Pelican Bandit NXT 100 Kayak Reviews:
The BANDIT 100NXT recreational kayak was designed for those who seek tranquility and stability while paddling on the water. This sit-on-top kayak offers excellent seating and allows you to cruise calmly on the water. It measures 10 feet long and weighs only 40 lb.
This kayak is perfect for smaller paddlers and those looking for easy storage and transport. The adjustable ERGOFORMTM padded seat allows you to paddle in comfort. This sit-on-top kayak is made from our patented RAM-X, which is exceptionally durable. It will provide many happy memories.
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Size, weight, and capacity
Pelican Bandit 100NXT is a 10-foot kayak, 305cm long with a 30-inch beam and a 13.25-in deck height. It weighs in at a manageable 43 pounds, making it easy to carry. Pelican Bandit 100 can carry up to 300 pounds, which should be enough to support an average adult with some gear.
The Bandit 100 NXT, like all Pelican models,, is made from RAM-X material. This is Pelican’s three-layer high-density polyethylene sheet. The thermoforming process is used to make the kayak.
The RAM-X sheet is heated and then stretched using a vacuum over a mold. The two halves of the hull are then combined to form a strong bond.
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There are four carrying handles for the kayak. The kayak has two handles molded into the sides and a bow and stern with plastic and cord handle. Some people complain that they are challenging to use, so it is worth checking before buying this kayak.
Pelican Bandit 100NXT also features molded footrests as well as a dual-position bottle holder. While molded footrests can be great for when multiple people are paddling the kayak, they can make it uncomfortable if your foot position is not between the footpegs.
The Ergoform is a step up from the entry-level Pelican seat pad. This seat provides more ventilation and cushioning. Pelican Sentinel 100X is a similar kayak but with a better seat.
Behind the seat is a large storage platform that’s secured with a bungee rope. You can fit large dry bags and a cooler on the platform. You can also attach your gear to the small platform at the bow.
Pelican Bandit100 NXT has the twin-arch multichine hull that is common to all beginner kayaks made from Pelican. This hull design is ideal for beginners and provides excellent stability.
The kayak is very stable for its small length. It is very responsive and agile. Although you won’t win any races with a boat this long, it is fast enough to make short, relaxed trips for which it was intended.
This kayak is only suitable for flat water. Beach surfing is acceptable because, unlike a sit inside, the boat won’t be swamped with waves. Any water that gets in through the bottom scupper holes will drain out. Any rivers or open waters that are dangerously fast-moving are not allowed.
No matter where you are paddling, make sure always to have a life jacket. More lives were saved by PFDs than you could imagine.
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Pelican Bandit 100NXT comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the hull and a 1-year limited warranty on pre-installed accessories.
This Pelican Bandit 100 NXT is a good choice for those just starting kayaking and who want to know the water.
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