i have had a Dakine ProII backpack for 7 years now, all the zippers are in perfect condition, all the clips are perfectly fine, no tears, no rips, nothing. i have beat the ever living shit out of that backpack, i used every day for college for the first 4 years and have taken it skiing at least 50 times. i've had other Dakine gear over the years as well, i've never had problems with anything breaking or falling apart. in my experience Dakine makes awesome gear.
besides, Dakine has been around a lot longer than skullcandy, if anything skullcandy wishes they could be Dakine.
"Only the things you truly love....will you pursue with that energy. And for me, my family, my friends and skiing...thats it for me, thats my life. The joy i get from skiing......thats worth dieing for."
-RIP CR Johnson.