The Pelican MUSTANG 100X is a 10 foot sit-in fishing kayak built on a twin-arched multichine hull that offers great stability while providing good tracking. It features molded footrests, knee pads, a cockpit smartphone holder, the ERGOFORM™ seating system, two flush mounts rod holder, a front deck storage hatch with bungee cord, a tank well with bungee cords to store your fishing gear or secure the included 17L hard shell removeable storage compartment, and ergonomic carrying handles. Made of RAM-X™, a multi-layer polyethylene with an advanced resin providing significantly more rigidity than standard polyethylene, the MUSTANG 100X comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is lighter, stiffer and stronger, and built to last for many fishing adventures.
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Patented triple-layer RAM-X material is made of High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, a top grade of high density polyethylene. This means less material is needed to produce boats that better resist impacts and breakage.
The Pelican Mustang 100X was my first kayak, I still have it and still use it in The James River, the price and quality are both good value. I will keep this one forever. If you are just thinking about starting to kayak, I recommend this Pelican Mustang. Good Value, but beware this sport is addicting.
Great kayak overall. Tracks well, and moves pretty quickly on the water. The only negative would be the rear storage area and the included cargo case. If you are riding any wake, the rear storage area will fill up with water that you'll have to bail out. Also, the cargo case is kind of useless. It would be great, but it gets really wet inside.
I have been looking for some time now for a kayak that would be easy to get in and out since I am 77yrs. old and require a long cockpit and a wide kayak, I have had many kayaks over the years and many great expereances, with all the different kayaks that fitted my needs at the times with different needs I bought the Pelican Mustang and was not disappointed with the looks the set up and most of all how comfortable it is with the seats and the molded foot rest and how easily it glides thru the water even with heavy head winds , very stable and handles well like I said so I am thrilled to own this kayak.
I love it. Good for lakes or rivers, class 1-3. Very stable, comfortable and tracks great.
Overall this kayak is stable, durable, tracks very well in flat water to class II waves. Have only used it for recreational kayaking trips rather than fishing, and think that is has tremendous value for the price point and overall enjoyment. Very happy with this recreational kayak! Pros: - Very durable construction - Twin arched multi-chine hull is excellent for stability - Drain plugs are a great feature. They are a bit tight to take out and put back in for the first few times, but work very well. - The seat is moderately comfortable, but can be adjusted with purchasing an additional seat rest. - The rubber kneepads on either side of the cockpit adds comfort, and the kayak comes with a handly pre-installed bungee cord over the tank well. - Carrying toggles at either ends are great to get into launch sites and carry out - There are a few durable footrests (nonadjustable, but have come pre-set) which work well (better than not having any). - The kayak has a bungee chord which the manufacturer indicates is a smart phone holder, however I find that is most effective for strapping a waterbottle into it. Cons: - As expected with recreational kayaks, there are no bulk heads but the manufacturer has inserted foam behind the cockpit seat to act as one, however water will still move from one end of the kayak to the other. - The black storage cases ("exopods") were removed after the first paddling trip because they are not waterproof or space efficient. Instead, tethering dry bags into the tank wells works extremely well. - The front deck storage hatch is not very useful. Water enters the shallow hatch very easily.
I recently switched from the Pelican trailblazer 100 to the mustang and I'm loving it so far! Smoother ride, faster, and better tracking. The removable 30L storage case is an excellent feature too.
My wife and I bought us a pair of Mustang 100X for our very first kayaking experience together. We put them in the water on the New River in Pearisburg VA. I have never been in a kayak, so this was the make me or break me tryout. We managed to get in them safely and away we went. For my first time I have to say that they handled real well. Handling was good thru the rapids. Only fault I found was that I took in to much water and it all went to the stern. As I headed to the shore to drain it. It began to handle real sluggishly and the water shifted to one side causing me to capsize. Luckily I had my life jacket on and the wife came to assist me. The kayak completely filled up with water and I wasn't able to empty it till I got to shore. The whole kayak was about 2 inches under the water. I wasn't able to use it as a float and definitely wasn't any getting back into it until I got back to shore. But all in all we got everything back under control and finished the last hour of our 3 1/2 hour trip. Considering my complete inexperience I think all went very well.
I bought this boat from a local sporting goods store that rhymes with Rick's during their annual boat sale and I'm very happy with it for what I paid and what uses I need it for. I'm mainly using it as a fishing platform and generally target freshwater species in ponds/lakes, rarely with moving current outside of wind-blown, and I'm very pleased with the performance thus far. Haven't been out in saltwater/waves but I'm sure it'll hold up so long as the chop doesn't get too funky. The first day out I had maybe a good 15 minutes worth of just getting used to the physics of me shifting around my weight and how it impacted my balance, but after that adjustment period, no major concerns with stability. Tracking is fine for my purposes and the weight/length allows me to easily get it onto and off of my mid-size SUV and into the water without much strain. I'm a fan and I hope my Mustang lasts for many more seasons to come. For what it's worth, I'm about 5'11" and 230lbs, carry about two rigged rods and 5lbs of tackle, a net, PFD, and a small cooler on my outings.
Wife and I have just bought two Mustangs, and have gone out the past three days - the boats track fairly well for being 10' and piloted by rookies, and have performed well so far; fairly light to get on top of an SUV, and they have good space to store coolers, dry bags, etc. Another reviewer mentioned the stern deck compartment fills with water pretty quickly; this has been my experience too, but the kayak is sitting much lower in the water than wifeys, who isn't getting nearly as much water in. Decent boat for a decent price!
After having it in the water twice now, it tracks nicely, but stability could be better. Yet to take it out for fishing.
An overall great kayak! Construction feels solid and it makes for a very comfortable paddle. Storage compartments are awesome as well!
We picked up a kayak about ten years ago from Costco. It has to be inflated before use, very portable. We were very excited about picking up the kayak & trying it out ! Four times now the kayak has developed holes and needed patching up. It is fairly quick to inflate & deflate with the pump included. Kalamalka Lake ( Vernon, BC, Canada ) is where we go kayaking after my partner gets off work.. We both really enjoy kayakingon the lake.
I saw many positive reviews on this kayak and pulled the trigger to get one. I am a beginner and this kayak is my first ever that I purchased and I am not sure if my opinion is far to the left field or not since many of the reviews were good. I go with my instinct and judging this kayak based on my need and the kayak's design. The recess at the stern where the removable pack located is a disaster...it takes on water during rain and splash from the paddle. Whoever designed this thing needs to figure out a drain hole or path so the water will not stay in the recess. I don't feel comfortable to have my dry bag sit in there all day submersing in the water. The tie outs come out of the holes from the top of the kayak and there is no way to replace it if it breaks...since there is no easy access to the back (stern) of the kayak. The slot (recess) surrounding the oval opening of the kayak leads the water right back into the back recess where the removable pack located... As some of the reviewer mentioned, the front storage area is also recessed with a plastic cover. The recess allows the water to come right into it. This thing is a disaster for me on the water....too bad, I already registered for the both and don't want to remove the sticker and reapply for a new licence so I am stuck with it until I decide that I am too sick of this thing and pull the trigger for a different brand.....
We purchased 2 10 ft Pelican Mustang kayaks and 2 Field & Stream paddles. They both track well. We love the light weight of the kayaks and the paddles. They have a small space for a cell phone. A nice removal storage compartment in the back and a dry hatch up front. They have 2 fishing pole holders built into the kayak behind the cockpit. Bungee area in front and back for hauling your gear.