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Dakine Mission Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Mar 2019)

based on 1,389 reviews

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Reviews Summary

92% of the Dakine Mission reviews are good or excellent!

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

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 iconWeight1.1-2.5 oz (0.5-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength16-21 in (41-53 cm)
Width8-12 in (20-30 cm)
Height8-12 in (20-30 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)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Feature Summary

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

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

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


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The Dakine Mission ranks #11 compared with the other Dakine bags.

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The Dakine Mission ranks #444 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 1,389 reviews
Capacity: 18-25 l
Weight: 1.1-2.5 oz
Price: $$

Dakine Explorer
Dakine Explorer

Based on 518 reviews

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

  • The Mission is rated a little bit worse than the Explorer.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,907 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 79% heavier than the biggest Explorer (2.5 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

Last update on 2019-03-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on March 17, 2019