs for a man purse !

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

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