Material Guide

For years of development in the textile industry, Dakine has been a true pioneer. Functional sports clothing is always the focus for our popular Hawaiian action sports brand. Dakine provides surfers and athletes with high-quality functional clothing and helps them to push their bodies to the limit. Our Dakine bike wear, Dakine snow wear and Dakine gloves will surely convince you with their complex material technologies.

Material Guide: Dakine Bike Wear

Material Guide: Dakine Snow Gloves

Material Guide: Dakine Outerwear

Material Guide: Dakine Bike Wear

Providing the latest technologies and having many years of experience, Dakine equip you from top to bottom.

 

FIT

MENS FIT

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                                                             FREERIDE FIT                                DH FIT                               ALL MTN / TRAIL FIT

Freeride Fit:  

A relaxed fit that brings function, fashion and a fantastic style. Dakine jerseys are falling slightly looser comparing to the All Mountain / Trail and Downhill fit. Jerseys come with three different sleeve lengths: long length, short length and ¾ length. Shorts have a leg length of 15 "or 16". Designed to fit over knee protectors they perfectly fit for trail biking. 

Downhill Fit:

Dakine downhill equipment with its slightly slimmer fit is specially designed for speed. Jerseys come with short and long sleeve length. We recommend to take one size larger for protectors to fit under the shirt. Shorts are specially designed to fit over knee pads with a leg length of 14.75”.

All Mountain / Trail Fit:

All Mountain / Trail jerseys and shorts has been especially designed to meet the functional requirements of endurance sports. Shorts have a stride length of 13 "or 14" and provide additional improved airflow.

 

WOMENS FIT

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Womens Freeride Fit:

Freeride fit offers a comfortable fit for enhanced freedom of movement and cycling performance for women. Dakine jerseys are falling slightly looser comparing to the All Mountain / Trail fit. Jerseys come with two different sleeve lengths:short length and ¾ length. We recommend taking one size larger in order to wear protectors under the shirt. Shorts have a leg length of 14.5" and a raised waistband. These shorts are especially designed to fit over knee pads.

Womens All Mountain / Trail Fit:

All Mountain / Trail jerseys and shorts are comfortable and have a special feminine cut. They have been especially designed for women to meet the functional requirements on longer trails. Shorts have a leg length of 13" and provide additional improved airflow.

 

MENS + WOMENS FEATURES

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JERSEY MATERIALS

quickdry_-1QUICK-DRY POLYESTER

100% polyester material allowing perspiration to easily evaporate from the skin to ensure the body remains dry. 

quickdry_-1QUICK-DRY MESH

Polyamide multi-panel construction with mesh inserts for added ventilation.

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QUICK-DRY WAFFLE KNIT

The durable waffle knitting pattern rapidly pulls sweat through the fabric away from skin. 

 

Technical Outerwear

 

ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION

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All jerseys are treated with antimicrobial protection that fights the growth of odor causing bacteria to keep your bike jersey fresh. 

 

CHAMOIS TECHNOLOGIE

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The Comp Liner Short is designed with a gender-specific seamless Dolomiti pad. Engineered and manufactured in Italy, Dolomiti pads use high density, multi-thickness, open cell foam for increased breathability and ultimate comfort while riding.The pads include an antimicrobial treatment to limit the growth of bacteria and odor.

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POLYGENE ® ODOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGY polygene-logo

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Polygiene® prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently.

Clothes and equipment remain fresh and odorless, even if you wear them more often without washing. Polygene® treatment has undergone extensive skin sensitivity testing and does not interfere with any of the natural bacteria on your skin.

 

 

DK DRY TECHNOLOGIEdkdry

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Dakine's lightweight functional outerwear is highly breathable and waterproof in the most demanding conditions. 2.5 layer, waterproof and breathable DK DRY membrane system quickly carries moisture to the outside of the material so the skin always feels dry.

 

 

DK IMPACT FOAM TECHNOLOGIE dk-impact-foam-logo

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Despite the ultra low-profile fit, knee protector with DK Impact foam cushions are designed for extensive ride time. Thanks to special cell construction these breathable knee pads have maximum shock absorption and rider protection throughout the day.

