The INTEX Challenger K2 kayak is a 2 person sit-in inflatable kayak, from the same company that makes the Explorer K2 inflatable kayak. This is our preview to help you to get a better look at this popular inflatable.
A different design than the Explorer K2 which means that it is slightly more enclosed, with a closed deck and you sit inside rather than more out in the open. The front deck contains a useful cargo net to hold your belongings while you are paddling.
The colours are different, green, grey and blue and it is longer and heavier too; but it is still made of single-ply vinyl which may not be strong enough for very adventurous canoeists and kayakers.
Prices for the INTEX Challenger K2 for sale in New Zealand are, in NZD, comparison:
- TheMarket NZ – $341.05
- AliExpress – $218.19
- Amazon Global – $159.86
*Prices correct at time of publication, we try to update them periodically
Challenger K2 features
- Persons: Two adults
- Max capacity: 180kg
- Inflated size: 3.51m x 76cm
- Material: Heavy duty vinyl, single ply.
- Weight: 17kg
- 12 month manufacturers warranty
The Challenger is designed for use on inshore water such as lakes and calm rivers. It is lightweight made from vinyl which is strong enough for the use it has been designed for but probably not suitable for adventurous canoeing and sea-kayaking. Repair patches are included in the sale item.
There is a removable skeg which will help to provide stability and tracking.
Inflating is easy with the hand pump through a single Boston valve and there are two air chambers to blow up.
What accessories are available for the Challenger K2?
The Challenger K2 comes with a hand pump, two metal paddles, a carry bag and a removable skeg.
Replacement parts are available.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Basic construction
- Not suitable for sea and rough water
- Lightweight and durable
- Comes with two aluminium paddles and pump
Are Intex Challenger kayaks durable?
The Intex inflatable kayaks are made from single-ply PVC, albeit of a heavy duty variety, so are durable enough for slow moving and calm waters such as lakes and rivers. They are not recommended for extreme sports.
Can one person use the Intex Challenger 2 Kayak?
Although the kayak is built for 2 persons, it is perfectly fine for one person to use it.
How long to Intex kayaks last?
If care is taken to look after the kayak there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoying paddling it on calm waters for 5-10 years.
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Does the Intex come with a warranty?
Yes, there is a 12 month warranty on any purchase of Intex kayaks, it covers manufacturing defects and you must be able to provide proof of purchase to validate your claim.
Does Intex supply spare parts?
You can submit a request to the importers, HakaNz for replacement and spare parts, there is a simple online form on their website.