Due to the company's favourable location in Haiku, Maui, Dakine has been in a position to cultivate contacts with several surfers right from the start. These surfers tested the new products so that Dakine was able to make constant progress thanks to their cooperation and commitment. With his company, Kaplan has again and again set new standards. Dakine has rapidly come to be a cult brand and already back then, the company convinced with performance, extraordinarily high wearing comfort and durability. By the way, "Dakine" is a Hawaiian expression which translates to "the best". In 1986, Dakine expanded and moved the headquarters to Hood River, Oregon. Therefore, it's hardly surprising that Dakine started producing equipment for other sports, too, and entered the winter sports sector with his snowboard equipment. Dakine backpacks especially designed for different extreme sports and action sports have enjoyed great popularity, further encouraging the progress of Dakine. Down to the present day, the company has become an integral part of the extreme sports sector, especially being present in the sectors of skiing, snowboarding, cycling, kite surfing, wind surfing, surfing and skateboarding. Each of these sports perfectly matches the Dakine attitude and represents the feel of freedom and independence. For those of you who don't exercise extreme sports, the company offers a wide range of backpacks and bags suitable for daily use.