Meanwhile in Hawaii - New Dakine Products

Feb 4, 2009 at 17:15
by miles sullivan  
Miles ‘Shovelpick’ Sullivan goes back home to Hawaii over the break to ride trails, test some new Dakine gear and shoot some video with his good buddies on the Islands.

Read on to see what he thinks of the new Dakine gear and to watch his island adventure on 2 wheels:My good friends at Dakine were kind enough to let us try out some of the '09 bike gear on this trip. All the riding gear proved to be well thought out, with the kind of seamless performance that we've come to expect from Dakine. Here are some details about the goods we were riding in:

Rasta Nomad pack:

The new breathable Dri-mesh back panel and shoulder straps make the pack lighter and noticeably cooler. Standard Features include a 100 oz reservoir with quick disconnect hose, molded back panel with Air Channel Ventilation, full face or XC helmet carrying spot, armor carrying straps, internal organizer pockets, rolling access side pockets, fleece sunglass pocket, tube/pump sleeves and an MP3 pocket.

Covert gloves

These are solid gloves with great feel and performance, but not a lot of protection.

The Dakine Dirt Jump jersey is definitely a new favorite.

Here's my good friend Matt stylin' in the Grape Patches jersey and 8 Track shorts (Little known fact: 8 Track shorts are named after a trail in Post Canyon that is also brand new for '09 due to recent logging activities)

This is what Matt has to say about the Dakine gear he was testing out on the trip:

The jersey is great. Lightweight, very breathable, and good looking, with sleeves that are broad enough to fit loosely over your pads. The subtle graphics aren't too "in your face," like other jerseys out there. The sunglasses wipe stitched to the inside is a nifty touch as well, possibly a good emergency toilet paper for those long enduro rides.

The Syncline shorts are hands down the best riding shorts I've ever ridden in. They fit well and are very lightweight, yet heavy enough in the spots that take the most abuse. With pockets all around and belt loops, they work just like your everyday struttin' shorts. With these you can do a few runs on the hill then ride down to the bar without having to change and what not, unless of course you're a smelly rider. The Syncline shorts also have very incognito zippers on the inseam that, when unzipped, let airflow through the mesh and cool off your most heated body parts. This feature encourages you to ride faster thus giving you a greater cooling sensation. Mmmmm, we love that don't we?

Riding in Hawaii and general antics along the way - No golfers were harmed during the making of this video:
Views: 5,572    Faves: 53    Comments: 19

The bike: Brody Derelict

69 Point, Puako Bay



  • 7 0
 nice that jump on the gold course looked sick
  • 1 1
 i saw this in the bones over metal podcast if you like freeridng and downhill look it up on i tunes
  • 2 1
 Gotta love the winter break and the molded backs on the new Dakine stuff looks way more comfortable than previous years bags.
  • 3 2
 ENOUGH WITH THE COLOR PURPLE!!!! but i do like the backpack that's pretty sick looking
  • 3 1
  • 2 1
 69's is a fun little surf spot. Nice review boys!
  • 1 2
 I like the NOMAD pack however I still want one of the previous models without the colours. To distinct for my liking, but still cool. Smile
  • 2 1
 that is a great video!! it realy put you in a good mood!!
  • 1 1
 My grandparents have a house in Puako right by beach 69, is there trails around there?
  • 1 1
 My house is in puako to. There's lots of riding all over that area.
  • 2 1
 loved it.
  • 2 1
 hahahaa nice vid!!!
  • 1 1
 whats the name of the song??
  • 1 2
 I love dakine stuff - I rock the 'covert' gloves, they are pimp as you like!
  • 1 1
 Just got to LoOve that vid! Great job guys. en great kit too...
  • 1 1
 Ah, the Big Island... is that the only spot to ride in Kona?
  • 1 1
 you guys should come ad ride Kauai
  • 0 0
 Tear up all Golf courses and put in Bike Parks
  • 0 0
 that's tite i used to live near that golf coures
  • 1 1
 sweet camelback

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