Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5 out of 5 by CantFishEnuf Exceeds Expectations!
Wanted to get into Kayak fishing for Bass and researched everything I could find online(much to my wifes delight!). I was looking for value, quality and set up ready to go for fishing. Couldn't find any review that convinced me to not buy the FS10, so I took the plunge 6 days ago. I put it in my pond as soon as I got home for a test run and felt stable and very comfortable. My wife is afraid of water but was able to talk her into trying it out. She got in and paddled like a pro.
After 6 days I finally got the opportunity to take it fishing. I was a little concerned because we had 15-20 mph winds, but decided to go for it anyway. Launched with no problems, water was choppy but never got a drop of water inside the yak. Caught 1st Bass after 15 minutes out, good fight, never felt like tipping. Headed back in just under 2 hours with 5 Bass limit into strong head wind towing wire basket full of fish on the side and yak handled very well.
Can't wait to get on the lake again. At 56 lbs I can pack it 200 yds on my shoulder to the launch point. I'm 6'2", 185 lbs and have more than enough room. The seat is very comfortable and I can reach everything without feeling like I'm going to tip. Other reviews complained about the front rod holder, but I thought it functioned just fine.
So far I have no complaints, awesome 1st trip today. Buy it and hit the lake and have a blast.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LordShadow 1 great kayak
My son puchased 2 of these and gave me 1 as a present. Its very stable , launches almost anywhere , awesome seat , great storage layout , super manuverablity , will just ride right over even the deepest wake . i could go on and on . If your looking for a great fun/fishing/paddling tool for adventure look no further. This kayak will not let you down.
March 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by arobs Great Kayak
With 46 reviews already posted I can only echo what others have said.
The carrying handles work great. The drain plug works well.
I use a milk crate in the back area to carry my fishing tackle. It's secure and fairly easy to access.
The back rod holders are nice. They point your rods slightly out and they are more likely to catch on branches and plants.
The seat is amazing! I've kayaked and fished for hours and never been uncomfortable in that seat. It does come out when being transported but it's not that big of a deal.
The foot braces are solid and adjust fairly easily. They claim to be "hands free"... I'm not sure how that works...
The cleats on both sides of the seat are nice... I use them to tie off my anchor.
The paddle holding bungees on both sides are a little tight for my paddle shaft... it takes two hands to get on and off.
The quick hold paddle grooves are wonderful when I'm drifting and fishing. I can rest my paddle, fish, and then have it again quickly.
The front rod holder is cheap. I don't use it but it could easily be replaced.
The cup holders work great as a staging area when changing tackle.
The dry-storage isn't very big (enough for keys and a phone) but it is dry...
The front bungee system is good for holding fairly small items that you don't mind getting wet (or use a dry bag).
Overall, the kayak is very roomie (I'm 5' 7", 165 lbs). There is space behind the seat for a medium size dry bag. The cockpit is spacious and gives me plenty of room to move around and fish. There is also room up between your feet if you wanted.
I've had this thing in strong winds and fairly good sized waves. I was wet, but stable the whole time. Because of the stability, it is a little bulkier and takes some effort to move in rough water. But I've been in kayaks that were much worse.
At 60 pounds and 10 ft, it's a little hard to move around by myself. But with two people it's super simple.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorCalKayakUser The Reviews Speak for Themselves
One thing I love to do when preparing to make a purchase is read the reviews of the product. I read the high ratings as well as the low ratings. I did exactly that when getting ready to buy this kayak. When it arrived I knew what to expect, when I took it out, I knew exactly what to expect. I really cannot add anything else to what already has been mentioned. I can tell you this, I am in love with this kayak. I feel stable, it cuts through choppy water well. The first time I sat in the kayak (in my backyard) a rivet from the chair popped off. It didn't suprise me because I already knew that might happen from reading another review. It's minor and nothing a bolt can't fix.
October 16, 2013