Dagger’s Highly Acclaimed New Nomad Launches

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 3, 2016) Dagger will now offer whitewater kayakers a modernized version of the Nomad, the best-selling creek boat of all time. Starting today, specialty retailers will begin selling the newly redesigned Nomad in size large, with sizes small and medium arriving in April 2016.

“We modernized and optimized the new Nomad to make the world’s greatest creek boat even better,” said Snowy Robertson, designer for Dagger. “Paddlers trusted the Nomad for years, relying on its predictable performance to navigate the world’s most difficult whitewater. We took paddlers’ favorite features of the original Nomad—predictability, stability, and forgiveness—and combined it with modern necessities to create a kayak that is faster, tracks better, and resurfaces quicker.”

The newly redesigned creek boat is built for novices to experts and provides predictable performance in all whitewater conditions. Dagger added more rocker to help the bow carry past holes and over drops, increased the volume to resurface better and handle smoother in big water, and re-shaped decks to shed water faster. They added more internal space for knee and foot room and streamlined the ultra-safe and durable Contour Ergo Outfitting to reduce weight while retaining comfort, safety, and a heightened level of control.

The end result: an extensively tested kayak that is faster, more maneuverable, and more confidence inspiring in any environment. The Nomad carves and tracks better and charges past grabby holes. It makes a quick escape from the bottom of drops.




Deck Height




Nomad 9.0 L




34” x 19”

51 lbs.

$1,209 USD

About Dagger®
Dagger doesn’t believe in going half-way, or giving “just enough.” In the world of paddling, Dagger is all in, and has been since 1988. From recreational moving water kayaks to whitewater boats bound for class V creeking and all water in between, Dagger designs and manufactures premier kayaks for all paddling styles in Greenville, S.C. From the mountains to the sea, Dagger represents the relentless pursuit of adventure. If your soul is also one with the water, join the Dagger Community and check out the kayaks at

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