DAKINE was founded in 1979 in Hawaii and is now based in Hood River, Oregon. The brand has developed a strong reputation as the action sports industry's leading provider of specialized backpacks, gloves, bags, and technical accessories. An early pioneer in the wind surfing industry, DAKINE has expanded to serve the snowboard, ski, surf, skate, bike, and kite communities. One thing you will notice with DaKine is quality, everything they make is designed to last. With an incredible list of athletes in a wide range of adventure sports using their kit every day you know that it has all been tested to destruction.