I love this little kayak to
explore the inland lakes and
small streams by my house. It
fits in the back of my Saturn
Vue with all the seats down
and I can be on the water in
minutes. While others are still
tying up their kayaks and
paddleboards, I'm already
loaded and on my way. It's
roomy but does tend to tip a
little more than other kayaks
I've used, but that's just a
small price to pay for all the
other benefits. I also thought
this was a good value and it
came right to my door in less
than a week with free shipping!
I could go on and on about
how much I love this kayak,
but will finish this with saying I
wish I would have bought this
This is a nice, lightweight kayak.
Lacking some amenities, but I'll
get those next time.
Doug Von Gausig
This is a great kayak for a small river or
stream, like Arizona's Verde River. It's a great
combination of lightness, capacity, aned
maneuverability. I have two of these (and
several others) and this is the one that gets
used most often. Great fittings, too!
The kayak we ordered was just as
we expected. The description was
accurate. The delivery was fast
I am a frist time kayaker and
needed something I could carry
and handle myself. I am 58
yrs.old,5 feet tall and have
some joint problems but this
kayak is easy for me to handle
alone. Right now, it fits
inside my Hyundai Tucson, but
I just got the roof rack and
will be loading it up there.
I love my Dagger. It is
exactly what I needed for
being new to this sport of
Austin also has the best
prices and fastest shipping
around. The price for delivery
at work was just $19 for my
kayak. I am now ordering
accessories and love the speed
Thank you, Dagger and Austin!
This is a great kayak and fits
easily inside my vehicle.
Dealing with ACK was great.
Delivery was fast and they
have great customer service. I
will be doing business again
with them in the future
I bought this for my daughter
and she loves it I
took it out and its a great
kayak. The price was
great and shipping fast and
free! Totally great
experience all around.Will buy
After a summer of repeatedly
borrowing my friends Perception
Carolina 12 I started feeling like a
bum and broke out the wallet to
get my own. I did a ton of research
and went with the Zydeco9. I
wanted a smaller boat that was
easy to maneuver and steer
through rocky areas of the rivers
where I live and this boat was
great. VERY responsive yet track
well with a little paddling technique.
Im sure Ill learn to keep it straight
as I could barely keep the 12 footer
in a straight line when I first
started. I am so pleased with this
boat that I am saving now for a
second one so that friends of mine
without them can come along for
the paddles. Also, I looked into
several other cheaper kayaks like
the Perception Swifty, and went
with this one as the difference in
price is less than it would have cost
me to replace the seat with one
that wouldnt wreck my back. I have
lower back issues and this seat is
way more comfortable than some
of the $800 and up kayaks Ive used
HOW I USE IT:
- Flat water lakes and rivers
- Flowing rivers
- Class 1 rapids open, class 2 rapids
with a skirt
- SUPER COMFORTABLE SEAT!
- Very light and easy to load on a
roof yet short enough to fit in a
truck bed or the back of an SUV.
- Plenty of room on the sides of the
seat for a hydration pack, cockpit
bags or small soft cooler for snacks.
- Very easy to maneuver through
obstacles and turns on a dime.
- Tracks well and gets up there in
speed for its length.
- Room for dry bags or a deck back
if going on trips lasting longer than
- Drain plug.
- Thigh pads.
- Stable as all get out!
- Carry handles are easy on the
- Takes on some water in rougher
paddling. I would recommend a
skirt for anything over class 1
- For some reason the cup holder is
UNDER THE SEAT! Makes zero
- Paddle holder pops loose every
now and then but it was an easy fix
with the paddle clip I got from this
- I highly recommend this boat to
any new to the sport or
intermediate paddler that is looking
for a very nimble boat on the water
thats easy to transport.
- Perfect for a starter, second, or
spare boat... especially for the
Perfect size for scleping into
the SUV or tying on the roof
of car. It weighs 36 pounds.
I am 52 wighing 110 pounds. I
can handle this baby by
myself. There is room for
some storage in and on top.
It is quick to respond and
lots of fun. Good all around
entry and intermediate craft.
My very experienced kayak
friend who already owns 4,
took one look at it on the
Lower Salt River in AZ and
bought one for herself!