Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review – My Experience

Some time ago we wanted to enjoy the lakes and rivers near our home and that’s when my wife came up with the idea of buying two Intex challenger k1 kayaks. This article is about Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review.

It was a great purchase that we are still enjoying as never before (they have been used for 3 years now).

In this article, we will tell you all the advantages and disadvantages of this kayak.

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Intex Challenger K1 Kayak Review

First, let’s look at the manufacturer’s specifications.

Inflated size: 9 ft X 2ft 6in X 1ft 1in

Persons capacity: 1

Maximum weight capacity: 220 pounds

U.S. Coast Guard I.D. – NMMA Certified

TUV approved

Those are some of the specifications, it also comes with an aluminum paddle and some patches. All this comes in a fabric carrying bag.

Keeping it in the bag is sometimes complicated, but with a little patience, it is always possible to keep it in the bag.

Inflating it with the manual pump (included) takes about 20 minutes, but we bought a 12v pump and it inflates in very few minutes.

It is always necessary to dry it completely to store it, and when it is for a long time (winter) we put some talcum powder on it and we never store it with something on top.

As an additional feature, it has a fin that offers excellent navigation.

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Little crappie.

Pros And Cons Of The Intex Challenger K1 Inflatable Kayak

Both kayaks have been with us for about 3 years. We have kayaked rivers and lakes in our state (Arkansas) and have never had a problem. We both fish from these kayaks very carefully as the hooks can damage them, but so far, we have had no problems.

Only once a kayak got a puncture but we don’t know with what, the problem was simply fixed with a patch and we never had any more problems.

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Size of the kayak in its carrying bag.

+The Positives

Resistant to impact against rocks (do not exceed).

The paddles are suitable

The seat is very comfortable

Fits in almost any vehicle trunk

The fin improves navigation.

Quick and easy inflation process.

The net it has is very useful for carrying various objects, I carry a small fishing box and water.

โ€“The Negatives

On very sunny days, it heats up quickly and can be annoying, but this can be solved by adding a little water.

In very strong winds it can be a little difficult to paddle, as it is a light kayak.

Final Conclusions Intex Challenger K1 Inflatable Kayak

We are really very happy with our kayaks. We are always looking forward to the spring to enjoy nature with them. Thanks to these kayaks we got to know places we would never have reached.

We hope this review will be very useful and encourage you to sail in an inflatable kayak.

Here you have a video with some fragments of our travels.

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How to Patch Inflatable Kayak

If this kayak suffers a puncture it is very easy to repair, in this article we tell you everything!!!! How to Patch Intex Kayak.