Like many snowboard brands Dakine has its heritage in the surf world, the brand being founded by Rob Kaplan in Maui, Hawaii in 1979 when he began manufacturing the Dakine Leash. The name Dakine comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin word ‘da kine’ meaning ‘the kind’. In 1989 Dakine first entered the snowboard market with snowboard accessories, rucksacks and backpacks and during the 1990s Dakine began making winter gloves. We're big fans of this brand here at LD Mountain Centre as you can tell from the extensive selection below. Our range includes a great choice of gloves, hats and accessories and of course the ski and snowboard backpacks that they are most famous for.