Founded in Hawaii in 1979, Dakine has been making top quality action sport accessories for decades. The name Dakine is based on the Hawaiian phrase ‘da kine’ which translates as ‘the kind’ and is now synonymous with snowboard bags, gloves and backpacks.
In 1979, Rob Kaplan began manufacturing the Dakine surf leash in Maui, Hawaii. After moving operations to Oregon, Dakine responded to the rapidly expanding snowboard market with board accessories and board bags.
In 1996, Dakine introduced the Heli Pack, and the Heli Pro has become the sport’s best selling back pack. This is now one of the go-to backpacks for any serious backcountry rider looking for technical, lightweight backpack options. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or seasoned ski bum, Dakine products will suit your every need.
All Dakine products are designed with the end user in mind and are built to withstand any condition you might experience on the hill. Even after all these years Dakine still prides itself on developing products that are the pinnacle of innovation, design and quality.
Focusing on unique design and great quality whilst staying close to the spirit of action sports, Dakine have become a world leader, carving out a niche in making reliable and stylish accessories. Dakine make gloves and luggage so thankfully you don’t have to ride around the mountain with cold hands, carrying all your stuff. Dakine board bags are big enough to fit all your gear in and make transporting your stuff around super easy. Though beware; if you’re going to lug your board around on the tube at rush hour, on your way to Gatwick airport, be prepared to be met with a thousand and one people asking if you’ve got a body in your bag. Just say no and laugh nervously or cackle manically afterwards, that tends to shut them up.