Sevylor Quikpak K1 Review: Easy to Setup Inflatable Kayak
What We Like
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The highly convenient and durable Sevylor Quikpak K1 takes just 5 minutes to set up and will ensure even beginner kayakers have an easy time.
A good kayak for you is always one that will ensure you spend more time enjoying the water and not trying to set it up. This model by Sevylor is made for that as it inflates easily and in just a few minutes using the provided pump.
Also, this kayak is built to last with heavy-gauge PVC materials and is designed to be more stable on the water to minimize the likelihood of tip-over. This one-person kayak will provide a higher weight capacity and has lots of storage space for gear.
Sevylor Quikpak K1 Review
Build Quality: Heavy-Duty Construction
The build quality of the Sevylor Quikpak K1 is what makes this a special kayak, and it is the kind that you can be sure will not puncture or tear easily to ensure you get a longer service life.
To make this a super tough kayak, the manufacture uses a thicker and more rugged 21-gauge PVC material that will give you an exceptional service. This material is also completely waterproof and can withstand the elements and will not fade easily.
For an even sturdier build, the kayak will also have the bottom reinforced with a tarpaulin material, Tarpaulin will ensure that kayak has more long-lasting protection from tears and punctures.
There are also 3 air chambers, which will not only help make this an even sturdier kayak but also allow it to remain inflated, and hence buoyant even when one of the chambers gets punctured.
Maneuverability: Easily Maneuverable for an Experienced Kayaker
The Sevylor Quikpak K1 can look a little overwhelming at first but it is still easy to maneuver if you have some experience with kayaking. And this is more so given that it is meant for use on milder and calmer waters.
This kayak will include some small Skegs on the bottom that are meant to help improve its tracking. Hence, with these dual Skegs or tracking fins to help out and a little practice, you should not have any difficulties propelling the kayak forward in a straight line.
What's more, the kayak will be more sensitive to every stroke that you make when compared to other models. The increased sensitivity means that you will not need to put on a lot of effort to maneuver this kayak in any direction you want.
Stability: Quite Stable in Calm Waters
Provided you are not planning to use this kayak in choppy and rough waters or in areas where it will be subjected to strong winds, you can be confident that it will be stable enough.
What makes it highly stable in calm water is that it has a reinforced and rigid floor that is quite sturdy. This flat bottom floor and the 3-chamber design will ensure the kayak maintains a solid shape when on the water for maximum stability.
Also, this kayak is relatively larger when compared to other one-person models out there. Its dimensions are 8 feet 7 inches by 3 feet, which means there will be more surface area in contact with the water, and this also helps to enhance the stability.
Design: More Spacious and Colorful
For the design, this kayak looks and feels more spacious when you compare it side by side to similar models. There is lots of room on the cockpit to ensure kayakers can sit comfortably and enjoy kayaking.
This design makes it easy to stretch out your arms and legs easily when on the kayak so that you can paddle more comfortably when in the water.
And you will never have to worry about leaks when using this kayak as it has been designed to ensure it will never leak. It has an airtight system that will never leak out any air, and so you can be guaranteed that your kayak will always remain buoyant.
There are also multiple footrest positions on this kayak to ensure that besides getting more space on the cockpit, you can get the most comfortable seating position regardless of your body height and size.
Kayakers will also love that this kayak will include a comfortable backrest to allow you to seat comfortably. And the fact that the design also includes lots of storage space for your gear will impress most potential buyers. There is a cargo net to hold the gear in place and a cup holder for your drink.
Setup Process: Easy 5-Minute Setup
It takes just 5 minutes to convert the Sevylor Quikpak K1 from the backpack position to a kayak. Hence, you can be sure that more of your time will be spend kayaking and not trying to set up the kayak to get it into the water.
What makes this a super-fast and easy to inflate kayak is that it will include double lock valves. These double lock valves will include two locking positions that will help make inflating and deflating it both fast and easy.
Better yet when you buy this kayak, you will also get a high-pressure pump that is designed to be super easy to use to make inflation and hence setup even more effortless and fast.
Transport: Carry Handle and Integrated Backpack Included
There is some nice carry handles on this kayak that will help make it easy to move. The handles are also strategically placed just where you need them most with one at the front and the other at the back of the kayak.
But, perhaps what will make it even more effortless to transport is that it has an integrated backpack. When you are done using the kayak, it will conveniently fold into the backpack to make carrying and storing it easy and more convenient.
Also, the integrated backpack will include some well-padded shoulder straps that will make it more comfortable to carry. And when on the backpack, it will be small enough to fit any truck or car.
Accessories: Comes With Just What You Need
You should not expect to get dozens of things with this kayak despite its price tag, but the good news is that it will come with everything that you will need to use it.
Since the backpack is integrated on this kayak, it will probably not count as an accessory, but it is also quite a handy addition, and it makes this an even better buy.
For the actual accessories that you will get, there will be a nice paddle that you can easily break down for easy storage when not paddling. And as mentioned earlier on, the other accessory that you will get on your purchase is the high-pressure hand pump for inflation.
Price: Pricier but Well Worth It
You will need to pay a few extra bucks to land this one-person inflatable kayak, but you can be certain that it will be well worth it. Besides being more spacious, this rugged kayak will outlast most of the inexpensive modes out there.
However, this is still an under $150 model, which means it will still cost much less when you compare it to the solid kayak models out there. And to sum it all up, this kayak is well worth what you pay to get it.
An easy to set up kayak that will be ready to use in just 5 minutes and comes with an integrated backpack to ensure it will also be easy to pack and store.
While the super-fast and easy to set up design is what will impress kayakers most with this kayak, there are still many other things that make it a good buy. The kayak is made from thick 21-gauge PVC and with a more spacious cockpit for extra user comfort. Also, this kayak has an airtight system and reinforced bottom to prevent leaks.
- Product Name: Sevylor Quikpak K1
- Product Brand: Sevylor
- Material: 21-gauge PVC
- Capacity: 1-person
- Air Chambers: 3
- Weight Capacity: 400 pounds
- Inflated Size: 8'7" x 3’
- Accessories: Paddle and high-pressure pump
- 5-minute setup ensure you spend more time kayaking and not setting it up
- 21-gauge PVC makes tough and highly durable
- Double lock valves help speed up inflation and deflation
- Integrated backpack makes it super easy to carry when folded
- Airtight system ensures no leaks
- 400-pound capacity allows to you carry more gear
- Cup holder and bungee cord storage for extra storage space
- Paddle and pump ensure you have everything you need for immediate use