Pelican Sentinel 80X

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If you are looking for a lightweight and easy to handle recreational kayak under 10 ft, the Pelican Sentinel 80X is a great option. Designed for smaller paddlers, the Sentinel 80X offers stability and ease of use in an affordable package.


Pelican Sentinel 80X is an 8 ft sit-on-top recreational kayak designed for smaller paddlers. It’s a good option for a teenager or anyone looking for a small boat that is easy to store and transport.

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Size and Weight

Pelican Sentinel 80X is 8 ft 4 in. (254 cm) long and 29.5 in. (75 cm) wide. It has a deck height of 12 in. (30 cm) and weighs 34 lb (15.4 kg). With a weight capacity of 225 lb (102 kg), it will easily support a smaller paddler plus some gear. For better performance, aim to stay within 80 percent of the max capacity of your kayak.


The Sentinel is made of Pelican’s proprietary RAM-X material. It’s a three-layer sheet of high-density polyethylene. The kayak is made using thermoforming technology. 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 worry about your kayak leaking or coming apart at the seams – the seams are the strongest part of the hull!


Pelican Sentinel 80X features a small front tank well with no bungee cords, molded footrests with three different positions, a dual-position bottle holder, a simple molded-in paddle holder, and a rear tank well with a bungee cord.

The seat is molded and has an Ergoform adjustable padded backrest.

The boat has carrying handles on the bow and stern plus molded-in side handles, so carrying and handling it will be easy.

Pelican Sentinel 80X is based on a twin-arched multi-chine hull which offers great primary stability and decent tracking ability. The kayak is self-bailing, so any water that gets in will drain out through the scupper holes in the deck.

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Short kayaks like the Sentinel 80X are not fast and usually do not track very well. However, the Sentinel does a decent job for its size, providing a relaxed experience on shorter trips over calm waters. It can become a great first kayak for a teenager or a small adult, especially if ease of storage and transportation is a priority.


Pelican Sentinel 80X is covered by Pelican’s limited lifetime warranty for the hull. Accessories that are pre-installed on the kayak are covered by a 1-year limited warranty. You can find more information about Pelican’s warranty terms here.

Additional information

Specification: Pelican Sentinel 80X

Length (in)


Width (in)


Height (in)


Weight (lb)


Load Capacity (lb)


Cockpit type

sit on top







User Level


Intended Use


Water type

Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes


molded seat with Ergoform™ adjustable padded backrest




limited lifetime for hull; 1 year for pre-assembled accessories

Weight 15.4 kg
Dimensions 254 × 75 × 30 cm

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