Where many people think of kayaking as a sport for the lone wolf, and the appeal for many is to get some alone time out on the water, more recently that has not been the case. Looking to shift the dynamic to a more sociable activity, manufactures have begun to produce kayaks for multiple passengers, with two seats as standard and some models boasting three seats. A great example of a two person kayak for a couple on a budget is the Intex Challenger K2 kayak. Similar in almost every aspect to the incredibly popular Challenger K1, the K2 brings the extra space needed for the second passenger, along with the extra weight capacity.
If you’ve managed to find your way to our Challenger K1 review, then you’ll know that the K2 has a lot to live up to, as it’s no mean feat living up to the Intex Challenger brand. Renowned for durability, easy maneuverability and effortless tracking, the Challenger line of kayaks is a great choice for beginners. So how does the K2 fit in? What makes it stand out from other multiple passenger kayaks?
Well, for a start, it’s made from Intex’s custom designed super tough vinyl, which is puncture proof and resistant to UV damage to boot. This means that you kayak experience can be worry free, as it’s going to take some serious effort to damage this kayak. You can be as bad as steering as you like as hitting rocks isn’t going to leave a mark. In the rare occurrence of a puncture, the kayak is bundled with an on board puncture repair kit, to stop you taking an unplanned trip to the bottom of the lake.
At 26 lbs you can take it anywhere! Imagine yourself blasting down a white water river spray flying everywhere and your heart beating like a drum. Or imagine yourself on a mirror-smooth lake at dawn slicing the silence with smooth paddle strokes. Can one boat do all this? Yes when it’s the Sea Eagle 330. It will hold 500 pounds but only weighs 26 lbs. itself. It will carry two adults and gear but only needs one adult to carry it to the water. The SE-330 inflatable canoe packs down to fit in a storage bag but has cargo space for camping supplies for several days. An inflatable canoe can be used for fishing yacht tending or skin diving. For river runners the Sea Eagle 330 can handle up to class three whitewater. In many ways this is the easiest to use the most versatile and the most fun inflatable canoe that we sell. The Sea Eagle 330 inflatable canoe features an extra thick 33 mil Polykrylar hull.