Chinook 100

by  Aquaglide
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Chinook 100 Description

The Chinook 100 is a versatile, affordable, and lightweight recreational kayak designed for one or two-person paddling on shorter trips and flat mellow water. With its compact 10-foot open bow layout, this kayak enables easy transitions in and out of the boat (and water). It offers a balance of tracking and maneuverability that’s ideal for exploring lakes and gentle rivers. The Chinook 100 is for those looking for a lightweight and compact recreational kayak for solo or tandem paddling.

Chinook 100 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Seating Configuration: Tandem
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Comfortable Core™ seats that include a high backrest
  • Mesh storage pocket
  • Integrated fishing-rod holders
  • Forward-only seat straps
  • Infinite adjustment system
  • The fin system includes stiff, durable, foiled fin with unique quick-release for easy setup
  • Convenient storage bag included
  • Pump sold separately

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Chinook 100 Reviews

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I bought this Chinook 100 as…

Submitted by: paddler1932493 on 4/5/2022

I bought this Chinook 100 as a backup kayak to my Advanced Elements Sport…they are both fabulous alternatives to a hard shell kayak as i was driving a VW Beetle and with a kayak and gear in the trunk I could pull over anytime I felt like a paddle!
I have to say the complaints I have read about are user issues not problems with the kayak. First off I am a 70 year old moderately fit single female. I bought a Sherwood hockey gear bag on wheels to carry my kayak… weight problem (under 30 pounds) solved! The inflation valves Do Not deflate when you remove the pump valve as someone suggested. That happens because they are undoing both parts of the two-part valve. I use my pump and connectors from my AE kayak to inflate both kayaks.
Seats are comfortable. Inflation takes me 5 or so minutes and is good exercise! I recently took my twin 5 year old grandsons out. We all had a fabulous time.
I really suggest if anyone is having issues ask your what you might be doing incorrectly. Have fun. I have 3 inflatables and have tried others but stand by the durability of these both. The outer skins make them very safe.


Was in the market for an…

Submitted by: bogotabro on 6/10/2021

Was in the market for an inflatable kayak so after some shopping around, decided on the Aquaglide Chinook 100. Bought it from the dealer and it arrived promptly. Admittedly I had never had any experience with the Boston valve used on these things so did not know what I was in for. I didn't have an air pump with a nozzle connection that would fit this valve, it is very specific to this application, so the dealer did send me a demo hand pump. The design and operation of this valve is one of the most idiotic, frustrating things I've ever encountered. It's composed of cheap plastic parts and only connects by "popping" the nozzle in place, but the movement of the air hose while pumping causes it to constantly pop out. You either have to use one hand to pump and the other to hold it in place, or have another person assist you. The solution offered for this is to "rough up" the edges of the valve nozzle plastic tip with sandpaper, to help keep it from popping off. The videos say this thing can be easily inflated and ready for the water in less than ten minutes. Uh, no I don't think so. That is blatantly misleading advertising. After ten minutes the frustration is just beginning. After much effort getting the side hull and center bladder inflated somewhat, I noticed that the velcro strips that hold the seats in place on the cover of the center bladder were not evenly centered, noticeably off to one side by almost two inches. I knew before even getting this thing in the water that it wouldn't track straight and would lean to one side with the seat not perfectly centered. OK, I've had it, and contacted the dealer to get an RMA label for return and refund. I was informed that Aquaglide refused this, and only offered to send a new cover for the center bladder (which may or may not have correctly placed velcro strips, who knows) with virtual dismissal of the idiotic Boston valve design complaint. The dealer did accept my return and with some effort I was able to get my money refunded, but not before forking out the $70 return shipping costs myself. The whole experience was a total nightmare. I really wanted to like this thing but would recommend staying far away from Aquaglide products. I can't speak for any other brands, but I know most of the low to moderate-end inflatable kayaks use this Boston valve. I've seen where some of the higher-end brands like Advanced Elements use a better design where the nozzle actually screws into and secures more adequately to the valve, but they are quite costly. So do your research be aware of what you're getting in to or you may also have a cautionary tale like mine.