Old Town Vapor 12XTS



This is a great kayak with a large cockpit for easy…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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.

Old Town Vapor 12XTS


The Old Town Vapor 12XTS is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 3, 2013 at Backcountry.com.

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