Native Slayer Propel 10
The Native Slayer Propel 10 is said to be the lightest 10’ pedal drive fishing kayak on the market. For anglers looking for a lightweight, compact option that has most of the great features you’d normally find in a premium fishing kayak, the Slayer Propel 10 certainly delivers. With an abundant amount of features and solid on-the-water performance, this kayak is a must-see for anyone who prefers compact models.
- Compact, lightweight
- Comfortable seating
- Dry storage
- Great stability
- Pedal drive system
- Good agility
- Not transducer ready
Size and Weight
At just 10’ (305 cm) in length, the Slayer Propel 10 is one of the shortest pedal kayaks on the market. With a width of 34” (86 cm), the kayak offers a surprising amount of stability for a compact model. One of the most popular aspects of the Slayer Propel 10 is the lightweight hull design. Tipping the scales at just 62 lbs (28 kg) fitted hull weight, this kayak is one that can easily be car topped or slid into the back of a pickup truck for quick and easy transport. The Slayer Propel 10’s fully-rigged weight is only 81 lbs (36.7 kg).
Most lightweight fishing kayaks offer a very limited overall capacity. The Slayer Propel 10 breaks that stigma with a 400 lb (181 kg) capacity that’s perfect for serious anglers who need to pack their kayak down with important gear items like electronic gear, extra tackle, coolers and more.
Despite being one of the smallest and most lightweight fishing kayaks on the market, the Slayer Propel 10 offers more than enough features to turn the heads of seasoned kayak anglers.
It is driven by the Propel Pedal Drive System, which is exceptionally smooth and comfortable. The pedal system is well known for giving Native kayak’s plenty of power and thrust and with a kayak this light, it doesn’t take much to get the Slayer Propel 10 going near full speed. The Propel Pedal Drive System has instant forward and backward capability and is among the best in the industry.
The kayak’s seat is among one of the most comfortable that Native has ever rolled out. Crafted from hand sewn material and set upon a sturdy aluminum frame, the Slayer Propel 10’s seat offers more than enough lower lumbar support and padding for all-day comfort. The seat is also very easy to adjust forward and backward, as well as recline.
To the left of the seat is a rudder-control knob that’s smooth and easy to operate. On the right of the seat is a dual drink holder/rod holder. There is also ample storage space underneath the seat for extra tackle, or anything else an angler might want to stash there for quick and easy access.
The bow features a large dry storage hatch that’s perfect for storing anything from personal floatation devices, extra rain gear, tackle, snacks and anything else you might need. There are also gear tracks on either side of the bow, as well as longer tracks located on either side of the cockpit area for placing anything from rod holders to camera equipment or other gear on the kayak.
Standing up in the Slayer Propel 10 is no problem, and the deck features non-slip padding for extra comfort and added stability. Directly behind the seat are two additional rod holders and an extra 5” dry storage hatch.
The stern area features a large open well that’s ideal for storing coolers, crates and any other gear that might be needed. The stern also features an impact-resistant stern rudder that’s capable of steering the kayak in tight turns when needed.
The Slayer Propel 10 doesn’t come with some of the transducer-ready features that other Native kayaks offer, but many users have found ways to install their own fish finder equipment on the kayak with no issues.
The Slayer Propel 10 offers outstanding stability, especially considering its limited size and weight. Users report that the kayak has exceptionally good stability in rough waters around coastal areas as well. As you might expect, the short, wide body creates quite a bit of drag, which means this kayak isn’t exactly built for speed. Nevertheless, users will have no problem reaching a comfortable speed with the Propel Pedal Drive System. The kayak also offers good agility and can turn on fairly tight anglers thanks to its rudder steering system. Tracking is also improved by the hull design and rudder.
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