The Pelican Mustang 100X Review

May 22, 2023
David Sunnyside

pelican mustang 100x review

The pelican mustang 100x review is a pretty good kayak for beginners looking to get into kayak fishing. It is lightweight and easy to paddle, and has decent on-board storage options for a kayak at this price point. It is also built with RAM-X, a stronger, more impact-resistant polyethylene that can handle the bumps and scrapes that tend to happen when you’re learning to kayak.

The Mustang 100X has good primary and secondary stability, making it very easy to get into and out of, even in choppy conditions. It also tracks fairly well for a recreational kayak, even without a rudder. This is a good thing for new kayakers, as it means they won’t be spinning from one side to the other all day while trying to figure out their paddling technique.

It does not come with rod holders, however, which may be a problem for some anglers. If you’re looking for a kayak with fishing rod holders, consider the Lifetime Teton 100, which is slightly cheaper but also includes premium thigh pads and adjustable footrests for comfort on longer paddles.

The seat on the Mustang 100X is not designed for all-day paddling, but it is a good option for beginners looking to do some kayak fishing on calmer water. It has a nice padded backrest that can be adjusted to improve your posture, and there is also a molded-in water bottle holder. There is a front storage hatch with bungee cords for securing additional gear, but I’d prefer to see a paddle holder added to this kayak.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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