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Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person
Ride the rapids in the lightweight Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable 1-Person Kayak. As the name implies, the Pointer has a very pointed bow and stern, which combined with a directional strake and a flat bottom construction makes for a great touring kayak.

Tracking better than any other inflatable kayak, it can also be used on a fast flowing river for those who like extreme kayaking. An ABS structural frame assists in shedding water.

With the Pointer, you get a luggage-style carry bag, a comfortable padded seat with backrest, a rear cargo hatch with cover, bungee lacing for deck cargo, 4 tie-downs to secure top side cargo or a spare paddle, bow and stern lifting handles, a water bottle holder, 2 Boston safety valves, 1 jumbo valve, an owner’s manual, and a handy maintenance kit.
  • Inflatable kayak
  • Made of durable PVC
  • Special tunnel chambers
  • ABS structural frame
  • Padded seat with backrests
  • Rear cargo hatch with cover
  • Bungee lacing for deck cargo
  • 4 Tie-downs to secure top-side cargo or a spare paddle
  • Bow and stern lifting handles
  • Water bottle holder
  • 2 Boston safety valves
  • 1 Jumbo valve
  • Owner’s manual
  • Luggage-style carry bag
  • Oars sold separately
  • Overall length: 10’
  • Beam: 32"
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Occupancy: 1 person
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Repair kit
additional information
9 Month Warranty

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Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person
 
3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to lift (9)
  • Easy to paddle (9)
  • Good maneuverability (9)

Cons

  • Slow (3)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (9)
  • Flat waters (9)
  • Kayak camping (7)
  • Rivers (7)
  • Ocean swells (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great recreational kayak!

Hopefully I won't get too wordy but I think it helps to have background on the reviewer so you know where they are coming from. For the last few years I've been paddling an...Read complete review

Hopefully I won't get too wordy but I think it helps to have background on the reviewer so you know where they are coming from. For the last few years I've been paddling an Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 sit on top, which as the name implies is 15 feet long. Due to its length, even without a skeg, the kayak tracked quite straight and due to its width, it was a very stable ride and was an excellent platform to fish from. One downside to the large hardshell kayak was that it was big and awkward when out of the water, requiring a little cart to roll it around on and a small step ladder so I could load it on the roof of my Land Rover. While 50 or so lbs isn't that heavy, the large size of the kayak, combined with the weight made it extremely difficult for one person to handle loading and unloading of it. Though I had plenty of space to store it, honestly it really was just too much effort to get it out, loaded, and on the water, and because of that I started to paddle less and less. I made the decision to sell the kayak and look at smaller inflatable boats, as they would presumably be easier to deal with in most regards when compared to the larger hardshell kayaks. Looking at the various options under $600, the Advanced Elements Advanced Frame kayak was at the top of the list at $400 and appeared to be a very nice boat with great user reviews, though at this point I had started to lean in the direction of an inflatable canoe that could hold my wife as well with the ability to run as a solo boat carrying gear for a week or more, specifically the Sevylor Colorado. When all was said and done, I had ordered both the Pointer K1 and the Colorado for under $600, giving me both a solo sit in kayak and a 2 person canoe, and I've been quite happy with that decision. My first impressions of the Pointer K1 were pretty good. The bottom two thirds of the kayak is rubberized and appeared quite tough, while the ABS plastic inserts in both the front and back of the boat really helped define the shape of the hull. Once inflated along with the piece of deck ABS to assist with shedding of water, the flat pile of fabric I had laid out on my lawn finally started to take on the shape of an actual kayak. While the fabric material used for the Colorado is extremely stout, the fabric on the Pointer is just a mid-weight nylon fabric much like that found in backpacks, however for the most part, it is only really exposed on the inside and the deck areas, so it presumably doesn't need to be exceptionally tough, though it will let water through the deck with prolonged exposure unless you coat it with a water resistant spray. Attaching the strap on the back of the seat to the rear deck helps pull it up and hold its shape, and the portal cover cinches down surprisingly tight with its simple shock corded system. At the fore and aft of the kayak are very sturdy carrying handles should you want to carry it with two people, though honestly it is small and light enough that it is very easy to just sling the cockpit over your shoulder and walk off with it. The bungee cord attached to the deck is functional, and with the ABS plastic insert below deck, I found I was able to carry a few things up there without it sagging, though I wouldn't put anything truly heavy there. On the sides of the boat are simple shock cords with hooks that allow you to attach your paddle to the side when stopped or when you decide to drift and the "keep it simple stupid" method works very well here. Another little perk is the mesh bag that attaches just inside the deck in between your legs, providing secure storage for sunglasses, keys/wallet or a water bottle. The attaching cord is long enough that you can move it to the side, or swing it onto the top deck and under the bungee cords there to keep it out of the way. As an added bonus, the kayak's adjustable seat is actually surprisingly comfortable, offering very solid lower back support. The structure of the boat itself of course depends on inflation, and when properly inflated using either a pump with a gauge or the Coleman gauge sold separately, the kayak is actually surprisingly rigid in shape, but soft and comfortable to ride in. As an added bonus, if it didn't already come with enough clever features it comes with an included spray skit for white water, and considering that this boat can be had for just over $200 it is honestly astounding that you can get so much for so little. When properly inflated to 1.5psi as per the instruction manual, the kayak does in fact track quite well, and to be perfectly honest, I was quite surprised at this. In nearly all of the negative themed reviews people complained of tracking, speed compared to a fiberglass boat and finally a few with popped bladders. Comparing a [$] inflatable to even the cheapest hardshell with regards to speed is just nonsense, and as for tracking and bladder issues, I cannot say for certain but they are both directly related to improper inflation and on that note, with inflatables no electric air mattress pump will give you the proper pressure; it can take you 90% of the way, but you'll need to finish if off with a hand pump that ideally has a pressure gauge built in, or stop and check every so often to ensure you don't over-inflate the tubes. If I have one complaint, that would be the size inside the boat. I am 5'10" with size 11 1/2 feet and I do find that I have to go barefoot, which is acceptable, however I still must wedge my feet into the front just a tad, or angle them straight up. I would personally only recommend this kayak to people shorter than 5'10" and most likely this will become my wife's (who is 5'4") as it would be an absolutely perfect fit. While I've only had it out for a few hours at a time, it did start to get slightly uncomfortable in the foot area towards the end, so I'm not sure how well it would work on a longer "expedition" style trip along the coast, or across larger bodies of water. That said, this boat is actually remarkably versatile, briefly setting the size issue aside you can use this for calm rivers and lakes, you can take it into mild ocean waters and due to its size, maneuverability, and stability, with the included spray skirt, it would pull duty as a whitewater kayak with ease. So where do I put this kayak? I give it a very solid 4, and if I could do half or quarter stars, I'd likely put it at 4 and a quarter. With stronger waterproof deck material and a little more leg room, this could be a solid contender for a 5 in my book as a light to medium duty recreational kayak, which is exactly what it was intended for. Performance on the water is great, it packs light and small, and the whole boat costs as much as some expensive kayak paddles. Keeping in mind that the only other kayak in this price range is twice as much and does not include a spray skirt, this is simply a fantastic deal on a fun boat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Portable but not good for long trips

