Dakine 2017 Brand Collection

May 23, 2017 at 8:33
by Dakine  
Founded in 1979 in Maui, Hawaii, Dakine was built on the spirit of Aloha and has been making quality action sports gear for nearly 40 years. When the company relocated to its current spot in Hood River, OR in 1986, it embraced mountain biking and has been leading the way in stylish, practical, and innovative products ever since.

From sponsoring legendary mountain bike athletes and producing a full line of apparel, packs, gloves and protection, to showing its dedication to the MTB lifestyle with several unique products, Dakine knows that the magic is in the moment, and these moments are best shared with friends.

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Towering over Hood River and the Dakine HQ is Mt. Hood.


Dakine has a long history of working with the best action sports athletes on the planet. Dakine establishes genuine relationships with its athletes and their feedback helps our design team create and refine products before they hit the market. The MTB program features some of the biggest names in the sport today, and these athletes trust Dakine to provide them with the gear they need to perform at the highest levels.

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Photo: Paris Gore

Thomas Vanderham

From the early days of freeride to where the sport is today, Thomas has been one of mountain biking's driving forces, constantly gracing all forms of bike media with mind-blowing images that inspire us all to get outside and ride. Dakine athlete since 2002.

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Photo: Sterling Lorence

Andrew Shandro

As one of mountain biking's original film/photo athletes, Andrew has influenced countless riders for nearly two decades. With his Summer Gravity Camps, he continues to show the next generation what this sport is all about. Dakine athlete since 2001.

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Photo: Steffi Marth

Graham "Aggy" Agassiz

One of the rowdiest riders in the game today, Aggy's loose and playful style resonates with riders worldwide, making him a fan favorite everywhere he goes. Dakine athlete since 2011.

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Photo: Paris Gore

Matthew Slaven

From winning enduro races to suffering on full day adventure rides, Matthew is a versatile rider who is at home in any kind of terrain. Don't be fooled by his soft-spoken nature, as his strong riding style makes trails beg for mercy. Dakine athlete since 2009.

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Photo: Robb Thompson

Carson Storch

Carson is quickly making a name for himself in the MTB world. With a 3rd place finish at the 2016 Rampage to go along with his huge bag of tricks, Carson can shred raw big mountain lines, machine made booters, and any type of trail the mountains can dish up. Dakine athlete since 2014.

New to the team for 2017

Casey Brown MTB Heroes
Photo: Ewald Sadie

Casey Brown

Casey is one of the hardest charging ladies in mountain biking today. A podium threat at EWS races, Casey is also known to hit huge jumps, pin it down steep hills with a deathgrip, all while having the best time ever.

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Photo: Jb Liautard

Yoann Barelli

Yoann has a sense of humor and personality as wild as his riding style. The Frenchman now lives in Whistler where he can push his limits and act like a clown with a bunch of like minded characters.

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Photo: Ian Collins

Ryan "R-Dog" Howard

R-Dog may have an intimidating nickname, but take off the helmet and Ryan is an easy going, polite young man. When he gets on his bike, he transforms into a master of style, riding in a way we all wish we could, especially when he blasts massive flatspin 360's.


With so many classic trails outside the door of Dakine’s HQ in Hood River, the product development team is able to fully immerse themselves in the sport. Dakine's Weekly Wednesday Night Rides consistently attract up to 30 employees (nearly 30% of the company) for the after work shred session. By embracing the MTB lifestyle, Dakine not only creates products for riding, but gear for before and after the ride as well.

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Pick Up Pad DLX

The new Pick Up Pad DLX features large access flaps to accommodate rear-view cameras and today’s newer tailgate designs. Like the standard Pick Up Pad, the DLX comes in two sizes, Small and Large, which hold up to five and seven bikes respectively.

Hydration Packs

Whether you are headed out for a full day epic or just a quick spin on the town trails, bringing enough water and necessities is key to enjoying the ride. Dakine’s wide range of hydration packs come in all different sizes and styles and feature Dakine’s Hydrapak® lumbar reservoir which keeps the water weight low on your back for better center of gravity.

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The Drafter series comes in 18L, 14L, and 10L sizes and can accommodate water, tools, extra layers, pads and more.
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The Seeker series comes in 24L and 15L sizes. This pack is ideal for riding in wet climates thanks to its weatherproof design featuring a tough water-resistant material and folding roll top closure.


From spinning laps in the bike park and shuttling DH trails, to long uphill grinds and alpine hike-a-bikes, Dakine’s versatile and functional clothing features Polygiene odor control technology so you don’t stink up the joint when enjoying a few pints after your ride.


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The Thrillium long sleeve jersey will keep you styled out for your downhill rides, and its lightweight, quick-drying material offers performance for uphill bursts.

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The Vectra Jersey comes with short or three-quarter sleeves and is a high-performance, trail ready jersey with a casual everyday look.


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On the women’s side, the Xena jersey features lightweight quick drying material with a high scoop neck for a flattering look on or off the trails.

