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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 the kayak, and the soft padded seat ensures 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

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Specs

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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice entry level kayak I bought this kayak about a year ago and really like it. I'm a small woman and I like the fact that I can lift this kayak on and off the roof of my SUV by myself if necessary. Unfortunately, the adjustable seat buckle broke even before I got it into the water the first time, don't know how or when. Fortunately I noticed before hauling it to the lake and was able to "fix" it by tying the straps to a spare carabiner I had. The design has lots of handy features like a bottle holder that actually holds and some room behind the seat for stuff you want out of the way but handy. If I had it to do over, I would buy this kayak again.
Date published: 2012-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boat; Average Paddler Just got back from the first voyage up here in Folsom. Fist off; I am six three - 240; 37 in waist; I am a big guy; this kayak fits me perfectly with room to spare; the padding for the knees and the seat is just super comfy (I was out on the water for 3 hours) - I have been kayaking my whole life; this is by far the best Kayak I have owned. It tracked well. Not fast but I did not expect it too. Back hatch and features on the Kayak are great. (note the water bottle holder is really just for a small water bottle however the dry-sack on the table will hold a 1.5 l nal with the top off)
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect kayak for me I purchased this kayak with the intention of recreational paddling on calm water with my dog. I wanted a 10' kayak with a large enough opening to hold me (5'3" 120lbs) and my 40lb dog. I was a little nervous about my purchase after reading the other reviews, but happily I haven't had any of the problems the other reviewers reported. Five different people have used the kayak (from my size up to 6' 200lbs). My brother-in-law owns 2 other 10' kayaks, and he reports that this one is more stable. It's heavier than the ones he owns, but I can carry it by myself. The kayak tracks very well, and even with a dog who moves around and sometimes leans over the side to get a drink, the boat has been very stable. I am very pleased with this kayak.
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior 2013 model The previous concerns about screw anchoring and the seat buckle have been addressed by the Elie folks. After a lot of comparing similar sized boats in this price range, the Elie Sound 100 stood out among the others. Lots of extras, one of the most comfortable seats in the industry, and a state of the art polystyrene hull. When the REI anniversary sale came around, it was time to step up. If you're looking in this price range for a similar sized kayak, I don't think there's a better value.
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a little disappointed I have to say I have mixed feelings about this kayak. It is a great design, has ample day trip storage, great stability, and all the basics you could need. However first time in the water 1 mile out my left side screws for my foot peg fell out. About a half hour later my right side screw fell out! Making the foot braces unstable and small amounts of water to get in the boat. Very frustrating. I carry supplies for such occasions and after about 3 miles I was able to stop and repair. Now to top off my frustration once on the water again a few miles later my seat plastic buckle for the seat broke leaving me virtually sleeping in the thing! That was the final straw trip was over. I was able to fix it with some extra Yakima straps I had. They are now metal and work better than the factory! Other than some poor quality parts I do enjoy this kayak but in hind site would of got the 120xe for a bit more speed.
Date published: 2011-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet ride! Took the boat out yesterday and had a blast with it! Tracks very well. Had plenty of storage for lunches and a few beers! Was easy to lift and put on my car top rack.
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for relaxing fun! Did the research and decided on this. Lucked out and nabbed one from the downtown Portland store, then another from the Clackamas store in the same day. My girlfriend and myself rented kayaks one weekend and found it delightful, but they were longer and heavier than these. The difference is amazing! These are very stable, the V-hull design allows it to glide easily in the water, the seats are comfortable and easy to lean back to kick the foot up and float happily. The buckles for the seat straps are no different than what you'd find on a backpack. We're both around 120lbs and they're solid, no breaking or signs of stress on them. The foot rests are easy to adjust and though they seem like cheap plastic, they're solid also. The bolts for them are holding well and no leaks at all. I love having the pads on the side. For the extra money it's a nice addition to keep from sore knees, and they also help to keep the paddle rested nicely without rolling around. The fin on the back works wonders for keeping it going straight as well, and it "completes the look" of the kayak. The vibrant yellow sure catches attention when we're driving by people too! These are also tough boats. I rammed a log and it didn't even scratch it! The seams are smooth and overall a quality job was done in making it. Glad I didn't buy a cheap $300 boat! This will last for years and keep me happy.
Date published: 2012-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 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
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Is the console tray removeable? If not, what are the dimensions of the cockpit with the tray present. Without the tray it is my understanding that the cockpit is 48x23". 

Asked by: BigBlueNation
The console tray cannot be removed. The cockpit measures 48 x 23 inches with the included tray.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

does this come with paddles?

Asked by: naturespassion
The Sound 100 XE Kayak does not come with paddles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-22

How is the durability? We usually leave our kayak locked up at the beach for the season then drag the kayak down to the water. (30 ft max, shells, rocks etc.) This Kayak would be for my mother is 5 foot 3,( carrying it is not really an option).

Asked by: tlmatthe
The Sound 100 XE is a very durable boat. Elie is now using a new process called thermoforming to build their boats. This process fuses together the deck and the hull under high pressure and heat. Elie has a great video on their site that shows how they test their boats (dropping them of building and runnning them over with trucks).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-30

What size skirt would this use?

Asked by: Mountainkayak
The Seals 5.2 series spray skirts and cockpit covers will fit the Elie Sound 100 XE. http://www.rei.com/search.html?ir=q%3ASeals+5.2&page=1&q=Seals+5.2
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-11

Is it possible to order this kayak in any other color than lime green?

Asked by: spraggleyap78
Lime Green is the only color available currently.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-07

what is the max paddler height on this kaya? Ive seen people mention its good for 6'4 ?

Asked by: rjl9
​There is no suggested height limit on this particular kayak.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-06

Is this kayak suitable for a river like the Deleware in PA/NJ. There are only a couple spots near wing damns where water rolls a little. Or is this strictly a still water kayak? Thanks much.

Asked by: ncepparulo
It is designed for ponds, quiet lakes or slow, deep rivers. We do not recommend it for rougher waters.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Does this kayak have a drain plug?

Asked by: KR1
The Sound 100 XE Kayak does not have a drain plug.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-20
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