Product Comparison: Intex Explorer K2 vs Intex Challenger K2


General Specifications
About the Product
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.
The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. The bright green color and sporty graphics make the kayak highly visible in the water. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers solo, this Sports Series kayak is perfect for one adult.
Brand
Intex
Intex
Model
Explorer K2
Challenger K2
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Age Grading
Adult
Adult
Person Capacity
2
2
Load Capacity
400 lbs.
400 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Intex Explorer K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak
  • I chose the two-seater so that I could accommodate another person, or a dog. If you do go with this kayak, I recommend you set it up in your home first to get the hang of the inflation process, and make sure everything is in working order.
  • Overall it's a good kayak and very roomy for one person and decently roomy for two. I've used mine fishing in the ocean and it gets the job done.
  • The only reason I gave 4 stars is that with just one person paddling, even with the skeg, it doesn't track all that well. I
  • This is a great 2 person portable kayak than can be used as a 1 person.
  • "Two-person" might be a little optimistic, unless they are small persons
Intex Challenger K2 Kayak
  • I even use this 2 person one when I go out on my own. Taking out the 2nd seat gives me tons of storage space!!
  • The kayak works OK for one person but it tends to take on a lot of water. It's pretty hopeless with two people.
  • This of course is with one person and two small little helpers. I'm sure if you watch the videos it you could probably get it down quicker and even quicker with another teenage-adult helper.
  • The problem was I just could not get comfortable. As a heavier person I was wanting this for a single person boat.
  • The only thing is the front person feels somewhat unbalance due to the support chair not being supportive enough (this was almost everyone's feedback, multiple people used it).
Size & Weight
Height
20 in.
15 in.
Width
123 in.
138 in.
Depth
36 in.
30 in.
Weight
35.31 lbs.
37.75 lbs.
Construction
Number Of Shambers
3
3
Tube Material
Rugged vinyl
Rugged vinyl
Floor Material
Rugged vinyl
Rugged vinyl
Seats
Two inflatable
Two inflatable
What customers say about "Construction"
Intex Explorer K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak
  • I was hoping it would be this good. It was very durable material and surprisingly, the oars are great quality.
  • Never seemed to lose air, inflated very quickly and is made of quality materials. We dragged it back and forth on grass and rocks and it's perfectly fine.
  • We've been out on it 3 times so far, and no issues with her nails on the material. It seems like very good quality and I can see this lasting quite some time.
  • I'm 6 foot tall and there is plenty of room for me in the front or back seat of these, the material seems very heavy duty. These are very hard to beat for the price.
  • First off the quality is really quite good, the seam welds, material etc...all a higher standard the I expected.
Intex Challenger K2 Kayak
  • The material the kayak is made from is thick and heavy, but suprisingly fragile.
  • The material is tough and durable. Held up well in the sand and surf and is stable with one or two people in the boat.
  • This is very sturdy material and I felt comfortable and safe the whole time. I love how portable this is and easy to pump onsite.
  • The material is very good although you’re still going to be worried anyways because it’s inflatable.
  • The only negatives are that the dark base color of the material makes it IMPERATIVE that you follow the manual and never store it inflated in the sun for ANY amount of time.
Features
Number Of Air Valves
3
3
Grab handles
Yes
Yes
All Around Grab Line
Yes
Yes
Number Of Fishing Rod Holders
0
0
Oar Locks
No
No
Oar Holders
No
No
Accessories Included
2x 86 in. Aluminum Oars, Carry bag, Hi-Output Manual Hand Pump, Repair patch
2x 86 in. Aluminum Oars, Hi-Output Manual Hand Pump
Extras
Sporty graphics for high visibility, Low-profile for lakes and mild rivers, Streamlined design for easy paddling, Cockpit designed for comfort and space, Inflatable I-beam floor for comfort and rigidity, Removable skeg for directional stability
Sporty graphics for high visibility, Low-profile for lakes and mild rivers, Streamlined design for easy paddling, Cockpit designed for comfort and space, Inflatable I-beam floor for comfort and rigidity, Removable skeg for directional stability
What customers say about "Features"
Intex Explorer K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak
  • A note- the power pump has a safety feature that results in the sections not fillling up as much as I would like. So, I use the power pump, then top off with the manual one.
  • A nice additional feature is a very large carrying bag with zipper on top for when the kayak is deflated.
  • The pump has a special feature so that whether you are pushing in or pulling out with the pump lever there is air going into the boat.
  • For the youngest kids one, there is also a 'safety strap' goes between the legs, this just a safety feature and should not be pulled tight, or so we found after jumping off the dock, it causes quite the wedgie!
  • A useful feature is the drain hole you can plug and unplug, so this lets you drain any water that gets stuck in the kayak.
Intex Challenger K2 Kayak
  • The convenience and portability is the best feature. Tracking could be somewhat better but for the price it can not be beat.
  • After we put the skeg on, it handled surprisingly well and was easy to control. It felt a bit slow in the water, but that was expected since it's an inflatable and not a rigid kayak.
  • The pump and paddles are, like the kayak, cheaper. But they come with, do exactly what they are supposed to and make this overall purchase even more economical.
  • The seats are adjustable and comfortable, and they handled great. I wasn't white-watering or anything in them, but I think they'd handle fine in any calm to moderate waters.
  • Looking at the design features on the top of the shaft its easy to see why it failed. Cheap junk.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
NMMA Certified, TUV approved
NMMA Certified, TUV approved
Manufacturer warranty
0.25 year
0.25 year
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
119.99 $
129.99 $

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