The good folks at Dakine, long a stalwart force in the world of snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing made the prudent decision to team up with Wolle Nyvelt and Steven Gruber, the co-founders of Äsmo snowboards and visionaries of the progressive pow-surfing revolution, to make a range of products that epitomise the craftsmanship, high-quality materials and mastership over challenging environments that both companies represent.
"We worked with Wolle to create a collection of products that transcend surf, skate, and snow with a dedication to craftsmanship and durability."
Wolle has been thriving under the Dakine umbrella for quite some time now and with the rising popularity of the binding-less ride, it seemed like the perfect time to join forces on a product collab. Asmo has always strived to find the perfect harmony between superb functionality and mesmerising form – these packs are certainly no different.
"Wolle celebrates a dedication to standing sideways, craftsmanship, and building products that help make the most unexpected days some of the sickest days."
Taking three key backpacks from the ever dependable Dakine range and adding some Äsmo flair into the mix, along with a trigger mitt and softgoods that are sure to satisfy the most discerning rider, this collab is one to be reckoned with.
There's the Äsmo Mission 25L pack, perfect for backcountry hikes into hidden bowls, the Äsmo Trek II 26L Pack ideal for cruising to street spots, and the waterproof Äsmo Section Wet/Dry 28L Pack that belongs by the waves.
The Äsmo Mission pack is probably best suited to hunting out pow lines with your crew. It's fully equipped with vertical board carrying straps, ergonomic shoulder straps with breathable air mesh, waist and sternum straps for extra support, and a minty-fresh green lining that was colour matched straight from the walls of Wolle's workshop. All three packs in the collab range feature Cordura HP ripstop material, which is super-resistant to tear, scuffs and rips, so whichever one you choose will be with you for quite some time.
There was even a collab launch party to celebrate the release. You can watch the recap video below.
"Wolle Nyvelt built the first Äsmo no-boards in a garage with little more than a sander, two hands, and a radical idea free of any rules or notions of how a board should look or ride. Aesmo has evolved to bring together technology, art, and fun in a completely new way to ride the mountain. Fusing elements and the style of snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding, the binding-less boards draw inspiration from the basic principles of each."
Pick up something from the collab right here,
Check out more from the awesome Asmo board line-up here.
Or dive deeper into the Dakine range by following this link.