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.
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. They 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.