Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DAKINE 2011 F/W SNOW GLOVES/MITTENS/PACKS/LUGGAGE/BAGS


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






CHRIS HASLAM TEAM COVERT SKATE PACK



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



$85

Eric Jackson Team Mission $80


Tanner Hall $80

front straps for boards $80




Austin Smith
























$80

Wolle Nyvelt Team Pro

$95



Sean Pettit Team Cobra Glove $85