Sevylor Quikpak K5 Inflatable Easy Carry Kayak

Last updated: February 10, 2022

This kayak stores as a backpack and inflates in moments, so you're river-ready in less than five minutes. It's a beginner-friendly kayak that has plenty of storage space when inflated. The extra storage compartments for hiking gear and food make a great bonus.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you need to hike to get to the river, this kayak is your best bet, as it is inflatable and folds up and fits in your backpack.

In our analysis of 69 expert reviews, the Sevylor Quikpak K5 Inflatable Easy Carry Kayak placed 5th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Quickpak K5 is easy to set up and can be inflated in as little as five minutes.
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.
It has lots of storage space when inflated.
Quick inflation and deflation thanks to the Double Lock Fast Valves and Mini Double Lock Fast Valves
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.
Inflating and deflating is straightforward, and the valves use high-quality locking points.

What reviewers 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Instructions can be confusing.
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