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Sevylor Quikpak K5 Kayak - Gray

Sevylor Quikpak K5 Kayak - Gray

Description

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.

5-minute setup lets you spend more time on the water

Easy-to-carry backpack system turns into the seat

24-gauge PVC construction is rugged for lake use

Tarpaulin bottom and polyester cover provide durable protection from punctures

Multiple air chambers allow another chamber to stay inflated if one is punctured

Double Lock valves use two locking points for easy inflation/deflation

Spray covers block splashes to help keep you dry

Related 1 Person Kayak

That is correct. The lining comes with two plugs in the bottom for easier draining once out of the water, and the inner tube has a couple of small drain holes for anything that comes in over the side, but they aren't that effective. It's never been a problem for us though. Just need a good chamois or cloth to wipe it out with at the end of the day.

Definitely not narrow. Wider than a hard shell and more steady than one as well. Recreational, yes, although I do a lot of fishing, ocean shore and love to surf the big waves. I would never go out farther than you can swim back to shore or overnight/weekend jaunts just in case but I've had mine going on the third year and looking forward for this season.

No, it is not self-bailing

Yes, and I also wear a life vest so that gives support as well.

Things we like

  • Construction that is both robust and multi-chambered
  • It converts into a pack that is easy to carry due to its lightweight and portable design.
  • Approximately 5 minutes are needed to set it up.
  • Includes both a paddle and a pump in the package

Things we don't like

  • The three-piece paddle has a little fragile feel about it.
  • It floats high and does not cut through the water very well.
  • It does not drain well at all.
  • For bigger paddlers, this is not the most incredible option.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I assume this is not self-bailing, is that right?

That is correct. The lining comes with two plugs in the bottom for easier draining once out of the water, and the inner tube has a couple of small drain holes for anything that comes in over the side, but they aren't that effective. It's never been a problem for us though. Just need a good chamois or cloth to wipe it out with at the end of the day.

It looks narrow in the photo. Is this strictly a recreational kayak?

Definitely not narrow. Wider than a hard shell and more steady than one as well. Recreational, yes, although I do a lot of fishing, ocean shore and love to surf the big waves. I would never go out farther than you can swim back to shore or overnight/weekend jaunts just in case but I've had mine going on the third year and looking forward for this season.

Is this self bailing?

No, it is not self-bailing

Does the backrest provide enough support?

Yes, and I also wear a life vest so that gives suppoet as well.