You don’t need to love a piece of gear to wear it every day, but it definitely doesn’t hurt. For those who spend their life out there, Dakine makes the kind of gear you look forward to putting on day after day, morning to night, all season long—gear that is as fun as it is functional.
Founded in Hawaii in 1979 and located at the base of Mt. Hood in Hood River, Oregon, Dakine builds backpacks, travel bags, accessories, outerwear and clothing for people who love to surf, snowboard, skateboard, mountain bike, ski, windsurf, kiteboard and travel.
In search of the last storm of the season, Victor Daviet, Leanne Pelosi, Jason Robinson, and Annie Boulanger head north up the west coast of Canada. With the alpine socked in, the crew spent a few days in Pemberton before heading onward to Bralorne, population 76. Accessed by sleds, Bralorne is a time capsule from the Gold Rush era. No gas stations, no restaurants, no cell service, no problem. The system they were chasing came in wet and heavy, but after a few days of dropping temps and fresh precip, the clouds broke and the alpine terrain opened up at one of western Canada’s best kept secrets. What’s that there? It’s Canada, Eh?