The history of Dakine begins in 1979, when founder Rob Kaplan created a surf leash (a cord surfers use to attach themselves to their boards) that could withstand the tough conditions of Hawaii's North Shore. After spending the early 1980s producing windsurfing gear, Dakine — in Hawaiian, its meaning is “the kind” — moved to Oregon in 1986 and gradually expanded its range to include men’s and women’s ski, bike and snowboard clothing as well as durable luggage, hats and gloves, and other outdoor accessories. Whether you’re looking for a backpack that will transport your goods across the street or a performance-ready rucksack like the Heli Pro, Dakine’s got all the bags you need — and with super-practical features such as fleece-lined pockets and insulated hydro-sleeves.
Dakine's bags are sport-specific but universally stylish. Backpacks that can carry a skateboard <i>and</i> a laptop come in dapper tweed. A surf daypack comes with a sealable wetsuit bag in gray and blue plaid. Then there's the luggage: no less innovative, one piece is a single large suitcase that splits into two carry-ons.
Parents, consider this your one-stop shop for your little one's school supplies. Find colorful gear like journals and sketchbooks, plus kits with binders, notebooks, highlighters, pencils, and more. And don't forget the comfortable, roomy backpacks rendered in floral prints, plaids, and cute animal graphics.
If you're like us, you're probably still gathering school supplies for your little student. Here are some last-minute finds, including socks in fun colors and patterns and backpacks in a slew of super styles.
The moms on our children's team know all too well that choosing that first-day-of-school outfit can be a daunting task. That's why they've pulled together this back-to-school wardrobe sale, full of pieces that will have your tots prepared—and maybe even excited!—to head back to the classroom.