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  • Balanced rocker profile provides speed on flat water and maneuverability in whitewater
  • Hull is designed for initial stability while the beveled and flared sidewalls create secondary stability
  • Rounded stern deck shape sheds water easily, making it forgiving in moving water
  • More spacious cockpit than traditional whitewater designs for a less confining feel
  • Contour ergo seating system with leg lifter, hip pads and back and seat padding
  • Fully bulkheaded stern hatch provides dry cargo storage
  • Shockcord deck rigging on bow and stern
  • Antitheft locking bar
  • Comfortable carry handles at bow and stern

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Specs

Best Use Whitewater Kayaking
Material(s) Rotomolded polyethylene
Length 9 ft. 7 in.
Width 25.75 inches
Depth 13.5 inches
Weight 46 pounds
Cockpit Size 35.5 x 20 inches
Seat Type Padded / Foam
Number of Paddlers 1
Weight Capacity (lbs) 225 pounds
Packed Dimensions 115 x 25.75 x 13.5 inches
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have the 10.4 and love it I have the 10.4 version of the Katana and I think they would be similar enough that reading my review of the 10.4 would be helpful. I tried the 9.7 and it fit my 5' 10" male ave build body fine, but I wanted that little bit extra leg room the 10.4 has so I could stretch out more on longer flatwater paddles and I was willing to deal with the slightly higher weight and length.
Date published: 2015-06-10
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Does this have a drop down skeg? One can't be seen in the photos...

Asked by: Cville
​No, the Katana 9.7 Kayak does not have a skeg.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-06

Is it possible to order this in other colors that dagger offers for this kayak?

Asked by: neilpdx
​REI.com does not offer special or custom ordering services.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-06

Does this have a splash skirt or cover for heavier water ava

Asked by: WEB 60
The Dagger Katana does not come with a spray skirt. We do not carry a suitable spray skirt for this boat for whitewater use. We do however carry compatible skirts for paddling on lake and slow moving rivers which you can view by clicking on the link below. http://www.rei.com/search.html?ir=q%3ASeals+1.7&r=brand%3Aseals&page=1&q=Seals+1.7
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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