Recco, the rescue technology manufacturer, reported it partnered with Dakine as the company launched its outerwear collection. Recco said its rescue reflectors will be integrated into “key Dakine outerwear products, like winter jackets and snow pants.”

There are twenty Recco SAR Helicopter Systems in Europe and eleven in North America, complementing the company’s “900-plus Recco hand-held detectors in use by professional search and rescue organizations in more than 30 countries,” said the company.

“… we find Recco to be a requirement of intelligent design. Any outerwear that gets used around the resort and even in many backcountry areas can use this simple technology to save lives. So why wouldn’t we integrate Recco into our products?” said Christian Regester, design director, Dakine Apparel.

Recco’s SAR (Search And Rescue) helicopter detector can cover large areas fast. Searching from a height of 100 meters and covering a search area of approximately 100 meters wide, the SAR detector enables rescuers to search one km² within six minutes. The Recco hand-held detector can locate a Recco reflector through packed snow and has been used for avalanche rescue for more than 30 years. Consumers wearing Dakine products equipped with Recco reflectors will be searchable via Recco technology.

“We are excited to announce the addition of Dakine to the family of Recco-equipped brands,” added Fredrik Steinwall, CEO, Recco. “Dakine is launching a collection of ski jackets and pants which will make their customers searchable to professional rescue teams in case the worst were to happen.”

With the addition of Dakine to Recco’s brands, its partner portfolio now exceeds 150, to include Patagonia, Helly Hansen and Jack Wolfskin.