I fit perfectly in this, Im 5'7" 150 lbs, any bigger and it would be to small. Its a slip in kayak so little tricky to get in and out of....Read complete review

I fit perfectly in this, Im 5'7" 150 lbs, any bigger and it would be to small. Its a slip in kayak so little tricky to get in and out of. Since it is infatible and made of soft material you can also lie on top of it and sun bath nice perk.

It is very portable and easy to set up and put away.I have the time down to 10-15 minutes. I have had mine for about 3 years and used it alot. Its stable and easy to manuever in calm open water environments but doesnt track well and takes much more effort to go long distances.

Biggest issue is one of the inside bladders continues to leak at the seams and I have to repair it (5X). Bad quality control during manufacturing. Trying to find a replacement bladder.

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2.0

Portable but not good for long trips

By Go Giants

from San Francisco

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Easy To Lift
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

  • Difficult Entry & Exit
  • Poor Tracking
  • Slow

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters

Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

I fit perfectly in this, Im 5'7" 150 lbs, any bigger and it would be to small. Its a slip in kayak so little tricky to get in and out of. Since it is infatible and made of soft material you can also lie on top of it and sun bath nice perk.

It is very portable and easy to set up and put away.I have the time down to 10-15 minutes. I have had mine for about 3 years and used it alot. Its stable and easy to manuever in calm open water environments but doesnt track well and takes much more effort to go long distances.

Biggest issue is one of the inside bladders continues to leak at the seams and I have to repair it (5X). Bad quality control during manufacturing. Trying to find a replacement bladder.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Defective Kayak / Great Return Policy

By Flat Water Sandy

from New Hampshire / Canada

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flat Waters
    • Rivers

    Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

    There was a slow leak on one side from the very first use. Not as easy to carry as the Spree One.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A great recreational kayak!

