Intex Excursion Pro Kayak Review, Intex Excursion Pro is the latest inflatable kayak from the manufacturer on the market. At first glance, it looks very similar to the Intex Explorer K2. The differences are not only in the design, but above all in the material, equipment, and accessories.
With Excursion Pro, Intex has a much higher quality inflatable kayak in its range than Intex Explorer or Challenger. In this review, we would like to show you if the extra cost and strengths and weaknesses of kayaking are worth it.
Some of the kayak’s features are like those of a fishing kayak. However, since we are not anglers, we will not discuss these features in this study.
The Intex excursion pro is a professional inflatable kayak that is designed to be extremely comfortable. This kayak will provide help for your body without causing numbness. Furthermore, unlike traditional kayaks, you will not be trapped in a single spot. So, what distinguishes this boat from other versions in terms of comfort?
For starters, the Intex excursion Pro feels like you are sitting on an inflatable mattress. This means that you will be very comfortable as you will not be sitting on a hard surface. Secondly, this boat is equipped with two adjustable seats which have an ergonomic backrest. These seats also need to be inflated, so you can only imagine the level of cushioning they will provide to your back.
The kayak is also equipped with a removable booster that helps increase comfort and elevate the seat. These two seats come with buckles that lock the backrests in place. This prevents the seat from moving or swinging.
In addition to the adjustable seats, the Intex Excursion Pro kayak comes with two adjustable footrests. The footrests will help you improve your comfort levels. You just have to put them in the correct position and your legs will not go numb. Obviously, the position you choose will depend on the length of your legs.
In terms of the level of comfort it provides, the kayak will very easily win the hearts of many professional kayakers. The Intex Excursion Pro kayak is worth its price and more. And when we make that statement, we still have a lot to explore about the performance and many other important features of this solid boat.
So, let us look at these aspects as well and see if it’s just comfort or other attributes that make kayaking a valuable piece of the boat.
First, let us look at the manufacturing material which is strong. The 30-gauge vinyl material is further reinforced with polyester core lamination. This makes it one of the most durable kayaks in the industry. It can withstand the strong impacts of hot sunlight, highly reactive oils, gasoline, saltwater, and abrasions.
Proper care of the boat avoiding unnecessary rough use would protect it from wear and tear and further improve the life of the boat.
Now comes the aspect of manoeuvrability. Guess what? The 2 skegs placed under the rear significantly contribute to the high manoeuvrability of the boat. The smaller skeg works perfectly in shallow water, while the other, the longer one, is ideal for deep water.
So here you get an extra feature too – the ability to drive and change direction very easily in both deep and shallow water.
Now the only other side we could see in durability is the paddles. Made of aluminium, these paddles are not as solid as the rest of the kayak.
Ease to Set Up
Like most inflatable kayaks, creating Excursion pro is a breeze. You do not actually need any skills to make this container work. Plus, it comes with everything you need to complete the setup. Each section of the kayak has spring-loaded high-pressure valves that allow for quick and easy inflation and deflation.
Speaking of inflation, the package comes with an impressive high-performance pump and pressure gauge. The pressure gauge will notify you when it reaches the pressure.
Setting up the flexible seats, footrest, and mounting rod would be a breeze until you have inflated all of the parts. Even a complete novice would be able to set up the kayak without making any mistakes. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete the setup.
Another property of a kayak is its stability. Many ships would capsize even with a small weight on them. However, the Excursion Pro does not give in at a weight as high as 400 pounds. Yes, it stays balanced and does not sink even with this huge load.
Thanks to the width and stability of the boat. The high load capacity offers you great flexibility as a rider and gives you the confidence to do anything with the boat.
If there’s a reason why you should buy the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak it’s the generous amount of storage it provides. You will have more than enough storage space on the stern and bow.
Additionally, these areas feature stainless steel D-rings for tying up waterproof bags and tools. The kayak also comes with two integrated fishing rod holders.
If all of the above features keep you comfortable when fishing or touring on the Intex Excursion Kayaks, it’s the free accessories that keep you relaxed when you shop for the cruise.
The kayak does not come by itself. It comes loaded with its accessories, including the pump, pressure gauge and even paddles. The two paddles that are offered with the boat are foldable and this makes all the equipment so flexible that all these items together with the kayak can fit in a compact size bag that you can carry on your own without needing anyone’s help.
And you know what! You also have this carry bag along with other accessories at no extra cost. Great, isn’t it?
D-rings made of stainless steel improve storage space.
It has a three-ply super-durable structure.
The level of comfort is very high.
The Excursion Pro is incredibly simple to set up.
Accessories include a pump, paddles, and a pressure gauge.
The overall length of the Intex Excursion Pro is 12ft 7in.
Can one person use the Intex Excursion Pro kayak?
Although the Intex Excursion Pro kayak is designed for two people, it can also be used by one person. Furthermore, all the extra room can be enjoyed by one person alone.
Can the Intex Excursion Pro be used in salty waters?
Yes, without a doubt. Except for the paddles, which are made of aluminium, no metals can react with the saltwater.
The Intex excursion pro kayak, professional series inflatable fishing kayak will easily make it to the top of any category’s list based on its features. The boat from Intex will compete for top spots in terms of comfort, manoeuvrability, and stability.
High durability, portability, and easy setup support your offering in the high-pitched tone of the neighbourhood. And if that is not enough, the accessories included in the package simply resonate in favour of this highly affordable kayak called the Intex Excursion Pro.
Do not look back if you are really looking for a solid kayak. Trust us, you will have some pleasant surprises once you get on board this float and go far with your best friend on the water. And trust us… both you and your friend!
You’ll find James A. Stallcup at the Beaver Sports outfitting people for Alaskan adventures. He started paddling as a kid in Alaska and his journey north included being a Boundary Waters kayaks guide and a Gates of the Arctic National Park ranger.