Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

Product Description

Challenger K2 Kayak 2 person kayak is made of rugged SUPER-TOUGH vinyl made stronger for durability. High visibility graphics allow others to see you easily. The cockpit is designed for comfort and space and has an inflatable seat and backrest. US Coat Guard ID.

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The Intex Challenger K2 kayak offers two people a sleek, easy-paddling, and highly portable craft to explore lakes and easy rivers. It's made of the company's rugged, Super-Tough vinyl that's puncture- and UV damage-resistant for long term durability, and the cockpit is designed to optimize comfort and space. High visibility graphics allow others to see you easily on the water, and the craft is US Coast Guard approved.

Features

  • Two-person inflatable water craft for lakes and mild rivers
  • Comfortable and spacious cockpit includes two inflatable seats and backrests
  • Inflatable floor for both comfort and rigidity
  • High visibility graphics give a sporty flair and maximize safety on the water
  • Cargo net to keep essentials handy
  • Grab line on both ends of kayak for easy carrying
  • Measures 30 by 15 by 138 inches (W x H x D) inflated
  • 400-pound maximum weight limit
  • Includes two 86-inch aluminum oars, high-capacity pump, and repair patch kit

About Intex Recreation
Intex Recreation makes above ground swimming pools, air beds, inflatable toys, pool and lake boats, and the proprietary Intex Saltwater Pool System. The company has been in business for over 40 years, and is a global leader in designing and producing innovative products for indoor and outdoor recreation.

Intex products meet the most stringent safety standards, undergoing intensive testing to ensure years of safety and satisfaction. During the manufacturing process, trained Intex employees continuously monitor a wide range of factors, including quality of raw materials, calibration of the machines, manufacture and assembly of each product, product testing, and careful packaging of every item.


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Comments / reviews:
After reading some of these reviews my friend I were skeptical...
We were wrong to be so.
This kayak is amazing. I've taken it out about 3 times now for extended periods of time (8+ hours).
-No skid problems (like some reviews mention)
-no control problems
-durability is quite amazing.

I even use this 2 person one when I go out on my own. Taking out the 2nd seat gives me tons of storage space!!

Packing up/taking out have a learning curve but it's easy to get into the swing of it. Just read the instructions and you'll be fine :)

Taking it out on rougher waters tomorrow. Will update.

This is a great inflatable kayak and I give it a 4.5/5 stars.

This kayak is a great option for someone who needs the portability of it or lacks the space to store a hard kayak. This kayak was a savior in college being able to throw it into the trunk of my car and collapsing it into a bag that could fit into a closet. You can throw it in the trunk, drive to the lake, and in 20 min be into the water enjoying yourself. This is the same when breaking it down. You can have it packed back up in roughly 20 min again and have it in your trunk. I just make sure to wipe it down with a towel before folding it up.

I used this kayak mainly for fishing (I know an inflatable for fishing?). But this kayak is made of tougher material than you would think and could take a hook grazing along it or bumping into sticks or going over some occasional rocks. If this does get a puncture, it is actually relatively easy to glue and patch with the right resources. I had this happen with my past kayak and after sealing it, I had no problems with future leaks. I have gone into the trees along the edge of the lake when getting snagged and accidentally gone over shallow water and bottomed out without any issues.

The kayak can accommodate 2 people although somewhat snugly. You can definitely have 2 people in here but based on weight/size you might not have much more room for other supplies. It is manageable but I much prefer using one seat at a time and using the extra storage space for my backpack, fishing pole, anchor, tackle box, etc. The seats clip in and are pretty comfortable and you can actually sit the seat in 1/2 Velcro spots along the bottom of the inside. I basically move my back seat up as far as I can on the back Velcro spot and then I am set to use it as a one-seater.

The mesh part in the front is nice for some extra on-top storage. It stays relatively dry and holds my flip flops, life jacket, and other items pretty well. You can also use the rope around the edges of it for grabbing/carrying the kayak. There is also a bit of room under the front and back of the kayak as well for your flatter items. I can usually throw my flip flops, fish net, tarp, and life jacket under the front. In the back, I can usually throw my bag and pump and extra seat under the back edge.

The kayak actually navigates pretty true. With the skeg on, it tracks pretty well and can actually go decently fast. It probably can't compete with a hard kayak but it definitely isn't a "toy". I have had absolutely no issues with the skeg coming off either as others have stated. It has NEVER gotten loose and actually can take a little muscle at times to get out. The skeg just slides into the plastic cut-out on the bottom. If you're going forward and it gets hit on the bottom, it can only go inward so it shouldn't really come loose from that either. Just make sure it clicks fully into place - that's my best advice. Maybe others aren't fully engaging it.

