Here’s a shock. Not every mountain biker rides on the same type of trails, or in the same conditions. Apparently Dakine is well aware of this unusual fact and is launching three new packs to meet the specific needs of riders no matter where they go.
For all day adventures, with a likelihood of some seriously sweet descents, Dakine is releasing the new Seeker 15L pack. Made from durable and highly water resistant materials, this bag is designed to protect its contents from the elements. It includes the option of a removable soft foam spine protector, and includes a roll-top main compartment with a wide assortment of smaller stash pockets to help keep all your gear in place while bombing down the trail. It retails for $225 with the spine protector and $220 without.
The Session 12L pack ($95) will be available in men’s and women’s specific versions. Both feature a low profile design and plenty of pockets to keep all your gear stowed and organized for typical everyday rides.
For those shorter loops, the Low Rider 5L Hip Pack ($65) might be the perfect solution. Built for the rider who wants to make sure they have plenty of water, and all the necessities for the trail, without the burden of carrying a large pack. The Low Rider includes a 2-liter Hydrapak and just enough room for tools, a spare tire, phone, and other essentials while keeping your shoulders free to feel the breeze.
All of Dakine’s new packs will be available in March 2016.