I attached pictures to show what all I put in my bag. It's not heavy at all with the things I put it in. As for the side pockets I don't believe any bottles larger than the one I have shown will fit in it. This is ox red and it looks as pictured to me. I do believe this is a real Kanken just based off of "verification sites" I viewed online. Amazon sold and shipped this to me so if you're using any other seller buyer beware ...you may get a fake ..if you don't really care about that then go for it. I really love this bag and I may get the mini next!