Overall, this is a very nice starter kayak or kayak for those that cannot afford or don't have the storage for a hard one. I have had a very positive experience with it and would recommend it to anyone. I get compliments on it all the time and people walk over to see what it is. If you have any questions just comment and I will try to answer them for you.

I received this last Wednesday and took it to a lake in northern Maine for a 5 day trip. I fished, and fished and fished and fished. I had my 60 lb dog with me, and this held up beautifully! It took 5 minutes to blow up with the Intex quick fill electric air pump (ordered separately.) I only used the included pump to top in off on a super cold morning. After blowing it up at the car, I walked it about 100 yards to the shore of the lake and used it. It was PHENOMENAL!!! I love this kayak! LOVE IT! I love the bright colors. I love how easy it was to blow up. The paddling isn't as efficient as a hard side kayak, but I traveled in a Chevy Cruze. This fit so easily in the trunk along with other gear for 2 plus a dog for nearly a week. I didn't use the included paddles, so I can't rate them. I loved that I was able to sit so comfortably. There was plenty of space behind the seat and in the front to stow gear/lunch/camera... The seat kept my butt relatively dry, but not completely if I squirmed or reached while fishing. I could sit with my legs totally extended (great for the tan!) or cross legged. There was plenty of room for my dog and she was comfy as well, I imagine she felt like she was spending her days on an air mattress. She's never been on any type of personal watercraft before, and it was stable enough she was comfortable after a few minutes. There were rocks and downed trees (as you would expect along a northern lake) and I had no worries about a puncture. I would totally recommend this to ANYONE! If it goes on sale for Black Friday, I will definitely fill out my Christmas list with a bunch of these hahahaha. My son (6' 180 lbs) was with me, and he also used it with the dog. He and I did not use it together. While at the lake, we had the option of hard side kayaks, a few canoes and this inflatable kayak. Without fail, this was the first choice of anyone there. It was easy to get into either directly from the water standing- I wouldn't want to mess around with it over waist high, but I wouldn't want to mess with a hard kayak over waist high either. From the dock was insanely easy. I just love this thing!

Live in florida, brought it on a 6 mile kayak trip. It was absolutely great. Got tons of compliments... Plus... We went kayaking in a camaro.. Fit it right in the trunk. Very Comfortable and heavy duty. I am heavy set and i had a cooler loaded with drinks and it was still perfect. We have recommended all of friends to get one.

I recently bought 2 of these K2 Kayaks and got to use them on the Russian River last weekend in an easy area where people mostly were floating around in inner tubes and canoes. I can say they seemed to be pretty durable even going over a bunch of gravel. We had a lot of fun taking our kids up and down the river, it sure beat just sitting around on the beach. As for the kayaks I received, one was a 2015 and one a 2016. The biggest difference is the skeg was redesigned. The 2016 is a little bigger, better shape and actually clicks into place because it has a plastic mount now vs rubber on the 2015 and prior. I can see how the previous models can have the skeg slip out, it just doesn't have that positive engagement. I would really prefer to have both be 2016 so I don't have to be concerned and would make sharing parts easier if needed as they're not interchangeable. The other minor difference is the seat buckles are a different manufacture so I need to keep the seats with each kayak, not a big deal. Overall they were fun to use, but do require quite a bit of work as you want to make sure to empty the water, then try to dry them out and then get the gravel out if you've been in the river. I ended up laying them out on my lawn for a few hours after we got home, wiped them down and finally vacuumed them out before folding them up and storing them in the provided bag which is nice to have and fits them easily. You can see the difference between the new 2016 (Left) and the previous design 2015 (Right).

Grabbed one of these on sale on Black Friday, and finally got to try it out. Goes together easily and not difficult to pump up. One person can carry it, though it's less awkward for two. Between the netting on the front and the stowage in the stern behind the seat, we were able to take all our stuff with us and not have to worry about possible pilferage.

The instructions are a bit vague, so take note that there are TWO chambers to inflate, and the first one to be inflated is NOT the obvious top chamber (with the number 2 beside it), but the hidden number 1 chamber, which is located on the starboard (right) side, inside wall above the floor and a little aft of the middle of the boat. Each valve has two lids, one on top of the other; undo the upper one (with the 4-lobed lid) to inflate, and undo the lower lid (larger and round) to deflate. Don't over tighten the upper lid, or it's difficult to open it without the bottom lid opening too, and losing air. You may hear a hissing sound while inflating the second chamber, but don't worry—the air passage narrows at one point and it tends to hiss while filling; you're not actually losing the air.

