Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
Nimble, durable kayak is made of durable welded material with eye-catching graphics for added safety on the lake or slow-moving river
Cockpit is designed for comfort and maximized space, and inflatable I-beam floors add stability
Cargo net to store extra gear, and grab line on both ends of kayak; inflatable seat with backrest
Comes with 84-inch aluminum oar, repair patch and Hi-output manual hand pump
Measures 30-by-15-by-108 inches (W x H x D), with 27.2-pound weight and 220-pound maximum capacity

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Comments / reviews:
Wow!!!! The best $60 I have EVER spent. I received a ton of compliments as well while out on the lake. Reasons why I love this kayak:
1) I'm a woman- I'm strong but I can't carry a hard plastic kayak. This kayak is ultra light!!
2) Its super fast to inflate and deflate
3) It fits in the back of my Lexus NX 200t
4) My dog can kayak with me, he naps and watches the birds go by. I'm never worried that his nails may puncture the kayak.
5) Its safe and sturdy
6) It's FUN!!!!!!

Now just go and click "BUY" already and it will arrive in 2 days!! You'll be out on the lake by the weekend :-) :-) Have fun!!!!

This is a Good Kayak, let me start by saying that I have traveled long distances in conventional kayaks ranging from $2500 fiberglass ocean kayaks to the cheaper kind that most rental places have, these kayaks are not for long distance travel but great for shorter day trips. I bought these because I already own 2 5-air-chamber Coleman inflatables and have so much fun on them I wanted to buy 2 more so friends could come out with me and my husband, unfortunately Coleman has stopped making them, too bad because they are the best, and were only $80 each (p.s. I've had them for 10 years now). When I found these I read just about every review from good to bad but because the price is low I thought it would be worth the investment. I am 5'10" with long legs and 170 lbs, I was very comfortable and felt that I had enough room.
I took the kayak out on a windy day on Biscayne bay in Miami (I live on Miami Beach) and their are several little islands around the bay that are actually part of our parks system. The bay waters were at a light chop, 1-2 foot waves though passing boats and jet skis would give us bigger waves now and then (which is fun, its like kayak surfing), slightly stronger current, at high tide. The kayaks handled just fine, the skeg that it came with kept the kayak straight and stayed on strong, and because the kayaks are inflatable they sit on top of the water and allows a stronger current to just flow under you instead of pushing you with it, so it is easy to paddle even during the tide change
The inflatable seat though is too high, I prefer to sit in a kayak not on top so I deflated the seat but kept the backrest inflatable, is was pretty comfortable, I did notice that the kayak seemed to tilt to the right a little, as if the inflation was not symmetrical, but perhaps I just naturally sit more to the right making the kayak tilt. Be prepared to get wet, the water that splashes on the bow channels almost directly right into the boat, by the time we got to the first island I was sitting in about 5 inches of water, but I never go out assuming I won't get wet, besides these are inflatables so it's not gonna sink. The net on top is a good feature, but again whatever you put there will get wet, not so for my Coleman kayaks which bow sits very high off the water so that things can stay dry. I have included a picture of both my Coleman and Intex kayaks so you can see the comparison. This boat also comes with its own pump which can be stored in the stern of the kayak so you can inflate if there is any leakage ( I did not need it, there were no leaks but I like to be prepared just in case) I recommend inflating it at home then waiting over night to see if there are any leaks.
Overall I think these are a good investment and perfect for a day on the water. I would however recommend investing in a better paddle though, you can get a good one for about $30.

HAPPY PADDLING

CS
At the $70 price tag this is a heck of a deal. An excellent value. Don't get me wrong, it's not a perfect product, but at this price point I don't think you will find anything comparable, if you find anything at all. If you can afford/have room for a non-inflatable kayak, I would recommend that. If you're an apartment dweller, this is a great option.

