Read and submit reviews for the Odyssey 100X.
We bought this Kayak almost on impulse when at our local Costco. My wife and I had been talking about taking up kayaking for a while but a neither of us had put in much research up until the time of purchase. We've had this model now for over a year of both lake/reservoir and gentle river paddling and have been very happy with it.
First, the kayak is extremely stable. with a tri-tipped hull design. The flip side is that it is not the most maneuverable kayak on the water. My preference is for the stability as I often have our dog in the kayak with me.
Second, there is ample storage both above and below for longer days. One compartment is fully waterproof.
Third, I really like the ability to drain water from the hull after a day's paddle via the locking spout in the back.
While, I assume (as an entry level kayak) it's not the lightest on the planet, i have had no issue loading this onto my car roof rack.
Overall, while I know this model has been discontinued I have looked at the Pelican website and have noticed an extremely similar looking model (Argo?) that I would recommend for someone looking to get in to the sport.
This is my first hard shell kayak, bought on a great deal from Costco, and it is amazing!! I highly recommend...
Well worth the money. It's not a fancy kayak but for the price, it's lightweight, tracks well, and is extremely stable.
Got this to go out on the lake fishing. Paddles well and tracks pretty good. Had to paddle back up the lake 3km with 70km/h wind gusts and it handled it like a champ. At no time did it feel unstable. Only complaint is water splashes onto the back cargo area and has nowhere to drain so you better have a drysack on hand if you want your cargo dry.
This Kayak works well for my Wife, though she has swamped the back a bit in the calmer waters, she is light enough that the kayak trims well and she rides pretty high in it. The Odyssey was nimble, and stable for me, despite all of the water it would take on. I felt it tracked well, but that could have been because it was nearly submerged. My wife doesn't complain about tracking but she's not picky. I see her spinning with every dip of the paddle, so I think it's pretty wiley when you're not full of water. It came with a pretty decent aluminum-shaft, plastic bladed paddle.
The kayak is rated for "Lakes and slow-moving rivers", even at that it wouldn't work for me. I had the bug however and was enjoying this new hobby with my Wife and Brother so back to Costco I went and upgraded to the Equinox Angler 12.0, sit-on and I am completely happy with my purchase. I realize not everyone gets the chance to try it before they buy it so hopefully this review will either help someone to be sure that they fit the bill for the 10 footers from Pelican, including the Intrepid that they seem to have replaced the Odyssey with, or steer them away from it if they are over 200 lbs and don't want to be confined to bath tub calm waters.