New to kayaking and did a ton of research before deciding on one.
I chose the feel free Moken 12.5 for the stability and the rack
system already installed and the wheel in the keel. I have gone
out a couple times and let me tell you this kayak is very stable and
tracks well. Everyone at the launch ramp are always
complimenting me on this kayak. The wheel works like a dream
and saved me money on buying a cart. Very fast shipping and
kayak was undamaged during transport. Fixing to buy the Moken
10 lite for my kids through Austin kayak. Great company.
LOVE IT!!!!! I bought what I thought was the perfect kayak and
QUICKLY found out that it was NOT the one for me. So I started
looking, and looking, and researching. We do a lot of river fishing
and I decided to go with the Moken 12.5. BEST decision that I
could have made. One thing that is important to keep in mind is
the weight ratio. I would add 100 lbs (at a minimum) to your
weight when looking for a capacity on a kayak. For the weight,
price, and usability; this is a GREAT yak! I took it out for the first
time this past week and was instantly impressed and immediately
could tell the difference in what you get for the money. YOU GET
WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!! So I have scrutinized this 2016 Moken
12.5 Angler and have found NO negative issues. Wish I would
have had the rudder put on... MY NEXT PURCHASE!!!!
Kayaks are great. We have had them out a few times and love them.
great kayak. no real complaints. tracks straight, stays stable. nice
touches are foot rests you can adjust while seated, built in handles
on sides, nose, and rear, strap to stand up with or for towing the
boat along a dock, big center storage, wheel is great for paved
surfaces, but will take some muscle to tow this. wheel useless for
sand. Seat is comfortable except for the raised lettering label in the
center of the your back, you can file/cut down the letters. I put
silicone caulk around hatch per other's recommendations. Winter
camo looks great. easy to cast from sitting down.
Very nice boat .
A few bungee clips broke during shipping and They were sent out right
Great customer service!
Awesome kayak! Worth the extra cost. Took it out to south bay and
it gave me a smooth ride. Seat was comfortable the entire time.
I found the Moken 12.5 very stable and very comfortable spending better than 8 hours at a time fishing.
It also tracks very well and even on windy days you can paddle right along
I purchased this kayak at the start of summer, so I've had plenty
of opportunities to use it in various locations and conditions. First
off, the kayak is very appealing - there's no doubt about that. I
chose the sun camo color and It gets a lot of attention. More
importantly, however, is the functionality of this boat. It's a fishing
vessel first and foremost; stability is phenomenal. From moving
around in the kayak to grab gear, hanging legs off the side, landing
fish, and even standing (in calmer water), this thing is very stable.
I've been in close proximity to boats and jet skis and this kayak
handles the wake like a champ. I've never come close to tipping
over. But with so much stability comes a problem. And that is
speed. This is a fairly slow kayak. If you're an efficient paddler,
then you can get this kayak going at a moderate pace, but facing a
headwind is harsh. I purchased the rudder kit as well and its so
worth it. Tracking is great and its also useful for drift fishing to
control the angle of the boat. Turning radius is good. Other strong
points of this kayak include the storage capacity, comfortable
seating, uni track system, and of course the wheel in the keel. I
haul this kayak in the back of my truck with a bed extender. I
don't have any difficulty getting it in or out. The wheel in the keel
definitely helps with unloading and portage -- Great feature! All in
all, I really like this kayak. Speed is an issue, but as some others
have said "I'd rather be fishing than swimming". It's an affordable
boat suitable for a newbie for sure.
Bought this kayak about 2 months ago, man is it awesome. I've
been down rivers, lakes, and ponds. The wheel in the keel really
helps when your alone, the only thing is, if there are bigger rocks
to go over, it is a no go, you will have to carry it. Tracks well and
has all the storage you need for any length of trip. I would
definitely buy this kayak again and again. Stays dry inside storage
compartments and is built well.
I bought this this kayak about 2 months ago and noticed that when the
center hatch got hot it would bow up in the middle...Emailed the
dealership and they promptly sent me out a new hatch...Hope this
fixes problem and was impressed with the courtesy and concern with
FeelFree staff...Would definately buy this again as it has all the storage
you need tracks well loads up well with the wheel very comfortable
seat etc......The only reaso I am not giving it 5 stars is I have yet to
see if the console is fixed....
I love the kayak - the style, the color - everything except the
weight. I am new to kayaking and asked for help selecting the
right one for me but this one is just too big. It's too heavy and I'm
unable to enjoy it by myself. I have to take someone with me to
help load and unload and get it to the water. The wheel helps but
it's still too much for me. I've only had it in the water 3 times since
I have to wait until someone else can go too :(
I can't return it, the shipping is too expensive. I wish I had gotten
the 11.5 instead. I still give it a high rating because it is a great
boat. And the rudder package - well worth the extra $$ !
FeelFree Moken 12.5
The kayak tracks very well.. nice and stable ....easy to move around
and load due to the wheel in the back...Lots of storage and for the
most part well built....Now for the bad ...The center hatch is nice but
because of its length and where the straps are located causes it to bow
in the center and allows water to seep in ..The front hatch has 3
locking points that are held together by a single screw and has on
several occasions slipped and will not allow me to open the hatch
without a lot of difficulty...These are issues that keep me from giving it
5 stars and wish there was a fix for the front hatch....I fixed the center
hatch by installing a strap in the middle to straighten out the bow