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The Drafter Women's hydration pack features a women's specific fit and ergonomic shoulder straps that eliminate hot spots, while still hauling a helmet. pads, and standard mountain bike necessities.
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The Women's Sentinel Glove comes with moisture-wicking four-way stretch air mesh for a nice cooling effect, and touchscreen compatible silicone fingertips, while the gold accents offer ladies the right amount of understated bling.


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The Descent Short features Dakine's toughest and burliest fabric, built to withstand the abuses of DH mountain biking. Featuring a ratcheting waist adjustment and designed to fit over knee pads, the Descent can handle riding and crashing in the toughest environments.
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The Derail Shorts have a relaxed fit, heavy knit nylon, and interior waist adjustments. Not too heavy and not too light, these shorts are ideal for all forms of riding.


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The Sentinel glove features DK Impact flexible shock absorption on the back of hand and palm, touch screen fingertips, and a microfleece thumb wipe to comfortably clean up any snot rockets that didn’t fully eject.


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With impact-absorbing, 3D molded CE certified foam and medial side padding for full knee protection, the Anthem knee pads also boast a pre-curved ergonomic fit to make them comfortable to pedal in. These lightweight knee pads open up via Velcro straps in the back so you can take them on and off without removing your shoes, allowing you to keep pace with your frothing crew.

Culture and Community

Dakine understands that trails don’t build themselves. The Builder Pack 40L pays homage to the art of trail building and is specifically designed to carry everything you need to sculpt a perfect ribbon of dirt through an unforgiving landscape. From standard items such as hydration, snacks, gloves and first-aid, to specialty items such as chainsaws, 5-gallon buckets, and straps to carry rakes and shovels, the Builder Pack 40L is the pack for serious trail building missions.

Dakine 2017 Collection
Dakine 2017 Collection

When the trails are built and the ride is over, the Party Bucket transforms any 5-gallon bucket into a mobile drink cooling/carrying device. Simply position the liner into the bucket, fill it with ice, and add your favorite cold beverages. Surrounded by eight built-in insulated Koozies to store cans that didn’t fit in the bucket, and featuring a built-in bottle opener, insulated wine bottle pocket, and an internal water resistant snack pocket, the Party Bucket brings us all together to bask in the glory of a day well spent.

Dakine 2017 Collection
Dakine 2017 Collection

To see more, check out Dakine online at dakine.com, Facebook and on Instagram.

MENTIONS: @dakine


  • 82 2
 What brand do you wear? Dakind I get online for cheap Smile
  • 5 11
flag preach (May 25, 2017 at 5:59) (Below Threshold)
 -Have you ever tried Dakine's ski gloves?
-Yes, Da Cold Kind and Da Wet Kind....
  • 41 0
 True story. A couple of weeks ago I hit a fallen tree. It kind of hurt in the "I just hit a tree" kind of way, but didn't think much of it. I got up and pointed to this big 1/4" knob sticking off the tree and laughed with my friend, "Good thing I didn't hit that!!"

I continued riding and about 300 meters later, I started to feel nauseous and dizzy. That moment I knew I maybe hit the damn knob after all.

I pulled my shorts down and looked up quickly, wide eyed with the image of golden pearled fat tissue spilling out of wound burned into my mind.

Surprisingly my Dakine shorts had no hole or tear! It was a deep hole but the doctor said that I was lucky. If it had gone through the shorts it could have gone much deeper and there would have been debris to clean out.

Thanks Dakine for making "bombproof" shorts!
  • 13 0
 Goddamn! Good job with that. Why I carry emergency scotch in my pack. Takes the edge off.
  • 2 0
 @Rucker10: hahaha! I actually had an emergency kit with butterfly strips, which helped me get down the trail and back to Canada without it opening up too much more. Never thought of adding scotch to that kit.
  • 2 0
 @lalena: you can also use it to clean wounds too, stings a tad, but as a pretty pure alcohol, it works a treat.
  • 3 0
 @lalena: Fair enough, I'll get some butterfly straps (seems like a good idea,) if you get some emergency booze.
  • 17 0
 Not sure how it's how ever many dollars it costs better than just a bucket?
  • 21 0
 That's why the bucket was filled with cheap beer. No money left after buying the Dakine Bucket Condom. Wink
  • 12 3
 And what if your bucket is boosted? No, wait...what if your bucket is 29? Or metric? What if there's too many berms between you and your bucket?

