I went out and got myself a bucket bag for the first time in a very, very long time. My hesitation with bucket bags has always been how they just don’t sit flat against your body when you are carrying them. It is like carrying a bucket ! Remember when you were little, hauling the thing around while it smacked the side of your legs ? Ok, a bucket bag is more flexible but it does take getting used to. I do love how you can open and close them by pulling on the leather drawstrings. I prefer a more structured bag like this one I purchased, that way, it maintains an upright shape for a longer period of time.