The portable and lightweight Sevylor QuikPak K5 inflatable kayak folds down into its own backpack thanks to a unique storage design.
Sevylor QuikPak K5 Inflatable Kayak is simply amazing. Cruise the local waterways in comfort without hauling along a full-size kayak with the Sevylor QuikPak K5 inflatable kayak.
Sevylor’s inflatable kayaks and canoes contribute to people’s wanderlust by slicing through lakes or whitewaters, letting boaters hunt for the day’s catch or hidden waterways. The K5 kayak is one of Sevylor’s grab-and-go kayaks, with an inflatable design that folds and stores in an integrated backpack storage system. When you arrive at the river, just unpack and inflate the kayak and you’re ready to go.
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Despite the inflatable build, the K5 is extremely tough, with a 900D polyester top and a 1,000D polyester bottom laminated with 24-gauge PVC. In fact, the boat is guaranteed not to leak, with Double-Lock and Mini Double-Lock valves that prevent accidental air loss and an integrated AirTight system. And the K5 has few peers when it comes to storing gear, as the kayak includes a large storage area, multiple D-rings, and bungee lacing.
Other features include a spray skirt for protection, tracking fins for easier steering, a dual-action hand pump for quick inflation, handles for easy boarding, a built-in footrest, and a mesh carrying/dive bag. The QuikPak K5 kayak is certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
A Look at the Kayak
This kayak has a 5-minute set-up time from pack to put-in. Just unfold it, attach the dual-action hand pump to the leak-proof double-lock valve and start pumping. It’s that easy. The partial spray skirt can be added for protection over the front of the cockpit to help keep splash out.
- Double-lock™ valves
- Tracking fin & directional strake
- Aluminum paddle, hand pump
- Spray Skirt
- NMMA Certified for safety/construction standards
- Warranty: one year
Points to Consider
The Sevylor QuikPak K5 inflatable kayak is a rugged 10′ boat that is constructed of 900D polyester top and 1000D polyester laminated with a 24 gauge PVC bottom. The seams are electronically welded, not glued, for reliability and long-lasting performance. It is guaranteed not to leak as Sevylor’s exclusive Airtight System and Double-lock™ and Mini-Double Lock valves locks in air two ways for an airtight seam. The craft is certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
|Dimensions||10′ x 2’10”|
|Load Capacity||250 pounds|
|Set-up Time||5 minutes|
Other nice features of the Sevylor QuikPak K5 include lift handles, bungee lacing, multiple D-rings, footrests, and a seat that converts to a backpack to pack up the kayak when deflated. The bottom fin and directional strake improve maneuverability on the water so this inflatable tracks much better than you would think.
Cons: The paddle is junk so do plan to buy a better one, and the pump nozzle does not fit securely while inflating.
What We Say
The lightweight Sevylor QuikPak K5 is an ideal length and rugged enough to put in remote waterways, and it comes with an attractive backpack carrying case to boot. The 23-pound inflatable kayak is the best design of the Quikpaks, a notion which many user reviews confirm. Sevylor must have felt the need to include a free pump and paddle but they are so worthless you wonder why the company bothered to pair such cheap items with an otherwise decent quality kayak. It would be better to sell the boat by itself and knock $30 off the price. Otherwise, the Sevylor QuikPak K5 inflatable kayak is a well-designed and good-looking craft that rates as a Good Buy.
Arthur G. Moore is a veteran paddler. He has over 10 years of whitewater kayaking experience in his kitty. When he was young, he used to love kayaking in rapid III and rapid IV but as time went on, he decided to concentrate mainly on covering long distances on a standard touring kayak. He is currently working as a senior editor for Kayak Manual.