The Intrepid 100X has been replaced by the Argo 100XP
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.
Read and submit reviews for the Intrepid 100X.
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 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 Lake...one 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.
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.
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.
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!