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 Post subject: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:33 pm 
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I've been ask about the Intex Challenger K1 Kayak.

They sell for around £64.99 + £12.98 Shipping on amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intex-Challeng ... s_sp_1_vtp



I think these came to market around 5 years ago and have sold well around the world.
The best way to describe this "kayak" is an a fun boat for a day on the water. I have used one and there not bad on flat water or seas.

Its not close to a tootega pulse, but its not trying to be missing a lot of the features.




Would I buy one..... :think:

If you want to get out on the water and want a cheap boat you can paddle for the odd summer day, yes it's worth trying out for the price. Remember you still need to wear a life jacket or buoyancy aid when using it. Never go out on a boat without one.

Given the growth and popularity of inflatable paddle boards in the last few years, this kayak is a good alternative for those who want to sit down.

If you like kayaking it's worth spending £400 on something like the tootega pulse or a bic sport rigid from decathlon. Its worth looking around on ebay or gumtree for a second hand one too. Its another case of what you pay for you get.

Personally I'd always go for a rigid over an inflatable, there just less trouble in the long run.

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 Post subject: Re: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:03 pm 
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I saw these selling for £70 and ordered one [rofl02.gif]

I'll let you know how long it lasts :rolleyes:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intex-K1-Cha ... 2749.l2649

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 Post subject: Re: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 11:09 pm 
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I've been asked:

Who makes the best inflatable kayak :think:

Most people say: Advanced Elements



This one sells for around £600

https://www.advancedelementskayaks.co.u ... ter-kayak/

There basically bulletproof and some come with a "backbone" [shrug65465.gif]

Are they worth the money [confused1.gif]

If you have no room to store or transport a rigid kayak....... then maybe :blush:

If I was going to spend grand on a kayak... I'd get something like a Mega krazy kahuna :winedrinker:


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 Post subject: Re: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:36 am 
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After a month of using the Intex Challenger K1 Kayak.... I thought I'd update the thread.

The price of these kayaks have double in recent weeks due to lack of supple from China. What was a fun cheap kayak is now selling for around £150 on ebay. Its simply not worth the price.

I've started using a buoyancy bag just to stabilize it a bit more. This is more to do with my weight than the kayak :shifty:



I hated the inflatable seat and replaced it with a normal one too. And of course I've got a cheap trolly for it cos I'm sick of carrying it.

Right now I've spent more on extra's than the kayak cost [9n5.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:50 am 
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Mr Fishy wrote:
After a month of using the Intex Challenger K1 Kayak.... I thought I'd update the thread.

The price of these kayaks have double in recent weeks due to lack of supple from China. What was a fun cheap kayak is now selling for around £150 on ebay. Its simply not worth the price.

I've started using a buoyancy bag just to stabilize it a bit more. This is more to do with my weight than the kayak :shifty:



I hated the inflatable seat and replaced it with a normal one too. And of course I've got a cheap trolly for it cos I'm sick of carrying it.

Right now I've spent more on extra's than the kayak cost [9n5.gif]


On our stretch of water the men stand as they row, like gondoliers.
Floats more than canoes, the tiny things speed through the water.


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