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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.

Elie Sound 120 XE Kayak

This stable recreational kayak has a watertight hatch and a roomy cockpit, making it great for paddling ponds, quiet lakes or slow, deep rivers.
  • $749.95

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  • 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


Elie Sound 120 XE Kayak

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

Elie Sound 120 XE Kayak

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Rated 4out of5
by fromFirst Kayak, Good For Me So Far I have used it for flatwater paddling on the Occoquan and Pohick Bay so far. The storage hold, small front container, seat and cup holder are nice features. The wide cockpit makes it easy to get in and out, but I also find that I sometimes bang my paddle/hand on the cockpit edge because it is pretty wide. I have a hard time going straight, but that may be me more than the kayak. Overall I am enjoying it and find it pretty stable and liked the price.
Date published: 2012-07-05
Rated 5out of5
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Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 5out of5
by froma stable kayak We purchased 2 of these four months ago. We were all set to buy the Elie Strait, but after attending a paddle day offered by REI and trying out several different kayaks, we decided on the Elie Sound 120. I was a little apprehensive about getting in and out of a kayak as we were accustomed to canoes, but left on my own, I figured it out my way. This kayak is very stable and we have no problem with the tracking, I just keep my eyes on where I am going. We have been out in 15mph winds and felt very safe. Got caught in a thunderstorm on Lower Twin Lakes above Bridgeport, Ca and made record time back to shore. So happy with our purchase. FYI I am 62 and weighed 180 pounds when we started. My husband weighed 225, diet and kayaking have improved our health and quality of life. Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5out of5
by fromEasy paddling I have paddled this boat a few times now and its great. The seat is very comfortable for long trips, it stays in a strait line pretty effortlessly. I would like to add a rudder in the future to cruise down the rivers, overall its better then any 11-13' boats ive ever paddled.
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 4out of5
by fromgood beginner kayak Great beginner kayak. Purchased this to paddle on lake powell.Most comfortable seat I have sat in. This does well in flat water. Paddler should be strong is there are alot of boats around. Due to wakes hitting at so many angles. Ellie sticklers blew of even before getting this home.
Date published: 2011-08-12
Rated 5out of5
by fromSo 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
Rated 1out of5
by fromPoor Materials and Construction I purchased both the 100 and 120. My wife and I took them out on the lake for one weekend. Both of our seat backs cracked and fell to pieces. Also, the carrying handle on the 100 fell apart while carrying from the launch back to the trailor. REI accepted our return with no questions asked. The service could not have been better. We purchased a Perception Prodigy and Wilderness Systems Aspire to replace them. The build quality is night and day. Bottom line is one star for Ellie and 5 star for REI.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromVery 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

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