DAKINE quality label since 1979
Dakine got its starts on Maui's North Shore in 1979 and is located at the base of Mount Hood in Hood River, Oregon. The name Da Kine has its origin in the hawaiian slang and means “the best”. The brand is building best quality proofed backpacks, travel bags, outerwear, accessories and fashion for those who love to surf, windsurf, kitesurf, bike, skate and travel.
The history of the brand DaKine
The modern surfing has its origin in Hawaii. Rob Kaplan, founder of Dakine sports brand was a member of the surfing scene and he was a surfer who loved to build things for his friends. He wanted to make sure he and his friends never again lost a board to the sea.
Surfers from all over began turning to him with busted surf leashes. It was a fun project at the beginning but the distribution of surf leashes ended as a the thriving company. Dakine that was sold to the surf and lifestyle giant Billabong in August 2008.
In 1980, Dakine offers the first adjustable windsurfing foot straps, 1982 the sports company introduced a waist harness and plenty of different kind of travel bags. 1983 it was the beginning of producing seat harnesses. With these great products Dakine enabled windsurfers to sail faster, to jump and to surf in more intense conditions.
In 1986 Dakine moved its headquarter to Hood River, Oregon while keeping a presence on Maui. Oregon is well known for snowboarding and skiing in winter. The world’s best surfers, windsurfers, snowboarders and skiers from all over the world are coming to Hood River. That’s one of the reasons why DaKine created its first customized Heli Pack there.
In 2005 Oregon became a bike destination, Dakine started building products especially made for mountainbiker (and their cars).
Today there are many faces of DaKine: Streetwear, School packs, beach fashion and boardshorts, handbags and luggages as well as mountainbike equipment, kitesurf and windsurf bags and a lot more. Da Kine designers and product development are still working together with professional sportsmen and teamriders who are testing the products under the most incredible conditions.
DAKINE quality products online
Dakine Shop is the biggest official Online Shop of the Dakine brand. Online you will find a wide range of more than 8.500 products including leisure and sports backpacks, school bags, handbags and streetwear. Choose between warm sports fashion and professional surf and kitesurf equipment - beside the sporty alignment the brand of Dakine is also known for superior trend and fashion consciousness. Thanks to its functional waterproof, windproof and insulated features the products are fulfilling the highest quality. The official Dakine Shop is the worlds trusted source of continuously new and improved products but you will also find great sale products all over the year.