Sidekick Directional Fan

The most advanced barrel fan ever created.

Sidekick Directional Fan is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 28.
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Includes: Caster wheels, variable speed control



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The Most Advanced Barrel Fan Ever Created. 

Finally, a barrel fan that works for you. We engineered Sidekick to deliver Big Ass Fans’ premium quality and rugged durability in a package sized for any space. Sidekick ranks top of its class in every aspect of design and performance, from portability and ease of use to unmatched airflow and quiet operation.

Key Features

  • 4-foot (1.2-meter) diameter
  • Six-blade design with a sleek, vented frame
  • Conveniently sized for quick use and easy storage
  • Permanent magnet motor for quiet, efficient performance
  • Variable speed control with adjustable dial
  • Indoor and covered outdoor ready with an IPX5 rating
  • Arrives pre-assembled for immediate use

The Industrial Drum Fan that Keeps it Cool and Looks Cool

Sidekick provides optimal performance in a sleek, portable design. With an easy push/pull handle and locking swivel casters, Sidekick is perfect for applications that call for energy-efficiency and quiet operation.

The Best Barrel Fan for Maximum Airflow

  • Six sleek, durable airfoils for maximum cooling and ventilation
  • Powerful airflow system with variable speed control
  • Smaller, lighter, and more powerful than any other fan motor in its class
  • 100% passive cooling keeps operating temperature low and efficiency high
  • Brushless DC motor further reduces friction and energy loss

Barreling Over the Competition with Superior Design and Function

This portable fan ranks top of its class in every aspect of performance, from ease of use to unmatched airflow and quiet operation. Thanks to the six glass-filled nylon airfoils powered by our patented variable speed control, you get the perfect breeze every time. When you need portability, Sidekick steps up in style with its easy maneuverability and plug-and-play preassembled delivery.

Quiet Drum Fan—It's Not an Oxymoron

When you need a fan that won’t drown out your podcasts or steal the spotlight at an acoustic concert, Sidekick is the obvious choice. Engineered with a vented shroud to reduce noise, and a six-airfoil design, Sidekick provides consistent airflow without sounding like a helicopter. And you get quiet, controlled airflow every time.

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Up to 3-Year Warranty

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from If Chuck Norris was a Big Ass Fan… Well built and an absolute must-have for outdoor spaces. I was worried because there wasn’t much online defining how quiet it really is. Sitting 15’ - 20’ away, at 30% speed it is dead silent and gives a great breeze. At 60% it’s moving a ton of air but you can still carry on conversations. At full speed it’s a bit louder but it will blow the napkin off your lap. I’d bet money both my brother-in-law and father-in-law buy one.
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Ass Fan SIDEKICK We saw the ad's and jumped on the initial batch. This was our first BIG ASS FAN product and we are truly fans! We've tried all those "blah blah" bay fans as well as the usual depot/freight ones. They all fell short. It wasn't a matter of money, even the most expensive ones they carried, moved very little air. Seems as though CFM and all these ratings aren't really accurately documented. It's almost like purchasing a car amp that has 100000watts and some blue neons in it. We thought all hope was lost until we stumbled onto this fan. THIS BAD BOY IS AWESOME! We have a rectangle sized warehouse about 5000 sq ft. We have this thing right outside the main bay door blasting air in. It's crazy to say that even past half way in, you can still feel the fresh air. This was a little splurge of a purchase but worth every penny. We were debating on getting some of the ceiling ones, but this solved all our problems. Fresh air inside a muggy warehouse is the best. The build quality of the fan is fantastic as well. Everything seemed quite nice, the packaging and unpacking was nice. Casters roll nicely as wel.. The ONLY thing I can say that is negative is the operating temp. On hot days, I'm scared to screw up the fan by operating it outside it's operating temp. I know what you're thinking, does it really matter? Some of their high models have a higher temperature rating. Besides that, this thing is A W E S O M E. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking to cool down their warehouse. The fresh air is nice. If it's a little chilly out, the warehouse now gets too cold. And I wish I had this 15% deal when we ordered..
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! This this thing is great. I bought the AirEye and that was a horrible mistake. The sidekick is superb. It is so quiet at high speeds. It is so easy to move around my garage. If it gets dirty, I can hose it down. If you have the space for this 4 foot diameter fan, then look no further. The SideKick is it. This should last me a lifetime.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth it Much better than I expected. It moved a serious amount of air and in comparable to our 6’ blackjack fan
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fan to move large amounts of air High quality. Adjustable speed. Runs quiet. Great fan!
Date published: 2021-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Side Kick and Cool Space 200 My personal shop is 17 by 70 metal building. Has roll up doors on both ends a walk through door 25 feet from one end. I open one end of the shop and turn the fan on and can feel the air 70 feet away. Being a retired Army Warrant Officer I thought I would try putting the side kick in front of the cool space 200. Granted it was November in Florida and felt 10 degrees cooler with fan and cooler running together. My wife is a gardener, so I just built her a 24 x 45 She shed, she calls her "Hoe Hut" and will be purchasing from BAF again. Not sure the right solution yet, but may the young man that helped me before can help me again? For those that say too pricy, you're right, these are not made for those that stay to a budget. But if you like nice STUFF that isn't going to break down in two weeks, this is the company to buy from. You just need to stand in front of one of these fans and feel the air move you.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought sooner.. I should have bought this sooner, rarely have I had to use it past the half way setting on the fan speed..moves plenty of air in my 30 x 50 shop…really quiet also! You get what you pay for,this should last me for the rest of my life..thanks for making a great product..
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sidekick fan is great Wonderful Fan! Easy to use, quiet, rolls easily. Create great breeze!! A little bigger than I expected and awkward to move through doorways.
Date published: 2022-01-16
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