Founded in Hawaii in 1979 and located at the base of Mt. Hood, Oregon, Dakine builds and develops backpacks, travel bags, accessories, outerwear and clothing for people who love to surf, snowboard, skateboard, mountain bike, ski, windsurf, kiteboard and travel.
Dakine is based in innovation first, founder Rob Kaplan was a surfer first and a tinkerer second who often found himself fixing other surfers broken leashes when he decided to develop his own made from durable materials and stitching that would last, and with that ethos, Dakine was born! Moving from strength to strength Dakine originally developed their now-famous Heli Pack for a friend who required a durable backpack to carry his essentials when on the mountain and nothing more!
As a company, they understand there is no need to spend their days in a lab trying to figure out what people will need 10 or 20 years from now. When there are plenty of problems that waste precious mountain or water time right now! And the best way to find them is to get out on the mountain and in the water yourself. Live it. Build it. Test it. Improve it. Then do it all over again next season.
This commitment to the lifestyle is why we at S2AS trust and stock Dakine products!