Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Words/Images Judith Ecochard

Wheeled Duffels, Carry-ons, Rollers sized for the overhead

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

DAKINE is a lifestyle company with a lot of technical gear under its wings.

At the Outdoor Retailer tradehsow, we previewed the new packs designed in cahoots with team riders from the snowboard/skate world---which explains a lot of the cool look graphics and colors we saw.

Luggage---affordable, super lightweight, and durable (600D polyester)---the three piece JETSETTER Collection--- for $165.

handy hook for hanging it up

The Premier Collection is new for Dakine---understated, elegant but the flavor of the hip---with the lightweight nylon lining. Function and style. Pictured below---a terrific messenger style hauler.

Cowhide Leather with a padded laptop sleeve fits 15 inches---printed nylon interior pictured below...

PREMIER TAYLOR 800D Nylon Twist Padded laptop sleeve, custom metal hardaware, adjustable shoulder strap, interior organizer pockets $130

The Annie Boulanger Team Heli Pro is a pack with nice girly lace fridge---but also has the features hard core snow shredders need---contoured harness to fit a gal's frame, vertical snowboard carry, diagonal ski carry, plush lined goggle pocet, hydration compatible, non-padded laptop sleeve (fits 14 inch laptops), padded waist belt, organizer pocket. $85--At that price-a lot of pack!

Plush Lining

Fit cross - country skis too

YOGA BAGS---Avani and Sarita with adjustable DriMesh® shoulder strap, zippered closure, separate shoe compartment, nylon lining.
Zipped Compartments
separate shoe compartment on bottom stowable adjustable straps for carrying yoga mat or towl---in houndstooth print $70

Rivera print zippered pockets on backside to carry yoga mat, $60


At $80-lotsa features-zip open bottom for wheels, board lays right across, zippered side pockets

Drysack-the CYCLONE ROLL TOP made of 420D PU coated nylon-waterproof welded construction, waterproof zipped front pocket, $115 (36L bug)... for water sports entusiasts

SNOW BOARDERS---the designs are custom to the rider---BUT ALL with gloves/mittens rated for warmth and made of top materials and treatments--- like waterproof Gore-Tex® with X-Trafit™ product technology ---for a durable, perfect-non-slip effect...and comfy insulation like Primaloft®, Thinsulate®, fleece an wool liners, and shell materials with DWR finishes and 4 way stretch, and palm materials like drum dryed leather, Rubbertec, or synthetic suede.

The packs matchy match up and are able to carry boards and some-laptops with padded sleeves, fleece lined sunglass pocket, padded waist belt...

$105 Heli Pro --- Eric Pollard 600D Polyester tough with external snow tool pocketm quick draw ice ax sleeve, cross and vertical snowboard carry, retractable cable ski carry, deplyable water bottle pocket


Eric Jackson Team Mission $80

Tanner Hall $80

front straps for boards $80

Austin Smith


Wolle Nyvelt Team Pro


Sean Pettit Team Cobra Glove $85