The Resource Elroy was Discontinued as of Spring 2015The Osprey Resource Elroy laptop messenger strikes a happy medium between excellent storage and versatile comfort. The bag has a stellar array of pockets, sleeves, and slots that protect a laptop, documents, and everyday essentials. Looking at the Elroy alone one would conclude that the bag is an excellent choice. Examining it within the broader context of the sixteen laptop messengers and backpacks we tested, the bag performs only OK.
The Elroy attempts to be both the ultimate office messenger and the ultimate bike messenger. But it is neither. We recommend getting one (the Mission Workshop Rummy) or the other (Rickshaw Commuter 2.0). In addition to being more durable and more waterproof, these alternatives provide easier access to things on the go and in the office, respectively. The Elroy wants to be the renaissance man of laptop bags, but that's what backpacks are for.