Pros:
1. The fun per dollar ratio is extremely high. You'll pay for this after only a few hours of skipping the kayak rental fee.
2. Everything you need to get on the water, except for a PFD, is included.
3. Comes with a decent carrying bag and you can easily fit two or three of these kayaks in the trunk of a compact car.
4. Durable - we've taken the out on the American River a number of times without any hiccups

Cons
1. The paddle is usable but a bit flimsy. You don't have to replace it but I did.
2. From the other reviews I've heard of folks having problem with the Skeg coming off. I avoided this problem by installing a lanyard on the skeg right off the bat. I can't comment on whether this is a real problem or not, but I've never had one come off.
3. This is not a fast, smooth paddling kayak. Expect to work harder than folks in rental and to have a lot of left-right movement when trying to go straight.
4. I found that if I put on aerosol sunscreen it will take the paint right off the kayak. Stick with regular sunscreen unless you want to disembark wearing a new coat of gray paint.
5. It's a bit of a pain to get it completely dried out, which you need to do if you're going to pack it away in a closet.

Notes:
1. The included pump works fine, but spend a few bucks and get a cigarette lighter powered pump. There's a bright yellow 12V pump on Amazon for about 11 bucks that works great.
2. Try inflating it at home before taking it out. If you want to have fun with it, you'll want to set yourself up for an easy time inflating and deflating it.

Jen
This listing includes:
- 1 Inflatable kayak
- 1 Skeg (to keep your kayak straight in the water)
- 1 Set of collapsible oars
- 1 Inflatable seat
- 1 Inflatable green thing for the front of your kayak
- 1 Repair kit
- 1 Instruction manual
- 1 Carry bag
- 1 Pump with hose attachment – this pump is a really fast pump, by the way.
- 1 Clear, plastic measuring tape which you won’t use after your first time.

What else you’ll need:
- PFD (Life Jacket)
- Large, preferably absorbent towel for when you need to dry and wipe your kayak before you put it away.
- Zip lock bag or water-proof case for your phone and other items.
- Sun screen
- Something to drink
- Body of water with a wind speed factor of less than 12mph, to take the kayak out to.

OVERVIEW:
We bought two Intex Challenger K1 Kayaks and took them out for a spin the very weekend we received it. It turned into a 3-hour kayaking session because we had so much fun with it! They were $49.99 each when it was on sale, and I couldn’t help but to buy it after reading the reviews, both positive and negative. What I took away from this entire purchase was how glad I am that I took a chance on it. This is one of the best purchases I’ve made.

PROS - REVIEW – Here’s the good stuff first (Pros):
The QUALITY was better than I expected. Repair is also super simple, according to Youtube, but I haven’t had to do this as there were no defects in my kayaks… yet. Anyways, they are so sturdy and the material is so thick that I have no problem with my dogs jumping in and out of it, but I would still yell at them to be careful...

The COLLAPSIBLE OARS are actually more than good enough for me. They were easy to assemble and didn’t clip my hands or felt loose. They actually felt perfect in the water as well. I suppose the other reviews had me worried that the oars would be terrible, and I’d have to go buy another one at Walmart, but really, they work completely fine and a lot better than anticipated. I do think that better paddles would get you places faster though.

The WEIGHT was maybe 20 lbs and fits in a bag! I wouldn’t throw it over my back and bike it to the lake, but it’s so compact! I love being able to just throw it into the trunk and take the inflatable kayak to the water whenever we feel like it.

PUMPING and ASSEMBLING the kayak was sooooo easy and fast AFTER the first time. Yes, it took some time to figure stuff out the first time and I even got angry at the vague instructions, BUT after that, I was literally able to pump up the main kayak in less than 2 minutes and have it out in the water in less than 5 – all with just the pump that was supplied. I thought I’d have to use an electric pump, but no need! The manual pump that it came with worked so well and so fast that I am thinking of using it for my inflatable bed for camping as well (or should I say "glamping"?).

The BOSTON CAP made it convenient to pump as well, because air only goes in one way when you’re pumping, so you don’t have to rush to close the cap for fear of air escaping. With the pumping of the kayak, there are two main compartments – one for the base and the other one for the top. I actually counted the number of pumps that worked for us: 63 pumps for the base and 44 pumps for the top. It’s silly to think that it will always remain the same number though, but knowing this number helps me keep track of the rubber’s condition of my kayak.

