Intex Dakota K2 Kayak Review

 

This is a review of the Intex Dakota K2 Kayak.

Below we outline the main features of this inflatable kayak, along with other relevant buyer’s information such as what it might be used for.

We’ve also linked to a comparison guide that compares the Dakota to the other Intex kayaks.

 

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Intex Dakota K2 Kayak

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Intex Dakota K2 Kayak Review

Main Features

An inflatable kayak designed for up to 2 people

Inflatable kayak means storing can be easier than a hard kayak when deflated, and, valves are Boston valves for inflation/deflation

Made of puncture resistant vinyl

Has inflatable seats with backrests and these seats are removable and adjustable as well

Has 3 separate air chambers, and also an inflatable I-beam floor for more rigidity

Holds up to 400lbs in total

Has a grab line and also carry handles on the front and back of the kayak for picking up and transporting

Comes with 86 inch paddles/oars (2 of them), an air pump, 2 dry bags and a carry bag for carrying the kayak and associated accessories

Comes with both a long and short skeg – long keg for straight line kayaking, and short skeg for change of direction and turning

Inflated size of the kayak is roughly 10’3″ X 3′ X 1’8″ in dimensions (or, 3.12m x 91cms)

Kayak weight is roughly 30.6lbs

 

Potential Drawbacks

Is an inflatable kayak and not a hard kayak – some users may find it’s more suitable for deep, flat water, and not as suitable as harder kayaks for intense rapids, or shallow water where there are sticks, rocks and other objects that might puncture or damage the kayak

Related to the above point, harder kayaks may have the advantage of being more sturdy, rigid and overall more harder wearing and durable in certain conditions and overall

Users may want to be careful of over inflating this kayak – follow the instructions on proper inflation

Some users might find that they want a longer paddle than what is provided – standard Intex paddles are 86 inches/2.18 metres

Some users may find that with any inflatable kayak that they may feel the water underneath them more than what they might with a more rigid or hard kayak

 

Other Notes

Make sure you are aware of the warranty and return conditions of the kayak before you buy through the seller you end up buying from 

 

Where To Buy

View the Intex Dakota K2 Kayak (on Amazon)

 

Intex Dakota K2 Kayak Buyer’s Guide

What It Might Be For

Might be a good kayak for the regular person who wants a kayak for casual kayaking in open, calmer, flatter and deeper water and conditions

One or two people using the kayak at a time, with a weight limit up to 400lbs in total

Those looking for an inflatable kayak as opposed to a hard kayak

Those who want the benefit that an inflatable kayak offers in terms of being able to be deflated and stored in it’s deflated state

 

What It Might Not Be For

Not for a total weight of more than 400lbs

Might not be as rigid, durable or hard wearing as kayaks made from harder materials

Might not be as suitable for shallow, more intense water and rapids, especially water with the chance of rough/sharp rocks and sticks coming into contact with the kayak

Some harder (and usually more expensive) kayaks might be better for steering, control, and speed

Some harder (and usually more expensive) kayaks might be better for above average windy conditions

 

Comparison With Other Intex Kayaks

Compared to the Excursion Pro, it may not come with 3 ply laminate construction with polyester core, integrated fishing rod holders, or an inflatable booster pad for elevated seating

Additionally, the Excursion Pro might be bigger in terms of it’s inflated size dimensions

You can read a comparison guide of the Intex Challenger vs Explorer vs Excursion Pro vs Dakota kayaks here.

 

 

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