Dakine – more than just a backpack
The year is 1979. For centuries there has been an enthusiasm for surfing on Hawaii. However, the former materials were not durable enough for the huge waves at Hookipa Beach on Maui. Therefore, Rob Kaplan developed the first Dakine leash for surfers. This development was the foundation of the globally successful brand.
The name “da kine” is Hawaiian and means something like „the best“. The brand takes that to heart and thanks to their excellent quality became quickly known outside Hawaii.
In 1986 the brand expanded to the North American mainland of Hood River, Oregon, a true Mecca for surf, outdoor, adventure and mountain sports. The range was extended and became rapidly famous for its excellent quality and functionality.
Hand in Hand with the athletes
From the beginning it was important for Dakine to work together with their athletes. They cooperated with surf, skate, snowboard, ski and bike athletes. Therefore, the products are perfectly tailored to the users to give them only the best.
Dakine’s products scream for action
Since the first surf leash, the range of the brand has extended somewhat – to be precise.. a lot:
Backpacks, suitcases and bags by Dakine
Do you need a holiday? Dakine understands you and helps you out with matching travel equipment for all of your stuff! The trolleys, duffle bags and travel bags have spacious compartments and separated inner and outer pockets. The bags are equipped with durable YKK zippers and special locking devices. So no one can access your belongings illicitly.
Every woman is trendy with Dakine’s handbags. The smaller shoulder bags are perfect for nightly party adventures and in the larger shopping bags you can easily stow away all the trophies of your shopping trip. No matter what size, shape or colour – the bags upgrade your outfit and they are eye-catching accessories.
The backpacks by Dakine are also worth looking at. Due to the high quality workmanship they are comfortable to wear and also very durable. Due to the inner compartments, like for your laptop or glasses, you can store away everything neatly and securely.
Backpack, gym bag and co. in partner look
In Europe the brand is mainly known for their high-quality backpacks. There are launched again every year in new eye-catching designs. All the items of a collection are available in the same colours and pattern schemes. So you can have your backpack, wallet, gym bag and laptop sleeve all in the same look.
Pocket the others with the streetwear and snowwear
Your outfits can be just as cool as Dakine’s bags, especially with the brand’s own streetwear. Very comfortable and in a typical Dakine design you are properly dressed for almost every event. You will stand out from the crowd with matching accessories like caps and beanies.
The same applies to the functional bikewear by Dakine which consists of bike gloves, jerseys and shorts.
However, if you want to be on the mountains in winter, you can count on snowwear by Dakine. The fabric technologies that are used, like Gore-Tex® and PrimaLoft® insulation, offer wearing comfort and heat regulation. The snowboard jackets and pants keep you comfortably dry due to the hi-performance shell fabric with waterproof and breathable membranes and the DWR coating. A breathability and water column of at least 10.000 are therefore always guaranteed. Features like a ventilation system in the collar, powder skirts and waterproof zippers promise maximum comfort while being out there snowboarding or skiing. And underneath you can wear the matching technical underwear and protectors.
Dakine doesn't let you stand on the mountain with cold fingers, they have the right gloves for you as well. Of course only the best technologies and materials are used. Everything just to give you pleasure and fun with the products.
Sports and Dakine
No matter which crazy kind of sport you do, Dakine offers you the best support in the following areas:
- Ski & Snowboard
- Kite & Windsurf
Dakine equipments give you the necessary support in any situation so your adventures are limitless. With their functional products they support extreme sports athletes just as travellers and recreational athletes. Dakine even has premium quality products for kids.
Particularly useful are the practical and innovative features for every branch of sport. The surf-pack is, for example, equipped with a waterproof compartment for your wetsuit, and the touring backpacks have among others a carrying system for skis or snowboard, a hydration sleeve and an external compartment for tools and a shovel. On the road to the mountains you can store your skis or snowboard in Dakine's snowboardbags.
The environment and the employees are important
Dakine stands for the outdoors. That’s why they want to protect the environment. They produce their backpacks from 100 % recycled PET bottles. Even a five-piece collection was created in order to produce trendy backpacks, bags, suitcases and much more from the garbage belts of this world.
Employee is written with a capital E at Dakine. The Hawaiian company provides with the Social Accountability (SA 8000) Standard a secure and enjoyable workplace for all their employees – from suppliers to shop assistants.
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