The SKEG stayed in place real well. I did have to check on it once in a while just to make sure it was still there. So far, it’s lasted. I have no problems with it at all.

The INFLATABLE SEAT, like many people have said, sits quite high if you inflate the bottom as well. So we took other people’s advice and only inflated the back portion of the seat. It’s nice and comfy.

The SPACE FOR THE LEGS are not bad. We’re 5’1” and 5’5”. That being said, there’s this inflatable green triangle/oblong-like thing that everyone keeps wondering about. It actually slides into the front of your kayak. At first, we thought it’s so it’s easier for short people’s legs, then I realize that 1. it lifts the front-top portion of the kayak a little bit so it kind of helps with keeping water out of front of the kayak, 2. it helps with lifting the front top so your legs don’t get squished or feels too restricted in the kayak, and 3. it actually helped a whole bunch with using it to reach the ends with my towel when I needed to completely dry the inside (not necessary, but more on this later).

This inflatable kayak is awesome for CRUISING speeds. Once you get going, you really pick up that speed and get going. TRACKING was quite excellent. It always went in the direction I wanted it to go, never went off-track, and made turns effortlessly. It felt like I wore it like my own skin. We also had WINDS at a constant of about 9 or 10mph, with an occasional gust of 12-15mph. There was significant waves once in a while when boats are close by with their motors on. Our kayaks stayed on course really well through it all, with a little bit of resistance when going against the wind. At one point, we did feel like the kayak was going to flip over with the significance of some of the waves, but we didn't stick around to find out.

CONS - REVIEW – Cons and Suggestions:
The supplied CARRYING BAG is actually not that great. It reminds me of the recycled tote people use as grocery bags. In fact, those recycled grocery totes are probably better quality. However, with that said, the bag is still big enough and decent enough. I wouldn’t waste any money to buy a replacement bag.

These inflatable kayaks do LEAN TO THE RIGHT! My goodness, I thought this was going to be a problem, but guess what? It only took 2 minutes in the water for BOTH our bodies to completely adjust itself to the slight skew of the kayak. You may notice you’ll naturally lean more to one direction. Or more likely, you’ll notice yourself holding your oars more towards one direction. For us, we both held the oars lower to the right to adjust for the balance of the kayak. It’s just so natural that there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. You’ll forget about it as soon as you start paddling. Someone also suggested letting out a little air and/or getting out and adjusting the bottom a little. I haven't tried it yet, but worth looking into. Well, for our kayaks, it just tilts very little and doesn't matter how much we inflate or deflate it or move it around, but we never really did too much to fix it; we just sort of accepted it the way it is lol. Then again, like I said, you won't notice it soon after you paddle off.

We didn't flip over in the middle of the lake, but my wife did FLIP over was when she climbed into her kayak in the very first time. I wasn't watching, so I don't even know how she managed to do that. She might have sat too close to the edge as she tried to get on?? I don't know... She seemed just as stunned by it, so she couldn't really describe how it flipped over. The kayak was light enough to flip back over effortlessly. I honestly don't know if this should be a con or pro though, because imagine if you did flip over in the middle of kayaking. If you know nothing about flipping a regular kayak back over and climbing back in, you'll have to be wait to be saved by other people. Now imagine your inflatable kayak flipping over... If it's anything like a regular float at water parks, it may prove to be easy to get back on - or not, hopefully without completely filling the kayak with water... I've never really tried it and never came across the problem, but will amend the review if it happens.

It was actually quite confusing to FOLD the kayak back up. If you’re like my wife, you’ll just do whatever works for you and get on with it. I’m more of a pain-in-the-a about it, so I had to do it exactly how it was unfolded. I can already tell you the difference between my kayak and my wife’s kayak is that mine will last far better than hers. I took someone else’s advice and took pictures of how it was unfolded so that I can fold it back up exactly like so. After a few tries, you won’t need the pictures anymore. The reason for folding it back the way it was folded is to 1. protect the skeg area, 2. keep the kayak compact enough to fit back into the bag that it came with, and 3. possibly to keep from creating new edges to fold which may be sharp and cause punctures along the new sharp edges/corners. If you don’t really care about all that kind of stuff, just fold it into thirds and throw it in the trunk. That works for my wife too. Lol. Now that I think about it though, I may just do what my wife does and fold it into thirds the long way and place it in the back seat/trunk. The less folding, the better it may last.