> Soft & flexible
> Effective shock absorption
> Respiratory active
> CE EN 1621-1 Certification

 

 

  

Cross-Discipline Performance

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Material Guide: Dakine Snow Gloves

 

For warm hands in winter, Dakine provides warm hands during cold winterdays! Thanks to ergonomic shape and carefully selected materials our ski & snowboard gloves provide maximum protection and a comfortable fit. Even with temperatures below zero, Dakine winter gloves woll keep your hands warm and dry.

 

Fit

Preformed finger construction

The finger position and the back of the hand are ergonomically pre-shaped and adapted to the natural relaxation position of the hand and fingers. Dakine Ski & Snowboard Gloves are made of functional materials that ensure optimum blood circulation into the fingertips. This is to provide pleasant warm hands even on very cold weather situations. 

 

Dakine Heat Index

Depending on temperature Dakine offers finger gloves and mittens having different kinds of thermal profiles. Using the heat index, you can compare how warm your gloves are. All gloves are marked on a scale from 1 (lower insulation, suitable for milder climate) to 5 (maximum heat). Please note: due to design Dakine Mittens are always warmer than finger gloves.

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Tecnical Features

Touch-Screen compatibel

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Dakine offers touchscreen compatible winter gloves for cold condition. Thanks to this great technical feature annoying glove removal on the ski / snowboard slope is not necessary any more. 

 

 

Waterproof inserts

Polyurethane inserts improves comfort and performance using patent pending laminate construction featuring a special knit backer. Its products are durable waterproof, breathable and windproof to keep your hands warm, dry and comfortable.

GORE-TEX® Gloves

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All Dakine products that are engineered with Gore-Tex® fabric are promised to be durably waterproof, highly breathable and windproof. Doing sports in the snow you want to feel comfortable even in cold temperatures. Therefore Gore-Tex® gloves ensure maximal protection and warmer hands even on harsh weather conditions. Your hands stay warmer when it‘s cold, and drier when you perspire.

GORE-TEX® GLOVES
+Gore warm technology. These gloves are the ideal solution for warmth seekers.

GORE-TEX® GLOVES
+Gore active technology. These gloves are the ideal solution for active sports in cool and cold conditions.

GORE-TEX® GLOVES
+Gore grip technology. As a special feature, these gloves offer an easy and convenient choice between two features that used to be considered incompatible: warmth and grip.

DK Dry Membrane

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Two levels of waterproof breathable outerwear fabric protection that efficiently keeps moisture out, while allowing body vapors to escape for maximum comfort while you ride. All outerwear fabrics are finished with a solvent free DWR (durable water repellent), so that water beads up and rolls off.

 

Thermal Insulation

Allied-W-rmeisolierung

With Allied RDS certified down, consumers have the security knowing the fill inside their product is the highest quality responsibly sourced down available. 

 

Primaloft-W-rmeisolierung

PrimaLoft® is the benchmark in performance of all synthetic insulations. It provides warmth without bulk, is water resistant, breathable, highly compressible. Moreover it is very light and has an exceptional feel. PrimaLoft® keeps you warm even when it is wet!

PRIMALOFT® GOLD INSULATION
The best of the best with the highest warmth to weight ratio.

PRIMALOFT® GOLD INSULATION LUXE
Looks, feels and performs like down but even when wet.

PRIMALOFT® SILVER ACTIVE INSULATION
An allround product for a day in the outdoors providing comfort and breathability.

 

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Thinsulate™ Insulation is one of the warmest yet lightweight, powerful yet thin material on the market. Fine fabric structures helps trap body heat and keep your hands warm, while allowing moisture to escape. The lightweight insulation absorbs only 1% of its own weight when wet. This keeps the hands warm even in wet snow conditions.

 

Shell Materials

Pittards Leather is treated on a fiber layer which is resistant to abrasion. The gloving line combines technologies with an unique leather treatment that provides excellent water resistance, outstanding durability and breathability for optimum comfort.

Drum Dyed Leather is subjected to a unique dyeing process in which leather is immersed in dye and tumbled in a drum, allowing maximum penetration. The leather turns into a premium material for maximum comfort and durability.

