Submitted by: chaynes on 10/6/2016
Submitted by: Tiltonm on 9/27/2016
Comfortable seat with adjustable back. Paddle rest with bungee tie down across front of cockpit. The Click Lock rear hatch keeps gear dry. Large cockpit opening allows easy enter/exit. One cup holder at front of cockpit. Hull is a pretty tough compared to a similar priced Angler kayaks like the Ascend Angler kayak from Bass Pro. Hull design is quick in the water compared to Ascend or Perception prodigy angler kayaks that are in the same price range.
The paddle rest holds the paddle across the front of cockpit. Just my personal preference I would prefer the rest flush along the side of the Kayak to avoid getting in the way while fishing. No front fishing rod holder, I plan on adding a Scotty holder. The seat is good for a few hours, longer trips of 4 or more hours can be uncomfortable. I wish Old town had the ACS or ACS2 seat available on this model (although that would increase price).
This is a great dual sport kayak that you can fish in or take out for a river run. Most of my cons are more of a preference then bad design at this price. For the price point you can get the Trip10 it is a great all around kayak.
Submitted by: chaynes on 5/26/2016
Submitted by: Dan on 8/26/2015
It's the little things that makes this such a great starter kayak. The paddle strap, the spare bungee strap (I hand my cell phone in a case from it). It has plenty of room behind the seat for a 12 pack soft cooler. The cockpit is very roomy and the cup holder in the seat and on the dash hold well. The seat is okay but not great. For short trips it works well but longer trips my butt was sore from the cushion. It adjusts well and the whole kayak is quality made. The cockpit is huge and great for getting in and out of it. The dry storage seems to work well but the hatch could be a little better designed. It has sealed aft and a a Styrofoam balance in the bow. The handles on the end are sturdy and it comes with an anchor system I have not used yet.
Overall say this is an excellent starter kayak or casual user who is not going to invest large sums of money into their kayak and gear. If your not sure how much your going to love kayaking this is for you. If you know you love kayaking I spend the extra money and go with a wilderness systems pungo.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 7/16/2015
Submitted by: troutgills on 7/1/2015
This rotomolded ten footer with its generous cockpit area is capable of supporting my 6 foot 3 inch frame and all of my 235 pounds as it is rated for 275 – 325 pounds. Its built in flush mounted rod holders and sealed day well are bonuses for this fisherman. It also has an anchor trolley (and included anchor) along with a molded paddle rest and stretchy paddle tie down. It has two drink holders – one molded in the dash and the other included in the comfortable adjustable seat. Thigh pads and adjustable foot braces are great. The kayak is available in several color combinations.
The boat is stable on the water and tracks well, but most importantly my wife and I can easily slide the 44 pound craft to car top racks over a non slip bath mat flung atop the back of our mini van. From there it's easy to transport to our favorite launch area for a day of paddling exploration.
I rate it a ten out of ten for portability and handling.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 9/3/2014
The cockpit is big enough to take along a youngster or a dog with room to spare. It has a nice size rear storage compartment with a hatch and locking mechanism and there is plenty of room up front for other stuff which is pretty safe to keep out in the cockpit because it would probably be pretty difficult to flip this kayak as it's so wide and stable.
Make sure you get a nice long paddle for this one because it is so wide you will need the length. If you get this boat and plan on paddling with others in longer, thinner boats you will most likely be playing catch up but for what it is is a great little boat.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 8/23/2014
I gave this review a 10 because I really don't see any issues with this kayak. It handles well and is priced right. I got mine at Dick's Sporting Goods on sale for under $500.