This is a short review of the Intex Tacoma K2 Kayak.
Below we outline the main features of this inflatable kayak, along with other relevant buyer’s information such as what it might, and might not be used for.
We’ve also linked to a comparison guide that compares the Tacoma to the other Intex kayaks.
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Intex Tacoma K2 Kayak
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Intex Tacoma K2 Kayak Review
A two person kayak (although, unofficially, some users have reported removing one seat and making it a one person kayak)
Made of heavy duty puncture resistant vinyl
Has three separate chambers
I-beam floor is also inflatable for more rigidity
Has Boston valves for quick inflation and deflation
Comes with paddles, an output pump (a manual pump), and bag
Because it’s deflatable, storing the kayak might be easier than some other kayaks
Unofficially – the dimensions of this kayak might be similar to the Explorer K2 – 10ft 3in x 3ft
Unofficially – the weight limit of this kayak might be 400lbs
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 Tacoma 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 Of 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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