Discriminating, price-conscious paddlers wanted. Clean lines and sleek design define the agile and sporty Strike series of kayaks. Maneuverable and stable, these sit-on-top kayaks offer plenty of speed, capacity and storage space. These simple, easy-to-use kayaks are equipped with thoughtful features. Made of superior twin sheet thermoformed RAM-X™ Premium. The manufacturing process allows us to insert additional flotation for increased buoyancy and safety.
Read and submit reviews for the Strike 100X.
This was my first kayak and I had never been in a kayak before. It is very stable and easy to paddle. The quality of this kayak is great and the price is reasonable. I was lucky enough to find this one on clearance and got it for half the regular price! My nine year old granddaughter also loves this kayak and this was also her first kayak experience. I was so pleased with this purchase that I went back to the dealer and also bought the 12 foot version that was also on clearance! I have now added rod holders and they are both rigged to use a kayak sail on them. Now we can kayak together! Would recommend this kayak for beginners or experienced kayakers.
Great kayak, lots of space. It is a little heavier than the sit in 10ft I have. The only issue with this kayak is that seat is horrible. Its like sitting on a yoga mat. After being in there for a few hrs your back is sore.
For your information, this is the non-angler variant. As far as I was able to tell, it is the exact same as the Strike 100X Angler, minus the rod holders.
This boat is fantastic. I use a 240cm paddle, and rightfully so, even though I'm not so tall. This is a wide sit-on-top kayak with a 30.5 width. You'll want to make sure you are getting the appropriate paddle for it.
It's a flat-bottom kayak, which makes it excellent for open water and mild wave action. I've taken it out into lakes with boats zipping by, and I had no stability issues or problems feeling unbalanced. Storage capacity is excellent. One water-tight storage area behind the seat is convenient and easily accessible while in-use - this is great for phone/keys/wallet. This boat tracks very well, and I am actually able to feel like I move across the water quickly if I need to. It is maneuverable and responsive. Scupper holes work quite fine, and I saw no reason to plug them.
The Premium Ram-X material is wonderful. Took a few solid bashes against some rocks, and hardly even a scrape on the hull. A friend had a non-premium Pelican and it actually did not take abrasions quite as well. The scrapes got a little deeper on hers. If you are able to find a Pelican model you like, I would lean towards getting a Premium version for sure. The longevity is worth the extra hundred bucks.
Accessories all feel sturdy - hooks and all. Footrests adjust easily and it is safe to lean forward and not lose balance to adjust. Paddle holder line is convenient and easy. Great when you need an extra hand.
Last little bit of information is that I took this kayak on a "paddle in" adventure to a campsite. I was genuinely surprised with the amount of weight I was safely able to put on/in the kayak without any fear of tipping during launch or travel. I had a tent, gear, food, water, and a few other things stuffed into the storage in the front. Boat still felt buoyant and paddled with ease.
Style, comfort, and functionality really all made this a great deal with REI for $350. Paddle was not included.