Dakine Bags & Da Kine Gear
A stacked team of pro riders backing your products and representing your brand
must mean you are doing something right. The action sports accessories industry
can’t argue with the proof and continually look to their leader, Dakine.
Offering a wide range of innovation fused with technology, Dakine produces sport-specific
and street-savvy gear that guys and girls have come to rely on for ground-breaking
Dakine gets its name from the Hawaiian Pidgin word “da kine” which
means “the best”. Along the shores of Maui, in 1979, Rob Kaplan
got his start by making the first Dakine surf leash. Designed to overcome the
rigorous Hawaiian surf conditions and create a new standard in quality, Dakine
has been living up to their name and sticking to their goals ever since.
After the initial breakthrough, Dakine
dominated the ‘80s by moving to the front of the pack in technical windsurfing
accessories and continued to expand into other action sports as well. A relocation
of the headquarters to Hood River, OR has perfectly positioned Dakine to put
their products through the most intense testing on the wind-battered waters
of the Columbia, the rugged slopes of Mt. Hood, and the unforgiving waves of
During the ‘90s, Dakine burst onto the snow sports glove scene. They
began with three basic styles, but today have an expanded line that includes
nearly 70 models, which features the much applauded Titan
Glove and Rover
Glove. Waterproofing, durability, and breathability are at all-time
highs in these and other gloves that feature Gore-tex technology, so your hands
can forget about being cold and focus on nailing that Truck Driver grab.
There's just something about a Dakine backpack, and Da kine created a bold new sector of minimalist backcountry technical daypacks when they unleashed the Dakine Heli backpack! This techincal pack and its buddy, the Heli Pro Backpack, quickly
set the bar and remain the best selling, and most copied, models in the world.
With goodies like the fleece lined snowboard goggles pocket, insulated hydration pouch,
and a retractable ski/snowboard carry, there is a reason that the Heli series
is considered the best.
It doesn’t matter what you dream up, because Dakine has the rolling gear bags and accessories
to make it happen. Throw your board in the High Roller Board Bag for some fully padded protection and go destroy
some mountains on another continent. The Supertune case contains everything
you could possibly need to tune, tweak, and repair your board. Be prepared,
stay warm, and protect your face, (and identity), with the Convertible Balaclava
for crazy weather on the mountain, or even random ninja shenanigans.
The past has solidified Dakine with a reputation for quality through innovation. The future opens up the opportunity
for continued progressive excellence. But right now, Dakine continues to not
only provide athletes with the best gear to achieve their goals, but also dares
us to think bigger, dream bigger, and go bigger with “da kine”.