Pelican Vortex DLX 80 Kayak

Pelican Vortex DLX 80 Kayak is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 96.
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Pelican Vortex DLX 80 Kayak
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The Pelican® Vortex 80DLX Kayak is an ideal kayak for beginners and more experienced paddlers alike. Featuring an adjustable backrest and molded seat, the Vortex 80DLX is comfortable enough to stay out on the lake for hours. The bow and stern carry handles and lightweight design make it easy to transport to and from the shore for a day of fun on the water!


  • Designed for all skill sets
  • Adjustable padded backrest
  • Bow and stern carrying handles
  • Elastic bungee cords on stern
  • Molded seat
  • Carry handles
  • Drain plug
  • Not rudder capable
  • Manufacturer’s two-year limited extended warranty on hull and deck
  • Manufacturer's one-year warranty on components and accessories


  • Length: 7'9"
  • Beam: 28”
  • Depth: 14”
  • Cockpit width: 24.5”
  • Cockpit length: 41.5”
  • Carry weight: 28 lbs
  • Maximum weight capacity: 200 lbs
  • Brand: Pelican
  • Country of Origin: Imported


Rated 5 out of 5 by from portable and fun My wife and I have kayaked for years, ocean and lake, and really enjoy it. I wanted to get a short 8 foot model to fit inside my Explorer and transport easily. After comparing a few models, I choose this one and I'm very glad. The first time I took it out on the lake, taking turns with my wife, we both had a ball. We drove back to Dicks and bought a second one: they both fit inside the Explorer with the hatch closed. Now for some extra info... I'm 6 foot tall, weigh 200 pounds and over 50. Yes, I'm maxing out the capacity; I've had this out a half dozen times, up to a couple hours at a time, relaxing and fishing, and I feel comfortable, although I'm careful not to rock it too much. My 30 year old son joined me one day: 6 foot 190 pounds, and he had a ball.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adults should go up a size. This kayak is tough, light and easy to carry or put on your car. However, my 155 lb. rides uncomfortably close to the water's surface. If you'll only ever use it on a glassy lake you'll be fine, but if you expect some chop you may find yourself taking on water. I'd feel more comfortable if I had sized up to the 100.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pelican vortex love this short lighteight kayak that tracks well on long voyages.. fits in my subaru forester and I can manage it on my own....
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice kayak for beginners Great little kayak for the novice, but it took some practice keeping it stable in the water. Had a blast with it. Buy at the store!!! Shipping cost more than the kayak!!!
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our 9 year old! I looked at the youth sit on top but reviews kept mentioning 5 and 6 year olds using. I wanted something that would last my 9 year old a while. He's tall and skinny with the waist of an 8 year old, but this kayak was perfect fit for him. He used a 190 paddle which he did wonderfully with. He thinks he can go one size up from that as he hit the sides some, but I do that. lol This kayak could also be used with someone who is short or petite. It's not advertised as a kids kayak. I could use this if I wanted. There are no foot rests inside it but he didn't need. His back hurt a little on the trek back but that's pretty standard in most kayak seats I've found. A beach towel tucked behind his lower back fixed that. Best choice for our son.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed I wanted something less expensive than a paddle board so my 12 year old son could join me when I went out on the water. This kayak is perfect for him - just floating around the lake, enjoying scenery, getting a decent arm work out. I've used it too and really like it. It's very light so paddling takes it from side to side a bit but not as bad as an inflatable.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I am a beginner kayaker... first time out (ever) with my Pelican was great. It fit in the back of my Nissan Rogue and it was very light so I could carry around myself. Got in and out with no problem and had a great experience. It was very comfortable (I am 5'2")...
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kayak! I am using my Pelican Vortex for the second summer now. I have taken it on lakes and on rivers, both large and small. I have taken it on Lake Superior, though I do not recommend anyone else doing that without extensive kayaking experience. I've been in rough water and windy conditions. I have not had any problems getting from point A to point B. I feel very stable in it and can move through the water with ease. Since I have not used any other types of kayaks, I have no comparison as to speed. It takes me about 15 minutes to go a mile from what I figure. It fits into the back of my minivan. I have taken out the back seats of my minivan, but that is because I want to store all my summer excursion stuff, including the kayak in there. I would still be able to fit it in with the folding seat installed. Debating on getting a second one for my son, but he is 6'. Would buy again. Good enough for what I want to do.
Date published: 2016-07-27
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