    By Tony

    from Sacramento

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Easy To Lift
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Slow
    • Small foot area

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Kayak Camping
    • Ocean Swells
    • Rapids
    • Rivers

    Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

    Hopefully I won't get too wordy but I think it helps to have background on the reviewer so you know where they are coming from. For the last few years I've been paddling an Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 sit on top, which as the name implies is 15 feet long. Due to its length, even without a skeg, the kayak tracked quite straight and due to its width, it was a very stable ride and was an excellent platform to fish from. One downside to the large hardshell kayak was that it was big and awkward when out of the water, requiring a little cart to roll it around on and a small step ladder so I could load it on the roof of my Land Rover. While 50 or so lbs isn't that heavy, the large size of the kayak, combined with the weight made it extremely difficult for one person to handle loading and unloading of it. Though I had plenty of space to store it, honestly it really was just too much effort to get it out, loaded, and on the water, and because of that I started to paddle less and less. I made the decision to sell the kayak and look at smaller inflatable boats, as they would presumably be easier to deal with in most regards when compared to the larger hardshell kayaks. Looking at the various options under $600, the Advanced Elements Advanced Frame kayak was at the top of the list at $400 and appeared to be a very nice boat with great user reviews, though at this point I had started to lean in the direction of an inflatable canoe that could hold my wife as well with the ability to run as a solo boat carrying gear for a week or more, specifically the Sevylor Colorado. When all was said and done, I had ordered both the Pointer K1 and the Colorado for under $600, giving me both a solo sit in kayak and a 2 person canoe, and I've been quite happy with that decision. My first impressions of the Pointer K1 were pretty good. The bottom two thirds of the kayak is rubberized and appeared quite tough, while the ABS plastic inserts in both the front and back of the boat really helped define the shape of the hull. Once inflated along with the piece of deck ABS to assist with shedding of water, the flat pile of fabric I had laid out on my lawn finally started to take on the shape of an actual kayak. While the fabric material used for the Colorado is extremely stout, the fabric on the Pointer is just a mid-weight nylon fabric much like that found in backpacks, however for the most part, it is only really exposed on the inside and the deck areas, so it presumably doesn't need to be exceptionally tough, though it will let water through the deck with prolonged exposure unless you coat it with a water resistant spray. Attaching the strap on the back of the seat to the rear deck helps pull it up and hold its shape, and the portal cover cinches down surprisingly tight with its simple shock corded system. At the fore and aft of the kayak are very sturdy carrying handles should you want to carry it with two people, though honestly it is small and light enough that it is very easy to just sling the cockpit over your shoulder and walk off with it. The bungee cord attached to the deck is functional, and with the ABS plastic insert below deck, I found I was able to carry a few things up there without it sagging, though I wouldn't put anything truly heavy there. On the sides of the boat are simple shock cords with hooks that allow you to attach your paddle to the side when stopped or when you decide to drift and the "keep it simple stupid" method works very well here. Another little perk is the mesh bag that attaches just inside the deck in between your legs, providing secure storage for sunglasses, keys/wallet or a water bottle. The attaching cord is long enough that you can move it to the side, or swing it onto the top deck and under the bungee cords there to keep it out of the way. As an added bonus, the kayak's adjustable seat is actually surprisingly comfortable, offering very solid lower back support. The structure of the boat itself of course depends on inflation, and when properly inflated using either a pump with a gauge or the Coleman gauge sold separately, the kayak is actually surprisingly rigid in shape, but soft and comfortable to ride in. As an added bonus, if it didn't already come with enough clever features it comes with an included spray skit for white water, and considering that this boat can be had for just over $200 it is honestly astounding that you can get so much for so little. When properly inflated to 1.5psi as per the instruction manual, the kayak does in fact track quite well, and to be perfectly honest, I was quite surprised at this. In nearly all of the negative themed reviews people complained of tracking, speed compared to a fiberglass boat and finally a few with popped bladders. Comparing a [$] inflatable to even the cheapest hardshell with regards to speed is just nonsense, and as for tracking and bladder issues, I cannot say for certain but they are both directly related to improper inflation and on that note, with inflatables no electric air mattress pump will give you the proper pressure; it can take you 90% of the way, but you'll need to finish if off with a hand pump that ideally has a pressure gauge built in, or stop and check every so often to ensure you don't over-inflate the tubes. If I have one complaint, that would be the size inside the boat. I am 5'10" with size 11 1/2 feet and I do find that I have to go barefoot, which is acceptable, however I still must wedge my feet into the front just a tad, or angle them straight up. I would personally only recommend this kayak to people shorter than 5'10" and most likely this will become my wife's (who is 5'4") as it would be an absolutely perfect fit. While I've only had it out for a few hours at a time, it did start to get slightly uncomfortable in the foot area towards the end, so I'm not sure how well it would work on a longer "expedition" style trip along the coast, or across larger bodies of water. That said, this boat is actually remarkably versatile, briefly setting the size issue aside you can use this for calm rivers and lakes, you can take it into mild ocean waters and due to its size, maneuverability, and stability, with the included spray skirt, it would pull duty as a whitewater kayak with ease. So where do I put this kayak? I give it a very solid 4, and if I could do half or quarter stars, I'd likely put it at 4 and a quarter. With stronger waterproof deck material and a little more leg room, this could be a solid contender for a 5 in my book as a light to medium duty recreational kayak, which is exactly what it was intended for. Performance on the water is great, it packs light and small, and the whole boat costs as much as some expensive kayak paddles. Keeping in mind that the only other kayak in this price range is twice as much and does not include a spray skirt, this is simply a fantastic deal on a fun boat.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    love this kayak!

