Dakine Dakine was founded in 1979 in Hawaii and is located in Hood River at the base of Mt. Hood, Oregon. Dakine builds travel bags, backpacks, outerwear and apparel and accessories for people who kiteboard, snowboard, surf, skateboard, ski, skateboard, mountain bike, windsurf, and travel. Dakine is an outdoor clothing company from American specializing in sports equipment and sportswear for alternative sports. The name of the brand derives from "the kind", the Hawaiian Pidgin word "da kine". Dakine products are manufactured overseas. The company sponsors athletes. The sponsored athlets come from different lifestyle and sporting fields including kiting, windsurfing, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, biking,and skateboarding. Dakine was founded by Rob Kaplan. Dakine sells clothing, backpacks, luggage, outerwear, and accessories for women, men, and children.