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Solo Description

The SOLO recreational kayak is versatile, fun and ideal for paddlers looking for a stable and relaxing experience on lakes, slow moving rivers and calm waters. All of Pelican's boats have been thoughtfully designed with the most convenient and comfortable features to suit each paddler’s specific needs. The outdoors is now within your reach with the perfect boat waiting for you.

Solo Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Additional Attributes

  • Additional flotation inside the hull of all of our sit-on-tops meets or surpass ABYC Standards
  • Safety flag included
  • Twin Tunnel Hull offers a superior stability giving you a secure and steady ride
  • Exceptionally durable high molecular density polyethylene means less material is needed to produce each boat
  • Patented Ram-X material is known for its high resistance to impacts and will make your kayak last through time
  • Molded footrests and seating area
  • Junior paddle included

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Solo Reviews

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We got two of these when our…

Submitted by: FitzZaland on 10/14/2020

We got two of these when our youngest daughter turned two years old. She and her sister have been paddling around the Gulf Islands of British Columbia on these things non-stop for more than 6 years and they still look and perform as new...and that is with a heck of a lot of abuse.

At 10 and 13 The Girls are finally starting to outgrow these boats but I cannot stress what an excellent value they have been. Tonne of fun, stable, durable, visible and easy to throw in the back of the van. I'm looking forward to passing them onto the next lucky kids as we move up to bigger boats.


This is an excellent kayak…

Submitted by: hrunner on 7/31/2020
This is an excellent kayak for a small child. I use it in shallow water with a short rope for my 3 1/2 year old to play. It is perfect for this.

My 7-year has recently…

Submitted by: paddler541566 on 8/12/2019

My 7-year has recently become interested in learning how to paddle. We borrowed a Pelican Solo Sit-on Kayak from some friends and off we went to the lake. The kayak was fairly easy to maneuver on land and fit in the back of our pick up nicely. My daughter was able to get on the kayak with no trouble. She grabbed the paddle and off she went. The kayak was very stable for her and easy to paddle around the lake. It was her first time solo kayaking and she had no trouble at all getting the kayak to move in the direction she wanted. This is a really great learning kayak for littles.


Kids toy

Submitted by: MissBeans on 7/20/2017

If you're wanting a toy kayak for a small child this kayak is great. So I am rating it based on it being a kids toy.

My son is 11, 90lbs, very active and was excited to kayak, but 1 hour paddling in a small calm lake his back was too sore to sit, it has no back rest which was the main issue, combined with the very short paddle that is soft. Also the place to put a water bottle isn't ideal, the bottle gets soaked in lake water so having something upright would help.

Going to attach a back rest on ours, add a cushion and have him use a proper paddle, we'll see how that goes.

Again, great for a kids toy just playing in the water, if that's what you're after I would recommend this. It is sturdy and I like the safety flag feature.


I actually just found one of…

Submitted by: paddler235353 on 9/25/2013
I actually just found one of these by a dumpster at an apartment complex where my boyfriend works. I was joking with some friends about how it's probably being thrown out because it was terrible so we decided to take it to the pool to try it out.
As a 5'10" 145lb woman, it worked AMAZING. To whomever commented saying the weight capacity is more like 105lbs, they are totally wrong. Even though we found it out to be more of a youth kayak, we had grown men (200+lbs) on it without any issue other than they were too tall for it! I can't wait to take it on the river

DO NOT SINK! The Pelican Solo…

Submitted by: paddler235066 on 6/29/2013
DO NOT SINK! The Pelican Solo Kayak does NOT hold 140 lbs. of weight. The weight capacity is more like 105 lbs. Also, keep in mind the weight of paddles, shoes, equipment or anything else on board. The listings for 140 lbs. on all websites for this kayak are not accurate. Very important!

Have to rate this for what it…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/10/2011
Have to rate this for what it is: a kids toy to get them interested in paddling. A solid 10 in that respect, the kids love them. We've had them for a few weeks now and the kids are now using them as paddle boards; they are that stable.

My kids are 9 and 7 and on the smaller side but my 125lb niece was using it and having a great time, with a slightly wet butt from waves and riding lower. My 100 lb wife uses it easily and it has spurred us to buy kayaks ourselves. The kids easily climb back on them in the water. I have watched them intentionally flip them many times, flip them back over and jump back up. My wife said they are extremely stable even riding over boat wakes. She said to flip it it pretty much has to be intentional (accidents happen though). They are very durable, I dropped a rope through the front drain holes and tied it from the bottom and towed it behind my 30hp inflatable for some white water kayaking. My 16 and 18 year old nieces said they prefer it to tubing since you can lean in the corners to stay on. If jumping waves dragging them behind a boat didn't break them I'm not sure what will. I think they will last a long time.
The family the plays together stays together.