The basic features of an Old Town kayak design.
Like other Vapor series models, the kayak's truly revolutionary design feature, however, is the stern day well. The outer edges of the day well are higher than the cockpit rim and well above the water; this keeps your lunch and other items dry above the waves and out of the dripped-in and tracked-in mud and water in the bilge. Other features include a molded-in paddle rest and built-in carrying handles. Made of single-layer polyethylene, the Vapor 12S is available in such colors as sunrise and cloud.
- Length: 12 feet
- Width: 27.5 inches
- Cockpit: 19.5 by 47 inches
- Depth: 16.25 inches
- Weight: 54 pounds
- Max load range: 275 to 325 pounds
The Vapor 12S is ideal for lakes, ponds, and slow-moving rivers.
About Old Town
Tradition and technology have had a long and comfortable marriage at Old Town. The company built its first wood and canvas canoe in 1898, with a blueprint that was more durable and easier to maintain that the Native American birch canoe that inspired it. The company followed a similar path in 1940, converting the traditional sealskin kayak design into a more durable wood and canvas version. The same spirit of innovation led Old Town to introduce lightweight fiberglass kayaks and canoes in the 1950s and '60s, and to employ such lightweight, cutting-edge materials as PolyLink3 and SuperLink3 in the 21st century. Despite the advances in materials, consumers can rest assured that the boats are built with the same attention to detail as the originals. Old Town's kayaks and canoes are still hand-shaped on the same cedar forms that were used more than 100 years ago, and they're still manufactured to the same quality standards in Old Town, Maine. And though the original Old Town artisans aren't building the canoes and kayaks, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren may be carrying on the tradition, as the company has employed generations of family members at its plant.
Specifications: Length 12' / 3.7 m, Width 27.5" / 69.9 cm, Cockpit 19.5" x 47" / 49.5 x 119.4 cm, Depth 16.25" / 41.3 cm, Weight 54 lbs / 24.5 kg, Max Load Range 275 - 325 lbs / 124.7 - 147.4 kg