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      Elie Sound 100 XE Kayak

      An excellent all-arounder for recreational day trips, this exceptionally stable kayak delivers great times on the water with its remarkably strong, highly maneuverable design.
      • $649.95

      Item # 816751

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      • 10 ft. length offers excellent maneuverability, and an extended keel enhances tracking
      • Thermoforming process fuses together the deck and the hull under high pressure and heat to create unusually high strength and a single-piece feel
      • 3-layer polyethylene includes a special resin in the top layer, resulting in an exceptionally stiff, light and responsive watercraft with a striking appearance
      • 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 PU-lined nylon taffeta storage bag and a beverage holder; please note hatch is not waterproof
      • Padded cockpit offers comfort for your knees and thighs
      • Large footbraces adjust to ensure a comfortable paddling position
      • Stern bulkhead helps keep contents of hatch dry and organized; quick-lock hatch cover features a hinged design and locking lever
      • Includes a bottle holder, reflective perimeter lines, bungee storage and carry handles


      Elie Sound 100 XE Kayak

      Specification Description
      Best use Flatwater kayaking
      Material(s) Polyethylene
      Length 10 feet
      Width 28 inches
      Depth 14 inches
      Weight 41 lbs. 8 oz.
      Cockpit size 48 x 23 inches
      Seat type Padded / foam
      Number of paddlers 1
      Hatch capacity 3,051 cubic inches
      Weight capacity (lbs) 300 pounds
      Tracking system None
      Foldable No

      Elie Sound 100 XE Kayak

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      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat boat, some features need help My husband and I ordered a pair of these kayaks and are very thrilled with them. However, after only 3, very light use trips, the plastic buckle on the chair adjustment straps broke on both of our kayaks. A little ridiculous if you ask me. Just glad I wasn't on a day trip on the river when it happened. It was made so that you really can't jimmy rig it, and you can't really use the seat when you can't cinch the straps for it. I have several emails out to Elie since they are under warranty, and I am finding that they have horrible customer service. Maybe it will all turn out well (and if it does, I'll be sure to update my review), but until then, I am questioning this new company's customer service practices. Overall, pay the extra $ to get the XE because the more comfortable seat and dry bulkhead are totally worth it. If Elie will take care of my strap issue, I will be extremely satisfied with my purchase and would recommend this brand of kayak to anyone.
      Date published: 2011-07-07
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromLove this kayak I use this kayak on mainly flat water and really love it. It is easy to maneuver, load/unload and tracks well for a 10' kayak. Unfortunately, I just broke the connection between the seat back and bottom. I will be contacting Elie to get a replacement. Definitely recommend it to my friends.
      Date published: 2011-08-12
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromElie sound kayaks I believe these made in Montreal kayaks are a really nice value. No regrets. My wife has the 100 sound and I have the 120. I do notice it scratches fairly easy up top. On the plus side, it is well thought out. However, I did break the plastic seat cinch buckle when I leaned back. Overall, really glad I chose this brand. It is pleasing to our eyes. My wife and I are using them after work. Nice way to close the day.
      Date published: 2011-06-05
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromYup.... broke the buckle Absolutely, love it! But... that plastic buckle is going to break. All you have to do is unscrew it from the side, rip the seam to release the remaining bit of buckle and replace it with 2 1"-inch metal "D" rings you find at the fabric store. the same ones you use to make a belt. Hold's the seat even better than before. If that's all I have to worry about, life is good.
      Date published: 2011-07-29
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromAt last, a kayak for short people! I am a 5'2" beginning female kayaker. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on my first kayak. So, I started out at my local big box sporting goods store, and could not find a comfortable fit. With the foot pegs all the way forward, my knees were straight. The sales person told me this was fine but fortunately I knew enough to know better. The moment I sat in this one in the REI store, I knew it was right. The foot pegs adjust up so far that I still had extra room. The seat is really comfortable (and adjustable). It didn't feel like a huge reach to get to the water. I love the little semi-waterproof compartment in the back. I also like that there are no bumps, screws, etc along the side where your paddle goes, so you're not banging your hand on them all the time. It has very comfortable leg pads that I can really grip into. I have compared it with my husband's canoe from the other big box store, and mine tracks better, has a more comfortable seat, and just feels better all over. REI didn't have this one in stock at the store, so I had one ordered in based on the seller's recommendation. This service is free! If they bring it in, and you don't like it you don't have to buy it.
      Date published: 2012-03-04
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromfast boat, a bit unstable getting into nice boat, great once you are in it, a bit tough getting into the boat.
      Date published: 2013-08-03
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromExcellent if you accept them for what they are I bought these kayaks as a starter for my wife and me. They are extremely stable. Even in a boat it has been stable the whole way. They have quite a bit of storage and the self in the front is extremely useful. They aren't very fast, but they are made for speed, their made for stability. I believe that the problems mentioned in other reviews have been addressed. I would recommend this kayak (especially at this price point) for anybody wanting to get into it.
      Date published: 2014-07-02
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromMy first kayak This is my first kayak. So I don't have a ton to compare it with, but I liked all the features, like 2 water bottle holders, and the built in dry bag in front for things like cell phones, and the storage in the back. Plus the bright yellow color is pretty awesome. Been out half a dozen times already.
      Date published: 2013-06-26

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