SKU
KVF08P209

CHALLENGER 80X

$219.99
CHALLENGER 80X is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
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The CHALLENGER 80X is specifically tailored to smaller paddlers, and for those looking for a kayak under 10' long. Its compact size and weight of only 34 lb makes it an incredibly easy kayak to store and transport.

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CHALLENGER 80X

The CHALLENGER 80X is specifically tailored to smaller paddlers, and for those looking for a kayak under 10' long. Its compact size and weight of only 34 lb makes it an incredibly easy kayak to store and transport. The CHALLENGER 80X features a large tank well with bungee cord, dual position bottle holder, molded footrests, and an adjustable Ergoform™ padded backrest. Built on a twin arched multi chine hull, the CHALLENGER 80X provides excellent stability. Getting in-and-out of a kayak has never been easier.
Our unique manufacturing process allows us to include additional flotation inside the hull of all of our sit-on-tops in order to meet or surpass ABYC Standards. This overall process keeps our kayaks lighter than the competition while making them even more solid and buoyant. Built using our patented RAM-X™ materials, the CHALLENGER 80X will be around for years of unique experiences fueling stories worth sharing.

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Functionalities

Functionalities
  • Adjustable ERGOFORM™ padded backrest
  • Carrying handles
  • Drain plug
  • Dual position bottle holder
  • Molded carrying handles
  • Molded footrests
  • Tank well with bungee
Twin-arched Multi Chine Hull
  • Great stability
  • Quick mastery of the kayak
  • Versatile
  • Tracks well

Specifications

  • Length
    8 ft 4 in. - 254 cm
  • Width
    29.5 in. - 75 cm
  • Height
    12 in. - 30 cm
  • Weight
    34 lb - 15.4 kg
  • Capacity
    225 lb - 102 kg
  • Seating
    1

Warranty & Materials

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Pelican International works hard to ensure our products are free from defect. Therefore, we will repair or replace the hull on this item should it fail during its lifetime due to poor quality in materials or workmanship. All accessories that come pre-assembled on your product are guaranteed for 1 year. Please see full details of warranty here.
RAM-XTM is a multi-layer material exclusive to Pelican. It is known for its high impact-resistance, its ability to regain its initial shape after violent impacts and its UV-protected exterior finish. RAM-XTM has become the benchmark of quality in the industry.

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Reviews & Questions

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smartest Purchase I’m new to kayaking, and didn’t want to break the bank for something I was unsure about. This has been a great kayak, and I could not be happier with it. It’s solid and very stable. It tracks well from the start, and even better once you get the paddling technique worked out. It’s light so it’s not hard to carry to the water, and short enough to easily load and tie down. The first time I took it out I wasn’t too sure about the seat back, but the second time on the lake, it felt more comfortable and supporting. Plenty of room for the ice chest and nice bungee tie down. It’s definitely great and worth the good price. I’ve already got my Summer river trips planned and can’t wait. Thanks, Pelican and Academy Sports!
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Deceptive advertising... not for anyone over 150 lbs I've now gone through 3 of these kayaks. Pelican advertises a weight capacity of 225lbs. We went with the 80X for various reasons and at 185lbs, I'm 40lbs under the advertised weight limit. However, the kayak buckles on the sides when using it causing it to almost sink. Talking with the manager at Academy Sports, he claims this to be an issue anytime an adult, or someone over 150lbs uses the 80X. My wife, at 130lbs, has no issue. Save yourself the time and headache. Do not buy this if you weigh over 150lbs or you risk sinking the kayak and will return it to the store... and hopefully they will take it back after it has been in the water.
Date published: 2020-06-29
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Looking for a Pelican sir in Kajak near me

Asked by: Chris
You can use our dealer locator https://www.pelicansport.com/us_en/storelocator/index
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-08-26

Any ideas when Academy will begin stocking this Pelican Challenger Kayak? We have two from a year ago and would love one more. I have called and looked on their website for weeks with no luck. A time frame? We love this kayak. It's easy for me to carry :)

Asked by: April
Glad to hear you love the kayak! We do not have visibility on our dealers inventory, you would probably get more information by speaking with the store directly.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-08-21

Can I purchase two of these and have then shipped to my house in Kitchener ,Ontario, Canada. ? Seems like everyone's out of stock with no answers to when stock will come in? I was told production stopped, is this true?

Asked by: rico70
While we have been impacted by the Covid-19 situation, we are back up and running and will still be producing this specific model. We unfortunately do not have information regarding in store inventory. We recommend you use the dealer locator on our website and call stores directly to get information on their stocks, or orders that they might have coming. https://www.pelicansport.com/ca_en/storelocator/index We sell only though retailers and dealers. We hope you can get your hands on your dream boat, it seems water sports are very popular right now!
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-07-13

Im trying to buy two of these. how can I order them?

Asked by: Viviana
We unfortunately do not have information regarding in store inventory. We recommend you use the dealer locator on our website and call stores directly to get information on their stocks, or orders that they might have coming. https://www.pelicansport.com/ca_en/storelocator/index We sell only though retailers and dealers.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-07-13
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