Everyday Carry

The Drop: Porter-Yoshida and Co. Tanker Day Backpack

Authored by:
Jonathan Tayag
The Drop: Porter-Yoshida and Co. Tanker Day Backpack

Related Gear:
  The Drop: WaterField Designs Air Porter Backpack
  The Best Everyday Essentials from Everyman
  Release Roundup: Everyman's Fresh New Essentials

It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

If you have yet to hear of Porter-Yoshida and Co., don't worry. The Japanese company handmakes fashionable and practical everyday carry bags and packs, earning them a legendary status among bag enthusiasts. You usually have to pick one up on a trip to add one of their elite and elusive bags to your collection, until now. Huckberry has partnered with Porter-Yoshida to bring the wider EDC community their unique and stylish Tanker Day Backpack in navy, green, and black colorways.

The name and material used in constructing the Tanker take their design cues from the MA-1 flight jackets worn by American military personnel in Japan during the 1950s. The exterior shell of the pack features heavy-duty CORDURA nylon for water and abrasion resistance. The interior area of the bag features high-visibility quilted and padded cloth using traditional handcrafted three-stitch Japanese methods.

With 13 liters of capacity, this is a perfectly-sized day bag with a dedicated laptop or tablet holder that can accommodate up to a 13” device. And two interior slip pockets allow for stashing documents and small accessories without having them flop about in the bag's main compartment. The padded back panel allows for comfortable long-term wear, and the high-quality YKK zipper hardware ensures the bag will stand the test of time and the rigors of daily use.

What we like: This is a stylish bag from a heritage EDC maker that's hard to find outside Asia and Japan. The unique mix of high fashion with functional and durable EDC features makes it a compelling pick.

What to watch out for: This limited release has limited quantities and a high asking price, but it does save you a whole trip to Japan just to get them.

Final verdict: The Porter-Yoshida and Co. Tanker is a premium but practical choice if you're looking for a high-quality, stylish daypack with a rich design pedigree that will suit you well in a professional or travel setting.

Check It Out

Jonathan Tayag

Senior Contributor

About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

Discussion (0 total)

There are no messages here. Be the first to share a comment or feedback.