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
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
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
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
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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