The Feelfree Moken 14 Fishing Kayak Review

9.3
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Pros
  • With a hull length of 14’ 6” and a beam of only 30 inches, the Feelfree Moken 14 is an exceptionally fast fishing kayak that is perfect for those who prefer speed over maneuverability. In addition, while the seat is not as extravagant as those with rigid, metal, frames, it is still a very comfortable seat that is more than just adequate for the job and the adjustable foot braces allow it to accommodate different sized paddlers.
  • There is an unobstructed standing platform molded into the bilge forward of the seat and the center console (which does not interfere with the standing platform) provides a place to store small items and to mount your fishing electronics and there is rod holder to help keep your rods organized as well as a pair of storage pockets on either side for keeping small items close to hand.
  • Stand-assist strap to aid you in standing and sitting down again and it does include a pair of paddle keepers on either side of the cockpit to keep you paddle tamed and leashed while you are fishing in addition to dry storage space in the bow.
  • This kayak has another neat feature in the form of a “wheel in the keel” which makes it really easy to transport the kayak to the launch point and back to your vehicle again by simply lifting up on the molded bow handle and then pulling the kayak along behind you as it rolls along on the built-in wheel.
Cons
  • With a hull length of 14’ 8”, some anglers will likely find this kayak to be far less maneuverable than they would prefer. Also, with a beam of only 30”, some anglers will definitely feel that this kayak is not stable enough to suite them. In addition, with a weight of 76 lbs. some anglers might find it a bit difficult to load and unload unassisted.
  • The seat is a bit Spartan by the standards established on the Jackson Kayaks Cuda 12 and the Old Town Predator 13 and the cockpit outfitting might be considered meager except for the center console, the two Uni-Tracks mounted on either gunwale, and the two flush-mounted rod holders aft of the cockpit. But, other than that, the only other important feature that is lacks is an anchor trolley. However, that is easily remedied if you are inclined to do so.
Distinctive feature

Distinctive feature

Finally, somebody got the bright idea to make a completely flat space forward of the seat so that you can stand up without having any sort of protrusion to trip your feet when you get excited and forget that it is there! Hurrah!!!
Dimensions

Dimensions

However due it its length, it is not a good choice for those of you who are looking for a highly maneuverable kayak and with a beam of only 30’, it may be less stable than some of you would prefer. In addition, with a weight of 76 lbs, it is a bit on the heavy side unless you are those giant, WWF, wrestlers and thus, you may want to consider a lighter kayak instead.

However due to its length, it is not a good choice for those of you who are looking for a highly maneuverable kayak and with a beam of only 30’, it may be less stable than some of you would prefer.
Weight

Weight

In addition, with a weight of 76 lbs, it is a bit on the heavy side unless you are those giant, WWF, wrestlers and thus, you may want to consider a lighter kayak instead.
Speed

Speed

However, if you value speed and have the experience to handle a kayak with a somewhat narrow beam, then this kayak will reward you with compete satisfaction with its Swede Form, “Ocean Angler”, double-tunnel, hull with a prominent keel to enable you to reach those distant locations or offshore waters quickly and easily.
Comfort

Comfort

Another aspect that I really like about this kayak is, due to the way that the seat and sides are molded, the cockpit cradles you somewhat like a sit-inside kayak but, still offers the convenience of a sit-on-top. In addition, while not a fancy as the seats on some of the other fishing kayaks I have reviewed, this kayak nonetheless has a comfortable seating arraignment in the form of a molded depression accompanied by an excellent kayak seat cushion and back rest that features an internal skeleton that causes the seat to retain its shape hour after hour so that it will not sag or collapse with continual use while also controlling the degree of flex laterally without putting undue pressure on your back.
Storage

Storage

Plus, it also features a Center Console with a hinged lid that provides easy access to the storage area within as well as a place to mount fishing electronics forward of the hatch but which has been thoughtfully placed forward enough that it does not interfere with the padded standing platform (finally!!!!).

Plus, for dry storage, there is an Oval Hinge hatch located in the bow which provides access to a large hold beneath and, of course, there is a tank well in the stern that is perfect for carrying a cooler or a live bait well.
Transport

Transport

Last, for easy transport, the Moken 14 features a Wheel in the Keel which consists of a hard, plastic, wheel mounted in the keel so that in order to transport your kayak from your vehicle to the launch and back again, all you have to do is lift the bow and pull; a valuable feature when you are transporting a 76 lb. kayak.
Additional features

Additional features

Then, for mounting accessories such as rod holders, the gunwales are fitted with Feelfree’s Uni-Track system which also works in conjunction with Feefree’s Uni-Bar to turn your cockpit into a fishing command center! This Feelfree exclusive accessory is designed to mount horizontally to your Uni-Track system to create an accessible dashboard for all of your electronics and other rigging accessories and, because it uses the Uni-Track system, the Uni-Bar easily slides backward and forwards.

Also, it includes easy access lure hangers along with an integrated ruler that measures up to 15”. Furthermore, it has a pair of molded rod holders on either side aft of the seat and a pair of Paddle Keepers molded into the sides to enable you to park your paddle out of the way while fishing.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

This is one kayak that I can say “yes, without a doubt, I would defiantly buy this kayak”. However, I also happen to prefer long, slim, kayaks over short, wide, ones but, I also have the experience necessary to keep them upright and pointed in the direction that I want them to go.

Also, this is one of the first fishing kayaks I have seen with a completely unobstructed fishing platform forward of the seat but which still has a center console.

Plus, it has a comfortable seat and a stand-assist strap so, about the only feature it lacks is an anchor trolley. But, it may not suite everyone and thus, you may or may not find it suitable for your particular needs.