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Dakine Mission Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 1,703 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Mission - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

92% of the reviewers give the Dakine Mission a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (81%)
Good (11%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Dakine Mission

  • A lot of users thought that the Dakine Mission backpack has ample storage for necessary equipment and personal belongings.
  • Other users found that its pockets were sufficient to store and organize things securely.
  • Laptop users found it easy to store their gadgets due to a compartment dedicated for laptops.
  • Gadget savvies likewise praised the sleeve devoted to their tablets.
  • Reviewers note that it has a specialized fleece lined pocket for sunglasses.
  • Other reviewers said that it has several attractive designs to choose from.
  • Several users observed the bag is comfortable to carry due to its ergonomic shoulder harness.
  • Many of those who have tried the backpack thought that it is versatile.
  • They also mentioned that the pack could be used for travel, short day hikes, or commute.
  • Others also said that the bag could be used for everyday use.
  • Many testers noted that it has ample support in carrying an essential load.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user remarked that its waist belt is not removable.
  • Another user thought that its zippers are very loud when used.


Crowdsourced specs across all Dakine Mission models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity18-25 l (1098-1526 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1-2.4 oz (0.5-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength16-21 in (41-53 cm)
Width8-12 in (20-30 cm)
Height5.5-12 in (14-30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Dakine Mission Mini

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Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height5.5 in (14 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Dakine Mission features:
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Snowboard carry
  • Sternum strap
  • Organizer panel
  • Laptop compartment
  • Side pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Reflective
  • Ski carry

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

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

2525 l2 oz0.08 oz/L


vs Dakine Bags

The Dakine Mission ranks #10 compared with the other Dakine bags.

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vs All Bags

The Dakine Mission ranks #294 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Dakine Mission vs the Dakine Explorer.

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Dakine Mission vs Dakine Explorer

Dakine Mission
Dakine Mission

Based on 1,703 reviews
Capacity: 18-25 l
Weight: 1.1-2.4 oz
Price: $$

Dakine Explorer
Dakine Explorer


Based on 518 reviews

Capacity: 26 l
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Mission is rated about the same as the Explorer.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,221 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Mission is 4% smaller than the biggest Explorer (25 L vs 26 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Mission is 71% heavier than the biggest Explorer (2.4 oz vs 1.4 oz).

Carry-on size
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Side pockets
Ski carry
Snowboard carry
Sternum strap
Sunglasses pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Explorer is available in these colors:

Bag ID 31537. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019