Still a growth area within the paddling world SOT design is developing rapidly. Dagger have just launched the new Roam for the 2015 season.
The Roam, which features new Contour Surround seat system, reengineered outfitting and multiple storage options, is designed to be comfortable, maneuverable and versatile. The Contour Surround seat system cradles the body with fore and aft seat back adjustment, complemented by side bolsters that are comfort-inspired from whitewater hip pads. The outfitting features ergonomic thigh straps, which, when combined with the boat’s leg lifter, allow more connection with the kayak for quick responsiveness. Ample storage options include two deck hatches, multiple lashing points and a mesh tank well storage bag with a zippered sealed enclosure. The thigh strap can also be attached to the mesh bag, converting it to a courier-style daypack for hiking.
A confidence-inspiring hull design is powered by a forgiving yet aggressive mold similar to Dagger’s popular Axis crossover boat. The boat’s spring-loaded adjustable skeg allows for steady tracking in flat water, and a water-shedding trim boosts buoyancy in whitewater.