PUMPING with the supplied pump is so incredibly easy and awesome, but it’s pretty embarrassing pumping with a tiny little thing and having your feet on the teeny-tiny little bases. You’ll be tempted not to place both feet on the base at first or just use your hands to pump instead because you’re so MUCH cooler than that, but you’ll quickly realize the you just want to get it over with and in the water as quickly as possible. Sooo, you’ll eventually pump the kayak with both feet on the base, hunched over with your butt all the way in the air, and pumping away frantically. I’ve seen others do it and it looks just as embarrassing as it feels. Honestly two embarrassing minutes. Every. Single. Time. If you can get past the embarrassment though, the pump is actually so damn fine, you’ll love it and want to keep it with you wherever you go. Okay, let me walk back on that pump... I meant that the pump is fast and has all the attachments you'll ever need for you kayak. So, it's also great for floats! The quality of the pump's plastic, on the other hand, is really cheap-feeling and light-weight.

Edited: DRYING THE KAYAKS were no easy feat the first time around. However, I figured out the fastest and the best way to do this. It will require an absorbent, large towel per kayak, the sun, and about 10-30 minutes.
1. KEEP the kayak INFLATED. Take the skeg off the kayak.
2. Have the inflated kayak at a slope the long way (doesn't have to be a big slope at all) so the water inside the kayak rolls down the opposite end. If you don’t have a slope, lean it against the cool side of your car (so the metal doesn’t get so hot that it’d melt the rubber off your kayak) or a wall – the long-way. Or prop it up on one end with a duffel or something.
3. Stick the towel inside the end that the water rolls down to. If your arms are not long enough, you'll need the green thing to help you, but otherwise, stuff it gently all the way to absorb the water.
4. Keep it in the sun for about 5-10 minutes (release some air if your kayak starts to inflate in the heat so it doesn’t over-inflate on its own).
5. Check on it – you may have to use your towel to wipe some water off.
6. Take the towel out, wipe off excess water that you still see, and squeeze the towel dry.
7. Flip the kayak over the long-way and do the same for the other end (repeat steps 2 to 6) for another 5-10 minutes. Make sure to stick your towel in there to catch the water BEFORE you flip it. This sounds unnecessary, but believe me, if there’s water, you’ll want to get it all out or as much as you can.
8. The front side of your kayak should be dry by now, but if there’s still water, just wipe it off with the towel.
9. Flip the kayak onto the back (where the skeg goes) onto a flat surface (or leaning is fine, it doesn’t matter) and dry off for another 5 or 10 minutes.
10. Wipe off excess water where necessary. Use additional time if you have to, but don’t leave the kayaks out in the direct sun for too long if you don’t have to. Release some air if the kayak inflates too much in the heat.

All this sounds like a lot of steps, but that’s just because I broke it down into steps. It literally takes less than 30 minutes while you’re not even paying attention and just sitting and enjoying a beer or something. It matters if you have sun or not as well. Arizona is so hot and so dry that this really completely dried off everything in about 10-20 minutes total.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS:
- Take pictures/a video on how the kayak is unfolded so you can fold it back up the way it was folded, if you prefer.
- Practice opening and assembling this kayak just once (or more times if you have to) while you’re at home. This will make it easier when you take it out to the water and not have to figure out what goes where, so you can get a feel for what over-inflation/under-inflation/just-right-inflation feels like, and know how to fold it back up.
- Keep the new kayak inflated overnight in your home when you first get it so that you can know if there’s any major leaks or a leak at all.
- It goes without saying, but keep the inflatable kayak from sharp things/jagged surfaces.
- Youtube how to repair a leak in your kayak. It’s super easy and takes 2 minutes to watch, and possibly 2 minutes to repair.
- Bring the repair kit with you just in case.
- Use the supplied air pump – really fast and really easy. No batteries!

