Feelfree Lure 11.5 Review

The Feelfree Lure 11.5 V1 is a stable and versatile fishing kayak, with a wide, stable surface that allows anglers to both cast and paddle while standing. The Uni-Track system creates virtually unlimited configuration options, and it is Overdrive, Motordrive, and rudder ready, so you can add as much power as you need. 

The Feelfree Gravity Seat is comfortable and adjustable, the kayak has flush mounted rod holders and plenty of storage for gear, and it comes with a removable sonar and electronics pod. The compact versatility, high weight rating, and detailed features make the Lure 11.5 everything an angler is looking for in a solo fishing kayak, backed up by decades of Feelfree’s design and innovation. 

Overview of the FeelFree Lure 11.5

Specs

  • Type: 1-person sit-on-top fishing kayak
  • Size: 11’6” x 34”
  • Weight: 74 pounds
  • Weight capacity: 425 pounds
  • Leg room: 37.5-44 inches
  • Materials: Polyethylene 
  • Hatches: 2 
  • Rod holders: 2
  • Colors: Fire camo, ocean camo

Construction and build

The Feelfree Lure 11.5 is designed for stability and comfort over long paddling trips on rivers, lakes, and oceans. It has a wide, super stable hull with a padded standing platform and a standup leash that makes it easy to paddle or cast while standing or sitting. 

Feelfree’s unique Wheel in the Keel stores a large rugged wheel inside the keel, which allows one person to safely drag the kayak without damaging the hull, even over rough terrain. The Wheel in the Keel and rugged carrying handles make this kayak easy to transport and move, without requiring a cart, even for solo paddlers. 

Convenient recessed fittings, a molded-in paddle port, and a drain plug make this kayak suitable for a wide range of water conditions and long-term use.  

The Feelfree Lure 11.5 is loaded with storage, including the front oval hinge hatch, a quarter turn hatch, a molded-in crate recess, and a bungee tie-down system, along with the generous 425 pound weight capacity, let you transport all your fishing or camping gear anywhere you want to go.  

The Lure’s patented Gravity Seat sets new standards for comfort and versatility. It can raise up to 10 inches above the deck, for the optimal paddling position when needed, and a low center of gravity at other times. The backrest also reclines for comfort and relaxation. 

The Gravity Seat has an ergonomic design with reinforced padding, and a breathable microfilament cover that keeps you cool and dry. This seat also has storage pouches on each side, to keep small items close at hand, and can easily be removed and used as a camp chair. 

Of course, the Feelfree Lure 11.5 is a fishing kayak, and it comes with molded-in fishing rod holders with rod leashes. It also has front and rear Uni Track rails for mounting your favorite fishing accessories. 

The Lure 11.5 is also Overdrive, Motordrive, and rudder ready, allowing you to upgrade and customize it however you like. And anglers love the center console with the removable sonar and electronics pod, that makes it easy to install a fish finder and a transducer. Pre-drilled and water-tight seals on openings for cables and connectors mean that you can install electronics without drilling into the kayak.

About the brand: FeelFree

FeelFree has 30 years’ experience designing and innovating kayaks, and they are now available in over 40 countries world-wide. The patented Wheel-in-the-Keel design, first in class comfort, and huge range of customization options all contribute to the Feelfree Experience. 

Pros

  • Wide and stable deck with padding for easy standing while paddling or casting
  • Wheel in the Keel for easy, cart-free transportation
  • Comfortable adjustable Gravity Seat doubles as a camp chair
  • High weight limit
  • Generous storage 
  • Fishing rod holders with elastic leashes
  • Mounting tracks for accessories
  • Motor and rudder ready
  • Electronics pod for easy installation of a fish finder or other electronics without drilling

Cons

  • The track system is designed for Feelfree fishing gear and accessories, and not compatible with third-party attachments. You can, however, purchase third party adapters
  • This kayak doesn’t have very good speed or tracking, although most people regard that as a fair trade-off for the extreme stability

Conclusion

The Feelfree Lure 11.5 is a fishing kayak with an incredibly stable deck, perfect for standing while paddling or casting. The huge height adjustment on the Gravity Seat not only keeps you dry and comfortable, but it allows you to assume the optimal position for paddling, casting, or simply reclining and relaxing in your kayak. 

It has generous storage capacity, and front and rear tracks for mounting accessories, and is even ready for your electronics or a motor upgrade. It’s a stable, versatile, comfortable fishing kayak designed to let you enjoy every moment on the water, all day long.