In this Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak Review we take a close look at this fantastic solo kayak. It works just as well as any traditional kayak, and when you are done for the day, it is easy to fold up and put in its very own backpack complete with shoulder strap. It also fits easily into any trunk or SUV storage space.
Solo or Tandem?
The Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak is the perfect solo kayak. It is a grab and go set up in its very own backpack storage system. It is very easy for one person to handle and set up. It is also easy to deflate and to put in the backpack.
Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak has a maximum weight capacity of one individual up to 250 pounds. For a person of mid-height it offers plenty of leg room and comfort. It will also hold your gear so you can set up for an overnight camping trip if you desire.
The weight of the Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak is about 28 lbs. This makes it easy to carry in the backpack without weighing your body down on a hike uneccessarily. The backpack has thick padded straps, which are helpful in comfort when you are transporting the kayak from location to location.
The Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak is 120 inches long x 34 inches wide. It is the perfect design for a person of average height to fit comfortably inside.
On top the Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak is constructed of a 900D polyester, and 1000D x 1000D laminated polyester and 24 gage of PVC on the bottom. It is very strong and durable construction. The material is part of an Airtight System that is specifically guaranteed not to leak.
Assembles and inflated time
It is super easy to assemble in just under five minutes and it takes about that long to deflate it and store it in the back as well. This is perfect if you are in a hurry or just want to move along quickly. Thanks to the Double Lock and Mini Lock fast valves, you are able to make inflating and deflating go quickly.
Type of water it is best suited for
The Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak is not recommended for anything over a Class II type of water. If you are looking for a craft that can handle easier waters and give you a lazy and relaxing ride, this is the one.
Includes a backpack for immediate storage and ease of maneuverability from place to place when not on the water. The staps are extra padded to provide additional comfort when wearing the backpack. It also includes a high pressure hand pump and a warranty of one year for the Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak.
There are several features offered for the Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak. Thanks to the spray skirt with sit in design, you are protected from splashing water, The flat bottom construction is kept solid thanks to the rigid and pointed bow and stern. For easier maneuverability, there is a tracking fin and directional stake in place. There are zippered storage departments located behind the seat which will allow you to pack items like food as well as the ability to secure more items underneath the laced bungee across the top. In shallow waters and for moving the kayak in and out of the water, you can easily carry the kayak when it is fully inflated thanks to the handles located at the bow and stern.
The Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak offers a high level of stability on the water. You can rock it back and forth as hard as you can and the edge still won’t go below the water level. Assemble and breakdown are very painless and don’t require a large anount of time which is important, especially when you are with a group and want to progress quickly.
The paddless are not up to par with the level of the Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak. They could use with including a set that is a little more upgraded and adjustabe. It is recommended that you purchase paddles seperately. The pump can be a little tricky for as far as manual pumps go. An electric pump is always better when you are airing up a kayak.
Out of 43 ratings the Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak is rated at a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The price for the Coleman Quikpak K5 Kayak is pretty competitive at around $320 to $370. When it comes to quality and value, you are really getting your monies worth with this kayak. You no longer have to worry about issues such as storage, weight, or transporation of the kayak with the Coleman model. While it is not really built for speed it is perfect for enjoying a relaxing day paddling on the water.