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Strait 120W

by Elie
  • 12' Length
  • 25.5" Width
  • 42 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 799.99 MSRP

Strait 120W Description

A women's twist on a popular classic, the lightweight Elie STRAIT 120 W is easy to maneuver. Built on a deep V chine hull, this sit-in touring kayak is quicker, faster and more nimble. Available in attractive magenta, it features adjustable footrests, padded thigh braces, and an ERGOFLEX seating system for increased comfort and to help you maintain an efficient paddling position, a quick lock hatch, and 8” day hatch with storage bag and bungee cords to secure your personal items, a reflective life line, a keel extension and ergonomic carrying handles. Made of POLY-XR™, a polyethylene 30% more rigid than standard polyethylene, this sit-in kayak is lighter, stiffer and stronger. 

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Strait 120W Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 42 lbs
  • Length: 12'
  • Width: 25.5"
  • Primary Material: Polyethylene Plastic

Strait 120W Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Hull Shape: V-Bottom
  • Chine: Hard
  • Storage: Bow Hatch, Stern Hatch
  • Special Characteristics: Women's-Specific

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Touring
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult

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Strait 120W Reviews

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I really like my Elie...

I really like my Elie 120xe. I have found it quite fast and easily maneuverable. I've done well in some fast currents and big waves. There's enough room for a day trip, but 2 feet more is big deal for camping.

Some of its detriments: the hull scratches easily--the plastic is too soft--not quite as hard as some of the rotomolded kayaks I've felt. I feel it's very tough, just a bit easier to gouge than other polyetheline versions.
The decals are poorly made, but the company will send you new ones for free.

Overall, great bang for my buck. And a great boat to buy if before you invest in an expensive one.

Bought based on listing in...

Bought based on listing in a kayak magazine. After 4 day trips, one against strong winds, I'm totally in love with this boat. Tracks well, fast for its short length, comfortable, smooth rudder which deploys and retracts well. Seat could adjust a bit better (become more upright) but short straps prevent that. Otherwise would have given it a 10.

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