Sevylor Quikpak K5 1-Person Kayak

Last updated date: March 27, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.8

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the Sevylor Sevylor Quikpak K5 1-Person Kayak placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
97 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Quickpak K5 is easy to set up and can be inflated in as little as five minutes.
- Outdoor Veteran
The packaging of the Coleman K5 is a lot more beginner friendly than a lot of its rivals and that will help you maintain your kayak a lot easier.
- Waves Champ
It has lots of storage space when inflated.
- Kayaker Guide
Quick inflation and deflation thanks to the Double Lock Fast Valves and Mini Double Lock Fast Valves
- Kayak Base
There is a rear zippered storage compartment where you can pack food and misc gear plus the front of the kayak has plenty of room to lash down gear with the bungee cords.
- Outside Pursuits
Inflating and deflating is straightforward, and the valves use high-quality locking points.
- Kayak Help
What experts didn't like
The paddle that comes with the boat is a flimsy three-piece. Get a two-piece if you’re primarily transporting it by car, and if using public transportation, pick up a three- or four-piece of higher quality than the one that ships with it.
- Outdoor Veteran
The only thing I really need to point out is that you should not expect to ride like a pro at first but the more you acquire the skills needed for this sport, the better you’ll be able to handle this kayak.
- Waves Champ
The main complaints are not with the kayak itself, but with the accessories. Owners reported that the included paddle is of very low quality, and in fact some reported that the paddle broke while they were on the water. A couple of owners complained that the paddle is too short. Buying a longer, sturdier paddle solved this problem.
- Kayaker Guide
Stability issue on choppy waters. Please note that this kayak works great on most lakes, but for rapid water, this is not a good choice. If you use this one choppy water, you will see a poor stability.
- Kayak Base
The only real knock, is the included 2 piece aluminum paddle has been reported to break easily, so purchasing a better quality paddle might be a good idea.
- Outside Pursuits
Instructions can be confusing.
- Kayak Help

From The Manufacturer

Hit the water in as little as five minutes with the Sevylor Quikpak K5 1-Person Kayak, where getting to your next trek is as easy as backpack - unpack - kayak. The innovative backpack system carries everything you need to get going and ultimately folds out into your kayak's seat. The 24-gauge PVC construction, rugged tarpaulin bottom and thick polyester cover easily handle the rigors of the lake. Just in case you do hit a snag, the multiple air chambers will help you get back to shore. Spray covers help keep you dry from splashed water. The D-Rings and bungee storage areas let you carry more gear on your trip that's easily accessible.

Overall Product Rankings

3. Sevylor Quikpak K5 1-Person Kayak
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
5. SUNDOLPHIN Sun Dolphin Aruba 10-Foot Sit-in Kayak
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Fishing Kayak
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
7. Intex Explorer K2 Kayak
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Lifetime Youth Wave Kayak Paddle
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Intex Challenger K1 Kayak
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 5
10. SUNDOLPHIN Sun Dolphin Aruba SS Sit-in Kayak
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 2

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