Day touring kayaks


Strait 140 XE


Winner of Outside Magazine's 2011 "Gear of the Year" award, this kayak offers a unique combination of performance, durability and design, making it fast, easily manoeuvrable and extremely stable. Made of lightweight and durable Poly-XR™, it is said to feel "as stiff as any composite kayak at twice the price."


  • Adjustable footpegs
  • Asymetrical Swede-form geometry
  • Bow and stern ergonomic carrying handles
  • Bow and stern hinged Quick Lock Hatch
  • Day hatch with storage bag
  • Deluxe cockpit
  • Elastic bungee cords in bow and stern
  • Ergoflex Seating System™
  • Fluid Steering System™ rudder
  • Hard chine V-shape hull
  • Keel extension
  • Lay-down bottle holder
  • Lightweight and incredibly durable Poly-XR™ material
  • Padded thigh braces
  • Reflective perimeter lines
  • Watertight bow and stern bulkhead


Length 14’ - 427 cm
Beam 25’’ – 64 cm
Depth 14’’ – 36 cm
Cockpit Width 18’’ – 46 cm
Cockpit Length 34.5’’ – 88 cm
Weight 55.5 lb – 25 kg
Max. Capacity 300 lb – 136 kg



Used in all Elie kayaks, three-layer Poly-XR™ material is 30% more rigid than standard polyethylene, thanks to an advanced resin in the top layer. Our designers use less material to deliver the same incredible durability – resulting in a lighter and stiffer kayak that is easier to paddle, maneuver, even lift on top of your car.

Ergoflex Seating SystemTM

Backrest supports you through the paddling stroke for optimal support. You can adjust its height to fit your position. EVA padded seat eliminates hot spots and supports your thighs on even the longest trips.

Fluid Steering SystemTM rudder

Keeps you on course during challenging maneuvers and strong crosswinds. Stiff, yet light, composite construction adds precision.

Quick Lock Hatch

The ultimate in quick and easy access, a simple quarter turn of the latches opens and closes the storage hatch.