Hidden pockets for easy access, for you, not for pickpockets
You don’t want to place your wallet and other items you might need to have easy access to, inside your backpack. Then you’d have to take the pack off your back every time you want to pay for something. That’s a schlep.
XD built easy-access pockets into the side of the Bobby, but in such a place so as to not offer thieves an easy meal-ticket.
The side pockets are covered by the bag’s straps. This means that you can confidently amble, lumber, meander, parade, swagger or saunter along without constantly having to watch your back.