High Grip PU leather is a highly abrasion-resistant and comfortable outer material derived from a nylon substrate with polyurethane. The synthetic material stands for an excellent durability, grip and it is highly waterproof.

Rubbertec is a polyester substrate which has been coated with a polymer-based high-grip coating. This turns the palm of the glove into an extra durable material for extended life.

Synthetic suede material on the palm section provides excellent comfort and durability. Gloves and mittens made of this material have a kind mellow handle, combined with excellent abrasion resistance, adhesion and weather protection.

 

Lining

Removable 280g 4x4 Stretch Fleece inner lining is an extremely breathable and fast-drying material.

Fixed 400g Heavy Weight Teddy inner lining provides a maximum isolation and comfort.

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Fixed 360g Wool: Thanks to its natural properties the inner lining of the soft wool ensures excellent heat and moisture management.

 

Festes 230g Mid Weight Fleece Inner lining provides excellent flexibility and comfort combined with a minimal weight. The Mid Fleece provides additional insulation.

Fixed 150g Tricot:the least bulky of all liners, lightweight Tricot provides the ultimate in dexterity and moisture management.

 

Shell Textiles

Hard Shell: The surface of shell textiles are treated with a durable water repellent layer (DWR) to repel light rain and snow. DWR is used in conjunction with a breathable/waterproof barrier that prevents the exterior from saturating. Without the special treatment with DWR the outerwear becomes waterlogged and heavy.

4-Wege Stretch: for maximum comfort and flexibility 4-way-stretch fabric keeps protection in all weather conditions. The surface is treated with water repellent layer (DWR) in order to keep flexible and durable.

Corded Nylon: this stretch fabric provides more comfort and a unrestricted freedom of movement.The fabric is treated on the surface with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) and coated on the inside for added water repellency and durability.

Gore-Windstopper-W-rmeisolierungGore® Windstopper® products offer a great combination of excellent windproofness and breathability and gives you the freedom of being outside in all weather conditions. The ultra light and thin Windstopper® membrane adds total wind protection to the textile with keeping the best breathability. 

 

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Material Guide: Dakine Outerwear

For a comfortable fit, functionality and comfort Dakine offers the right product for everyone! Providing the latest technologies and having many years of experience, Dakine equip you from top to bottom.

 

MENS & WOMENS FIT

 

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Standard Fit:

Dakine’s  traditional fit ensures, designed for comfort and maximum mobility. Jackets have a relaxed fitting body and ample room to layer. Pants feature a relaxed hip and tigh with a straight leg. Jackets available in longer lengths (+ 5cm) in selected styles.  

Tailord / Contour Fit:

A slimmer fitting silhouette for a modern look, designed to move with you as you ride. Jackets have a trimmed chest, body and waist. Pants feature tapered thigh and knee. Jackets available in longer lengths (+ 5cm) in selected styles.

 

TECNICAL FEATURES

Channel Flow ™

The advanced wicking technology absorbs fluid from the skin 2.5 times faster than conventional quick-dry fabrics. Thanks to the 2-ply design, the moisture can evaporate outwards, while the inner material layer remains dry. This way, you stay warm and dry during skiing and snowboarding.

The CHANNEL FLOW LITE™ lightweight performance material is even 14% lighter than Channel Flow™.

  • STAY DRY - pushes moisture away from skin to surface faster

  • CHILL STOP - Keeps users dry and warm

  • Dual layer channels allow moisture to vaporize while inner lining keeps you dry

  • LITE - 14% lighter

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Gore Tex ®

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All Dakine products that are engineered with Gore-Tex® fabric are promised to be durably waterproof, highly breathable and windproof. Doing sports in the snow you want to feel comfortable even in cold temperatures. Always best in class, with the highest combines levels of waterproofing, breathability, durability , and softness available, while providing optimum comfort and protection. All Gore-Tex® products carry the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY PROMISE™.

 

 

3 Layer Gore Tex ®

Garments made with 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. The fabric construction keeps your body dry by reducing the accumulation of sweat, so you remain cool during aerobic activities and warm during cool-down. 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric are engineered with added durability to withstand abrasion in rugged environments.

