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DAKINE Explorer 26L Backpack

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    A pack that holds everything YOU need.

    Before you head to school, strap your board to the DAKINE Explorer Backpack so you can poach the ledges behind the gym during lunch. Fit your laptop, MP3 player, sunglasses, and books in the Explorer’s pockets so they don’t get lost between your first and second class. Once lunch comes around, head around back and pull some wax out of the organizer pocket that also holds your pens and phone. When the ledge is waxed and ready to shred, put on your tunes and do your best to make it to your next class.
    • Item #DAK1344

    Tech Specs

    alpine plaid 600D polyester, blocks 600D polyester, bomber 600D polyester, checks 600D polyester, charcoal 600D polyester, concorde 600D polyester, darkwater 600D polyester, denim 600D polyester, green 600D polyester, hombre 600D polyester, kernigan 600D polyester, mainframe 600D polyester, monoblue 600D polyester, rb blocks 600D polyester, black 420D nylon dobby
    26L (1600cu in)
    2 fleece top, 2 mesh sides, 1 front organizer, 1 laptop
    Recommended Use
    school, skateboarding, travel
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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Nice bag for everyday, on the go use. Seems durable, and has held up well so far. Use it everyday for work, commuting, and all travel. Plenty of space for laptop, and extras.

    Takes a Lickin' & Keeps on Kickin'

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had this backpack for over 5 years and have used it more than half of all days in that time. I have spilled BBQ sauce on it, got it submerged in water hiking in slot canyons, filled too full and tested the integrity of the seams. I've given this thing a beating and it has held up. Durable product. I've even strapped my skis to it a few times to boot pack into the side country at Alta. No complaints. Exactly as advertised.

    My favorite.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So many great features on this backpack that make it stand apart from others. On the top of the backpack, there are two pockets. One is for sunglasses, so now mine no longer get lost. The other is sort of envelope shaped and it is sort of my emergency compartment for everything. I currently have extra cash, spare contact lenses and solution, some bandaids, a battery pack, a lightning cable, and earplugs.

    The main compartment is medium sized and comfortably holds my 15" laptop along with whatever windbreaker and hoodie, headphones, etc I want to bring. The back accessory pocket is also great, A couple pen and pencil pockets that I can put to good use, as well as pockets for my pocket knife, flashlight, and more.

    I don't skate but the skate straps are still super useful for me. If my rain jacket is still wet I can attach it to there instead of stuffing it in the main compartment. I have another color of this backpack that I use when I go to the climbing gym, and when I'm done clip my harness and shoes to the outside so they can dry out and not get funky.

    This may be a love letter to a backpack, but it's a great backpack.

    Excited for my new day-pack

      Haven't used my new backpack, but first impressions are that it is durable and just the right size for a day-pack. Got it in Tabor and am way stoked about the color scheme.

      Quality Bag

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Perfect size for a day bag, school, or work. Not quite big enough for a weekend bag. Fits my 15" MacBook Pro (non-retina) perfectly. Quality is outstanding, I'd definitely pay more if I had to for this bag. Can't go wrong with this one.

      Great quality lifestyle bag.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've had an older version of the Dakine Explorer backpack since 2000. Used it for college, hiking, motorcycle riding, overnight trips, basically everything for the last 13 years. Only in the last year, the interior lining has started to fall away from the nylon where the bag crinkles at the top. Other than that, the bag itself and every zipper have stayed in tact. Dakine is quality.

      Great bag for overnight clothes + extra shoes (+more), laptop (fits 15" fine) and textbooks, or all the day hiking stuff you'd need. IIRC, in 2000 it was ~$90, so for $60 on here now, it's a steal for sure.

      Recommend the green one...

        Love this bag. All the basics you need. Some great front slots in the front zipped pocket for organizing. Side mesh holds all drinks well. Especially love the two top zipper pockets for holding sunglasses (soft lining) and other personal items (in the nylon lined pocket). Also, interior laptop slot is padded and is perfect for 15-17" laptops.

        In terms of comfort, it has great padding for the back and straps. Ergonomic fit when you're wearing it.

        Also, bought the green color and it pops. Has the newer logo embroidered (not like the green one pictured). Also, has a better color scheme than the green one pictured. There's more dark grey (i.e. mesh on the side is dark grey and all the white has dark grey contrasting lining next to it).

        great bag for a traveling dude

          bought as a replacement for a bag i got at REI because I needed a laptop sleeve this bag completes that requirement very well, plus the organizer pocket which is awesome and the fact that the bag is super comfortable when worn makes this a great purchase for a great price.

          great everyday use backpack

            I got this pack for school and love it. its very spacious, much bigger then i thougth it would be. i havent had any problem fitting books in. one of the top zipper pockets (not the sunglass one) is the perfect size for a graphing calculator. not to mention the graphics are sick! i picked one up for the beginning of the school year, and ive already seen multiple kids with the same pack in different colorways. I got it in green and couldnt be more stoked.

            Durable & Fncking Awesome

              Great for college students hauling butt on campus. Very spacious and able to hold lunch, water bottles on the sides, textbooks, and school supplies. Besides the large main compartment, there are many pockets (some lined to protect iPods or sunglasses), and a sleeve for a laptop. Also looks sick! I've been using the Rasta at university for 3 weeks now and I am extremely happy with it.

              dakine explorer pack

                got this very well-made and well-thought-out pack six months ago and-- the main zipper broke!! couldn't believe it. i did not strees it to the max. just one day the zipper started to unravel a little; and the next day it was useless!. i really loved the design of this bag and the look, too ( their "alpine plaid"); seemed like a very rugged design; i am really bummed

                how many days is the regular delivery?

                how many days is the regular delivery?

                Hello and thanks for the question.

                We have quite a few different shipping options available. The free shipping method takes 7-14 business days and the item will ship from Virginia or Utah. You can chat with one of our sales rep to get a better idea of which location this item will ship from and how long it will take based on your location.

                Will this fit a 17.5 inch laptop?? If not...

                Will this fit a 17.5 inch laptop?? If not could someone give me a link to one that would?