All hail the return of the 80’s. A quick trip to the Dakine booth at Interbike had us feeling like we must have hit 88MPH in the RyderEyewear Delorean but somehow this time around – everything was way cooler. For 2014, the Oregon based company with the Hawaiian name was showing off an extensive line of both men and women’s product in svelte color schemes and bold retro patterns.
Up first, was their new fanny pack Enduro Hip Pack. We’re not sure if these “hip packs” are making a return because thrift store browsing hipsters took up cycling or because trail riding moto bros have finally shown us the light, but we’re told pairing a hip pack and a bike with water bottle cages is a great alternative for those who hate riding with traditional hydration packs.
As always, Dakine has put a great deal of attention into providing convenient stash pockets for all your trail essentials. Pick yours up in black or camo for $50. Brap’n on, we have the $60 Wrench Shirt being expertly modeled by Chris Vaday. The lightweight, quickdry, polyester button up does double duty by keeping you fresh at the shop and on the trails. On the left, the $75 antimicrobial Oakridge Flannel has been updated with new colors, but the bro stops at the Full Throttle Jersey. The affordable new $50 jersey is available in a range of colors – just in case camo isn’t your thing – and is designed around a light antimicrobial polyester. The invisible side zipper pocket and reflective logos are some of the little details that owners of this jersey will also appreciate.
Whether you prefer ultra thin gloves or some with a little knuckle protection, Dakine has you covered. The glove on the far right use the same Poron tech as G-Form to go from flexible to protective on impact.
Their entire line of gloves is also touch screen compatible.
For those who really likes the multistripped Palapa tailgate, we hate to deliver bad news, but we do have some good news for truck owners who love camo! Prices for the two different pad sizes remains the same at $110 MSRP, but the new version now has padded Velcro straps along the top to anchor frames.The last big item from Dakine was this thoroughly revamped soft bike box. Compatible with all three current popular wheelsizes, the bag has separate fork, rear triangle and tire pockets. When not in use, the box can be folded down to a quarter of it’s packed size.
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