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Dakine

Dakine (which is a Hawaiian phrase that translates to ‘the kind’) was founded by Rob Kaplan in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii in 1979. Starting out with producing surf leashes in Maui, Kaplan then went on to moving to Hood River, Oregon in 1986, where he managed to establish the company into the back then rapidly growing snowboard market.  The board bags, backpacks and accessories he developed soon attracted the rider’s attention and thus Dakine’s success story within the snowboarding field started.

Being active in several different fields of action sports such as skateboarding, surfing or biking and supporting pro teams within all of them, Dakine had developed to being one of the most important bag producer on the market for core people within the respective sports but over time also for the mainstream consumer.

In 1996 Dakine smashed it with producing their very first Heli Pack. Teched out to the max, the Heli Pro became snowboarding’s best selling backpack over the years and will satisfy your every need in the backcountry.

Additionally to their line of board bags, backpacks for snowboarding and luggage, Dakine also successfully produces a range of gloves and outerwear for both men and women.

Dakine gear is built with high quality materials and tested under the heaviest conditions to ensure your time on and off the mountain is spent with a durable and convenient companion. To make sure you get the best out of your buck, Dakine works with the input that comes from high profile team riders like Victor de le Rue, Louif Paradis or Elias Elhardt.

Facts

Year founded
1979
Founder Name
Rob Kaplan
Based in
USA

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