The Feelfree Moken 10 v2 is one of the best sit on top kayaks for beginners and gains tons of praise for its portability and ease of movement, as well as for its surprising handling on the water. Despite its relatively small size, this boat feels fairly wide, and is one of the most stable in its class (according to experts).
Experts also agree that this boat could do better on storage – while there’s a variety of ways to store kit and accessorize this kayak, a more waterproof design would be welcome. That said, it has an impressive max weight load for its size.
The Moken 10 v2 is a surprisingly stable and powerful kayak that proves you can’t judge a boat on looks alone. Despite its length, all of the experts and reviewers we analyzed say this is a roomy, highly stable kayak with lots of adequate storage, though there’s a risk of your kit getting wet.
Reviewers recommend using lightweight paddles with this boat for the most ease of movement. It seems to score well on power and acceleration in tougher currents, which may be a surprise given its build and size. Besides, it’s rudder-ready and you can easily install the Beaver Tail Rudder system for even better performance.
Experts are very impressed by this boat’s portability. It’s very light in weight, has a pop-out keel wheel system, and incredibly sturdy, molded handles for better grip. Reviewers found they could lift this boat up solo with no issues.
In terms of storage space and options, they agree that the Feelfree Moken 10 is decent but definitely not what you get with premium fishing kayaks. It features Uni-Track accessory rails and flush-mounted rod holders as well as a tankwell for your gear.
Overall, reviewers agree that this is a “grab and go” kayak that’s easy to adjust once you’re on the water. The adjustable foot pegs and seat clipping up and down – and the presence of standing clips – score well with experts on the move, too.
Expert Reviews of the Feelfree Moken 10 V2
7.1Aliex FolgueiraThe Feelfree Moken 10 V2 is an amazingly customizable boat that's going to do really well for people looking for speed and power in fast waters. Coupled with a lightweight oar and maybe even a motor on the back, you're looking at a ten-foot powerhouse that really holds its own. It's really easy to adjust if you want to sit low or high, too. It just feels good to try - and the portability features make this a must-buy.Read more
7.0Headwaters KayakThis is a really simple boat that I think is one of the best for paddlers into grab-and-go sit-on-tops. It's ridiculously stable, making it a perfect recreational and fishing kayak, and it's just a joy to drive! Smaller paddlers might do well to look for a lighter option, but it's still impressive all the same.Read more
Handling of the Feelfree Moken 10 V2
Expert Rating: 7.0
7.0Aliex FolgueiraWith a sharp bow and a nice clip, this boat looks like it'll handle well and achieve some impressive speeds in faster waters. I'd recommend using a super-light paddle alongside in case you want to take this into choppier territory.Read more
7.0Headwaters KayakThis really does feel like a much bigger boat than you actually get! As it's a short boat, it does tend to push through quite a lot of water. It's got a nice, sleek glide. However, turning and moving is not nearly as easy with this kayak as it is with the Moken's longer cousins from the same brand. That said, it's easy enough to turn around with just one powerful stroke.Read more
Stability of the Feelfree Moken 10 V2
Expert Rating: 7.5
7.0Aliex FolgueiraThis is a ten-foot boat, so I wouldn't recommend going too crazy on stability testing, but taking it nice and gently, the boat's stable enough to handle me standing up occasionally.Read more
8.0Headwaters KayakI feel like I can add up to 100 lbs extra on top of my everyday gear (and myself!), and this boat still wouldn't tip over. This is a big surprise as it's a fairly short kayak, but it's actually impressive in its width and stability. Very few kayaks of this size are this stable. It's really easy for me to stand up - though it'll definitely tip if you stand on the nose of the boat! It passes the headstand test, too.Read more
Comfort of the Feelfree Moken 10 V2
Expert Rating: 7.5
7.5Aliex FolgueiraThis kayak's got a fantastic adjustable chair that makes it easy to ride high, low, and even stand. The straps are a nice touch for extra security, and I also appreciate the presence of adjustable foot pedals.Read more
7.5Headwaters KayakThe seat onboard is super adjustable, with solid lumbar support for longer trips. There's adjustable straps and footpegs, too (which are always welcome). I found the chair really easy to adjust up and down when I needed to get a better vantage point.Read more
Onboard Storage of the Feelfree Moken 10 V2
Expert Rating: 6.0
6.0Aliex FolgueiraThere's a couple of accessory rails here for adding extra pieces to the boat along with a small hatch. This hatch isn't the best for volume or access, but it holds my car keys, phone, wallet etc. fine all the same. I'm not sure anything you'll store in the middle will stay waterproof, so I'd advise using a couple of ziploc bags. Rod holders and leashes on the back offer even more storage if you need it.Read more
6.0Headwaters KayakThere's a nice hatch on board the Moken 10, but it's not nearly as impressive as the storage you'll get on the 12.5 (which I'm used to). There's a bungee on the front where I found it easy to store dry bags, but there's a dry hatch at the front of the 12.5 which is superior in my opinion. There's a nice, roomy tankwell towards the back with a separate bungee, too. I find this is particularly good for storing kayak fishing gear. The track onboard lets you accessorize pretty flexibly, but they're not industry standard.Read more
Portability of the Feelfree Moken 10 V2
Expert Rating: 7.3
8.0Aliex FolgueiraI like the wheel keel for added portability here, and the handles onboard are great - they're really heavy-duty for extra grip, and aren't left flopping around. It's really easy to lift solo, too - it's super lightweight.Read more
6.5Headwaters KayakThere's grab handles all the way around and there's wheels in the keel - making it very easy to move around. It's a little lightweight, as they've simplified the 12.5 in a few obvious ways. That said - it's missing a paddle clip!Read more