Dagger Katana 10.4

Retailers' Descriptions

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Hit the river at peak run-off for a long weekend of crushing rapids, set out for a pre-dawn cruise across the lake to the egret's haunt, or strap the Dagger Katana 10. 4 Kayak to the roof of your car, load your mountain bike on the rack, and get ready for a two-week multi-sport adventure. This versatile boat holds gear both in front and behind the seat for a well-adjusted ride. Stability is sweet, but so is the ability to take with goodies guaranteeing a good weekend. Whether you're a well-seasoned river runner or working up to otter status, you'll be able to paddle powerfully and experience initial stability in this crossover kayak. A progressive rocker, large bow volume, and beveled flared side walls make slipping down a class III river hedonistic. Fledgling paddlers won't be taking on lake surf or high-volume rivers yet, but the rocker makes maneuvering manageable and the fairly flat midsection provides initial stability for on-water confidence. Paddlers of all levels don't want to waste energy taking a zig-zag approach to crossing still water, which is why the drop-skeg offers arrow-like tracking across smooth surfaces. Lift the skeg when you're heading towards foamy fun, and then drop it again to avoid getting caught in angry eddies at the bottom. Just like its smaller sibling, the Katana 9. 7, this genetically whitewater boat hints at being a party animal with the outfitting. Contour Ergo seating provides a custom fit so your perch is perfectly positioned for the day's activity: adjustable leg lifters reduce pressure points, and adjustable hip pads let you dial in the fit for aggressive paddling. The bulkhead plate comes out for a safer footbrace, in addition opening up the bow for storage. Between the stern hatch and bulkhead in the bow, you can take a balanced approach to gear storage. It's too bad the rest of your life isn't quite so even-keeled.

- Backcountry.com

The Katana is designed with confidence, flexibility and comfort in mind so you can enjoy quiet excursions on flat water or take a wild romp through class III whitewater.


This versatile kayak is for the adventurer who is interested in paddling whitewater but also wants to cruise flat water efficiently. The Katana is designed to inspire confidence and comfort on everything from calm rivers to whitewater up to class III. A balanced rocker profile allows speed on the flat and maneuverability in rapids. Drop skeg helps you track straight in flat water. The hull is designed for initial stability while the beveled and flared sidewalls create excellent secondary stability. The rounded stern deck shape sheds water easily, making it forgiving in moving water. The cockpit is more spacious than traditional whitewater designs. USA. Dimension 10'4" x 27.25". Weight: 56 lb. Capacity 300 lb. Deck Height 15". Cockpit dimensions 37" x 20.5".

- L.L.Bean

Specs Length: 10' 4" / 315 cm Width: 27.25" / 69 cm Max Capacity: 300 lbs / 136 kg Deck Height: 15" / 38 cm Cockpit Length: 37" / 94 cm Cockpit Width: 20.5" / 52 cm Boat Weight: 56 lbs / 25 kg Paddler Weight: 155-285 lbs / 70-129 kg Volume: 104 gal / 393 L - See more at: http://dagger.com/products/crossover/crossover_whitewater/katana-10-4#sthash.Hp4r5UV4.dpuf Features Cockpit drain plug Contour Ergo Seating (leg lifter, hip pads, back & seat padding) Hatch and skeg placement maximizes stern capacity Removable bulkhead plate maximizes bow capacity Roto-molded storage wall (storage bag incl.) - See more at: http://dagger.com/products/crossover/crossover_whitewater/katana-10-4#sthash.Hp4r5UV4.dpuf

- River Sports Outfitters

The Dagger Katana is built with confidence, flexibility, and comfort in mind for use on both flat water and whitewater.