Finishing strong in the scoring and with a fair price tag of $100 is the Osprey FlapJack Courier, our Best Buy Award winner. This bag is legit, with fantastic organization and electronics-specific features. It's not huge, but our testers found it efficient and comfortable. Not exactly business-savvy, the FlapJack has a casual look with built-to-last, rugged materials to make your commutes a breeze.
It is not optimized for bike commuting, as the cross strap design doesn't hold as securely as a traditional stabilizing strap. This cost it some points, but it was so solid across all other categories that it barely made a difference — unless you're an avid bike commuter (if that's the case, check out the Timbuk2 or Chrome models).
Messenger bags tend to be unisex, yet Osprey separates itself from the pack by offering the FlapJill Courier. It shares a lot of similarities with the FlapJack, so don't expect major differences. It is smaller by three liters, leading to a slightly lower weight. As you might assume, Osprey offers the FlapJill in four unique colors as well. Materials, design, intended uses, and price are all the same. If you like the Jack but don't need all that space, consider the Jill.