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The Old Town Vapor 12 XTS kayak’s stable design works well whether it's your first or your fifth season out on the water, and the adjustable seat and stern storage accommodate your back, butt, and gear for day trips on the lake or a paddle down a mellow river.
  • Single-layer polyethylene is durable and makes the Vapor an affordable boat
  • Stern well has a hinged cover that makes it easy to access your gear
  • Comfort Flex XT Seat is adjustable and padded for all-day comfort
  • Molded cockpit tray with cup holder
  • Thigh braces are durable and lightweight to provide a snug fit for all-day touring
  • Easily adjustable foot braces for comfort on longer tours
  • Molded paddle rest with bungee for secure paddle storage when fishing or floating
  • E-pad storage keeps GPS or media player accessible (storage space is not waterproof)
  • Drain plug makes draining excess water easy

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Looking for a "cockpit cover" (Size #5 ?...

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Looking for a "cockpit cover" (Size #5 ? ) for a Old Town 100 kayak

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I just call old town for information...

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I just call old town for information on kayak & they toll me they start to make the vapor 12xts in black & cherry again. Do you know if you could have that one?
vapor 10xt and vapor 120xts. please send me price.
Thank you

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Not bad for casual paddling...

This kayak is actually not bad for a leisurely paddle. If you're looking for a recreational boat to use on lakes and lazy rivers, you'd be hard pressed to do much better for the price. The seat is reasonably comfortable and the cockpit is about as roomy as it gets. The XTS model is smaller volume and was originally marketed for women, but it worked well when I've used it and I'm 6'1". Tracking was decent and stability is quite high. Overall, much higher performance than the lesser (e.g. lower priced) boats one can purchase from Dick's or Bass Pro Shop.

Regarding the features, the stern well is covered, but calling it even water resistant would be a stretch. The cover literally lays on top of the well and is secured with a tiny loop of bungee cord. The cup holder in the front is too far away to access without some effort and I'm pretty tall with a long reach. The "E-Pad" is essentially a bungee loop on the side of the cockpit lip where you could secure a GPS or media player, but don't expect any protection from water. Finally, speaking of water, the drain plug is in the most frustrating location possible and you will find it impossible to easily drain the water out.

If you keep your expectations in check, and better yet, find it on sale, you'll be pleased with the purchase. Add a couple of rod holders, maybe an anchor, and you're all set for kayak fishing.

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JW, can you tell me WHERE the drain plug is. We have two OT Vapor 12 XTS's and can't for the life of us figure out where the drain plug is? And we've looked numerous times...

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Talked to my buddy and found out that the drain plug was not installed from the factory and is something that you must get aftermarket. You have to buy it separately and install it on the side of the cockpit -- there is a very obvious location in the hull for it. I thought it was stock, but unfortunately, it's not. Hope that helps.