Pelican Strike 100X Angler Kayak Review

  • November 17, 2015
Pelican Strike 100X Angler Kayak review

Many modern kayaks are designed for certain types and each kayak serves a specific purpose. However, if you are looking for a decent recreational kayak, then Pelican strike 100X Angler kayak is what you should consider to buy.Pelican Strike 100X Angler Kayak is a simple (sit on top) kayak with some extraordinary features, engineered specifically for paddling anglers. Sit on top kayaks are best for you if you are claustrophobic or fear being in a (sit-in) kayak. Moreover, Pelican Strike 100X Angler Kayak is well equipped with various fishing features, enhancing your sailing experience.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Pelican Strike 100X Angler Kayak is made up of a superior twin sheet thermoformed plastic
  • Great kayak for fishermen as it has three-rod holders, two molder and a swivel rod holder, which can fit different range of rods with various grips
  • Adjustable backrest (padded) with seat cushions, which makes paddling comfortable for hours
  • The storage area is convenient and well designed. A day hatch is provided with an attached dry bag
  • Dry storage areas are present in both the front and rear parts of the kayak
  • Drain plug keeps the kayak dry
  • Rear, front and side handles make it easy to carry the kayak in and out of the water
  • Foot braces are adjustable, quick, strong and are easily lockable
  • Comes with a Bow hinged quick lock hatch
  • Newly designed hull made from polyethylene offers speed and control for paddlers
  • Paddle tie-down is available
  • Lay down bottle holder, cleat and accessory eyelets
  • Six pad eyes
  • Stern storage platform with bungee cords
  • Textured deck
  • Color: Muskie/White
  • Weight: 53 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10 feet in length
  • Loading Capacity: Can carry up to 350 pounds

Why this might be the Kayak for you:

The Pelican Strike 100X Angler Kayak is designed to make kayaking easy and comfortable with improved features. This simple looking kayak is the best combination of simplicity and brilliant engineering.

The re-designed hull has drastically improved the maneuverability and tracking of this kayak. A short stubby skeg at the rear of the hull keeps the kayak from drifting off the course and helps in tracking the kayak straight.

Being only 10 feet long, it still provides great storage capacity and the rear part of the kayak is very spacious to keep the fishing gears. In addition, the dry hatch is an ideal place to store things, as the hatch always remains dry even if the kayak tips over.

As far as the durability of this kayak is concerned, the material used in the making of Pelican Strike 100X Angler Kayak is the new premium RAM-X material, which is much stronger and stiffer, so the performance of the kayak will remain unaffected for a longer period.

PROS

  • New and improved polyethylene structure, RAM-X Premium offers improved performance and aesthetics of the kayak on both moving and still water
  • A great kayak, especially designed for paddlers
  • This kayak offers plenty of storage for gear and fishing poles
  • Special chemical addition on the deck that creates a glossy, premium finish
  • New design with performance hulls at the bottom of the kayak provides greater speed, better tracking and more stability
  • The adjustable foot pegs are easy to use and possess the ability to accommodate wide range paddlers
  • Weight is amazingly light for such a well-built hull

CONS

  • The handles can be too flimsy
  • Strong winds affect its tracking
  • It is not as stable as compared to other angler-inspired kayaks

Final thoughts:

Pelican Strike 100X is a great kayak if you are looking for a kayak that can carry multiple people and still be used for fishing and recreation.