2 Layer Gore Tex ®

Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities.

These garments keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapor to escape so you remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.

 

Dakine Toray ® Lamination   

ULTRA-PERFORMANCE SHELL FABRIC FOR SERIOUS CONDITIONS.

3 Layer Toray ® Micro Oxford

Entrant Material DERMI ZAX® EV by Toray® 20k Waterproof/ 20k Breathable Non-Porous Laminate and C6 Durable Water Repellant finish on the surface of the shell fabric.

This 3-layer Toray® fabric offers lightweight, ultra-performance comfort by laminating a waterproof and breathable membrane to the inside of the shell fabric. This membrane acts as a climate-control system that lets perspiration out, while preventing moisture from penetrating inside. The third layer consists of a lightweight Tricot that is bonded directly to the laminate. This Tricot lining protects the laminate, provides a comfortable surface against the body, and accelerates the drying process by wicking away excess moisture.

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2 Layer Toray ® Beschichtung

These 2-Layer-Toray® fabrics offer hi-performance comfort by laminating a waterproof and breathable membrane to the inside of the fabrics. This membrane acts as a climate-control system that lets perspiration out, while preventing moisture from penetrating the interior. The outside surface of the shell fabric is treated with a solvent-free DWR that provides the initial barrier to rain and snow. To fine-tune overall warmth, comfort, and breathability, PrimaLoft ONE® and the Dakine component lining systems are built into the jackets and pants.

 

DK Dry dkdry

Two levels of waterproof breathable outerwear fabric protection that efficiently keeps moisture out, while allowing body vapors to escape for maximum comfort while you ride. All outerwear fabrics are finished with a solvent free DWR (durable water repellent), so that water beads up and rolls off.

DK DRY™ 15K PERFORMANCE SERIES
(15,000mm Waterproof/ 15,000mm Breathable)
Highly waterproof, breathable and durable

DK DRY™ 10K PERFORMANCE SERIES
(10,000mm Waterproof/ 10,000mm Breathable)
Essential waterproof/ breathable protection

 

Polygene Odor Control Technology

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Polygiene® prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently.

Clothes and equipment remain fresh and odorless, even if you wear them more often without washing. Polygene® treatment has undergone extensive skin sensitivity testing and does not interfere with any of the natural bacteria on your skin.

  • Odor free effect guaranteed for the lifetime of the product

  • Clothes can be worn several times before washing

  • Made of silver salt (silver chloride) from recycled silver (not a nano silver)

 

 

THERMAL INSULATION

 

Allied-W-rmeisolierungWith Allied RDS certified down, consumers have the security knowing the fill inside their product is the highest quality responsibly sourced down available. Sourced from the most reputable suppliers worldwide where signed certifications and audits are required to verify that their down is free from live plucking or forced-fed birds. www.trackmydown.com

Primaloft-W-rmeisolierungPrimaLoft® is the benchmark in performance of all synthetic insulations. It provides warmth without bulk, is water resistant, breathable, highly compressible. Moreover it is very light and has an exceptional feel. PrimaLoft® keeps you warm even when it is wet!

PRIMALOFT® GOLD INSULATION
The best of the best with the highest warmth to weight ratio.

PRIMALOFT® GOLD INSULATION LUXE
Looks, feels and performs like down but even when wet.

PRIMALOFT® SILVER INSULATION ECO
An allround product for a day in the outdoors providing comfort and breathability.

PRIMALOFT® BLACK INSULATION ECO
A soft and compressible insulation that provides maximum warmth without the weight.

fx-down-logoA unique hybrid fill (60% down, 40% synthetic) that combines the warmth of down with the water resistance of a synthetic.

Dakine Poly Microfill
Dakine Poly Microfill is a lightweight, high-loft insulation. Combined with the Dakine 2-Layer Coated Shell fabric and component lining system It provides excellent thermal protection.

90/10 Premium down feathers has a 550 filling power insulation. This filling will keep you warm in the coldest conditions. The jacket outer material has super-light and breathable polyurethane membranes.

