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Topeak Sidekick Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 90 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Sidekick - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

73% of the reviewers give the Topeak Sidekick a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (63%)
Good (10%)
Average (10%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (10%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Topeak Sidekick:

Reviewers like these things about the Topeak Sidekick

  • Testers found out that the Topeak Sidekick bag is easy to mount under the saddle of the bike and comes filled with all the tools needed to keep on the trail.
  • Other testers pointed out that it is made of a strong easy to clean nylon.
  • Reviewers noted that the bag includes an easy to use clip mount which attaches the bag conveniently under the saddle of the bike.
  • Users also said that it is unobtrusive and yet easy to access.
  • Other reviewers thought that its opening on the side actually creates some extra space.
  • They also indicated that it has a small netting pocket on the inside wall of the opening flap.
  • According to some users, the pack can hold a lot of stuff in a tight little package.
  • Other users found that it fits nice and tight under the seat giving some room to attach a number plate under the bag without interfering with any moving parts.
  • According to those who used it, the backpack is very sturdy.
  • Many users pointed out that it is attached by and suspended from a sturdy clip on saddle rails, which eliminates the Velcro saddle post strap which no matter how good damaged every single pair of bibs.
  • Testers noted that the bag adds the right tough without looking bulky.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A tester thought that the bag is not waterproof.
  • A reviewer mentioned that its Velcro attached seat packs don't attach as securely.


Crowdsourced specs across all Topeak Sidekick models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.4 oz (0.2 kg)
Length iconLength6.5-7 in (17-18 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Popular Models

Topeak Sidekick Wedge

50% choose the Topeak Sidekick Wedge

50 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.4 oz (0.2 kg)
Length iconLength6.5 in (17 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Topeak Sidekick Stw

50% choose the Topeak Sidekick Stw

50 %

Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Topeak Sidekick wedge vs Sidekick STW

The two most popular Topeak Sidekick models are the Sidekick wedge and the Sidekick STW, so let's compare them:

The Sidekick wedge
Topeak Sidekick Wedge

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 50% of the people interested in the Topeak Sidekick choose the Sidekick wedge and 50 choose the Sidekick STW.

If we look at dimensions, the Sidekick wedge is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Sidekick STW (6 vs. 7 in). Both bags are the same width (4 in), while the height is the same (both 5 in).


vs Topeak Bags

The Topeak Sidekick ranks #8 compared with the other Topeak bags.

6Topeak RX
Topeak RX
7Topeak TriBag
Topeak TriBag
8Topeak Sidekick
Topeak Sidekick

vs All Bags

The Topeak Sidekick ranks #2513 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2511Ebonite Compact
Ebonite Compact
2512Topeak Sidekick
Topeak Sidekick
2513Rockland Melrose
Rockland Melrose
2514Travelers Choice Cornwall
Travelers Choice Cornwall
2515Latico Leathers Nicoleta
Latico Leathers Nicoleta

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Last updated on July 03, 2019