Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV Kayak Review

The Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV Kayak is a short, manoeuvrable kayak that’s ideally suited to day trips. Its size makes it relatively easy to load and transport, while its in-built rod holders and comfortable seating make it a good boat for spending all day on the water.

Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV Kayak

Product Specifications

  • Length: 10 feet
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Height: 14 inches 30
  • Weight: 64 pounds
  • Cockpit: 39 x 19.5 inches
  • Custom-fit seating system
  • 2x rod holders
  • 1x cup holder

Product Review

Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV kayak is a general purpose kayak that’s well loved by both fishermen and non-fishermen alike. The kayak’s size and design makes it easy to handle, both on the water and off it, and its wide frame and flat bottom make it very stable. The boat also incorporates a large sealed storage area in the stern, which is ideal for precious fishing tackle or overnight gear.

I was looking for a fishing kayak with good stability , easy manoeuvrability and comfortable seating without having to pay a fortune. This kayak fit the bill perfectly. It also comes with a very good warranty.

Pros of Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV Kayak

  • Comfortable, compression-moulded seat
  • Decent-sized dry storage compartment
  • Very manoeuvrable
  • Come with a dual-density hatch cover
  • Integrated drain plug for easy emptying

Cons of Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV Kayak

  • Huge weight
  • Price on the high end

Best Feature

As well as a whole host of useful features – like ample storage, manoeuvrability, in-built rod holders and ultra-comfrtable seat – the Quest 10 HV comes with a very good warranty. This offers great peace of mind, as there are a lot of boats out there that don’t live up to the hype (please check the warranty is still available before you purchase).

Worst Feature

The worst feature of Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV kayak is probably its weight. At 64 pounds, some people will prefer to opt for a lighter kayak, although there are stability benefits of owning a kayak of this width that may compensate. It’s a trade-off only you can decide on.

My Personal Tips

Personally I think this is a great little kayak for fishing. Yes, it’s a little on the heavy side, but for an all-round experience, we’d take a little more stability over weight-savings, especially considering all those giant fish we’ll be fighting! It’s also a fun little kayak to paddle – who doesn’t want to enjoy their time on the water?!

Customer Reviews

There are only two reviews of the Quest 10 HV on Amazon, so its 4.5 rating out of 5 stars is a little meaningless. Nevertheless, for fellow fishermen we have no hesitation in giving this a big thumbs-up. Whether you’re on a calm lake, or tackling swell and chop, we think you’ll enjoy owning this little boat as much as we do.

Very good kayak for the money. Its good on lakes, slow rivers and even a little whitewater.

How to buy

This kayak is available for purchase on Amazon. Buy it now >>


Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV kayak brings all the features an angler might look for, with very few of the disadvantages – it’s reasonably priced, stable, fun, has ample dry storage, and is easy to load, transport, store and unload. This little kayak should not disappoint, regardless of your preferred outdoor activity.

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James Green About James Green

James Green loves nothing more than casting a fly in pursuit of salmon, seatrout or, when the opportunity arises, a tailing bonefish, tarpon or permit.