Introduction

Founded in Hawaii in 1979 and located at the base of Mt. Hood in Hood River, Oregon, Dakine builds backpacks, travel bags, accessories, outerwear and clothing for people who love to surf, snowboard, skateboard, mountain bike, ski, windsurf, kiteboard and travel.

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Product Problem Solvers

If you want to make gear people love, you’ve got to love making it. Every day, people around the world get to step out of the daily grind and paddle out into the surf, flow down their favorite singletrack, or drop into a powder-filled bowl. We are the lucky few who help make that happen. It’s easy to love a job like that. But that doesn’t mean the job is always easy. Days at Dakine are a lot like days on the mountain or in the water. Sometimes they’re challenging. Mostly pretty gratifying. And though you might end up with a head full of saltwater or go over the bars once in a while, when you look back over your time here, you’ll realize those were the times you were moving the fastest.

Our Products

More days on the mountain. More days in the water.

More days on the mountain. More days in the water.

 

No need to spend our lives in a lab trying to figure out what people will need 10 or 20 years from now. 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.

  

As Fun as it is Functional

You don’t need to love a piece of gear to wear it every day, but it definitely doesn’t hurt. For those who spend their life out there, we make the kind of gear you look forward to putting on day after day, morning to night, all season long—gear that is as fun as it is functional.

You don’t need to love a piece of gear to wear it every day, but it definitely doesn’t hurt. For those who spend their life out there, we make the kind of gear you look forward to putting on day after day, morning to night, all season long—gear that is as fun as it is functional.

 

Longtime Dakine team rider, Steffi Marth, helps pick fabric and fit for new bike products.

A favorite in and outside of our building, the Party Bucket is one of Dakine's all time creations: a collaboration between team riders, product creation and a love of drinking beer!

Work at Dakine

Work at Dakine

 

 

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