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Paddlers who enjoy sit-in kayaking and share the flare for fishing may want to have a look at Pelican’s Argo 100XP Angler. Its multifunctional hull and overall quality make this kayak one of Pelican’s bestselling kayaks.

Last updated on June 27, 2022 10:33 pm

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Pelican Argo 100XP Angler is one of those kayaks that offer a variety of on-water activities. Whether you’re into recreational paddling, spending time in nature, or fishing, this kayak is equipped to support your plans for the day.

Size and Weight

With a size of 10 ft (305 cm) in length by 29 in (74 cm) width and a deck height of 14 in (35.5 cm), Pelican Argo 100XP is a compact kayak. Weighing only 41 lbs (18.5 kg), most of the people can carry and handle this small boat in and out of the water. There aren’t many sit-in kayaks on the market that provide the fishability of Pelican Icon 100XP Angler in such lightweight kayak.

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Boasting a load capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg), this sit-inside protects you from the elements and allows carrying plenty of gear and accessories needed for a whole day of fun. To leverage your kayak’s abilities to the max, try not to exceed 80 percent of its load capacity.


Like all of the premium line of Pelican models, Athena 100XP is made of RAM-X Premium material. Using thermoforming technology, RAM-X is a three-layer sheet of high-density polyethylene with an advanced resin in the top layer imparting a glossy finish and providing significantly more rigidity than standard polyethylene. A sheet of RAM-X is heated up and stretched over a mold using vacuum. Two parts of the hull are then melted together, creating a strong bond.

Don’t be afraid that your kayak will leak or come apart at the seams. The seams are the strongest part of the hull!


Pelican Argo 100XP Angler comes with an ergonomic carrying handle on each end of the boat.

The bow storage hatch has a hard plastic lid with quick-lock latches and does a great job protecting your gear. However, it is recommendable to use dry bags for your water-sensitive items.

Right next to the hatch, Pelican comes with a swivel rod holder that can fit your better-performing fishing poles.

With dimensions of (LxW): 47 in x 25 in (119 x 63.5 cm), the cockpit is spacious and comfortable to enter and exit. It features a molded table with trays for small items and a smartphone slot secured with a bungee.

Underneath the deck, set of adjustable footrests allow paddlers of different sizes to find their comfortable position.

ERGOFIT G2 Seating System™ features an adjustable backrest with decent back support, padded seat base, and molded bottle holder for easy reach. If you plan on spending your whole day fishing, bring an extra cushion.

Behind the cockpit, there are two additional flush-mounted rod holders positioned at an angle. Coupled with the bow swivel rod holder, Pelican Argo 100XP Angler is a dexterous sit-inside fishing kayak.

In the rear, a standard-sized tankwell is secured by two mesh covers that hold your gear in place. Additionally, an angled 4 in (10.2 cm) with a storage bag installed at an angle can keep your small necessities at hand throughout the day.

When it comes to safety features, Pelican Argo 100XP Angler also includes foam blocks inside the cockpit sidewalls, which improve the buoyancy of the kayak.


Performance-wise, the Argo 100XP Angler is quite versatile and flexible.

Its primary stability is remarkable and allows smooth casting lines. It also safely handles moderate rapids.

The tracking is satisfactory for a short kayak, which also applies to speed. As long as you paddle, you can pick up a decent pace at a great tracking, but when you reduce the propulsion, the kayak quickly halts to the spot. The good thing about this kayak is that it has a shallow drift. This helps with the steering making it more responsive and highly maneuverable in tights or fast-moving sections of a river or stream. However, choppy and fast waterways aren’t the type of waters the Pelican Argo 100Xp is designed for.


Pelican Rise 100 NXT comes with a limited lifetime warranty for the hull and a 1-year limited warranty for pre-installed accessories. For more information about Pelican’s warranty terms, click here.

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