Words/Images Judith Ecochard
|Wheeled Duffels, Carry-ons, Rollers sized for the overhead|
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|
|Fit cross - country skis too|
YOGA BAGS---Avani and Sarita with adjustable DriMesh® shoulder strap, zippered closure, separate shoe compartment, nylon lining.
|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|
CHRIS HASLAM TEAM COVERT SKATE PACK
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|
|Wolle Nyvelt Team Pro|
|Sean Pettit Team Cobra Glove $85|