INSTRUCTION MANUAL:
Initially, I thought the instructions were very vague. I was quite frustrated at first, but after I read it, identified what was what, knew where everything went, and got it inflated and deflated the first time, I realized the manual couldn’t have been any more detailed than it had to be. So, don’t give up. The instructions are ALL there. True, you may feel like you’ll want a ctrl+find though…

Willow Beach, Arizona – Review:
We went to Arizona’s Willow Beach Marina. If you do go there, there’s certain things you should be aware of. First of all, there’s a $20 entrance fee per vehicle (there’s an option for annual passes, $40/year). Second of all, if you don’t want to compete in the water with motorized vehicles, Sundays and Mondays are the days that are designated for non-motorized paddle boats only (which means kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards only, or whatever non-motorized water sports you bring). Third of all, check the weather, specifically for the wind factor. Anything under 12mph, you’ll be alright at the lake at Willow Beach Marina. Finally, the area is monitored, so please go to Walmart and buy yourself a $15 life jacket or they WILL cite you if they have to warn you more than once about keeping your life jacket on in the middle of the lake.

Intex inflatable kayaks are a great option for families looking to enjoy the great outdoors via their local waterways without a lot of expense or hassle.

When you purchase a K1 Challenger kayak - currently priced at less than $100 - you can just throw the 20-pound, 2" x 1.5" carrying bag into the car and hit the road. Setup takes 15 minutes thanks to the handy pump. The soft plastic ruler takes the guess work out of inflation pressure (see pictures).

We were so pleased with this brand that we bought three Intex kayaks: two K1 Challengers (singles) and one K2 Explorer (double) for our family of four.

Once you get this kayak, here's what else you may need:
* Life Vest
* Ziploc Flexible Tote - for easy carrying and storage of life vests
* Compression Bag- for easy carrying and storage of paddles
* Picnic blanket - handy for protecting the kayak during in/deflation and for picnics
* Waterproof binoculars
* Waterproof Camera
* Waterproof pouch - for personal effects
* Nylon Rope - tie to tow line hook under front of boat
* Tent Stakes - attach tow line rope to stake when landing the craft
* Lunch Box - for snacks and supplies storage

These add-ons cost just over $100, and most of the items can be stored under the nifty cargo net on the front of the boat.

Tip #1: Take pictures of the kayak as you unfold it the first time. You'll need to refold it exactly the same way each time you store it to protect both the skeg slot, and fit it properly back into the bag.
Tip #2: Slightly reinflate the kayak to wash it out. An inflated kayak is easier to drain and wipe down. You'll still have to deflate it to towel dry all the inside seams.
Tip #3: Taller people - 5" 8' and above, can get more back support by bracing the seat back. I use a folded towel placed between the seat and me.
Tip #4: Get out there and have fun!

I love this kayak. Granted, it's my first experience with a kayak, but compared to my other two intex blow up boats, this is my favorite. There are a few things I don't like about it, so here're my pros and cons...

Pros:
- It's extremely sturdy and buoyant. You won't flip or tip once you're in it. You can also hop out, swim around (or, you know, go pee), and get back in. Even if it somehow fills to the brim with water, you'll still be perfectly sea-worthy.
- It's perfectly sized. I'm an average sized man - 30 years old, 5'9", 185lbs. Fits me perfectly.
- Super easy and quick to set up. The boat was blown up in 3 minutes. It took longer to figure out how to put together the paddle than it did the boat.
- Love the net in the front. Stuck my backpack in it that held all my chachkies.
- Tracks relatively straight, with minimal swish.
- The paddle is pretty darned sturdy and light. I don't know why some of the reviewers are using it to jab at rocks. Maybe that's in Kayak 202...
- It's own carrying case and pump!
- The chair is super comfy.
- And it's pretty fast on the water. I was booking it! But I've also got moderately meaty arms.
- You can throw your legs over the top and kayak that way, lay down on it very comfortably, or my favorite was sitting cross-legged.

