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Old Town "Vapor 10"

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Old Town Vapor 10

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Old Town
Model:
Vapor
MSRP ($):
399.99
Length (ft):
10

The Old Town Vapor 10 Kayak is a compact kayak with a lot of volume and offers a stable, yet efficient ride. The Old Town Vapor 10 Kayak is designed with a large cockpit opening that allows easy entry and exit as well as accommodating all sizes of paddlers. Equipped with a comfortable seat, the Vapor 10 goes way beyond the basics, and getting a workout is as easy as grabbing your water bottle and heading to your nearest body of water.

Features:
  • Adjustable Comfort Flex seat
  • Glide Track foot brace system
  • Molded-in cockpit tray with cup holder
  • Thigh pads
  • Molded-in paddle rest

Specs:

  • Width: 28.5"
  • Weight: 44 lbs
  • Cockpit Size: 19.5" x 48"
  • Capacity: 325 lbs

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Those guys are all wrong!

This OTV is my 2nd fishing kayak. I bought it cause its 10 ft and 44 lbs. My 1st was 12 ft and 66 lbs. I guess I aged out of the battleship weight class. So its not as stable as the monster BUT there is plenty of room for my tackle box, 2 rod holders, and that 4 pound large mouth bass I caught on Nequasset Pond, Woolrich, Maine. Anybody want to buy a 12 ft kayak?

Pros & Cons

Pros:
44 pounds, room to add anchor trolly
Cons:
a little tippy in 15 mph wind
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old town trip 10 (vapor)

I got the old town trip 10 angler deluxe about a year ago which is pretty much the same thing as the vapor but with a lockable hatch in the back. Shes done me well on all the trips ive gone on so far. The only issue i have is space and how unstable it is. Its treks great however but if youre looking at modifying it be careful. Around the hull of it theirs hardly anywhere to mount rod holders, fish finders, etc. It is my first kayak and i will for sure wind up upgrading to a much longer and more stable kayak. but all and all for what it is its a great first kayak.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
treks great
Cons:
no room
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Old Town "Vapor 10"

first kayak. I did my best to outfit it for fishing. I am very pleased so far. I have used this on the upper Niagara river, lake erie and a couple local creeks. can take a lot of chop in it on the lake and feel very safe in it. If I could change one thing, I would raise the seat up about three inches.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
lightweight, inexpensive
Cons:
hard to find flat surfaces to mount stuff
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Old Town Vapor 10

Canoed for 30 years, wanted something light, maneuverable, shallow draft, inexpensive (in case I didn't like)to fish n float small streams and rivers. I love it! I'm hooked, doesn't drag bottom as much as the 15' aluminum Smoker Craft canoe and much easier to paddle too. Light weight makes it easy to drag up the creek bank at the end of the day and throw in back of truck. Not a lot of room inside but really the small size is why I bought it to begin with so...
Working on minimalizing my gear I take, put the essentials in Gallon zip-loc freezer bags and reach behind seat when I need something. I paid $299 at Dunhams at Christmas time, A buddy at work paid $279 a couple months later. That's a whole lotta fun and good times to be had for $280!

Pros & Cons

Pros:
lightweight, price, maneuverable, tracking
Cons:
can be little tricky get in n out with hull design
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Vapor 10

This was my first kayak that i eventually turned into a fishing kayak when i got into kayak fishing. I will say that it doesnt have a lot of storage space and i wouldnt recommend standing while fishing. However while sitting it is very stable. It is also fast and can turn on a dime, furthermore it is very durable and i have had this kayak for about four years now with nothing breaking. Even with rough landings on rocky shores several times, the hull has almost no scratches. Finally if you were wondering how well it handels on rough water..... It does suprosingly well for its size. This is a well rounded kayak that is a great starter kayak at a great price.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Fast, tracks well and very durable
Cons:
A little tipsy and not a lot of storage space
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