Intex Challenger K2 Tandem Inflatable Kayak Review

May 6, 2017

Intex Challenger K2 fishing kayak review

The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is a 2-person inflatable kayak that comes with aluminum oars and high output air pump. It is a sleek, sporty and tough kayak that offers two people a smooth journey with easy paddling and comfort.

As compared to other kayaks, it lasts longer. Given the high visibility graphics of the kayak, others can see you easily when you’re on the water. Moreover, the craft is US coast Guard approved.

Key Features and Specifications

  • The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak measures 30 by 15 by 138 inches inflated and can carry up to 350 pounds
  • It includes two 84-inch aluminum airs, repair patch kit as well as a high-capacity pump
  • The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is UV damage resistant that ensures it long-term durability
  • Low-profile for lakes and mild rivers
  • Removable skeg for directional stability
  • Length: 10 Feet
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Weight: 38lbs

Why this might be the Kayak for you:

Intex Recreation, the designer of the Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, is one of the most renowned companies for kayaks, airbeds, lake boats and such other products. They have been in business for more than forty years and value innovation, which gives them an edge over the others.  

Besides just offering amazing products of top quality, Intex Recreation also meets all of the safety standards. This is ensured through total quality management and careful manufacturing practices. Whether it is lakes or rivers, the Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is a perfect kayak to sail out and explore. 

It has been designed to provide utmost comfort. The cockpit, for example, is designed in a manner that maximizes your space so if you’re planning on a longer trip then the Intex Challenger K2 Kayak makes it really easy for you.  

The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak has an inflatable floor, which not only provides comfort but also durability during your trip. Also, it comes with a cargo net which keeps allows storing essentials. It also has a grab line on both of the ends, which allows for easier carrying.  

The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is a great kayak at an amazing price. For beginners as well as professionals, this is the key to an amazing sightseeing or fishing experience. It is quite easy to inflate and easy to carry around. The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak offers great packaging and whether it is a large lake or a small one, you can paddle around easily without any fear or problems.  

It is as easy to deflate the Intex Challenger K2 Kayak as it is to inflate it and you can simply fold it up and fit it in anywhere thereby saving you the laborious task of carrying it around. Customer reviews have reaffirmed the fact that they are extremely durable even after several outings. This is due to the top quality manufacturing of the product.  

The main thing that makes the Intex Challenger K2 Kayak so unique and attractive is its tracking. Whether you try the paddling seated near the middle, in the rear or kneeling in the front, all positions work well. It is not only easy to unpack the Intex Challenger K2 Kayak but also quite simple to pack it back up and carry around.  

If you love sightseeing and fishing then the Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is one of the best options you have. It has a chic design, sporty appearance, and colors, quite a lot of space for two people and great tracking.  


  • Inflatable floor which not only gives comfort but also rigidity
  • Easy to inflate and carry around
  • Sporty appearance and colors
  • Comes with patch kit


  • Inflatable so not ideal for fishing
  • The included paddles are shorter than normal
  • A battery operated pump would have been better than the included hand pump

Final thoughts:

This is a great kayak if you are looking for a kayak that can carry multiple people and still be used for fishing and recreation.

5/5 (1 Review)

About the author 

Richard Dravick  -  I created this site to help people who like myself enjoy kayaking and fishing. Kayaking allows you enjoy all the great themes of nature that are around us everywhere and combining this with fishing can create some of the most memorable times in life.
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