Cons:
- The hull space needs to be bigger. My poor feet were pretty cramped in there. Not lengthwise, but I had to either point them forward, inward, or off to the sides.
- The foot cushion thingy was pretty pointless. It offered little in the way of bracing opportunity. I deflated it, and it was much more comfortable for my feet in there.
- The hull gets uncomfortably warm when the sun is shining.
- There's no draining hole in the top of the hull for letting water escape when you're done. Getting the water out is a chore. I found it easiest to wear the kayak like a hat, so you can see where the water is hiding, and maneuver it out of there that way.
- The paddle needs to be longer. With the inflated sides of the boat taking up that much more space, 84" was not enough for ease of paddling.
- The paddle needs more comfortable grips. I had blisters from rubbing against the plastic-y grips in short order.
- I know this isn't possible given all the variables, but I wish it were about 10 lbs lighter and smaller when packed, so that I could bike it to destinations. With everything bundled together, it's about 30 lbs, which is too much to carry one-handed for more than a block or two, and it's dimensions are too large to strap to a bike. So I have to drive it to the lakes, which aren't that far away.
- And getting it all back in the bag after its first trip was like trying to stuff my thighs back into my high school jeans. Like trying to stuff the sausages back in their casings.

--------------Update-------------------
I've had it for 3, maybe 3.5 years now. I still love it. I keep it stored in the trunk of my car through summer and winter. The only problem I've had with it is a very tiny leak, which I fixed with some "shoe glue". When I first got it, I think I was probably the first person in Minnesota who had it. People saw me in it, looked at my cockeyed and asked "An inflatable kayak? Aren't you afraid of sinking?" Now I've seen some 15-20 people with the same kayak, just on my chain of lakes alone. We nod at each other in mutual appreciation. "Best purchase!"

I am a T-2 paraplegic and a water baby at heart and have always wanted a kayak, but my lack of trunk control and balance has kept me from enjoying one. This boat is AMAZING! It is completely stable and gave me no worries of flipping over. I was able to unpack it, inflate it, get in it and go in no time at all. The material is super tough and feels very solid. Once inside the cockpit you feel nice and snug, and the skeg gives you great control over the craft. I plan on spending as much time on the water as possible with my new favorite toy! Great product!!

 An affordable way to explore lakes and calm rivers where you live. A inflatable kayak that you can easily toss in your backseat and head off to explore lakes and rivers far afield.

I purchased this kayak after moving close to a wildlife refuge that allowed kayaking and thought it would be fun new outdoor activity. It's price point makes it an easy choice for novice kayakers who are unsure if this activity will suit them in the long run.

For the price the kayak has a number of features that make this well worth the purchase. The bright coloring of the craft makes it easy to spot. Especially if you find yourself in a tricky situation. Grab ropes lining the bow and stern of the kayak are another added safety feature in case you jump out of the kayak and want to get back into the kayak. Two air chambers increase the odds of not sinking if one of the chambers is punctured. The kayak comes with an emergency patch kit if you notice a puncture. This should always be part of your kayaking kit.

Along with the included skeg, the flat hull makes for great stability in the water. I always feel comfortable moving about in the kayak while on the water.

There is good amount of storage room for me at 5'6'. Both the bow and the stern have space to store your gear under the upper deck. The bow netting is useful to safely store items that require quick access. Please note, that these items should be stored in a waterproof bag as the bow can get quite wet while paddling. Well, at least how I paddle.

An inflatable seat is provided along with a high output hand operated hand pump and paddle. It has been my experience inflating the kayak takes only a few minutes. Also, the seat can be customized to your suit your needs. I don't inflate the 'seat' portion of the inflatable seat as I find I sit too high in kayak with it fully inflated.

All the essentials to get you out on the water are contained in this kit. Although, I would seek out guidance from an experienced kayaker before jumping in. And don't forget your life vest.

I have discovered this craft can easily handle the addition of a small dog, like my precious pup, Penny. Once she was acclimated to the dock and the kayak along with a properly fitted life vest she took to kayaking like she'd been doing this all her life.

Overall, this is a great purchase for novice kayakers looking for a fun and easy to use kayak that won't break the budget.

