The INTEX Challenger K2 kayak is a 2 person sit-in inflatable kayak, from the same company that makes the Explorer K2 inflatable kayak.
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,
- TheMarket NZ – $341.05
- AliExpress – $218.19
- Amazon Global – $269.99
Challenger K2 features
- Persons: Two adults
- Max capacity: 180kg
- Inflated size: 3.51m x 76cm
- Material: Heavy duty vinyl, single ply.
- Weight: 17kg
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.
The Challenger K2 comes with a hand pump, two metal paddles, a carry bag and a removable skeg.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Basic construction
- Not suitable for sea and rough water
- Comes with two aluminium paddles and pump
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