The INTEX Challenger K1 is a sit-in inflatable kayak designed for a single person. It is basically the one person version of the Challenger K2 inflatable, which we previewed here. This is a preview, rather than a tried and tested review.
Designed as a sit-in kayak with an enclosed deck, that your knees will fit under, the Challenger K1 is a small vinyl kayak that is best used for calm inland waters. It is a green colour with blue highlights and a cargo net across the front deck. It is sporty and fun looking.
All Intex inflatable kayaks come with a standard 12 month manufacturers warranty, this covers manufacturing defects and you must be able to prove proof of purchase in order to make a claim.
All prices are in NZD. Delivery is available to NZ, details correct at time of publication and regularly checked.
- AliExpress – $145.95
- Amazon Global – $90.99 & $89.93 shipping
- Torpedo7 – $199.99
- Capacity: 1 person
- Kayak weight: 11kg
- Max weight capacity: 100kg
- Material: Heavy duty single ply vinyl
- Inflated size: 2.74m x 76cm
- Removable skeg
- 12 month warranty
Included with the kayak is one kayak paddle, a pump, a carry bag and a repair kit.
The seat, with backrest, is inflatable and adjustable and the floor is also inflatable to add some extra rigidity to the boat. The skeg will help to keep it paddling in a straight line when in the water.
Like the other Challenger and Explorer kayaks from INTEX this is a lightweight craft made from basic materials that should probably not be used for adventurous, white water or sea kayaking. It is fine for calm lakes and rivers.
Pros & Cons.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Challenger K1?
- Enclosed deck
- Comes with all necessary accessories
- 12 month manufacturer’s warranty
- Simple construction
- Basic material
- Only suitable for slow moving water
If you are looking for replacements parts for this kayak, or need spares, there is a handy online submission form on the website of the importers where you can request a new part.
It can be found on the HakaNZ website at this link.
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