Review: Old Town 10-Feet Vapor 10 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak
Looking for a good fishing Kayak with all the bells and whistles of creek boats and play boats? The Vapor 10 angler maybe for you! Today we are reviewing the Vapor 10 angler Kayak.
The Vapor 10 angler has received many positive reviews from consumers, and is top-rated by many. Seems like a good one, doesn’t it? But, before you go on and make a purchase, let’s give you an overview so you may see if this is the kayak that will cater for your needs.
The first notable thing about the Vapor 10 angler is in its design, the ability to allow just about any body size inside the cockpit. The cockpit is so spacious some kayakers even manage to take a ride with their toddlers (check specification at the bottom for maximum load size). The cockpit spots a molded-in dashboard so that whatever is put on top cannot fall easily.
The cockpit is so spacious you could easily cross your legs, stretch them or just keep them on the paddle. The Vapor 10 angler also features two flush-mounted rod holders, that’s if you don’t want to place your fishing rod inside the cockpit because it will fit in easily.
The Vapor 10 angler is stable on the water and tracks very well, making it ideal for beginner kayakers who are still getting the hang of things. It is very easy to maneuvre in any direction which is ideal for close contact with objects, especially if you’re using kayaks to take photograph. The molded-compound at the back can be used to place lunch, a radio, a tackle box and maybe more fishing gear.
With an adjustable flex seat, thigh pads and adjustable foot braces – the seating is the most comfortable! No wonder most reviewers mentioned seating in the kayak for 5hrs+ without feeling strain or numbness. It is easy to load and unload on top of any car, whether a van or SUV. No car? No problem, the Vapor 10 angler is very light weight at 44 lbs / 20Kg which makes quite easy to carry on your back to a nearby lake or river.
The only notable and very minor drawback of the Vapor 10 angler is the drainage plug. It is located at the top side which makes it hard to reach. But fortunately, you can always add another one if it becomes a serious issue for you.
Vapor 10 angler features at a glance:
- Roomy cockpit
- Anchor trolley system
- Adjustable comfort flex seat
- Cup holder
- Thigh pads
- Deck bungee
- Adjustable foot braces
- Molded in paddle rest
- Molded-in cockpit dashboard
- Built in carry handles
- Two flush mounted rod holders
- Drain Plug
- Length: 10’ / 3m
- Width: 28.5” / 72.4cm
- Cockpit: 19.5” x 48” / 49.5 x 121.9cm
- Deck Height: 16.75” / 42.6cm
- Weight: 44 lbs / 20Kg
- Max load range: 375 – 325 lbs / 124.7 – 147.4kg
The Vapor 10 angler comes in highly recommended by almost 50 Amazon customers who purchased it!