REVIEW: Just Porter – A Pack That Gives Back

It’s safe to say that we are backpack people. Anytime we go camping or traveling in the city, nothing else compares. When the time for a new bag rolled around I began searching for a high-quality/durable backpack. And I am always most excited when I find one that has a give-back model. We think we’ve found our match: Just Porter.

“For each bag purchased, Just Porter manufactures a give bag and fills it with school supplies then gives it to a child in need. But, Just Porter’s charitable giving goes beyond parachuting and dumping goods onto poor communities. They actually work with the communities to manufacture their Give Bags locally and purchase their supplies from the local markets. They are working at creating a sustainable solution using education and creating jobs in the areas they give.”
Provide customers with a high-quality product and in return help break the cycle of poverty in developing nations? Sold. So for the last couple months, we’ve been carrying Just Porter’s Piko backpack when traveling (Bledsoe State Park, Chicago, Houston, Holiday World) and when not traveling (Calvin has been using it for his daily commute).

Just Porter offers various models but we landed on the Piko (H: 17” / W: 12” / D: 5”) because we felt like it was the best for us in relation to everyday use.


1. Instant Pocket – Front Vertical White Zipper Pocket
2. Front Pocket Compartment
3. YKK Easy Glide Zippers (Standard On All Bags)
4. Elastic Side Pockets (fits my water bottles)
5. Laptop Padded Compartment
6. Main Compartment With Back Sleeve And Net Pocket
7. Heavy Duty Hanger Loop
8. Large Finger Loops On Adjustment Straps

Overall I really love this bag and I know it’s going to hold up for a long time.

Disclaimer: The folks at Just Porter kindly provided the Piko for this review. As always, the opinions are my own.

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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