Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Vapor 10 Recreational Kayak

Last updated date: March 27, 2019

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In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Vapor 10 placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
123 user reviews
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What experts liked
Configuration works well for fishing. Includes well for storing items. Room for one person and a dog.
- BestReviews
The kayak only weighs 48 pounds and comes with grab handles at both ends, so it won’t be too difficult to take it off the top of your vehicle and get it in the water.
- Outdoor Veteran
June 26, 2017 | Full review
The light weight of the Vapor 10 was very nice, since it is only about ten pounds heavier than the backpack I use to go hiking with. I swear I was getting dirty looks from my friends about how easy it was for me to move the thing around when we went inland for a bit.
- Kayaker Guide
It is lightweight, and you can easily place it on the top of your vehicle for transporting the kayak from one place to another.
- TenBestProduct
The Vapor 10’s spacious cockpit is designed for the best comfort you can get all while getting the most reassuring ride.
- Kayak Help
As far as comfort goes, the first thing to note on the Vapor is how large the cockpit is. Coming in at 48 inches by 20 inches, it’s absolutely huge. For many fishing enthusiasts, this is a major plus.You can store gear in the cockpit with you, instead of having to get it out of storage areas.
- Kayak Best
What experts didn't like
Doesn't work as well in rough waters. Will need to purchase cushion for hard plastic seat. Storage well is not waterproof.
- BestReviews
A related problem: there also isn’t any shock cord on the bow or stern to tie down gear. The boat was already lacking in storage space, so that would have been a nice addition.
- Outdoor Veteran
June 26, 2017 | Full review
The seat may have a back rest, but it it is not soft at all. It is constructed from solid plastic, which makes it a little hard. If you want to keep the seat in a folded style, you may be disappointed because this kayak keeps it in an upright position.
- TenBestProduct
A drain plug is included for when you need to drain some water out of it, however, its location isn’t the best place for it to do its job efficiently. If the chance happens that you do take on water, it would be a smart option to bring a bilge pump to help get that excess water out of your kayak.
- Kayak Help
Unfortunately, this kayak has no fishing rod holders.
- Kayak Best

From The Manufacturer

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 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.

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