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Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review
Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review

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Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review

Overview:

Kayaking is great fun, but many beginners simply don’t want to invest big bucks in an expensive kayak and paddle only to discover that kayaking is not the sport for them, which is why finding a great beginner kayaking package that is inexpensive is the perfect solution to those who want to try their hand at kayaking to see how well they like it prior to investing the big bucks. The Intex Challenger K1 Kayak is just the right kayak package for those who want a great beginner kayak at a reasonable cost.

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While this review focuses on the Intex Challenger K1 which is a single person kayak, it should be noted that Intex also makes the two person Challenger K2 Kayak found here [Link]:

Features of this Kayak include:

  • Made of durable welded material
  • Eye catching graphics
  • Cockpit is designed for maximum space and comfort
  • Inflatable I beam floor adds stability
  • Cargo net stores extra gear
  • Grab line on both ends of kayak
  • Inflatable seat with back restaurant 84” aluminum oar
  • High output hand pump
  • Repair patch
  • 30” X 15” X 108”
  • Weighs 27.2 pounds
  • Maximum weight limit 220 pounds

The Intex Challenger kayaks are not hard shelled kayaks so they won’t track as well or be as durable as a hard shell kayak is or should be. These kayaks are made for on lakes and mild rivers. Inflatable kayaks will puncture if you run over a something sharp, so you do need to take care and should avoid fast flowing rivers with rapids and floating logs.

Users TakeIntex Challenger K1 Kayak Review

Users for both the single and double kayak give the Intex kayaks good reviews and find that it meets it their budgets and their needs. Here are the features that users find beneficial:

  • Extremely Portable
    People with small cars, or who don’t want to invest in a car top carrier to transport a hard shelled kayak like the fact that these kayaks folds up small and fits into a small space and are extremely portable and easy to carry.
  • Nice Amount of Storage Space
    The netted area in the front of the kayak and space behind the seat provides plenty of storage space for those little things you want to take along on your kayaking trip.
  • Inflates Easily
    Users also like the fact that the kayak inflates easily and in only a few minutes so that you can inflate it right at the water’s edge.
  • Sturdy
    Most users feel this kayak is quite sturdy for an inflatable kayak, and many get quite a bit of use out of it.

The major complaint that most users have regarding the Challenger K1 and K2 kayaks is that skeg’s tend to fall off, and the company does offer a replacement.

Over all, the Intel Kayak is a great starter kayak that is affordable, portable, and offers people an opportunity to discover if kayaking is a sport that they want to pursue over the long term.

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Review Overview

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 stars

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review

User Rating: 4.6 ( 1 votes)