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New Intex One Person Challenger K1 Inflatable Kayak Kit with Oars & Pump 68305EP

$199.99 $159.99 (You save $40.00)

68305EP
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27.10 LBS
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New Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Set Model 68305EP

Brand New Intex Challenger K2 Kayak Set! Take on the water with ease with the Intex Challenger K1 Inflatable 1 Person Kayak! Built with a strong and durable material impervious to the elements and resistant to damage and sunlight, the Intex Challenger Kayak is perfect for a day on the lake or a calm paddle down the river. The complete kit - 84" aluminum dual-bladed oars, patch repair kit and high-output hand pump are included! 

Features

  • The Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Set includes kayak, a 84" aluminum double bladed oar, repair kit and hand pump
  • Streamlied design is great for easy paddling, and low-profile is ideal for lake and leisurely river paddling
  • Roomy, spacious cockpit for on includes an inflatable seat with backrest
  • Inflatable I-beam floor provides a rigid surface and additional comfort
  • Hard plastic skeg on the underside help provide directional control
  • Grab line on both ends for an easy pull in and out of the water
  • Cargo net for extra storage of essential on the go gear
  • Sporty color and graphics for a great look and additional safety
  • U.S Coast Guard ID and certified by the National Marine Manufacturer's Association (NMMA)
  • Weight capacity: 220 LBS
  • Approximate Dimensions: 108" x 30" x 13"

 Includes

  • Challenger K1 Kayak Set
  • Carrying Bag
  • 1-84" Double Bladed Paddle
  • High Volume Inflation Pump

Warranty

30 Day Intex Warranty Against Manufacturing Defects - Does not cover damage from use.

30 Day Intex Warranty Against Manufacturing Defects - Does not cover damage from use.

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  1. Good for Casual/Recreational Kayaking 4

    Posted by Sara on 21st Jun 2020

    I'm a casual kayaker, and this boat meets my needs. It's ideal for short trips by recreational kayakers. We're up to four people in our friend group with the Intex Challenger K1 and two more with the Intex Explorer K2. I really enjoy its portability. It fits in my small apartment, and my compact car has easily fit three of the same kayak between the trunk and the backseat. It's also low enough in price that I felt like it was a safe purchase to make. Either way, it's cheaper than the cost of a season pass to my local network of boathouses.

    I am generally happy with my purchase and can recommend this kayak to others.

    Some things you should be aware of:
    1) I've noticed the prices fluctuate as much as $100. My friend bought hers for $70 on Amazon, and I bought mine here for $120. At the time of this review, it's priced at $170. Be patient and check back frequently to make sure that you're not overpaying.
    2) Be prepared to also buy a life vest, water shoes, a new paddle, and an inflate/deflate car air pump. These additional purchases will make your experience safer and easier but can push the initial investment to >$200. Still cheaper than a boathouse season pass.
    3) Watch videos of people putting the kayak together. Pay close attention to what they do and follow their example. Before you go out, inflate the kayak at home and leave it overnight to ensure that it'll hold air. Read the instructions carefully. Otherwise, you're probably going to miss important steps.
    4) I have kayaked with the seat fully inflated and with only the backrest inflated. I highly recommend that you do not inflate the bottom of the seat. I felt way more secure and stable sitting lower in the boat.
    5) I can never seem to get the kayak to deflate enough to put it back into its bag without letting it sit for a few hours. This is why I recommended an air pump that has a deflate mode. It's not the end of the world, but the fit in the bag was pretty tight to start with. Also, the bag only has handles and not carrying straps. It's fine for short distances, but if you have to park far away then it gets tiresome quickly. I'm going to see if I can have a backpack made to make carrying it easier.
    6) I am still wary about getting into the kayak any other way than on the shore, which can be muddy (and that's why I recommended water shoes). I've balanced and pulled myself out onto a dock, but I'm not positive that I'll be able to get in from a dock. I plan on practicing in a pool soon, but if you're located near docks and can't use the shore to get in and out then this might be a factor in purchasing the boat or not.
    7) The paddle that comes with it is fine, but it feels flimsy to me. The shaft is aluminum joined together by plastic, and the blade is all plastic. When I used it to push off from a muddy shore the blade bent under the strain. It's also not custom to the boat width and height of the kayaker, so if it feels uncomfortable for you then check out REI's table of recommendations for paddle sizes.

    I'm really happy with my decision to buy this kayak. It works well for me, and I anticipate getting a lot of use out of it.