Intrepid 100X

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This Product Has Been Discontinued

The Intrepid 100X has been replaced by the Argo 100XP

Intrepid 100X Description

Designed with first-timers in mind, the Intrepid's twin arched multichine hull puts a premium on stability and tracking, yet offers impressive acceleration and speed for its size. Its streamlined body lines, unique bungee configurations and high end outfitting belie its affordability. Tech-friendly smart phone holder on dashboard.

Intrepid 100X Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • 4" day hatch with storage bag
  • Adjustable footpegs
  • Elastic bungee cord in bow
  • Ergolite seating system
  • Ergonomic carrying handles
  • Knee pads
  • Smart phone holder in dashboard
  • Storage platform with mesh deck cover

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Intrepid 100X Reviews

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I have been quite happy with…

Submitted by: hhop on 6/25/2018

I have been quite happy with my purchase of this kayak and have used it for a couple of season. The weight is light enough for me to easily pick it up and move. I have had it out in choppy water conditions and some rolling wake from boats out further in the lake. It handled those conditions fine. I would not take it out in large wind blown waves though. The seat is okay, but if out for several hours, you are ready to get out. I have added a thin pad for the longer paddles. The rear storage area is convenient, but you sometimes have water accumulate there, perhaps from your paddle and certainly from wind blown waves.... not really a big deal if you are using a proper water proof bag. It is not a high end kayak, but economical and suites my needs.


I got my Intrepid 100X a few…

Submitted by: hhop on 8/28/2016
I got my Intrepid 100X a few weeks ago; after finally putting a hole in my old kayak, (after years of abusing it). I did lots of research, considering numerous brands and models, many higher priced, but I found myself continuing to look at the Intrepid.

I find that it tracks well...not perfect, but good enough for me! It is easy to maneuver. I took it out on a large river, Peoria of the very wide sections of the Illinois River. It was a windy day, with waves on my side of the river; and I was very pleased with how it handled those. One feature that really sold me on the kayak was the seat, that was advertised as being very comfortable. It is comfortable, but I was expecting a bit more from the company descriptions. The seat is more comfortable though than my old kayak, so not really a big issue.

Another feature that convinced me to get it was the rear storage deck. It is very convenient. Just make sure you have a water proof pack or bag, as it is exposed to any water that splashes; and I found that if in waves, there will be a bit of water there, but very easy to get out. I also like the small rear hatch, that is supposed to be water tight, and may be, but I always also put anything sensitive (phone) also in a ziplock baggie. There is a spot to place your phone that would be directly in front of you when in the cockpit; but I feel better having it more secure. The front hatch is not water tight and I have read criticism of that, but I found it to be a great spot for some neoprene gloves I carry, a bit of rope, and fishing gear. There are molded in rod holders at the rear storage deck. I have not tried those.

Overall, I am very happy with this kayak and do recommend it. You can spend lots more money; and get some very nice additional features, but the Intrepid provided me with just what I needed.


I have had this boat about a…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/25/2016
I have had this boat about a month now. All I can say, is "WOW". This the most stable boat I have ever been in! You really have to try hard to roll out of this thing. Great to paddle, tracks well and it is quick for a 10 foot boat. Highly recommend to anybody of any skill level. I own another much higher priced kayak, it stays on the rack now!

We've been through several…

Submitted by: paddler236830 on 6/6/2016
We've been through several kayaks before finding these. We are pleased with our Pelican Intrepid 100X. It's stable. Has a big cockpit. Has a deep padded seat, knee pads and foot pedals. And stable when entering and exiting. You can hang your legs over the side while hanging out and it won't tip (or hasn't tipped on me anyway). It's pretty fast.

While they have this in a fishing yak, this one has rod holders too!! And what I like BEST about this treasure is... At 37 pounds I can lift it up on to my car racks with no assistance which means I'm free to fish and float and sunbathe and pick up trash any time I want. I don't have to have help. We had 12' Old Town Vapors which we loved but they sist because I couldn't lost them. So we sold them and got these.


The pelican intrepid 100x is…

Submitted by: esetzer on 5/19/2016
The pelican intrepid 100x is a great kayak for the money and tracks very nice. the rod holders in the back are very convenient, problems i faced was the swivel rod holder in the front seems cheaply made, didn't want to put my fishing pole in it.

I'm surprised by this little…

Submitted by: paddler236261 on 6/9/2015
I'm surprised by this little beasty kayak. First good thing, it is light as transportable with is cushion for knee-shoulder. The seat cushion seems also upgraded to a ergoband nice looking one, it's a great comfort. Then the open hatch and all the angler stuff are just excellent.

For the aspect of traveling, this kayak is way too stable. Its base is less angled where you sit and it gives a good stability will keeping is speed on a windy day.

I would recommended it to anyone because the only point it missed, is the straight line factor that is less controllable because of it's length and the power you give to your paddle.
Best fishing kayak for the comfort and the easy transport it takes.


New to kayaking and wanted a…

Submitted by: paddler235581 on 6/10/2014
New to kayaking and wanted a good beginner boat that would be comfortable but yet inexpensive. I researched and sat in many boats.

The Maverick 100x is the Dick's Sporting Goods model of the Intrepid 100x. The seat is very comfortable for a boat costing less than $300 (paid $299 during their sale). I tried the Future Beach Fusion 124 but the seat was uncomfortable and there is no 'true' dry hatch.

The only issue I see with the Maverick/Intrepid is the small 4" dry hatch, but that is easily remedied with a couple dry bags clipped into the seat straps. I loved the Lime Green and white boat, but also comes in 3 other colors. I see that the Intrepid only comes in sky blue and white.

If you're looking into an entry level boat, check it out. It's not fast, but is a great little boat to relax and take in Mother Nature. Spend more on a good fiberglass paddle though!