Old Town Vapor 10 Fishing Kayak

by frank on June 23, 2013

Vapor 10 Fishing Kayak Review

The Vapor 10 fishing kayak is manufactured by the trusted company Old Town Kayaks and Canoes a that has been in business for over 100 years. The Vapor 10 is an excellent choice for both beginners and intermediates! Even old pros are impressed. Let’s hope not but even if you don’t catch a fish all day, you will still enjoy the ride in this kayak.

Vapor 10 Fishing Kayak review

Vapor 10 Foot Kayak

Highly Durable – The hull or body is manufactured from molded polyethylene, a high durable material that will last a life-time. This material is also light-weight making loading, unloading and carrying extremely easy. The weight is a little more than 40 pounds.

Comfort - The cockpit is spacious, over a foot and a half wide and 4 feet long. The padded and adjustable seat makes for a comfortable perch. There’s plenty of room in the Vapor 10 cockpit for you and also your tackle box.

Old Town 10-Feet Vapor 10 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak (Camo)

Maneuverability –  Steady enough to stay on course but easy enough to turn and change directions. A very nice ride to get you to where you want on the water and also stealth enough to quietly sneak up on those easily scared fish.

There’s also two molded rod holders on the left and right sides, molded dashboard and cup holder in the cockpit, easy to use anchor system, paddle rest, and strong molded handles on the front and back for carrying and lifting.

There really isn’t too much to complain about when reviewing the Old Town Vapor 10 fishing kayak. One time a guy said online, he didn’t like the color…

Vapor fishing KayakKey Features of the Vapor 10 Fishing Kayak

  • Padded Flex System adjustable seating
  • Padding on the side for your thighs
  • Two molded rod holders
  • Molded Cup holder in the Cockpit
  • Adjustable Foot braces
  • Engineered Paddle rest
  • Strong Molded Carrying handles in front and back
  • Conveniently located Drain plug

Old Town Vapor 10xt Fishing Kayak Specs

  • 10 feet long
  • 2.5 feet in width
  • Cockpit dimensions 19.5 x 48 inches
  • The deck is just under 1.5 feet in height
  • This Kayak is light weight, weighing 44 pounds
  • The Vapor 10 can handle loads up to 325 pounds

Reviews from past customers

The following are a few reviews I have received from people online who have bought this kayak.

Ray JacksonGlenwood Spring, Colo – Fantastic!!! I’m from a huge fishing town, I spent most of my life fishing in waders but became interested in kayak fishing after see these being used for fishing. I approached and spoke to more than a few people to ask about the sport and also advice on what kayak to buy. The Vapor 10xt by Old Town was highly recommended. I’m more than satisfied!!!

Martha HobieTraverse City, Mich – I don’t fish but bought this kayak as a gift for my grandson. From how much he uses it and the fun I see it provides him, I think this is the best gift I have ever gave him.

Steven Miller, Toledo, Ohio - All my life I have loved fishing the Lake Erie and the rivers that pour into the Great Lake for Walleye. I can’t tell you how much more fun this Kayak has made it. If you want to do some serious Walleye fishing you need to visit Lake Erie.

Negatives or Complaints 

No matter how good a product may be there will always be someone with a complaint. The list of complaints you read here were compiled from being involved in fishing, sportsman and outdoors communities online and also by reading past customer reviews on sites such as Amazon and Cabela’s where this product is sold.

  • One person ordered the kayak in camo color but a dark green kayak was shipped to his home. He has the right to complain but I have never seen this kayak being advertise in camo color.
  • There were also two different complaints on the placement of the drain plug.

Considering that thousands of these kayaks have been sold these complaints should be minor factors when deciding whether or not to buy.

Best Price on the Vapor 10xt Kayak

At our local stores we found the prices for the Vapor 10 fishing kayak much higher than the prices online. Online we recommend checking out and comparing the prices at two different sites.

  • Amazon
  • Cabela’s

We can’t guarantee what the price will be the day you decide to purchase but what we can tell you is at one time Cabela’s price was $50 less than the Amazon price.

Old Town Kayaks and Canoes

Background Information: This product is manufactured by Old Town Canoes and Kayaks. Old Town is a trusted and well-known company that has produced  quality watercraft products and satisfied customers for over 100 years.

For future needs, you may find it helpful to know this company produces more than kayaks. This company also manufacture canoes, accessories for kayaks and canoes, oars, paddles and clothing.

As for kayaks, Old Town produces the entire spectrum: Fishing, recreational, sit-on-top and even tandem kayaks.

Note: The name Vapor –  refers to a family of Kayaks produced at this company. The family includes:  Fishing, recreational, sit-on-top and tandem styled kayaks. Make sure, when you buy online you’re buying the style that satisfies your needs.


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