Kayaking isn’t the most accessible pastime for city folks, as owning a full-size watercraft typically requires an SUV and garage. Enter the inflatable kayak, which is more easily transported and stored than its plastic-body counterpart and just as much fun — especially for beginners. If you’re keen to get paddling, we spotted this speedy, streamlined, one-person kayak from Intex for 50 percent off today on Amazon, bringing its price down to $83 from $170.
The Intex Challenger K1 is designed to be easily inflated and deflated with a removable and adjustable seat. It features a removable skeg (that’s the little fin on the boat’s underside that helps you paddle more easily in a certain direction) as well as a sturdy aluminum double-ended paddle. One reviewer who appreciates how easy this kayak is to transport wrote, “I’m a woman — I’m strong but I can’t carry a hard plastic kayak. It fits in the back of my Lexus NX 200t. My dog can kayak with me, he naps and watches the birds go by. I’m never worried that his nails may puncture the kayak.” To make summer adventures even simpler, the kayak (which would make a great gift for outdoorsy types) comes with its own hand pump and carry bag.
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