Old Town Vapor 10
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $489
A great beginner/recreational kayak
- Big open cockpit
- Lidded storage hatch behind seat
- Confortable stock seat
- The touted cup holder at the front of teh cockpit is too far away to be practicle
- open cockpit can be problematic in rain/blowing watter.
This is my first kayak and I have owned it for three seasons of water paddling FUN! I have used it on Lake Meade, Lake Mojave and the Colorado River below Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam). All flat water.
This is a very basic kayak that will make you feel pretty secure and able to learn the basics of paddling, even in whitecaps. It is very open. It has a cup holder on the front of the cockpit, but the cockpit is so open and big that you cannot reach it when in the seat of the kayak. Not to worry, water close at hand at the seat as well.
The seat was a nice one and easily adjustable. I prefer a pretty upright back and I can achieve this by pulling the adjustment cord. AND it holds in place in the cord gripper.
I am sure that experienced kayakers might consider this a bit of a tub and less controllable than some, but at this price and at my experience, I am quite satisfied.