Sevylor Quikpak K5
Experts agree – the Quikpak K5 is one of the most portable recreational kayaks, is impressively stable, and has a PVC hull that will withstand rocky rides.
However, it’s not the best boat for long rides and is best suited for beginners. Waterproofing problems, too, make the kayak tricky to dry out, carry and store at times.
|Size (length x width)||10'0" x 2'10"|
|Material||24 gauge PVC and polyester|
Comparison to Similar Kayaks:
|Sevylor Quikpak K5||Advanced Elements Expedition Elite||Advanced Elements Island Voyage 2||Sea Eagle RazorLite 393rl||Sea Eagle 380x Explorer|
|Size||10'0" x 2'10"||13' x 32"||11'2" x 37"||12'10" x 28"||12'6" x 39"|
|Weight||25.5 lbs||42 lbs||31.5 lbs||35 lbs||40 lbs|
Sevylor Quikpak K5 Review
Performance of the Sevylor Quikpak K5
The Sevylor Quikpak K5 is a rugged, recreational kayak built for beginner paddlers, with an emphasis on portability and ease of packing. Experts agree that the backpack features of this kayak are impressive, as most of the boat is simple to compact and carry away.
Experts also agree that the boat, while not comfortable for long trips, offers plenty of legroom. Reviewers also agree that the boat isn’t the easiest to track, but its dual skeg setup offers reasonable handling.
Tests show that the Quikpak K5 is a stable ride as it sits high on the water. Reviewers note that there are no self-draining holes on board, meaning bailing out is a manual task.
Other areas of agreement include the accessories provided – that the paddle and pump aren’t the best, but will offer enough support until you upgrade. It’s quick to set up, light to carry, and only really becomes a problem when it’s drying time – it’ll weigh down and create smells in storage!
It’s a kayak that scores well on general value compared to others at similar price points.