Dakine

Most Surfers, Windsurfers, Snowboarders, Kitesurfers, Skiers and Skateboarders will already know the heritage of the Dakine brand. The company has been manufacturing functional performance equipment, bags and apparel since its conception in Hawaii in 1979. They began problem solving in the companies infancy, initially redesigning the surf leash to produce a stronger, more dependable connection between rider and board, then they turned their problem solving skills to surf bags and luggage to produce some of the most practical and durable surf bags, quickly establishing themselves as the industry standard for toughness, construction quality and value. Their reputation grew and their range slowly expanded.

In 1980 Dakine introduced the first ever windsurfing adjustable footstrap and in 82, the first windsurfing waist harness, with these two innovations playing a vital part in the sport’s rapid progression through early 80’s. In 86 Dakine built their first snowboard Heli-Pack as a solution to the problem of how to carry snowboarder’s essentials kit on trips into the back-country while still retaining the ability to move fluidly and naturally when riding.

They later applied the knowledge and experience gained in producing the innovative Heli-Pack to the production of packs for mountain bikers who faced similar issues in carrying hydration, tools and essential spares and from 2005 began delivering a range of tough lightweight stripped back packs designed to carry and organise trail essential with minimal intrusion on movement.

Their range has grown from their initially offering of dependable MTB packs/bags, expanding into offering apparel, protection and accessories for mountain biking. With each new item remaining true to their vision to offer tough reliable kit that is excellent value.

Why we love Dakine

The first thing most people who’ve owned anything Dakine will talk about is the build quality. This stuff is built to last. We’ve had heli packs that have survived years of abuse, way exceeding our expectations, likewise surfboard and bike bags. The construction and materiel quality you get for the price is impressive and packs are well equipped with organisational features like hydration reservoir sleeve (Hydropak reservoir includes), tool pockets and dividers.

The brand’s distinct heritage also shows through in their unique styling so if you are looking for something that’s a departure from the many motocross influenced brands on the market today, Dakine has some unique garments that look great and are extremely well made at very approachable prices. Particularly here on the West Coast where mountains collide with the ocean, the Surf influence should appeal to west coast trail riders and mountain explorers alike.

We love that the brand designs equally for women and men and you’ll find both women’s and men’s packs, jerseys, shorts and gloves in stock now at Summit Cycles in a range of sizes and styles.


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Dakine

Most Surfers, Windsurfers, Snowboarders, Kitesurfers, Skiers and Skateboarders will already know the heritage of the Dakine brand. The company has been manufacturing functional performance equipment, bags and apparel since its conception in Hawaii in 1979. They began problem solving in the companies infancy, initially redesigning the surf leash to produce a stronger, more dependable connection […]

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Aber Cycle Fest MTB Social Ride

Monday 21st May (assemble 6.30pm) – Nant yr Arian As part of Aberystwyth Cycle Festival we welcome local mountain bikers to join us for an evening MTB social ride at Nant yr Arian. The evening will be an opportunity for local and visiting mountain bikers to meet, ride and enjoy some trails with old friends […]

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Ebike Demo and Discovery Day 2018

on Saturday April 7th 2018 Are you curious about eBikes? What are the benefits of this new type of pedal bike? What is ownership like? We aim to answer these questions and many more at our eBike Demo and Discovery Day at Summit Cycles on Saturday 7th April. The day is an informal opportunity to […]

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Checkpoint

Trek’s new Gravel bike unveiled today. 1st March 2018 Today Trek launches its new Gravel platform, Checkpoint. The range comprises of Aluminium and Carbon bikes built on the foundations of Boone’s geometry but tailored specifically to offer everything the gravel adventurer needs including a wide range of gears, big tyre clearance and a monster load […]

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Clearance Sale

CLEARANCE SALE January 2018 The winter Solstice has passed so even though it might not feel like it now, we’ve turned the corner and begun to climb out of winter in the direction of the warmer months and with new season clothing and other arrivals due in the spring, it’s time for us to have […]

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