1. Just go ahead and buy one you won't be disappointed.
2. Ignore most of the negative reviews, most are personal and have nothing to do with the product itself. If you received a defective one take it back, almost everything you buy can be defective. There should be no comments based off a defective product, because it does work.
3. I read a lot of reviews about the skeg falling off. Well try using some engineering skills and put some waterproof tape on it. So far its works perfectly. (See picture)
4. People this is an "inflatable kayak" it is not a professional one so please understand that, it meant for recessional use only.
5. The net of the front works great, I use it to store my food, drinks, camera, and Bible.
6. The paddle works pretty good however it was a little flimsy. So I invested in a better one so you might want to think about that. Also after buying a new one it seems that I don't have to work as hard.
7. The hardest part (in my opinion) dealing with this product is deflating it and putting it back in the bag which takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
8. Inflating it is pretty easy and takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
9. I ran it over rocks on an accident a couple of times and there was no puncture, the rubber is pretty thick but don't get crazy.
10. Enjoy!

I bought two of these kayaks several months ago and winter is finally over. I chose the Intex Challenger after reading reviews on several websites and have found the descriptions to be accurate. I followed the advice to inflate at home the first time to make sure everything was okay and so it would go more quickly at the lake. I was very glad I did. I had a difficult time unscrewing the knobs to inflate and ended up getting two wrenches to separate them (being careful not to clamp down on the threads). It took awhile to figure out how to detach the skeg when I began packing up as well. After that, no problems.

My daughter and I were able to set them up and pack them up at our destination with no issues and had a fantastic afternoon. One review said they did not handle well but others disagreed saying they were fine on lakes, maybe not on swift rivers. We had no problems navigating on the lake - the wind started picking up on our way back to the boat ramp and we still had no problems. They were very stable - I even had my dog and he curled right up and relaxed. I highly recommend these for people like me who 1. Can't manage heavier plastic kayaks on their own and 2. Want something to take to the lake on the weekends or camping for recreation. I would never consider these for overnight trips or rough water.

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The Intex Explorer K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. The bright yellow color and sporty graphics makes the kayak highly visible in the water. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers with a friend, this Sports Series kayak is perfect for two adults.
Product DescriptionChallenger 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.Amazon.comThe
A little birdie told us that kayaking is better than therapy, so grab a friend and spend a day out on the water with this Intex Explorer K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set. Escape to the water with this sporty, inflatable kayak. Made of rugged vinyl material, it's study and game for exploring lakes
Product DescriptionThis affordable inflatable Sport Kayak is as lightweight and portable as it gets, yet still remarkably stable and durable. It weighs just 32 lbs. and packs down small enough to fit in the smallest car trunk. Don't let the light weight fool you. It's a rugged kayak rated to hold 3
Inflatable I-beam floor for comfort and rigidity Removable skeg for directional stability. Sporty graphics for high visibilityLow-profile for lakes and mild rivers. Ruged vinyl construction Grab line on both ends. Streamlined design for easy paddling Cockpit designed for comfort and space. Cargo
Grab a buddy and get paddling with the Blue Wave Sports Nomad 2 Person Inflatable Kayak. This durable PVC kayak seats two riders and can hold up to 375 lbs. Two removable fabric seats and foot rests keeps you and your copilot comfortable as you paddle with the included lightweight but durable
Advanced Elements AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak - The AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak by Advanced Elements is perfect for kayakers who want performance comparable to a skin-on-frame kayak but prefer a simplified set up. The AirFusion Elite is the natural evolution of the award winning AirFusion
Aqua Marina's K0 recreational kayak is great for those wishing to dive into the sport with a boat enable them to quickly hone their skills. K0 kayak is designed to move easily on lake or other flat water for several hours of boating pleasure. K0 features a durable 3-layer laminated PVC fabric,
Product descriptionExcursion 5 Boat Set for up to 5 people includes boat, pump and oars. Made from SUPER-TOUGH vinyl construction for durability. Inflatable seats and floor for comfort. US Coast Guard approved. 3 air chambers including inner auxilliary chamber in hull for extra buoyancy. Boston
The Excursion 4 Boat lets you take the fun of boating wherever you go! Great for boating or fishing with friends, this roomy Sports Series boat is able to fit four adults and has plenty of space for anything you need for a fun boating trip. Designed with heavy duty, puncture resistant PVC for