Dakine started in 1979 when Rob Kaplan first manufactured the "Da Kine" surf leash in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii.

In 1996, Dakine produced the Heli snowboard backpack. The Heli Pack created a new category of minimalist technical backcountry snowboarding day packs. Two years later, Dakine introduced the Heli Pro backpack. In a short time, the Heli Pro became the standard for technical day-packs and snowboarding's best-selling - and most copied - model.

That year Dakine also introduced the Park backpack, Dakine's first skate backpack that carried your skateboard vertically. The Park pack's innovation and durability proved to be the combination that lead to other great modes like the Mike V. and Machnau backpacks.

Dakine prides themselves on developing products for the top professionals in every board sport. Over the past 25 years, Dakine have built a reputation for innovation and quality through quality bags, backpacks, and other action sport accessories. If twenty-five years in business doesn't convince you that Dakine produces top quality backpacks, then rest assured that every Dakine backpack, bag, or luggage comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.