INTEX’s pro inflatable kayak is a step-up from the Explorer and Challenger models. Whilst those are aimed at the more gentle type kayaking of the lake or slow river, the Excursion is built to go further and do more, including the ocean.
- TheMarket NZ – $458.87
- Amazon – $579.02 plus $202.18 shipping
The Excursion Pro K1 inflatable kayak is made of a tougher material with more layers for increased strength and has increased rigidity. It has foot rests and rod holders for fishing.
- Material: Laminate with polyester core, 3 ply.
- Resistant to oil and gasoline
- Two skegs for increased stability
- Rod holders
- Go-Pro and phone holders
- Weight capacity: kg
- 1 person
- Weight: 17kg
- includes in aluminium oars, repair patch and carry bag
- Adjustable bucket seat
This is a much more sophisticated kayak that would suit an ocean fisherman. The tougher material is designed to be very resistant to damage be it scratches, rips or from toxic liquids.
The rod holders mean that you can fish hands free while you paddle the inflatable kayak and there is room, front and back, to store your fishing equipment and catch, under the weather proof front and back splash coverings.
The waterproof carry bag means it can be easily transported and carried to the car and stored at home, in between paddles.
there are multiple air chambers to fill with Boston valves, and an adjustable footrest which clips in place on the inflatable floor.
The Excursio pro comes with everything you will need to get paddling. Aluminium oars, a hand pump for easy inflation, a carry bag for transportation and a repair kit if you do ever come a cropper.
Advantages and disadvantages
What are the pros and cons of the Excursion K1 kayak?
- Tough material, well made and 3 ply for extra strength, it can be inflated more for extra rigidity.
- A good price for what you get
- Fishing accessories
- Suitable for oceans and sea-kayaking
- 2 skegs
- Difficult to find
- Not much else
If you are looking for something less sophisticated that can be used on lakes or rivers, why not look at the INTEX Challenger K1 or the Explorer K1 kayaks?
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