Native Titan Propel 10.5
The Native Titan Propel 10.5 makes a strong case for being the best compact fishing kayak on the market in 2020. With an overwhelming amount of features packed into a small frame, the Titan Propel 10.5 is ideal for anglers who prefer to load their kayak in a pickup truck or car top and hit their favorite fishing holes. This kayak features much of the same innovative amenities that Native kayaks are known for and also offers excellent on-the-water performance.
- Sliding, comfortable seat
- Excellent stability
- High capacity
- Good agility
- Smooth pedal system
- Not transducer ready
Size and Weight
The Titan Propel 10.5 is one of the most compact models designed by Native, yet it somehow maintains much of the high-level performance that the brand’s kayaks are known for. This kayak has a length of 10’9” (328 cm) and a width of 37.5” (95 cm). Despite its small size, the Tital Propel 10.5 is quite heavy, tipping the scales at a fully-rigged weight of 121 lbs (55 kg).
The Titan Propel 10.5 has one of the most impressive overall capacities of any premium fishing kayak on the market in 2023. It’s rated as being able to hold up to 500 lbs (227 kg), which means the Titan Propel 10.5 can handle a heavy load of gear and other accessories, in addition to anglers of all sizes.
The Titan Propel 10.5 is a fishing machine that is capable of going anywhere and delivering on much of the reasons why so many people flock to a brand like Native. This kayak is all about stability and is crafted using Plastifoam technology, which means it has more buoyancy than other compact models that lack capacity and performance on the water.
With one of the most comfortable seating options of any compact kayak available, users widely report that the Titan Propel 10.5 is a kayak that is made for all-day use. The handsewn, padded seating material is fitted to a sturdy aluminum frame that can be adjusted to a high or low position to meet the needs of just about any user.
The seat also has the ability to slide forward or backward to allow each user to perfectly adjust their kayak to accommodate any leg length or preference.
The Titan Propel 10.5 is driven by Native’s popular Propel pedal-drive system that is designed to keep the propeller moving and unobstructed from things like fishing line, moss, or other elements that would otherwise get your system tangled, rendering it useless.
Native designed the kayak with an oversized, easy-to-open front hatch that is sealed and able to keep a wide number of gear items safe and protected while you’re transporting your kayak, or on the water. With such a high capacity, this large dry hatch is ideal for storing camping gear and anything else you’d like to carry with you on your journey.
The Titan Propel 10.5 has gear tracks on both sides that virtually run the length of the entire kayak, which gives users a high amount of customizability that allows them to place rod holders, electronics, camera gear and anything else exactly where they need to.
There is plenty of storage room underneath the seat, as well as on either sides where anglers can place tackle trays and other items in areas that will be easy to reach. There is also a large, open well on the stern that’s capable of fitting multiple coolers and crates for tournament fishermen, or anglers who want to keep their catch in one cooler and their lunch in another.
The Titan Propel 10.5 also has two grooves on either side that are made to store a two-piece paddle without letting it get in the way while fishing. The kayak also is capable of being fitted with just about any kind of electronics, but does not feature pre-installed transducer cables as some other models.
There are two horizontal rod holders on either side of the kayak with rod tip protectors at the bow area. The Titan Propel 10.5 also has a flush-mounted rod holder that’s ideal for trolling or storage on the water.
The kayak also features an improved rudder system that gives the user more control than previous Native models and is easily steered using a knob on the kayak’s port side.
For a compact kayak that’s quite heavy compared to other popular models, the Native Titan Propel 10.5 has a surprising amount of speed and agility on the water. Users report that the kayak has a tight turn radius and the ability to go backward and forward instantly means you’ll have maximum control over where the kayak is headed at all times.
The improved, extended rudder helps add tracking and create a very good overall on-the-water performance. The Titan Propel 10.5’s stability is also unmatched with many users reporting that the kayak maintains excellent stability in even rough conditions.
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Specification: Native Titan Propel 10.5