Old Town Vapor 12XTS
This is a great kayak with a large cockpit for easy…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $499
This is a great kayak with a large cockpit for easy entry and exit. It is very stable and tracks well. Also has lots of storage space.
- Easy entry and exit
- Lots of storage
- Very stable
- Tracks well
- A little on the heavy side
- Large cockpit allows you to get wet from paddle drip
Got this kayak a year ago and am very pleased. I am 6'3", 200# so really appreciate the large cockpit. Have used it mostly on a lake. Very stable and tracks well. Have had a couple river trips and the experience was just as good.
We have had several Old Town kayaks and the Vapor has lived up to expectations so far. No real complaints other than it is a little on the heavy side (of course it is a 12 footer), and the larger cockpit allows more paddle drip on you. Would think in rougher water you would want a spray skirt.
My much smaller wife has also used it with no problems, preferred it over some shorter kayaks she had used.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Tackle a slow-moving river or dodge in and out of coves on the lake when you're paddling the Old Town Vapor 12 XTS Kayak. Sleek at the bow and stern for tracking and speed and flared at the cockpit for stability, this boat offers beginners and intermediates the best of a day-touring rig crossed with an easy-going recreational craft. The cockpit is roomy, the seating is adjustable, and there's enough storage space for anything you might need to take with you on the water.