Intex Excursion Pro K2 Kayak Review

 

This is a review of the Intex Excursion Pro K2 Kayak.

Below we outline the main features of this 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 Excursion to the other Intex kayaks.

 

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Intex Excursion Pro K2 Kayak

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Intex Excursion Pro K2 Kayak Review

Main Features

Of all the Intek kayaks (Challenger, Tacoma, Dakota, etc), this one may be one of the best value for money and best designed/contructed

A 2 person inflatable kayak

Made of a laminate PVC material (3 ply) with a polyester core – made to be resistant to damage from abrasion, impact and sunlight

Has high pressure sling loaded valves for inflation and deflation, and has 3 air chambers

Has stainless steel d rings for tying down gear and bags

Has 2 integrated recessed fishing rod holders, and a removable and adjustable mounting bracket for additional fishing accessories 

Has a drain plug

Has an I-beam floor for increased rigidity

Has adjustable footrests

Comes with 86 inch aluminum oars (2 of them), a high output pump, 2 removable skegs (one shallow water skeg, and one directional skeg), 2 adjustable bucket seats, a carry bag, and also a repair patch

Comes with an inflatable booster pad for elevated seating – this pad is removable

Kayak has a carrying capacity of 400lbs (180kg)

Kayak itself weighs about 39lbs

Inflated size of the kayak is about 12’7″ X 3’1″ X 1’6″

 

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 Excursion Pro K2 Kayak (on Amazon)

 

Intex Excursion Pro 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

Those who want one of the larger inflatable kayaks currently available from Intek, in terms of inflated size dimensions

Those who want a kayak with fishing rod holders

Those who want additional features and accessories in their Intek kayak – currently, the Excursion Pro offers the some of the most features and accessories of the Intek range

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

Those who want a very cheap inflatable kayak – there are currently cheaper inflatable kayaks on the market

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

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

 

 

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