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Sprint 120DT Description

The SPRINT Recreational Performance Sit-in Collection has been specially created for those looking for better performing hull designs. With a Deep V Chine Hull and keel extension, the SPRINT 120DT is a 12' long day touring kayak designed specifically for those looking for better secondary stability so choppy conditions won't be a problem, a better return on effort, and significantly improved tracking. The SPRINT 120DT is made with our patented RAM-X™ PREMIUM material, an exceptionally durable high molecular weight polyethylene that contains a top layer of advanced resin, which provides more rigidity while still being conveniently lightweight. With ergonomic carrying handles and at only 43 lb, you will find this 12' day touring kayak easy to load and carry around. The SPRINT 120DT is made for long hours on the water. Our Ergoflex G2 Seating System is designed to give you the support and cushioning you'll need. It is designed to provide you with extra back support and allows you to adjust not only the degree of tilt but the height of the backrest as well. Adjustable footrests and padded thigh braces round out the features that will ensure your comfort throughout your adventure. The kayak comes rigged with a lifeline for those moments where you need to grab on to something. Extra deck rigged bungee cords will allow you to strap down all your water proof gear while an 8"" day hatch with storage bag and Quick-Lock hatch will give you plenty of room to store items with minimal water contact. A bottle holder with bungee cord will help keep you well hydrated. The SPRINT 120DT comes equipped with a stern bulkhead for those times where extra flotation comes in handy. This will ensure you're able to bail out any water and get back in to continue your adventure. And finally, a prominent lip around the cockpit will allow you to attach the spray skirt of your choice. It's time to take your kayaking to the next level with this recreational performance kayak, the SPRINT 120DT is sure to fuel stories worth sharing for years to come!

Sprint 120DT Specs and Features

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

Additional Attributes

  • 8 in. (20.3 cm) day hatch with storage bag
  • Adjustable footrests
  • Bungee cords
  • Ergonomic carrying handles
  • Keel extension
  • Quick Lock hatch
  • Padded Thigh Braces
  • Bottle holder with bungee cord
  • Stern Bulkhead
  • ERGOFLEX G2 Seating System™

Pelican International
Sprint 120DT Reviews

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Excellent sea boat for its…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/22/2021

Excellent sea boat for its length, I've had one for nearly a year now. It copes with swell up to about 2ft without a deck, more with one. At 12ft it's quite fast, I can hold about 3-4 kts for an hour without being particularly athletic. The boat is surprisingly agile due to the upswept bow and rocker, although the rear skid-plate creates a tendency to weathercock. The 120 could have done with being a couple of inches narrower, and is much heavier than an equivalent skin-on-frame boat. For a plastic boat of this size, however, 20kg is very light indeed. A note of caution: the lightness is a result of the Ram-X construction; this material is quite soft, so dents and gashes can form quite easily. Pelican informed me that it cannot be repaired either. To take care of this boat you really need to avoid grounding it as it is much less hardy than the heavier ABS boats. The luggage space is quite good, however the waterproof hatch tends to become stuck closed if the boat is used in saltwater.


This is a follow up review…

Submitted by: paddler547143 on 9/4/2019

This is a follow up review on the Pelican 120DT. After a bit of research I found out that this boat is really an Elie Straight 120 re-branded as a Pelican Kayak. No matter, it is still a very good kayak. If you are looking for more reviews go to the Elie Straight reviews on Paddling.com. It is fast, easy handling and lightweight. The price is around $500 less than other similar kayaks. So far it has been a joy to use. There are, however, just a couple of week points. When practicing braces and re-entry techniques the boat took on about a quart of water through the rear hatch. In fact there is a sticker on the inside of the rear hatch cover warning of leakage. I like the simple latches on the hatch and wonder if there is some way to waterproof it. The seat is very comfortable and easy to adjust ON LAND. I couldn't get the adjustment straps to move while on the water.


I reciently bought this very…

Submitted by: paddler547143 on 8/27/2019

I reciently bought this very good looking kayak at R.E.I. I am pleased with the finish and nice details. I have been out a few times in the saltwater and some fresh water lakes. The Sprint 120DT makes paddling so much more fun. It is way faster than my old kayak and glides so much better. The seat is very comfortable and easy to adjust. Likewise the foot braces. At only 44 lbs. it is easy to load on my roof rack. My enthusiasm for paddling has gone way up. A great boat - especially for the money.