Dagger Experience


Those that know kayaking know Dagger

Our goal is to represent everything that’s great about getting on the water, from the technical aspects of recreational and touring to the pure rush of whitewater. We stand behind all of our kayaks with the assurance of the highest levels of quality, from initial design to end performance. Our knowledgeable staff and your local authorized dealer can help you with any issues and help you get back on the water as quickly as possible. We also provide a growing number of online resources to help you quickly find what you're looking for.

This shows in the variety of people that are proud to call Dagger home, and our wide-ranging product line. From the mountains to the sea, you’ll see us around, always pushing to master moving water better than the day before.

We’re a company that started in a small shop with a dirt room floor. A few paddling buddies working tirelessly to kick off a young paddling industry doing what they loved. Look at us today, and we are proud we haven’t really changed a lot from those core principles. The faces are different, and the family is growing, but it’s still just a group of people who love to paddle and build boats that others love to paddle.

Today, Dagger provides the best quality for the money you’ll find anywhere. All of our products are put through the ultimate test known to man – approval by Team Dagger, who boasts well-known names such as Ben Brown, Brad Ludden, and Andrew Holcombe. Dagger owners know that their kayak did not go into production until it met the standards of our amazing design team and took the beating of a lifetime by our team paddlers.

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There is a lot that goes into every Dagger kayak design, not the least of which is living up to our heritage of innovative performance and quality. The truth is, most kayak companies make at least one great kayak, but what sets Dagger apart is offering best-in-class leaders that master every type of moving water from the mountains to the sea.


A genuinely great kayak design that gets people excited to paddle requires an understanding of the space between a drawing board sketch and a hull meeting the water. Our integrated R&D process ensures the final product meets both the standards of the design team and passes the punishment of Team Dagger. This performance mindset inspires the entire line from whitewater to recreational and touring kayaks. With a history of record-breaking first descents and a growing tower of competition trophies and medals, Team Tested approval does not come easy. We have some scars to prove it. Most importantly, no design gets the Dagger stamp unless it is worth telling unforgettable stories about for years to come.


Whatever your skill level, and whatever the challenge, there is a Dagger Whitewater series that keeps up with your drive. From a renowned design and champion paddling team behind every model, it is no wonder that when records are broken or descents are achieved the first time, you will usually find a Dagger. These are the top performing boats in freestyle, river running, or creeking, and the top performing boats in all those things you do that do not fit into a nice little category.



At Dagger, we believe what makes us truly a great company to do business with is not just our products, but it is the people that stand behind them. Our corporate team and our Team Dagger members individually do amazing things working for causes greater than their own, helping their communities and protecting the environment. That is why Dagger’s corporate mission is to reflect those same values as a company through corporate responsibility programs.

We are launching several new initiatives company-wide and through our Team Dagger members. Find out more about these programs and events by checking back here. You might find something you can get involved with to share your own skills in helping with these causes or ensuring that the environments we love to paddle in are left better than we found them.