Had a little trouble with back support on the front seat—next time I'll bring a rolled towel to support my lower back. It's good to bring a towel anyway so you can dry off the kayak before deflating and storing it. I suggest before taking the boat out you inflate it, test for leaks and do a test-sit to figure out how you want to arrange the seats and straps ahead of time; then use a sharpie to indicate who the seat is adjusted for, and where it needs to be stuck on the velcro.

Be gentle with the pump and paddles; some reviews mentioned they broke easily, though they seem sturdy enough to me—I don't think they'll stand up to much abuse, though.

Lots of fun for the price!

P.S: If you don't have PFDs, the ONYX MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest (sold elsewhere on Amazon) works very well, and doesn't get in your way when paddling. Don't forget to buy a couple of paddle leashes with carabiners, too!

 I just took this kayak for its maiden voyage and was impressed. It took about 5 minutes to setup. The seats were comfortable and provided support. I tried it without the skeg and it would not track or stay in a straight line. Once I put the skeg on it track fine. I covered plenty of water in a Miami mangrove canal and went out to the sea. I've kayak before but I'm not a kayak enthusiast but I think that is going to change now. Great introduction to kayaking.

So I own a kayak but don't yet have a trailer. For a vacation I was looking for something portable.

Item arrived in good time and with Prime and reward points was $76. A gamble I was willing to try.

It comes out of the box nicely - everything was there. From reviews I expected no patch kit or a patch kit requiring glue that was not provided. The patch kit was there and includes about 4 round peel and stick patches (about maybe 1.5 - 2 inches in size) From the reviews I was expecting the included pump to break or for it to take forever to blow up the boat. The pump worked fine and it only took about 15 minutes to set up the boat. No holes or air leaks. Clearly I got the newer model with redesigned skag because even tho I drilled a hole and attached the skag to the boat with fishing line it showed no signs of falling off. This boat is not tippy on the water and with the skag tracks....ok. The included paddles seemed fine - I used my regular kayak paddle and not them.

The problem was I just could not get comfortable. As a heavier person I was wanting this for a single person boat. In accordance I moved the seat in the back up as far as I could and adjusted it tightly. Any way you slice it - I could not make it have any back support. I tried adjusting the seat for the front and that did not work. I tried placing things behind the seat to brace it - no dice.

So the boat does everything it is supposed to do - hold air, float, track reasonably well. It did alliw me to get out on the water. But am I wanting to take it for a long paddle? No. Its just too uncomfortable with no back support.

Update: A few days later. I decided to try deflating the bottom of the seat cushion and setting the seat as far back in the boat as possible. Per a few reviews you then need something in the front to weight it down a bit. I used the bag the accesories came in so it had the spare chair, paddles, pump. Not tons of weight.

It was definately a better experience. I paddled for quite awhile - even with some minor chop and wind I was able to steer and move ad needed. So I dont regret buying this - I wanted something to paddle around on while on vacation and it was fine for that.

amazeballs! way stronger than i thought took it over rocks and all that. the main problem is it is hard to drain. probly gotta wipe it out to store it. got it for 70 bucks on black friday with the 2 paddles and the seats are way better than you might think. nylon strapping and velcro you can lay in this and chill by yourself it is the awesomeness highly recommend! for the price of paddles you too can have kayak awesomeness. blows up in like 2 to 3 minutes with the foot pump most likely less if you get after it. fits in a luggage size thing maybe to big to carry on a plane but thats not what you were doing was it? killer. anything less than 100 bucks i say get it no regrets

I just took this boat on a 2-day 33 mile trip along a river with class I rapids.

It is very similar to an actual kayak, sitting low in the water. My only complaint is there is no way to drain the water, other than flipping it over, once it gets inside of the boat. This is very inconvenient when you are using the boat for a multiple day trip.
I found the boat is very comfortable and easy to steer and row with a single user if you sit in the back, with our gear in front. If you sit in the middle, you need the skeg or you will end up spinning as soon as you stop rowing, and sometimes even while rowing.
The boat itself came out of the trip with no damage to the bottom, even with rubbing on quite a few rocks while going through the rough patches.

so other than not being able to drain the water that ended up inside of the boat, I like it, and would purchase another similar in design.

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