They're gonna have a new Party Bucket standard next year...
  • 3 2
 Warm cans to replace the cold ones. More capacity is a plus.
  • 4 0
 @iammarkstewart: stoked on my 29 bucket!
  • 5 1
 @bohns1: I'm guessing it's more playful than everyone thinks it is.
  • 10 0
 @vikb: Whoa, whoa, whoa! I love my Canuck's but hold on a minute mister, Rainier is all the shitty beer we Oregonians have left now that Lucky Lager shut down. Don't dis our cheap post ride beer and we won't dis yours. Not like we are bringing a date or a new bromance to the trails. It's just the guys. Come ride though, you won't turn it down after.
  • 2 0
 @GOrtho: Deschutes! Hello!!
  • 1 1
 I am not sure it be like it is but it do.
  • 1 0
 @iammarkstewart: sure is! Check out the things kirt Voreis is doing on his niner!
  • 3 0
 @Thustlewhumber: Deschutes=Not Shitty.
  • 14 0
 oh man, super interested in those anthem pads. its more often than not that I get my shoe on before realizing I forgot the knee pad.
  • 2 0
 I'm bummed because the sizing just doesn't work for me, but yeah--they rock.
  • 5 0
 I really like the Dakine styles and fit, BUT the quality has been really suspect for me lately. Velcro ripping out the stitching, zippers breaking, fabrics that just don't last. The stuff is not cheap and I expect to get more than a couple of weeks of use out of it. I've tried Royal and Endura as well it most of it is pretty poor as well. Anyone have suggestions for cycling gear (specifically shorts, jackets and packs) that lasts, or should I keep shopping at Costco?
  • 4 0
 Fox and Alpinestars seem to last the longest for me.
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: Try Endura then, their stuff literally lasts ten years a time. Does what it says on the tin. I also have a Dakine back pack that is now 10 years old. Good stuff.
  • 1 0
 @cunning-linguist: I've got the Endura MT500 Waterproof II gear and that's been great. Fit proved a little wonky on the rest of their stuff.
  • 1 0
 Endura mt500 shorts for sure.. They last forever...
  • 2 0
 Groundeffect. I've had shorts and shirts from them for four years now, crashed plenty of times and they still look like new.
  • 2 0
 I wear Dakine Chorus shorts since 2009, they have been through lots of crashes, are the only bike shorts I have and ever had. They still look like new. Maybe nowadays they use some different kind of fabric but the kind I have is totally tear proof. I feel like I will never need another pair.
  • 2 0
 I have noticed the same. and honestly the stuff doesn't really fit me that well.

I like the shorts that Yeti sells (no I don't own a yeti or anything) they are just comfy and last forever.

Fan of troy lee jerseys but frequently rock athletic t-shirt

Osprey for packs. Guaranteed for life and super functional.
  • 2 0
 @adrennan: The Seeker 15 is hands-down the best pack I've ever used. I will definitely give Dakine all the credit in the world for their bags and packs.
  • 1 0
 Cactus clothing. Would need need an industrial sander and fire to damage their stuff
  • 7 0
 Beer Bucket for the win!!
  • 6 0
 Oh the beer cooler is genius!
  • 4 1
 I always like their style but whoever does their sizing must be blind. The shirts always fit me till I try to breathe....MTB shirts should be loose round the neck not strangle worthy!!!
  • 4 0
 Bought Dakine shorts 7 years ago. I wear them almost every day - can consider them my second skin. Amazing quality. Does Dakine products still offer such bombproof quality?
  • 1 0
 Same here, not sure about the quality today though. But it seems like some companies tend to make just good looking, functional sportswear which does not last a crash today.
  • 6 1
 weird how the ladies gloves force you to grab the lever with 2 fingers
  • 2 0
 I recommend the charger jersey as it has mesh panels for extra breathability if you live somewhere hot. The Syncline short is sick as it's the only one with zippered hand pockets
  • 2 0
 Was there an update to the Syncline? I love the style and comfort but mine don't have zippered pockets.
  • 3 0
 @DrPete: yeah I re-upped on my Dakine kit this spring after many years of abuse on my old Dakine stuff. The new Syncline shorts have zippered front pockets which is a nice addition. I have been a big fan of Dakine gear for years and this new stuff is awesome. Funny to read some of the negative comments on here as all of my stuff fits great and holds up well. Haters gonna hate and players gonna play I guess...
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: either you didn't get he Syncline or you got a defective pair. They definitely still have them, it even lists it on their website
  • 1 0
 @gstoke: well, that explains it. I've been a little bummed with mine because after a year of wear there are a few seams that are coming apart. I also really like generous thigh pockets for gels etc on long transfers and would love to see Dakine add them somewhere in the lineup.
  • 3 1
 Quality has definitely gone down, when you get warranty credit for something that started falling apart you have to order through their website which never has accurate stock/inventory. Disappointing.
  • 3 0
 Good stuff, plus they got Peter Line working on the snowboarding side of things.
  • 2 0
 That video in Post? Looking pretty adventurous these days.
  • 1 0
 I want to know this too
  • 1 0
 Looked like float on trail at post before kleeway
  • 3 1
 A jacket for a bucket? A fool and his money are soon parted!
  • 2 0
 Proper jerseys, vectra fits well and it's pretty cheap.
  • 1 0
 I was going to make a joke about needing a newly redesigned tailgate pad, but......
  • 1 0
 $55 for a glorified BucketBoss with insulation seems steep. I like the idea though.
  • 1 0
 That double off the side of the trail...made perfectly acceptably awesome.
  • 1 0
 Trail in the vid looks sick. Well done builders if that's not in a park.
  • 1 0
 Wait, they make truck pads?
  • 1 0
 Big bag of cans with the lads!
  • 1 0
 No more Nomad?
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