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Dakine Frankie Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 601 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Frankie - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

94% of the reviewers give the Dakine Frankie a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (86%)
Good (8%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Dakine Frankie:

Reviewers like these things about the Dakine Frankie

  • A lot of users have mentioned that the Dakine Frankie backpack is built to load up without weighing the user down.
  • Others thought that it the pack has a padded bottom panel and a breathable DriMesh back panel and shoulder straps for carrying comfort.
  • Several reviewers thought that it held up so well.
  • Users found that its fabric has deep vibrant colors and is sturdy yet flexible.
  • According to some users, the pocket for the laptop is lined/padded for protection and occupies the space next to the body.
  • Users lauded the presence of an oversized back panel security pocket to stash the valuables from passport to tablet.
  • Another reviewer thought that it is very comfortable to wear.
  • Testers found that the bag's smaller compartment has some handy organizational features which are effective for tethering school supplies, calculator, pens/pencils without ending up with a jumbled mess.
  • Other testers noted that the straps are generously padded, and the chest strap has the ability to slide vertically, so as not to catch you in an uncomfortable position.
  • Many wrote that it has been well thought out with a passion for detail and comfort.
  • They also said that it has a room for everything.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag noted that its material is strong and durable and does not easily succumb to wear-and-tear.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that it might be too heavy to carry if the bag is at its fullest capacity.
  • Another user found that it has somewhat heavy zippers.


Crowdsourced specs across all Dakine Frankie models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.4-1.8 oz (0.6-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width7-12 in (18-30 cm)
Height7-12 in (18-30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Dakine Frankie 26

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Weight iconWeight1.4 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Dakine Frankie features:
  • Laptop compartment
  • Sunglasses pocket

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Dakine Bags

The Dakine Frankie ranks #14 compared with the other Dakine bags.

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vs All Bags

The Dakine Frankie ranks #421 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Dakine Frankie vs the Dakine Prom.

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Dakine Frankie vs Dakine Prom

Dakine Frankie
Dakine Frankie


Based on 601 reviews
Weight: 1.4-1.8 oz
Price: $$

Dakine Prom
Dakine Prom

Based on 7,439 reviews

Capacity: 25 l
Weight: 1.1-1.7 oz
Price: $

  • The Frankie is rated a little bit worse than the Prom.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 8,040 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Frankie is 6% heavier than the biggest Prom (1.8 oz vs 1.7 oz).

Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Sunglasses pocket

Only the Prom is available in these colors:

Bag ID 32220. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019