Intex Explorer K2 Kayak

Last updated date: March 27, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Intex Intex Explorer K2 Kayak placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
2,140 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Strong seam welds and reinforcements. Basic paddles and air pump included. Good stability during boarding and exiting.
- BestReviews
The best thing about the Intex Explorer K2 is the quality of details and features for an unbeatable price.
- Waves Champ
Seats are adjustable and can even be removed to give you more space.
- Kayak Help
While there are other kayaks that will offer better performance or durability, the Explorer K2 is really tough to beat in terms of the value you get for your money.
- Outventurist
What experts didn't like
Not suitable for white water kayaking or other advanced uses. Paddles are not durable. Skeg has a tendency to break off.
- BestReviews
The carry handles tend to twist while carrying the kayak since they’re not made of rubbery material.
- Waves Champ
Paddlers may experience slow speed and difficulty keeping boat straight.
- Kayak Help
Paddles are somewhat flimsy.
- Outventurist

From The Manufacturer

The Intex Explorer K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. The bright yellow color and sporty graphics makes the kayak highly visible in the water. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers with a friend, this Sports Series kayak is perfect for two adults. Lightweight and compact, this kayak is a snap to assemble, and allows you to take the fun of kayaking wherever you go. Made with rugged vinyl construction, this sturdy kayak has an inflatable I-beam floor for comfort and rigidity. A removable skeg provides directional stability, while two adjustable, inflatable seats with backrests are included for comfort. Quick inflating or deflating is a breeze with a Boston valve on each side. A grab line and grab handle at each end is provided for your convenience, as well as a U.S. Coast Guard I.D., and a repair patch kit. The Explorer K2 Kayak provides added accessories including: two 86”aluminum oars and an Intex high-output pump for easy inflation and deflation.

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