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Amazon [amazon.com] has Intex Explorer K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set w/ Aluminum Oars & High Output Air Pump on sale for $50.39. Shipping is free. OOS

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I have both the Explorer K2 and Challenger K2 so here are some thoughts.

1. I love both of these kayaks in their own respects. The explorer is more of a raft-style while the challenger is much more of a cruiser.

2. These kayaks are very durable for inflatables. I take my 13 lb. Dog with untrimmed nails and I am confident she will not pop the kayak.

3. The explorer has room for carrying cargo, such as a small cooler. The challenger can carry cargo but it may put the kayak off balance. The challenger is much more likely to tip, whereas itd be very hard to tip the explorer. I hop in and out of the explorer no problem but the challenger would tip climbing in and out while on water.

4. The equipment issues presented - the hand pump takes 5 minutes to inflate either... at the longest. It is not that bad at all. Id recommend stowing the inflator in the kayak just in case you need a top off, which can be done on the water. The skeg has been reported to fall off or get lost. One of mine is secured so well it hurts my fingers to remove it. The other one ended up breaking the clip under minor pressure, but it still stays secured. An easy fix is drill a hole and tie rope to the skeg and to the back of the raft in case it falls off, problem solved. The paddles are a little loose but what do you expect, they break into 5 pieces. A 1-2 piece paddle will probably give you more power.

5. The price is unbeatable, especially on these deals. I paid roughly $65 for my explorer K2 and my friends pay $30-40 to rent one for a couple hours. I've used these kayaks over 30 times over the past two years. Never had a problem.

6. The kayak stores very easily. It may weigh 20-30 lbs, but nothing compared to the heavy kayaks. I couldn't imagine dragginng a kayak loaded with gear. This one is super easy to manage. Also being able to carry it in a bag allows me to take it closer to launch destination if there is a small trek. You can store two of these on a shelf of a typical garage storage shelf unit like they have at costco.

7. Pro-tip: search for intex inflatable spa cup holder on amazon. Costs about 10 bucks. It fits perfect on the explorer, haven't tested on the challenger but I think itd work. You need a place to set your beers down while you paddle, but this problem is rarely solved naturally in a kayak!

I really love these kayaks and I hope this information helps those on the fence.
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I have the Challenger single and tandem for my daughters/friends. I've paddled the Explorer K2 and it's a step below in performance from the Challenger. It sits higher (like a kite in wind) with little to no tracking or glide. The plus is that it has more room for gear, dog, etc.

The Challenger single is not for anyone over 180lbs in my estimation as legroom is tight for anyone over 5'11". If bigger, go with the tandem. It's better in the wind since a lower profile, but has a bit less stability than the Excursion. Both use cheepo Boston valves and materials are lightweight. The trade off is that with some careful use, they should last a few years.

If you want better performance and still cheap, get the Intex Expedition Pro which uses thicker material, paddles very decently, durable, decent tracking (comes with 2 skegs, short/long), and has the higher quality spring valves. If you can swing the $200. cost, it's a much better paddling experience.

I have other kayaks: two hard shell sit on tops (Malibu X-13 and Perception Triumph 13), a P&H Capella 16.6 sea kayak, and a Saturn Ocean Pro 14' inflatable, and a Aire Tomcat single for whitewater. The Saturn and Aire are made with high quality materials and will last 10+ years of abuse if taken care of. I suggest the Excursion Pro as it's a much better kayak and it's on sale today for Cyber Monday.

https://www.amazon.com/Intex-6830...DER&sr=8-1
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I was just about to post this. This is at it's lowest price ever according to camelx3.
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Been watching for a while and biggest drop I've seen. $50.39 from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7EX..._lig_dp_it
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Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump for $50.39

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7EXF4C
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Got this at $60 last time it was posted. Super happy with the purchase.

All I do is place pool noodles on the side, just in case the boat sinks, for whatever reason. Super stable and very much enjoyed it this summer.

Do get a high throughput air blower. Makes the pumping experience a lot shorter!
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I have the 2 person. Used it this summer, was a lot of fun. Don't forget life jackets!
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This one is the same price for a 2 person:
https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Chal...X8XDZN205P

Which one is better?
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Interesting how it gets an F fakespot rating with over 3000 reviews.
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This one is the same price for a 2 person:
https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Chal...X8XDZN205P

Which one is better?
Nice find. I'm curious to read replies
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Nice find. I'm curious to read replies
Seems after a little reading the Explorer is larger and more stable, the Challenger is a little narrower and a quicker boat.

I already have a fast paddling kayak, and this is more to play around in with the kids, so I'll grab the explorer I think.
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Anyone have experience with both the Explorer K2 and their other 2-person kayak, Challenger K2 (for about $1 more)? Can anyone speak to the differences and their preference between the two?
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Anyone have experience with both the Explorer K2 and their other 2-person kayak, Challenger K2 (for about $1 more)? Can anyone speak to the differences and their preference between the two?
I've read that the Challenger rides a little low in the water. I forget the exact reason (that may have been the reason), but my research a few years ago lead me to the Explorer model.

I've also read that the 2-person is more comfortable for a single person and some gear than the K1 single person.

I've been happy with my Explorer and bought a second one at $70. We will take these on as checked luggage when flying Southwest (shipping weight is less than 40lbs). It's pretty awesome to have a boat in some places. We will take a tandem kayak for each of us when we have any amount of gear. It's pretty tight for two if you're really trying to move some distance.
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I own three. Take them out on public lakes. Everyone always asks about them. Yes they work great and fly along the Water. Very stable, just pump up fully with air until hard
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I have the 2 person. Used it this summer, was a lot of fun. Don't forget life jackets!
Any puncture problems
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