Dakine is an American outdoor clothing company specialising in sportswear and sports equipment for alternative sports. Founded in Hawaii, the name comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin word "da kine" (derived from "the kind"). Now based in Hood River Oregon (products are manufactured overseas), the company additionally sponsors athletes from the lifestyle and sporting fields of skiing, biking, windsurfing, kiting, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding.

History

Dakine was founded in 1979 in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, by Rob Kaplan. In 1986 Dakine moved its base of operations to Hood River, Oregon, U.S., and has remained there since. In August 2009, Dakine was acquired by Billabong International Limited. for about US$100 million. The company moved into a new 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) headquarters along the Columbia River in Hood River in June 2013. Also in 2013, Billabong sold Dakine for $70 million to Altamont Capital Partners. In 2016 Dakine closed the original 'Cannary' loction in Haiku. As of 2016 Dakine has offices in Oregon, Oahu, and Annecy France.

Products

Dakine sells backpacks, clothing, outerwear, luggage, and accessories for men, women, and children.

Team

Surf

  • Albee Layer
  • Andy Irons
  • Benny Bourgeois
  • Brett Simpson
  • Bruce Irons
  • CJ Hobgood
  • Damien Hobgood
  • Eric Geiselman
  • Evan Geiselman
  • Granger Larsen
  • Hank Gaskell
  • Ian Gentil
  • Ian Walsh
  • Jake Halstead
  • Joel Parkinson
  • Matt Meola
  • Miguel Pupo
  • Pancho
  • Randazzo
  • Rob Machado
  • Shea
  • Taj Burrow
  • Tonino Benson
  • Fcuk Products
  • Zeke Lau

Skate

  • Andrew Cannon
  • Andrew Langi
  • Ben Hatchell
  • Brent Atchley
  • Chris Haslam
  • Corey Duffel
  • Elliot Sloan
  • Jesse Landen
  • Nick Tucker
  • Paul Machnau
  • Ryan Decenzo
  • Sean Conover
  • Shawn Hale
  • Sierra Fellers
  • Steven Reeves
  • Torey Pudwill
  • Willis Kimbel

Snowboard

  • Annie Boulanger
  • Austin Smith
  • Brandon Cocard
  • Bryan Fox
  • Curtis Ciszek
  • Elias Elhardt
  • Eric Jackson
  • Forrest Bürki
  • Jason Robinson
  • Johnnie Paxson
  • Josh Dirksen
  • JP Walker
  • Kelly Underwood
  • Leanne Pelosi
  • Louis-Felix Paradis
  • Scott Stevens
  • Shayne Pospisil
  • Victor De Le Rue
  • Wolle Nyvelt

Ski

  • Anaïs Caradeux
  • Andy Mahre
  • Anna Segal
  • Chris Benchetler
  • Eric Pollard
  • Mike Henitiuk
  • Nick Goepper
  • Pep Fujas
  • Sammy Carlson
  • Sean Pettit
  • Tanner Hall
  • Todd Ligare

Bike

  • Andrew Shandro
  • Darcy Turenne
  • Geoff Gulevich
  • Graham Agassiz
  • Matthew Slaven
  • René Wildhaber
  • Steffi Marth
  • Thomas Vanderham

Windsurf

  • Anne-Marie Reichman
  • Bryan Metcalf-Perez
  • Connor Baxter
  • Dario Ojeda
  • Dean Christener
  • Fiona Wylde
  • Florian Jung
  • Francisco Porcella
  • Graham Ezzy
  • Jeyug ‘Jay’ Lee
  • Josh Angulo
  • Junko Nagoshi
  • Kai Katchadourian
  • Kevin Pritchard
  • Levi Siver
  • Motoko Sato
  • Peter Garzke
  • Philip Soltysiak
  • Rob Warwick
  • Tatiana Howard
  • Tony Boy Garcia
  • Tyson Poor
  • Uli Hoelzl
  • Whit Poor
  • Wyatt Miller
  • Zane Schweitzer

Kite

  • Alvaro Onieva
  • Andre Philip
  • Ben Wilson
  • Bertrand Fleury
  • Boris Judin
  • Bryan Lake
  • Clinton Bolton
  • Eric Rienstra
  • Gisela Pulido
  • Greg Norman Jr.
  • Jason Slezak
  • Jason Stone
  • Josh Mulcoy
  • Julian Hosp
  • Kristin Boese
  • Marc Ramseier
  • Mark Shinn
  • Martin Vari
  • Melissa Gil
  • Niccolo Porcella
  • Rob Douglas
  • Ryland Blakeney
  • Sam Medysky
  • Tuva Jansen
  • Victor Borsuk

Social compliance standard

The company has adopted the social compliance standard "Social Accountability International's SA8000"—the standard "is based on the primary international workplace rights contained within the International Labour Organisation conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."