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Chinook 100

by  Aquaglide

Chinook 100 Description

The Chinook 100 (previously the Chinook XP Two) offers a stable, efficient hull form and plenty of cockpit space that represents an outstanding value and excellent paddling performance. Eminently versatile by design and loaded with convenient features, this kayak series is an especially popular choice for recreational paddlers, like you, looking to enjoy great time on the water on all of their awesome adventures.
The Chinook’s floor construction uses an inflatable chamber with Aquaglide proprietary X-beam Technology to produce a stiff, durable PVC beam floor, while the Duratex™ hull material is blended with rugged 600d polyester for long-life and UV protection. The multiple accessory straps let you haul all the gear you want for easy stowage, while sturdy molded handles around the entire kayak let you board comfortably and easily so you can get on your way quickly. The finishing touch includes our Comfortable Core™ seats that include a high backrest, mesh storage pocket, integrated fishing-rod holders, forward-only seat straps and an infinite adjustment system for convenience. The fin system includes stiff, durable, foiled fin with unique quick-release for easy setup, and the convenient storage bag lets you pack out with ease. Pump sold separately.

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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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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 AirKayaks.com 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.