Dagger Torrent 10.0
Jump straight into the action with the Dagger Torrent 10.0, a sit on top kayak with all the capabilities of a whitewater boat. Negotiate the twisting, turning rapids with confidence and enjoy the wild ride this boat will take you on, no kayak roll needed!
- No roll needed, sit on top design makes white water accessible even to beginners.
- Progressive kayak design allows the paddler to get to grips with white water skills.
- Good level of features to give full control on white water.
- The molded plastic seat becomes uncomfortable on longer days.
- Limited storage space for equipment.
Size, weight, capacity
Noticeably longer than most enclosed whitewater kayaks, at 10’1” (307 cm) the Dagger Torrent 10.0 is a stable and confidence inspiring platform. At 30.5” (77 cm) wide, too, this boat is hard to tip, but may lack some of the nimbleness of a shorter, more traditional white water kayak.
The size and shape of the Torrent 10.0 makes it unlikely you will be loading and unloading this boat alone, but at just 48 lb (22 kg), it’s an easy job for two people to move around on the land.
The maximum capacity of the Dagger Torrent 10.0 is 250 lb (113 kg), which makes it suitable for a wide range of paddlers.
For a kayak with recreational purposes, the Torrent 10.0 has plenty of features to not only maximize the control you have over the boat, but to make your day on the water as enjoyable as possible.
The molded plastic seat gives the user an active paddling position, keeping you engaged as you move downriver. Adjustable, ‘keepers’ foot rests not only keep you positioned in the seat, but allow you to further drive the kayak around the river, while padded, adjustable thigh straps give you even greater control, an essential for mid-flow tight turns in white water.
Progressive front end design, similar in shape to that of Dagger’s top end white water kayaks, coupled with the shape of the underside of the kayak, balance the punchy nature and maneuverability that are essential for river kayaking.
Self-bailing scupper holes along each side of the kayak drain out excess water, while the top deck is designed to shed water effectively.
Comfortable, ‘soft grip’ grab handles on the front and back of the kayak are fitted to make carrying this boat an easy task.
A small hatch in front of the seat, 5” across, allows you to carry lunch or a spare layer with you on the water, while a bungee further forward is perfect for holding a water bottle or throw line in place.
The Dagger Torrent 10.0 is billed as a recreational kayak which can be comfortably paddled up to grade three and it certainly achieves this. It’s a firm favorite with guiding companies who need a kayak which installs confidence and freedom in a range of kayakers, from beginners to progressive paddlers.
The range of features built into this kayak make it easy to get to grips with and move around with limited experience, while the durable design means you can enjoy this kayak for years.
Dagger Torrent At Cianteun River
Specification: Dagger Torrent 10.0