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This lower end kayak is a fair tracking, decent edging, exciting little beater boat. With a wider beam, i can stand up in it and paddle for quite some distance without capsizing. The factory deck rigging and hatch seal are a joke, but for under 200 bucks, this kayak exceeds my expectations. I recommend this kayak to any beginners that need a good all around paddle.
For low end entry level kayaks they performed flawlessly. Don't get me wrong I had a couple of spills and spent some time in the water but the durability of these kayaks is awesome. Any kayak under 250.00 capable of navigating class III and holding up with only minor scratches is incredible. Anyone looking for a low end entry level durable kayak with incredible value will definitely find it in the Ultimate 100SE. The Chilocothy River rapids proved that.
Even though the seat isn't very comfy i had no problems sitting in it for a couple of hours. The storage hatch should be waterproof but its ok. Got it at Dunhams and I love it. Its so relaxing.
Tracking seems fair, but I noticed that if you stop paddling, it tends to start turning around. I understand longer kayaks tend to track even straighter, but this one is certainly easy enough to manage and get back on track. I'm really enjoying the Pelican Ultimate 100 and thinking of getting a a 2nd one so a friend or relative can paddle along too. Its a whole lot of fun. What more need I say?
Went out for the very first time today and it was awesome. It took me 15 mins. to get used to the balance and about 1 hr to learn how to control direction. This thing is easy to turn (some times too easy) and it is very fast.
On a 6.5 mile creek/river run that usually takes us 2.5 hrs with the family in canoes - I did today in 1 hr and 20 mins. I will probably buy another one this week while they are still on sale.
I say it's stripped down because the Pelican version has adjustable footpegs and a paddle holder. The Coleman version does not. There is an order form that came with the rest of the paperwork to order footpegs from Pelican for $23.95 shipped. I'm ordering them.
This is my first Kayak. I own an aluminum canoe that is used for small lakes and slow rivers. I wanted to get a kayak as my son is getting older and the canoe is just not big enough for my wife, the two kids and me. My 7 year old son has no problems using the kayak on lakes. I've taken it on the rivers with friends. This is not the faster Kayak out there. One person rented an Old Town Otter and we switched off for a while. The performance seemed similar between the two. I did appreciate the foot pegs on the Old Town. Add the foot pegs and I'd rate it an 8.