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Summit 120X Description

The Summit 120X is a kayak brought to you by Pelican International. Read Summit 120X reviews or submit your own review to share with the paddling community. Check out a few other kayak recommendations below or explore all kayaks to find the perfect one for you!

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Summit 120X Reviews

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This Kayak is excellent...

This Kayak is excellent for learning the rescue techniques as well as all other basic skills. It is a very reasonable price and stands up well to small waves either on a lake or the sea front. All kayaks are only as good as the skills the operator has. It's not the kayaks fault if the operator chooses the wrong type of conditions...

I'm a first time 54 year...

I'm a first time 54 year old kayaker and find this particular model suitable to my needs as well as my sister's 4 year old Golden Lab who swims along side me and barks with excitement as soon as I pull in sis's driveway. She 'really' loves the kayak.

This yak is for the novice...

This yak is for the novice with calm water, calm wind and no waves. Swamps easy in the surf and the foam floatation blocks are useless. Tracks fine until a wind comes up. The hull is semi-flexible so speed is marginal at best. I bought this for work outs but had to try the surf entry. Yak became a submarine. The water tight hatch is not watertight. Hold water quite well actually. Pelican doesn't make accessories for this model but I don't see how they would help performance.

If you plan in paddling the calm rivers, lakes or harbors this will do just fine. Kids would love it! Otherwise shop around to find a better option used for better performance. The ole adage "You get what you pay for" rings true with the Summit 120X.