The new Vapor 10 is the latest kayak in the Vapor Series from Old Town and it is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to enjoy some user friendly recreational kayaking. Two Vapor models from Johnson Outdoors UK will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show; the Vapor 10 and the Vapor 10XT.
The Vapor is a get-in-and-go boat which has been designed to give a really safe, stable ride. It measures 10’ (3m) with a beam of 28½” (72cm) and as you would expect from Old Town what makes the Vapor special is that every design detail has been considered.
The cockpit is a very spacious 19½” x 48” (49.5 x 122cm) with ample room to get in and out – it is even big enough to take an adult and a child. But it’s not just the major features which distinguish a new design like this, it’s the little touches which really stand out – for example there are even moulded in notches in the cockpit rim to rest your paddle.
The Vapor 10 weighs 44lbs (20kg) and the Vapor 10XT with some extra features weighs 48llbs (21.8kg). The capacity of each is 275lbs-325lbs (125-147kg). The specifications on the seats vary slightly, but both are padded and adjustable.
Each model has a very handy stern well for storage and on the XT this comes with a hinged cover. The XT also has a unique E-pad storage space for a GPS or iPod. To make the kayak easy to control both include thigh pads and adjustable foot pegs. They each also have a moulded in cockpit dashboard, cup holder and built in carry handles. The Vapor 10 costs £339 and is available in sunrise, cloud and yellow. The Vapor 10XT costs £379 and is available in additional colours including red and indigo.
The new Vapor kayaks and other great recreational products from Johnson Outdoors UK will be on stand B054 at the Southampton Boat Show, 12-21st September, 2008.