The Sound 100 XE has been replaced by the Sprint 100XR
The Sound 100 XE is the perfect all-around performance boat for ponds, quiet lakes or slow, deep rivers. Entry and exit is easy, thanks to a roomy cockpit opening and there's plenty of storage bow and stern. It is fast, stable and easy to lift on and off the top of a car. Its popular quick lock hatch is the ultimate in quick and easy access.
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After two years of owning the Elie Sound 100 XE, I feel like I can give it an honest review. The Sound 100 XE has been a fantastic recreational kayak for me. So far, I have used it on one river and at least a dozen different lakes and reservoirs. The size of some of the waves I have steered her through has been pretty impressive. While it may not keep quite as straight of a line as a touring kayak, it does a fantastic job for a recreational kayak. My furthest paddle so far has been just over 10 miles on a large reservoir in Wyoming, and the Sound 100 XE made it much more effortless than I would have ever expected 10 miles of paddling to be. Durability has not been an issue after two years. I have had no problems at all. If you're looking for a recreational kayak for use on lakes and easier rivers, you will not be disappointed with this boat.
Overall a very good first, starter kayak. I don't think she will 'out grow' it anytime soon. Me, I need a larger boat to be comfortable in.