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Elie Straight 120 XE Kayak with Rudder

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Just as smooth as its 14 ft. cousin, the Elie Strait 120 XE kayak with rudder lets smaller paddlers escape the ho-hum routine and enjoy the water.

  • V-shaped, swede-form hull and extended keel help the Elie Strait 120 XE kayak glide through the water, and hard chines enhance edged turns and maneuverability
  • 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
  • Soft padded seat ensures you have a fun, comfortable paddle
  • Backrest supports your paddle stroke with noticeable flex, and you can adjust the height and the angle to dial in support
  • Perforated-foam back panel creates excellent comfort thanks to is air-circulating design, and a bottle holder keeps refreshment within easy reach
  • Padded cockpit offers comfort for your knees and thighs
  • Large footbraces adjust to ensure a comfortable paddling position
  • Extended keel enhances tracking, and cockpit-deployable rudder helps you paddle in a straight line
  • Bow day hatch helps protect splash-sensitive items
  • Quick-lock stern hatch features a hinged design and locking levers; to open hatch, simply slide levers to unlock and flip open to access gear
  • Bow and stern bulkheads help keep contents of hatches dry and organized
  • Includes reflective perimeter lines, bungee storage and carry handles that fit into your hands
  • The Elie Straight 120 XE kayak with rudder weights approximately 48 lbs.


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Elie Straight 120 XE Kayak with Rudder Specs
Best use
Sea kayaking
12 feet
25.5 inches
14 inches
48 pounds
34.5 x 18 inches
Padded / foam
(Aft) 3,661/(forward) 1,526 cubic inches
275 pounds
Hull construction
Cockpit size
Seat type
Number of paddlers
Hatch capacity
Weight capacity (lbs)
Tracking system

Elie Straight 120 XE Kayak with Rudder

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Elie Straight 120 XE Kayak with Rudderis rated5.0out of5by1.
Rated5out of5byfromQuite a SurpriseMy husband bought the 14' version (Elie Strait 140 XE) and I chose this 12' version (Elie Strait 120 XE). We just spent our first "Spring-Summer-Early Fall" paddling small-to-medium lakes and many winding rivers. Actually, we're former Wenonah Spirit II canoe owners who decided to make the switch to kayaks when the kids grew-up and left home. We thought it wise to try reasonably priced kayaks before transitioning to other manufacturer's longer and more expensive models. We think we made a wise decision. First, these are terrific looking kayaks and perform absolutely great for the price. My Strait 120 XE is red/white two-toned, and my husband's Strait 140 XE is yellow/white two-toned. They easily look like far more expensive kayaks. Both are workhorses as they can stow a fair amount of cargo. The Swede-form, V-hull allows the kayak to move fast while maintaining excellent tracking. Stability is excellent. And the cockpit, equipped with a comfortable mesh, EVA-padded seat (with a very convenient horizontal bottle holder) and oversized foot pegs, makes any short or long paddling trek enjoyable. Also, a drybag-lined hatch is easily accessible from the cockpit. The reflective perimeter lines are also a nice touch. The only minor complaint that I have is that a small bit of water occasionally works its way into the main storage hatch. But this is not a serious "bone of contention." CONCLUSION: Excellent price point + excellent construction + excellent speed and performance + look 'n feel of more expensive models = an absolute steal. Elie kayaks were just what we were looking for. *NOTE: We also decided to buy quality kayak paddles for our first 'yaks, so we invested in Werner Camano Carbon paddles. We're glad we did.
Date published: 2012-10-12

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