FeelFree Moken 12.5 V2
FeelFree Moken 12.5 V2 is designed to take your fishing trips to the next level. With rod tip protectors, a removable Sonar Pod, an adjustable EZ Rider seat, and FeelFree’s patented Wheel in the Keel, this kayak is ready to tackle anything you may encounter.
- Tracks very well
- Large storage capacity
- Not the best for standing
- No pedal drive option
Size and Weight
At 12’ 6” (381 cm) long and 32” (81.3 cm) wide, the Moken 12.5 V2 is rather easy to transport and store. The molded handles at the bow and the stern allow for easy transport over land and can double as extra strap points while securing your kayak to your vehicle.
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The Moken 12.5 V2 weighs 85 lbs (38.5 kg), which is 2 pounds lighter than another popular model from FeelFree, the Lure 11.5 V2. The Moken 12.5 V2 has a load capacity of 400 lbs (181.4 kg), which allows you to bring along any gear you may need for your trip. Just remember that it is not recommended to load a kayak beyond 80% of its maximum capacity.
The Moken 12.5 V2 has numerous features that are well worth its price.
On the bow is a sturdy, snag-free molded handle. This handle can be used to pull the kayak along behind you, or it can serve as an extra strapping point for transporting your kayak.
The next feature you’ll notice is the rod tip protectors. These small canopies are perfect for keeping the tips of your fishing rods from snagging on any passing branches. Now you can kayak through hidden passages without worrying about your rods.
A large lockable storage hatch is perfect for holding any belongings you may need for a long trip. This hatch keeps your items secure while traveling and out of the way while you kayak.
The Uni-Track Accessory Rails along each side of your kayak are perfect for attaching any accessories you may need, and the easily adjusted foot pegs make sure your legs are never uncomfortable.
Having a hard time finding fish? The Moken 12.5 V2 has you covered with a removable Sonar Pod that is transducer ready. The electrical wires can hide inside the pod, keeping your kayak free of unneeded snags.
By far the most impressive change that came with the Moken 12.5 V2 was the new EZ Rider Seat. This metal frame, mesh seat has two high-sitting positions (forward and back) and one low-sitting position (middle). The seat itself is incredibly comfortable; hours will seem like minutes as you paddle through the water.
If you ever get too comfortable in your seat, the Moken 12.5 V2 has you covered. Just grab hold of the seat leash by the removable Sonar Pod and pull yourself up, without the worry of tipping your kayak over.
To maximize the comfort of your trips, FeelFree has added two cup holders to the Moken 12.5 V2. These cupholders are behind the seat and safely out of the way of your arms while paddling.
A fishing kayak wouldn’t be complete without rod holders. The Moken 12.5 V2’s dual flush-mounted rod holders, with rod leashes, ensure that your prized fishing rods will stay with you throughout your trip.
Not enough storage up front? The Moken 12.5 V2 has you covered with a large tank well storage area behind your seat. This storage area also includes bungees and crate tie-downs, and a hatch that allows access inside your kayak.
In the keel of the kayak is the FeelFree patented Wheel in the Keel system. This wheel allows you to roll your kayak to the launch zone completely on your own. No need for a cart or an extra set of hands, and no more damage to the hull of your kayak.
If you have an extra pair of hands or need to lift your kayak completely off the ground, there are two handles molded into the stern of the kayak.
While the Moken 12.5 V2 doesn’t include a rudder, it is rudder ready. In a matter of minutes, you can attach the rudder and string the line through preplaced paths along your kayak.
The Moken 12.5 V2 performs very well. It is a fast and agile kayak, able to reach speeds upwards of 3.5 MPH while under paddle power. It can also turn on a dime in just a few strokes of the paddle.
While the kayak’s primary stability isn’t the best, its secondary stability compensates by keeping your kayak from tipping, even while fully leaning into your paddle. This kayak is also very well designed for tracking, resisting the tendency to drift off course.
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Specification: FeelFree Moken 12.5 V2