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Gear Review: Dagger Nomad

Gear Review: Dagger Nomad

Gear Review: Dagger Nomad

Dagger Nomad PNW Waterfall

Location of Test: Various areas throughout United States

Duration: Lifetime

Product Name: Nomad
Product Brand: Dagger
Best Uses: Steep Creeks/Waterfalls/PNW
Sizes Available / Specs:


Length: 8’1” / 246 cm
Width:  25.5” / 65 cm
Deck Height: 12.5” / 32 cm

Cockpit Length: 34” / 86 cm
Cockpit Width: 19” / 48 cm
Boat Weight: 47 lbs / 21 kg
Paddler Weight: 110-190 lbs / 50-86 kg
Volume: 68 gal/ 257 L8’5”:
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 LValue: 10
Durability: 9
Overall Rating: 10 

You can't go wrong with a Nomad. Enough said. It is one of the most legendary boats ever designed and will continue to be one of the most popular creek boats among paddlers for many more years to come.

The Good:
The Nomad is an excellent all around boat! It has speed, maneuverability, boofs well, and rolls easily. The outfitting on the newer models is one of the safest designs out there; built to minimize bodily injury and keep you paddling safe for years to come.

The Not so Good:
The Nomad does not handle as well as others in bigger water due to the lack of edges.  The Bottom Line: The Nomad has been around for ages now and the design has remained the same. As the saying goes, "Everyone at some point in their kayaking career ends up in a Nomad." BEST BOAT EVER!

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