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- FeelFree Moken 10 Lite
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- Build QualityEditor: 84%
- Storage CapacityEditor: 83%
- ComfortEditor: 78%
- StabilityEditor: 78%
- ManeuverabilityEditor: 81%
For a number of reasons, many anglers prioritize weight and portability when shopping for a kayak. However, anglers still require a number of other important things in a kayak, including stability and adequate storage space for tackle and other gear. Additionally, it is important that any kayak you purchase provides a comfortable ride, otherwise you won’t enjoy using it at all.
The FeelFree Moken 10 Lite provides exactly this, as it is lightweight, relatively small and packed with storage space. It is also quite affordable, which means that serious anglers may even like using it as a second or backup kayak, specifically for those times when you are fishing small, relatively calm waters and don’t want to drag around any more weight than necessary.
- Ample storage space despite being a small craft
- Very lightweight and easy to transport
- Quite stable for its size and weight
- Somewhat limited cockpit space
- Does not track as well as many larger vessels do
- Not stable enough to permit standing
Like most other FeelFree vessels, the Moken 10 Lite is built from rugged and durable polyethylene. This helps it stand up to the wear and tear of daily fishing, without weighing any more than absolutely necessary.
Measuring 10 feet and 4 inches long while still boasting a 31-inch-wide beam, the Moken 10 Lite is a small craft, but it is still capable of keeping 353 pounds afloat. The Moken 10 Lite is available in 10 different color patterns.
Even though the Moken 10 Lite is a bit of a minimalist model, it still provides anglers with a ton of space to store tackle and gear. An oval-shaped hatch is located at the bow, while a center console unit lies directly in front of the seat.
A rear cargo deck is positioned at the stern and features a bungee strap to keep your gear secure. Uni track rails are located along both sides of the cockpit, and a pocket is found on each side of the seat. Two flush-mount rod holders are located behind the cockpit for easy access.
The Moken 10 Lite does not have a gigantic cockpit, so it isn’t well-suited for tall or large anglers. However, those who are of average height and weight will probably find that it provides plenty of room.
Multiple foot wells are molded into the cockpit floor to provide several different leg-positioning options, and the included King Fisher Seat is well-padded and fully adjustable. Additionally, all of the storage compartments (except the rear cargo deck) are very easy to access from a seated position.
The Moken 10 Lite is only 31 inches wide, so it is not as stable as its big brother, the Moken 10 Standard. It doesn’t provide enough space or stability to permit standing, and you wouldn’t want to take on rough surf in this vessel.
However, it is stable enough to allow you to paddle confidently, and you won’t have to worry about taking a spill while casting or retrieving.
Like most other crafts this size, the Moken 10 Lite is very nimble on the water. It doesn’t track especially well, although the included keel helps to prevent it from wandering way off course like many comparably priced kayaks do.
It is quite easy to slip around obstacles in the water and it turns on a dime in small spaces. Weighing only 55 pounds, the Moken 10 Lite lives up to its name and – when combined with FeelFree’s Wheel in the Keel – is very easy to move from your vehicle to the water and back.
Many anglers are initially drawn to long kayaks, as they prioritize speed above all else. However, those who fish small waters, and therefore have little need to travel long distances quickly, will often find that smaller vessels are a better fit for their needs.
The Moken 10 Lite is only a bit over 10 feet in length and weighs about 55 pounds, meaning that it not only handles ponds and small rivers well, but that it is easy to get to the water too. It has plenty of storage space, and it provides a pretty comfortable ride for anglers of modest size. It should definitely be given serious consideration by all small-water anglers.
|Model||Moken 10 Lite|
|Price||Check on Amazon|
|Color(s)||lime camo, desert camo, blue camo, pink camo, winter camo|
|Length (ft / cm)||10'4" / 315cm|
|Width (in / cm)||31" / 79cm|
|Height (in / cm)||N/A|
|Kayak Weight (lbs / kg)||55lbs / 25kg|
|Weight Capacity (lbs / kg)||353 lbs / 160kg|
|Cockpit Size (in / cm)||N/A|
|Number of People||1|
|Salt Water Friendly||Yes|
|Adjustable Foot Braces||No|
|Other Included Items||None|