I've been buying BODA now for around 3 years or so. I must have around 12 pieces - love the style and quality right across the board. I first viewed The Barrel Bag at their London pop up last year.
Knew I'd pull the trigger but missed out on the first run so had to do it when it came back into stock. I'm a creative so my main use is carrying the new Macbook 16 with all the other required trimmings such as chargers, notebook, gimble etc. This truly is a robust and style grab bag.
I use it upright and the side panel is great for throwing all the quick grab items in - Air Pods etc. Because of the strength of the leather, nothing slides around. I wear it as a backpack rather than carrying it the traditional way. It can also be slung over the shoulder too. The base has strong pegs on and I was surprised it still stands up when fully loaded. 100% recommend this as I can see it suiting a lifestyle of a few different people. I'd imagine it also works great as a weekend bag as well.
First class as usual nothing short of the excellent standards that BODA set. Thank you.