DAGGER

Vanguard 12.0 River Running Whitewater Kayak

Vanguard 12.0 River Running Whitewater Kayak

SKU: 9010964091

1729.0

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DAGGER Vanguard 12.0 River Running Whitewater Kayak

The next generation of long Dagger racing kayaks. New Thigh Brace System now included with 2024 models

The Vanguard 12.0 is the next generation of Dagger racing kayaks. Designed for the inspired whitewater paddler that desires unparalleled speed. Everything about the Vanguard's innovative hull design promotes speed and instills confidence in the motivated paddler. This barrier-breaking, high-performance long boat truly paddles like nothing else on the water! Updated models now include our all-new Contour Ergo Engage Thigh Brace System, a modern update to Dagger’s best-in-class Contour Ergo outfitting system, providing a more immersive paddling experience. Use the “Less” aggressive inner thigh hook for a relaxed fit or install the included “More” aggressive inner thigh hook for precise control and superior connectivity. Rotate the angle of your inner thigh hook and adjust the supportive outer hook to create individual fit and ultimate engagement with your Dagger kayak.

New Contour Ergo Engage Thigh Brace System

Dagger is thrilled to announce the launch of our all-new Contour Ergo Engage Thigh Brace System. Contour Ergo Engage is a modern update to Dagger’s best-in-class Contour Ergo outfitting system. Durable injection molded thigh braces create a more secure interface for performance paddling. All thigh brace adjustments are now managed through a single 4mm hex tool, which is included with the purchase of your Dagger kayak. The Engage thigh brace is wrapped in ultra comfortable padding in all the right places and includes shims for a superior and customized experience. Engage in a more immersive paddle experience with the new Dagger Contour Engage Thigh Braces!

Roto-molded seating with leg lifter

The safest and most comfortable seat system we have designed. Our bomb-proof roto-molded seats have intuitive fore and aft adjustment controls and include an industry-first ratcheting leg lifter. This leg lifter allows 3” of elevation that allows the paddler to cinch into the kayak for efficient control and energy transfer from the paddler to the kayak. Quick-release, adjustable hip pads provide additional comfort and control. The highly adjustable backband offers support, comfort, and another pivotal point of contact for control. All this is wrapped in cushy cockpit padding…we have even included a seat booster for ultimate customization.

Contour Ergo Outfitting system

At Dagger, we take pride in our innovative designs, particularly when they contribute to safer and more reliable kayaking experiences. Our world-class Contour Ergo Outfitting system achieves just that by offering unparalleled adjustability, patented technology, and cutting-edge safety innovations for whitewater kayaking. Since a kayak and paddle function as a single unit, the internal design is as crucial to performance as the hull design. We take great care to integrate advanced comfort and technical features seamlessly, and you'll appreciate the difference the moment you try Dagger's Contour Ergo Outfitting.

Safety step-out wall

At Dagger, safety is our top priority, which is why we've included our innovative safety step-out wall. This feature provides leverage for quick cockpit exits in emergency situations, while also adding structural support to the kayak. We've even cleverly designed it to double as an internal handle for easier portaging.

Contour adjustable bulkhead foot brace with foam padding

Another critical component of Dagger's safety priority is the adjustable bulkhead foot brace. This system includes reinforced rails for improved structural safety. The toe cup system can be adjusted to conform to the hull's shape to lessen the risk of foot entrapments. Optimum fit and control thanks to adjustable height and inseams. Includes customizable foot padding for incredible comfort and safety.

  • Length: 144 in - 365.76 cm
  • Height: 15 in - 38.1 cm
  • Width: 25 in - 63.5 cm
  • Weight: 61 lb - 27.67 kg
  • Max Weight Capacity: 280 lb - 127.01 kg
  • Activity Type: White Water
  • Passengers: Single
  • Cockpit Type: Sit-Inside
  • Warranty: 3 Years Limited Warranty* (Warranty policy)
  • Colors may vary slightly from those shown as each kayak that we produce is unique. Variations in color are not covered by warranty.

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KAYAK VANGUARD 12.0
Safe

Safety is priority number one with Dagger, which is why we coined the phrase “Team Tested, Paddler Proven.” Our products go through rigorous testing by our professionals in various environments, so you know that you can trust our product.

Comfortable

Comfort and a customized fit are essential to the Dagger persona, allowing you to experience unique refinement as soon as you sit in its Contour Ergo Outfitting.

Smart design

Dagger’s Vanguard is here to transport you into a new realm of whitewater performance. The rocker keeps you on the surface and agile. The slender, stable width and long water lines strike the perfect balance of speed and confidence. A narrow stern minimizes resistance and helps you turn efficiently.

Durable

Our kayaks are made from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastic for a longer-lasting, stiffer, and impact-resistant kayak.

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