 

TEXTILES / INNER LININGS

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3L TORAY® MICRO OXFORD, 100% NYLON 

  • C6 solution-free DWR surface for high-level water repellenc
  • 20k waterproof / 20k breathable Dermi ZAX ® EV coating

Ultra-performance 3-layer fabric designed to keep dry and warm in the harshest conditions. Dakine's top quality material in the men's collection features the extremely durable use of Dermi ZAX® EV coating, which provides maximum waterproofness and breathability.

dakine_15k2L TORAY® RIPSTOP, 100% NYLON  

  •  C6 lotion-free DWR surface for high-level water repellency
  •  15k waterproof / 10k breathable coating

This lightweight 2-layer ripstop is a sturdy, weather-resistant fabric with a micro-check fabric and a sleek feel. The coating and processing provides excellent water repellency and respiratory activity.

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2L TORAY® TEXTURED DOBBY, 100% NYLON

  •  C6 solution-free DWR surface for high-level water repellency
  • 15k waterproof / 10k breathable coating

This lightweight Dobby fabric gives the texture to the jackets and pants of men's and women's collection. The finishing and the coating offer a high degree of water density and respiratory activity.

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2L SUPER FINE OXFORD, 100% POLYESTER  

  • DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable laminate

The super fine and lightweight Oxford upper is used exclusively in our premium insulated jackets. The combined coating is designed for maximum heat in cold and dry conditions. This Oxford fabric has a PU membrane which provides excellent breathability and complete wind impermeability.

dakine_10k 2L SHADOW PLAID, 100% NYLON

  • DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable laminate

The super fine plain fabric has a very soft feeling with a subtle shine. The fabric is extremely durable and has a high performance degree of water tightness and respiratory activity.

dakine_10k2L SUPER FINE PLAIN, 100% NYLON

  • DWR Finish
  • 10K waterproof / 10k breathable laminate

The super fine plain fabric has a very soft feeling with a subtle shine. The fabric is extremely durable and has a high performance degree of water tightness and respiratory activity.

dakine_10k2L HEATER, 100% POLYESTER

  • DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable laminate

A Heather fabric is the combination of different colored threads, which creates a multi-color and subtle effect but is pleasant to the eyes. This fabric gives the illusion of a structured look, while in fact a smooth surface and a high degree of waterproofing and respiratory activity exist.

dakine_10k2L BRUSHED TWILL, 100% POLYESTER

  • DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable laminate

The High Performance 2-Layer Fine Twill Poly Microfiber features a brushed finish for a soft feel. It is supported by a jet micro coating to ensure excellent water tightness and breathability.

dakine_10k2L MELANGE RIPSTOP, 100% POLYESTER

  • DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable laminate or PU-coated

The durable ripstop fabric has a unique look. Down testing allows maximum protection with a smooth appearance in cold and dry climates.

dakine_10k2L SHADOW STRIPE, 100% NYLON

  • DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable laminate

The vertical shadow stripe offers a subtle texture giving it dimension as light reflects off its surface.

dakine_10k2L KNIT, 100% POLYESTER

  •  DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable laminate

The new, innovative fabric provides the fit, stretch, and comfort that a mid-layer garment needs. Down with mechanical stretch supports outstanding athletic performance.

dakine_10k2L BONDED FLEECE KNIT, 100% POLYESTER

  •  DWR Finish
  • 10k waterproof / 10k breathable Bonded Fleece laminate

The new, innovative fabric provides the fit, stretch and comfort that a mid-layer garment must have. Down with mechanical stretch, it supports excellent athletic performance. Similar to the Coated Knit fabric, the Bonded Fleece provides extra warmth as a softshell garment.

dakine_10kFLANNEL TWILL, 100% POLYESTER

  • Brushed  and sheared DWR surface
  • Acryl 600mm Coated

It looks like the traditional flannel, but this fabric is specially water repellent treated and lined with a quilted taffeta, it provides a high degree of weather protection. It is the perfect option for a light jacket.

dakine_10kAIRLIFT TWILL, 100% POLYESTER

  • DWR Oberflächen Finish
  • Fließ Innenfutter

The softshell material provides hi-loft lining and excellent insulating properties without compromising respiratory activity.

Materials of Inner Linings

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