    By Brian

    from Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Easy To Lift
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Sleek appearence
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Difficult to Paddle
    • Slow

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Kayak Camping
    • Rivers

    Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

    I bought this kayak after I had to sell my rigid kayak when I moved from my old rental home to my new condo (with no garage and very limited storage space). When the kayak is packed up, I can squeeze it under my bed and easily fit it in the trunk of my little 2 door Mitsubishi. I was a little worried about stability at first, but this kayak is actually very stable - easily as stable as my old rigid kayak was. It tracks quite well and is easy to maneuver around light to moderate obstructions. It's stylish and it gets a lot of positive attention out on the rivers. The only real downside to this kayak is that it can be difficult to paddle and is noticeably slower than a rigid kayak (it doesn't quite cut through the water as a rigid kayak would) but this doesn't bother me too much as I am a recreational kayaker. So, for me, it was either this or pay 4x more for a folding kayak. I made my decision and I'm happy with it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Super convenient and handles well

    By Matt

    from Fall River, MA

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Easy To Lift
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Kayak Camping
      • Rapids
      • Rivers

      Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

      This is a great kayak. It inflates and deflates in about 5 minutes, is light enough to carry single-handedly, and is very stable in the water. It also fits in the bag nicely. It doesn't come with a pump though, so plan on buying one separately. I've only used it in calm water so far (a couple of ponds and a cove off of a river), but it handles well so I'm going to try it in rapids and possibly on open water, like a bay or the ocean. This is my first kayak and I am very happy with it so far. Definitely recommend it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great kayak

      By Sandy

      from Minnesota

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy To Lift
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Doesn't track that great

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters

      Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

      We use ours off the back of our sailboat. It's great for viewing sea caves on lake superior

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      give me inflatable or give me death!

      By bikerboy42

      from Fair Lawn. NJ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • A second home
      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy To Lift
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Flat Waters
        • Kayak Camping
        • Ocean Swells
        • Rapids
        • Rivers
        • Wake up and paddle

        Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

        i am most impressed as are so many other people
        with whom i have come in contact with. it's
        amazing that a kayak albeit inflatable handles
        so well, is so comfortable and offer so much
        diversity. It's like floating down a river
        on your sealy. I took it on two rivers and a bunch
        of lakes and barely had it 6 weeks. Awesome. I will be purchasing a hard shell kayak just because i want to say i have both.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome kayak!

        By Kayakian

        from Wilkesboro, NC

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Easy To Lift
        • Easy to Paddle
        • Good Maneuverability
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Discomfort for large feet

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Flat Waters
        • Kayak Camping
        • Rivers

        Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

        I've taken the K1 out twice on flat water, and it's performed flawlessly. So easy to inflate, and it tracks like a dream. My only complaint is, that it's a bit crowded in the cockpit for folks with long legs and/or large feet. Otherwise, this is a great value and so much fun!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well worth the investment!!

        By Mjmcc

        from Buffalo, NY (used Kayak in Florida)

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Lift
        • Easy to Paddle
        • Good Maneuverability
        • Smooth in the water
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Flat Waters
          • Kayak Camping
          • Ocean Swells

          Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

          We use this Kayak in the Gulf & Ocean. It is VERY Comfortable... better than we expected!! Very Pleased overall! Light Weight enough to transport, yet solid enough to be durable in the water.
          Tracks real well and is easy to paddle. Easy to inflate & deflate! My 81 year old father can get in & out of it without too much trouble!
          Folding it up to put away into the bag takes time & a little effort... but what inflatable kayak wouldn't! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS KAYAK!!

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          really comfortable, super fun!

          By Sixpackattack

          from John Day, Or

          About Me Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Easy To Lift
          • Easy to Paddle
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Difficult Entry & Exit
          • Poor Tracking

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Kayak Camping
          • Rivers

          Comments about Sevylor Pointer K1 Inflatable Kayak 1-Person:

          having a nice kayak like this one makes your trip so much more enjoyable. And its not overpriced.

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