Whether your mission is the mountains or the streets, The DaKine Mission 25L backpack will see you right for a day’s worth of business. With a capacity of 25 litres, there is certainly ample space for all the stuff you might want to cart up to the park, the peaks, or even the office.

The DaKine Mission 25L’s size and assortment of pockets make it the ideal day bag. In addition to the main compartment there’s an organiser pocket, a padded laptop sleeve and two zippered side stash pockets.

"For something that can handle a hike and doesn’t have to be stashed away for the rest of the year, take a look at the DaKine Mission"

There are also a couple of features that boost its mountain-pack cred; the vertical board carrying straps allow you to secure your ride and free up both hands when hiking, while straps at the sternum and waist help to spread the weight. The waist strap can also be stashed when you don’t need it, and a fleece-lined pocket on top is ideal for your goggles, and sunnies safe from scratches.

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The shape is cut well enough that interference to your riding is kept to a minimum, while the shoulder straps and areas of the back panel are adequately padded for comfort on the move. We’re aslo big fans of this colourway, but if it doesn’t do it for you then there are no fewer than fourteen options from which to choose.

To those who want something that can handle a hike but that doesn’t have to be stashed away for the rest of the year, take a look at the DaKine Mission. Its suitability on the hill is beyond doubt, and you can then take it to work or school without looking like you’re about to catch a flight to Kathmandu.

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Trade Secrets

Victor Daviet - Team Rider, Dakine

In life i’m not really a couch chiller or a Pokemon player – I like to stay active and say yes to all the cool activities that my friends propose, whether it’s in the city or in the wilderness. Skate sessions, surf missions, sports, camping, partying... And for all those diversified missions I found my partner in crime: the Dakine backpack Mission 25L. He is down for what ever and he follows you everywhere.

The thing I mostly like with this bag is that it has a street style but has all the technical fixtures of a mountain bag – and that’s why it fits with all my trips. If I go snowboarding, it has all the straps you need to carry your board as well as a goggle pocket. If you travel, it has loads of pockets including one for the computer. And if you party, with his capacity he will be more than stoked to carry your booze...