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Elie Sound 120 XE Kayak

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    Elie Sound 120 XE Kayak

    Furnished with a few choice extras, the Elie Sound 120 XE kayak brings the serenity of the local pond, lake or river within easy reach. See details

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    Furnished with a few choice extras, the Elie Sound 120 XE kayak brings the serenity of the local pond, lake or river within easy reach.

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    Furnished with a few choice extras, the Elie Sound 120 XE kayak brings the serenity of the local pond, lake or river within easy reach.

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    Furnished with a few choice extras, the Elie Sound 120 XE kayak brings the serenity of the local pond, lake or river within easy reach.

    • Stable and fun, the Elie Sound 120 XE kayak offers beginning and intermediate paddlers a fun experience on calm waters
    • 3-layer polyethylene includes a special resin in the top layer, resulting in an unusually stiff, light and responsive watercraft
    • Specialized thermoforming process fuses together the deck and the hull under high pressure and heat
    • Large cockpit makes it easy to get into kayak, and soft padded seat ensures you have a fun, comfortable paddle
    • Backrest supports your paddle stroke with noticeable flex, and you can adjust the height to dial in the support
    • Storage area at the front of the cockpit features a small day hatch with a dry bag and includes a beverage holder
    • Padded cockpit offers comfort for your knees and thighs
    • Large footbraces adjust to ensure a comfortable paddling position
    • Extended keel enhances tracking
    • Quick-lock hatch cover features a hinged design and locking lever; to open hatch, simply slide lever to unlock cover and flip open to access gear
    • Stern bulkhead helps keep contents of hatch dry and organized
    • Includes reflective perimeter lines, bungee storage and carry handles that fit into your hands

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    Elie Sound 120 XE Kayak Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Flatwater kayaking
    Polyethylene
    Plastic
    12 feet
    28 inches
    14.25 inches
    50 pounds
    52 x 23 inches
    Padded / foam
    1
    4,576 cubic inches
    325 pounds
    None
    No
    Material(s)
    Hull construction
    Length
    Width
    Depth
    Weight
    Cockpit size
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system
    Foldable

    Elie Sound 120 XE Kayak

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    Elie Sound 120 XE Kayakis rated4.5out of5by4.
    Rated5out of5byfromSo far so good...Recently bought two Elie Sound 12's. My partner and I are beginners and these comments should be taken as such. We looked at a lot of kayaks both in person and online. We wanted boats that we could use for fishing and birding as well as general flat water paddling. We are more interested in lakes and ponds vs. river paddling. We wanted sit-in kayaks with large enough cockpits for easy entry and exit and to accommodate fishing gear or a dry box for cameras and binoculars. We decided on 12' boats as they would best suit our needs and ability to transport. We liked the features of the Elie boats including the very comfortable seats, roomy cockpit, the dash board and the hatch. The seat is nice with adjustable height and back angle. Some reviewers commented on the plastic buckles breaking. From what I've learned one's paddling posture should be upright and not leaning back. Used in this way there should not be undo pressure on the buckles but I also know it's nice to lean back in the seat when not paddling or scanning the trees for birds. The hatch and cover work well - I tipped mine the first time out and the contents of the hatch remained dry. The locks of the hatch cover work easily and well and are much easier to use than the rubber stretch ones. The two cams lock and unlock quickly and it's possible to get at the contents when on the water. The dash board seems like a small concern but it works well and keeps little things at hand. The water bottle holder on the seat is also another nice feature. As beginners the questions of stability and tracking may be more a function of experience than problems with the boats. With experience the stability of the boat shouldn't be a question. At first it feels very unstable but as you get accustomed to how the boat reacts to movement you learn to move with it rather than react against it. Tracking is harder to judge as unlike in a touring kayak, we go short distances fishing from one place to the next. Again I have to believe that in time and with experience we will learn how to paddle efficiently and hopefully get to where we're aimed at. After a handful of outings we are very pleased with our decision to buy these kayaks. The experience of being so close to the water and the quietness of paddling is very different than boating and we know already our fishing boat will be spending a lot more time parked in the alley. The kayaks seem well made and with nice features. We will add to them to suit our specific use - we have already added anchor trolleys - and have no doubt they'll serve us well for years.
    Date published: 2013-07-21
    Rated4out of5byfromGood value, but some issuesAs other reviewers have said, this is a good kayak for the price (we got ours during a sale). Similar to Bendguy, we also had some quality issues with small parts. I lost a screw or two from the footpegs, but was sent a replacement since it was under warranty. We've also had issues with the screws holding the handles on coming loose (maybe something like Loctite might help). We also lost one of the cockpit trays. When the kayak is strapped down, it tends to flex the tray. The little screws just pop out. I'd recommend replacing at least a couple of the tray screws with a small bolt and nut so that the tray can't get away. We also snapped the buckle on the seat (again, replaced under warranty). On a good note, the tray is really useful. It has a water bottle holder and a small waterproof container. I do prefer the opening system of the Wilderness Systems Pungo tray over the one here which screws on. Even with the tray, the kayak is still easy to get in and out of. The seat is very comfortable. It also has a spot for a water bottle to slide under. The quick-lock hatch works well and there is more bungee storage than most kayaks in this class and price range.
    Date published: 2013-06-02
    Rated4out of5byfromVery good kayak.I have two of these and am quite pleased with the purchase. It is light in the water, handles three foot waves, and is comfortable to sit in. The one unique thing about this kayak is the tray it offers. It has a tray that features a bottle holder, a waterproof container (perfect to store keys and cell phone) and almost a work area. This year I unhooked several bass while using it. The seat has an interesting feature that holds a fishing rod very well, but not for trolling. If it wasn't for the poor tracking it would get 5 stars. But you have to alter your paddling constently to keep a straight path. I wish this boat had a rudder. If there was one complaint, I wish it had a rudder. The tracking is difficult, the one weakness of the kayak. If it wasn't for that it would get 5 stars.
    Date published: 2013-01-11
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat beginner KayakGreat overall. Very nice seat. I had to remount the fin at the stern as it was installed off center.
    Date published: 2012-09-27

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