Feel Free Lure 11.5 V1 vs V2

Feel Free Lure 11.5 V1 vs V2

Do you know the difference between Feel Free Lure 11.5 V1 vs V2?  A single search about the two kayaks bombards you with more choices.

As manufacturers release more offerings, I often have to step back and ask myself questions like, “What do I need in a kayak?”

Feel Free Lure 11.5 V1 vs V2
Feel Free Lure 11.5 V1 vs V2

I can say that I consider practical innovation in a canoe. In this article, I have highlighted some of the things you can find in Feelfree Lure 11.5.

Feel Free Lure 11.5 V1 vs V2

In addition, I will cover some of the factors you can see in any of these models.

Feel Free Lure 11.5 V1 Fishing Kayak

Are you thinking of spending hours on water like me? Then, you may appreciate the patented Gravity seat in this model.  I like the comfortable seat that adjusts to suit your height when you use the kayak.

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In addition, you will receive a low center of gravity if you need it, and a higher seating position. Why do I consider this factor important?

You may feel fatigue if your seat does not offer you flexibility during your water activities. If you don’t want to experience comfort, you should use this kayak.

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I like how I mount my electronics on the kayak. You can easily install battery, transducer, and fish finder on the center pod.  In addition, removing them does not take time, which facilitates your easy movement with this model.

Another feature you will appreciate is the easy to enter the water, unlike some models that may give you challenge. The installed recessed wheel in the back of this model’s keel make it easier for transportation.

Lure 11.5 V1 Stability

You will like the stability of Lure 11.5 because it can carry weighing up to 300 pounds. You can stand up without swaying issues.  The stability stands the kayak up among other models on the market.

Lure 11.5 V1 Additional Features

I have spoken about some of the inventive additions you will find in Lure 11.5, but I still have some notable facets you will love in a kayak.

  • Its front storage compartment seals an close with three can locks, while its generous compartment makes it dry during fishing.
  • It comes with Recessed Unitrack rails found on the front and back half of the kayak, which ensures that you attac accessories and tie-downs into the hull.
  • The kayak offers a durable molded recess behind the seat, and houses a plastic crate. You can use the crate for your extra onboard storage.
  • The kayak has already installed recessed rod holders that come with elastic rod leash.
  • It has molded handles on the the hull on all four sides. Bungee and recess can hold paddles during fishing
  • With its non-slip structural pad, you can stand while fishing.Some of the optional features include drain plugs, additional flush-mounted rod holders, a paddle leash, a front Unibar for accessories and an easily installed rudder.
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Cons of the Lure 11.5 V1

The tracking performance of Lure 11.5 may not impress many users, because it does not effectively glide through  water.

As strange as it sounds, I expected this kayak to have such feature. The shape and width of the kayak sacrificed its efficiency and speed.

Feel Free Lure 11.5 V2

I recently used Feel Freel Lure 11.5 V2 and I was super impressed with the kayak. It comes complete customization features unlike V1. Some of its features include electronics pod and removal sonar to help you install your transducer and fish finder.

Additionally, it has UNI-Track accessory mounting system and is rudder ready. I was happy that it is Motordrive and Overdrive compatible, which means that I can install my Overdrive Pedal unit or Motordrive for an amazing hands free propulsion.

This model has different unique patented comfort features like every other Lure series, and they include the wheel in the keel, removable multi-height adjustable Gravity Seat, and molded handles.

Furthermore, it comes with the flush mounted rod holders, Uni-Track system for your unlimited outfitting configurations, and a large tankwell. It has a 34” wide hull paired with a padded standing.

Free Lure 11.5 V2 Pros and Cons


  • Maintains stability
  • Many storage room
  • Versatile
  • Very comfortable


  • Comes heavy

Lure 11.5 V2 Additional Features

Size and Weight

Lure 11.5 V2 measures at 350.5 cm long and 86.4cm in width, and can transverse both small and large water.  It weighs 87lbs (39.5 kg), and comes as a heavier kayak.


The kayak compensates its weight with a maximum capacity of 192.8 kg. In addition, its storage capacity offers you more space for long trips.

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In addition, you can find other features like the fishing rod tip protectors that keep the rod out of damage and snag.

The footpegs comes with a new Twist and Go system that allows you to adjust your footrests with minimal effort. Like the V1, it has the wide Gravity Seat for different adjustments. Furthermore, the model comes with a reinforced standing pad, a removable Sonar and Electronic Pod.

My Opinion

If you like traveling alone, you will like the Lure 11.5 V2’s molded handles and patented Wheel in the Keel. Moving it around comes easy for you, and it is  rudder ready.  You can find this feature in Lure 11.5 V1 as well.

The Lure line of kayaks offer kayakers versatility and  stability, and the Lure 11.5 V2 keeps with this tradition.


Are feel free kayaks made in the USA?

Feelfree’s products are designed by a team of designers from New Zealand and Thailand to the USA. The kayaks are manufactured in our very own factory in Thailand.

Can you mount a trolling motor on the side of a kayak?

Yes, you can put a trolling motor on a kayak. Kayak trolling motors are run off of a 12-volt marine battery and usually have 55lbs of thrust.

How far should trolling motor be in the water?

A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps about 6 inches of water above the blades. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.