Dagger Nomad 8.5

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Mirrors belong in the bathroom, and not on the surface of big water. Seeing your own reflection is a nightmare, but not because of your bed-head and sleep-crusted eyes. You have the Dagger Nomad 8. 5 Kayak and all you want is white froth and steep chutes. This hard-charging boat balances technical aggression with forgiving lines when you're pushing to expand the limits of your paddling powers. Whether you're an intermediate boofer or an expert in eddies, the Nomad lets you roam both within and improve your aquatic abilities. At 8 feet 5 inches long, this boat isn't just for the big and tall crowd. For expert paddlers who demand nothing but high-caliber performance from their creekers, this bigger Nomad offers speed and vigor on big water and hairy chutes. In addition, 78 gallons of volume give you the ability to pack for a few days on the river. Its cousin, the Mamba 8. 6 offers more storage space for longer trips, but that means forgoing the Nomad's displacement hull and tight-lined tracking for the extra cargo room. The displacement hull is what sets the Nomad apart from its easy-going cousin. The rounded bottom tracks like a bloodhound and boofs brilliantly, whether it's a 10-foot or 100-foot drop. The bow rocker and peak design help you clear water-based hurdles and keep the nose of the boat riding high. Evenly distributed volume from stern to bow lets this boat stay on the water's surface. Six attachment points mean six different spots to grab if you need help or are using a zip line to ease the pain of a portage. The step-out pillar directly attached to the hull dramatically increases bow rigidity, reducing the chances of the boat crumpling and pinning you between a rock and a wet place.

- Backcountry.com

Dagger Nomad 8.5 Whitewater Kayak - The Nomad 8.5 kayak continues Dagger's creek boat tradition with unmatched safety features and a rock-solid design that makes it a time-tested winner. The Nomad has enough length to handle big water and downriver bombing, but it's still short and quick enough to bounce down the hairball runs you don't tell you mom about. Contour Ergo outfitting has plenty of comfort for all day on the river. There are multiple rescue attachment points, and a reinforced step-out wall. Predictability and reliability are key features in a creek kayak. The Dagger Nomad 8.5 will take care of you from the put-in to the take-out.

- Outdoorplay

Length: 8' 5" / 257 cm Width: 26.5" / 67 cm Deck Height: 13" / 33 cm Cockpit Length: 34" / 86 cm Cockpit Width: 19" / 48 cm Boat Weight: 50 lbs. / 23 kg Paddler Weight: 150-240 lbs / 68-109 kg Volume: 78 gal / 295 L - See more at: http://dagger.com/products/whitewater/creeking/nomad-8-5#sthash.EBQA9Pod.dpuf

- River Sports Outfitters

The Python was built specifically for our climbing team to satisfy the need for the perfect comp shoe. The ideal tool for high level modern climbing where you need sticky rubber over the toes and full rubber coverage on the outside of the heel for technical heel hooks. The Python has an added tension strap for lower volume feet that can?t get a good fit in a slipper. Unlined and super sensitive for technical smears, scums and body tension moves where your feet are barely on the wall.

- RockCreek