Intex Excursion Pro Kayak Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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Have you been looking for a kayak that is both comfortable and easy to use but is also simultaneously portable? Something that has enough space to keep all your gear and provides you with a great kayaking experience? Well, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak may just be the kayak for you with it’s comfortable seating arrangement and space to store a cooler and any other gear you may need alongside you and anyone else tagging along with you. It will serve you well for many years to come with it’s durable material and paired with the pretty great price tag, it may just be one of the best pieces of outdoor gear and probably best kayak you can get right now!

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Why We Like It – Intex Excursion Pro Kayak Review

Bringing to you an enjoyable kayaking experience, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak provides you with both the ease of rowing your way through rivers and a comfortable seating experience unlike most kayaks out there. It features back rests as well as footrests which offer further comfort and with enough space to fit two people as well as more storage for keeping any gear that you may need, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak makes for one of the best kayaks you can get right now.

  • More than enough space to keep your gear
  • Comfortable seating space along with back and foot rests
  • Great value
  • The rows or rather paddles provided aren’t that good

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To start off with the setup of the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak it is fairly easy and convenient to use thanks to its portability. And being an inflatable kayak, it comes with spring loaded high pressure valves for each section which paired with the included high output hand pump and pressure gauge makes for easy inflation and deflation of the kayak without putting in too much effort or time. It may take you about 10 minutes at the most and like most other inflatable kayaks, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak can easily be folded back into the size of a sleeping bag to carry back with you after a day on the river.

Moving onto the durability of the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak, you get a high strength 30 gauge vinyl material for the material, that too laminated with polyester core. And overall, this provides you with more than enough strength to withstand years of use, mostly on calm waters, without taking up much tear or wear. Moreover, making it even better, polyester of the Intex Excursion Pro Inflatable Kayak is also unaffected by saltwater, oil, sunlight, gasoline and abrasion.

Furthermore, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak also makes for a pretty great inflatable fishing boat thanks to the built-in fishing rod holders as well as a removable mounting bar that you can use to keep your fish finders. Plus, with enough space to keep a cooler and a 400lbs weight capacity you can easily store all the gear you need. Apart from that with 3 air chambers 2 skegs, one a bit shorter than the other, the kayak Intex Excursion Pro is both safe to ride and easy to maneuver. However, do know that many customers have reported the aluminum oars to not be the best in terms of ease of use, so you might need to get separate ones.

And finally, when it comes to the seating, the Intex Excursion Pro Inflatable Fishing Kayak comes with two inflatable seats that provide all the comfort you need, at least better than what you would get in a standard non inflatable boat. It feels like an inflatable mattress and for greater comfort it also brings to you two adjustable backrests as well as buckles to lock them in place. Besides that the two seats also pair with adjustable footrests to offer you the best inflatable kayak experience in terms of comfortability. ”


Measuring to be 12’ 7” x 3’ 1” x 18” in size the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak still comes with a good amount of storage space along with stainless steel D rings in both the bow and stern for tying down carry bags and other gear like the Marchway Floating Waterproof Dry Bag. And weighing around 39 lbs you can easily carry it on the back of your truck like the Ecotek Outdoors Hybern8 Ultralight Inflatable Sleeping Pad, though having the Explorer K2 Kayak might be easier with the lower weight. However, overall it provides you with a good enough design that is both durable and great looking.


Priced at under $200 in many sites and about $250 on the official Intex Website, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak makes for a pretty good choice for anyone eager to kayak at a low budget. You don’t have to spend as much on a standard solid kayak, but you can still get features such as adjustable seats and high pressure inflation that too with high quality materials. And so, if you’re someone who doesn’t want to spend as much on a premium product and just want something that falls in the mid range of something affordable yet durable and stable enough to be used safely, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak is just the perfect kayak for you. Just make sure that none of the material is damaged once you receive it as the warranty period remains to be only 90 days and there are reports of bad packaging.

Intex Excursion Pro Kayak Review Wrap Up

Containing 3 air chambers with air pressure spreading out evenly for a balanced and stable kayaking experience, the Intex Excursion Pro makes for one of the best kayaking experiences. And despite being an affordable inflatable Kayak it still comes with more than enough space to store everything you need and still go kayaking with a friend who won’t complain about comfort thanks to the adjustable backrests as well as foot rests. Thus, with all that, an included hand pump as well as an easy set process paired with the 400lbs weight capacity, the Intex Excursion Pro may just be the best kayak for you. Also check out the Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock if you’re into camping.

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