Axiom 8.5

by  Dagger
8' 6"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Axiom 8.5 Description

Splat, surf, squirt…the Axiom does it all. A stable river-running kayak with seamless edging and a craving for play, the Axiom is comfortable on steep creeks, big water waves, and everything in between. The 8.5 features more volume but the same performance for mid-sized paddlers

Axiom 8.5 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Contour Ergo Outfitting
  • Ratchet Adjustable Backband
  • Roto Molded Seating with Leg Lifter
  • Welded-In Seat Track
  • ConTour Adjustable Bulkhead Foot Brace with Foam Padding
  • Precision Adjustable Thigh Braces
  • Multi-Adjustable, ConTour Hip Pads
  • Security Grab Handles

Axiom 8.5 Reviews

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I have been paddling the…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/10/2019

I have been paddling the Mamba for years. I was recently told that I needed to jump into a boat that would help fix some lazy techniques that I have developed in the Mamba. I tried this boat and was, at first, a tad shy, because I allowed the forgiving nature of the Mamba to carry me. The Axiom is not as forgiving but it is very stable. One of my weakness in the Mamba was my getting in and out of the eddy. This boat did not let me reach or smear into an eddy. It required a more correct edging technique. While I will still use my Mamba, I will use the Axiom to clean up my skills and still feel very stable and comfortable on I to III class rivers .


This is the best kayak. I…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/5/2019

This is the best kayak. I love it. Im into kayaking for year and a half or so. My first kayak was dagger redline (ancestor of axiom), it was good and all but i missed the rocker and bow outside of the water, yet I wanted my kayak to be manouverable and slicey. Dagger axiom has it all. it has enough volume to keep you on the water it pops right out of the big waves and yet it is still not forgiving enough to remind you about your technique. you can play with it in class II and hit class IV if you are good enough. This kayak doesnt forgive mistakes, but it is very easy to roll it back. I am very satisfied with this product. i have it for a few months now and have been on water 5 times with it, all class III-IV time will tell about its durability and harndess of material but im not doubting it. very satisfied

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